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Confessions of a Curvy Mom: 6 Figure Fixers I Can't Live Without

by Ericka Sóuter on December 18, 2012 at 6:16 PM

bra'Tis the season to be joyful, not jiggly. That's hard to do with all the carbs I've been downing lately. It's especially problematic when I want to look svelte for parties and family get-togethers. It's not like I can drop 10 pounds before the next festive fete -- and I am not even going to try. Who wants to deny all those fabulous sweet treats floating around this time of year? No fun in that. Instead, I have come up with these surefire tricks to help me look great no matter what the occasion. Take a look at these 6 figure fixers that will help you too!

What are some of your slimming tips?


Image via Spanx

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The Back Fat Be-Gone Bra

We've all been there. Our outfit is perfect from the front. Then when we turn for a view of the backside -- BAM -- back fat oozing out over your straps. That is not a worry with Spanx's Bra-llelujah Underwire Contour ($62,

Image via Spanx


Filed Under: body, figure fixes, plus size, shapewear


  • Venae


    December 18, 2012 at 7:08 PM

    Every thing on this list is so expensive.

  • tuffy...


    December 18, 2012 at 7:18 PM
    Wrap blouses and dresses, pencil skirts, tailored clothing, Spanx and proper sizes can make almost anyone look a little smaller. Hourglass is not so easy to dress as many people think. I use a lot of seaming and accessories to make it work.

    Something I learned from years of helping a friend dress is, if you have an apple figure, you might need to avoid clothing that wraps, but if your breasts aren't crazy big, double breasted designs with princess seaming can visually whittle a waist. And always maximize your nicest asset: legs!
  • Akash...


    December 18, 2012 at 8:46 PM
    The spanx bra doesn't come in nearly big enough sizes for me. 38 L is a hard one to find. And I'd pay for it in a heartbeat if they had one.
  • pinkp...


    December 18, 2012 at 9:17 PM
    Put down the carbs and step away from the piles of sweets. If you want to lose weight, know that it takes discipline and hard work. Eat whole grains instead of white. Exercise more when you do indulge.
  • ruby_...


    December 19, 2012 at 6:31 AM
    Spanx don't work for me. They roll up or down and shift everywhere. Wrap clothes don't work either. The girls are to big. They clothes don't lay right. Lol. Oh well.
  • Tara...
    -- Facebook comment from

    Tara Morris

    December 21, 2012 at 12:15 AM

    pinkpaisley8709: "Put down the carbs and step away from the piles of sweets" Really?  Very catty.  And I think that everyone knows what losing weight takes, by now.

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