Our friends at StyleBistro dish on the celebs who swear by the body shaping wonders: Spanx. Even the super-slender Gwyneth Paltrow uses Spanx to help her squeeze into the slim silhouettes she loves. "There are these great things called Spanx, and they just squeeze you in. It's terrific! That's how all the Hollywood girls do it!" Hey, if Gwyneth uses them, sign us up!
Jennifer Garner is as sweet as can be. She could easily keep Spanx's shape-shifting genius to herself, but instead she shares her secrets with her friends. She says, "You guys have no idea how many friends I've turned on to the Bra-llelujah!"
Tyra Banks loves her Spanx so much, she crows about them any chance she can. From her show to her website, she's all about Spanx--all the time. She says, "Every celebrity walking down the red carpet. You think she's all just naturally like 'shooop.' A lot of them have Spanx on. They're these tight little tights. You put 'em on, it sucks you up, baby. No matter what red carpet, I got 'em on. I look like a granny before I put the dress on, but I put on the dress, and it's like, 'palow!'"
With all the curve-baring fashion Kim Kardashian wears, it's no wonder she turns to Spanx for a little help. In fact, she's gotten so close to her shapewear and says "SPANX are my best friend!" Watch out Khloe and Kourtney, the next episode of your reality series might be "Kim and Her Spanx Take on Paris!"
Sienna Miller's bod may look fat free and perfect on the red carpet, but this petite style star claims it's all about the shapewear. When asked for her secret, she said, "Spanx-it's all hidden and squashed!"
It's not often celebrities spill on their style secrets, lest someone else copy them. But something like this is too good to keep to yourself! When country crooner Carrie Underwood was asked about the trick to her red carpet look, she said "a stylist and Spanx!"
If there's anyone who can be credited with the public acceptance of Spanx, it's Oprah. The Queen of TV gave the brand her blessing and it's been an uphill climb from there. Oprah says, "I love Spanx, I love Spanx. I wear Spanx every single day. I've given up panties. I wear Spanx!" Well, if the Queen says so, it must be good!
When Jessica Alba squeezed herself into her skin-tight Fantastic Four jump suit, she did it with a bit of help. She says, "I wore Spanx under my Fantastic Four costume. I love them! Spanx are the only thing that smoothes out all of my lumps and bumps." We're just glad to know her flawless bod in the film was really the work of killer shapewear!
Since everyone in Hollywood has jumped on the Spanx train, there's a new phenomenon rising: Spanx envy. Julia Roberts once gushed about her Access Hollywood host's post-baby bod, then compared shapewear and said, "she's got better Spanx than I do."
In 2007, Emily Blunt may have won a Golden Globe for her role in Gideon's Daughter, but she couldn't stop gushing about her shapewear. She said, "I'm wearing a full body Spanx - I love it!" If we looked as good as Emily did, we'd be gushing about our Spanx too!
Miley Cyrus is the youngest person on this list and she has some divine theories for Spanx's origins. Her theory is that "Spanx are a gift from God!" Well, we don't know about that exactly, but we do know Spanx has women around the world saying Hallelujah!
The best thing about Spanx is that some pieces do double duty--they keep you warm and smooth you out! Michelle Trachtenberg says the brand's tights were a staple on set, "I love Spanx tights! I wore them on the set of Seventeen Again and Gossip Girl!"
Unless they're a Victoria's Secret Angel, if a woman just gave birth and claims to have shed all the weight in a month--she's lying. Rebecca Romijn on the other hand is forthcoming about her use of Spanx, she says, "I'm not pretending to be back to the shape I was in beforehand anyway. I still have a ways to go. We've got SPANX underneath almost everything."
Sure, you could hit the gym and not eat. Or you could suck it in and not breath. But Miranda Lambert says, why bother when you have Spanx? She says, "Style secret? Definitely Spanx. That's every girl's secret, but most don't talk about it. You don't have to think about sucking it in -- they do the work for you."
Nowadays, something does come between Brooke Shields and her Calvins. She says, "there's a little thing called Spanx...they suck it all up! They're the first ones that actually have butt indentations, so they don't give you uni-butt!"
Dannii Minogue looks like she goes to the gym everyday. But she doesn't. Instead, she says, "My secret? Spanx! I always wear them on the red carpet - they make my butt into the shape it would be if I was really good and went to the gym and had a personal trainer!" Hear, hear to that and bring on the second slice of cake!