Now that spring has officially arrived, your inbox is flooded with invitations to everything from garden parties to wedding parties requesting your RSVP. But the question remains: What to wear? The answer is simple: Over The Moon’s favorite festive styles and Spanx’s best new shapewear underneath. Consider it the ultimate, foolproof fashion combination to ensure that you look like your best self, only better.
Just ask Megan Pinckney, the woman behind the lifestyle blog, Shades of Pinck, (and who is always the most impeccably dressed for any occasion). “With event season in full swing, I’m going to fill you in on the style problems I’ve faced when it comes to dressing for cocktail parties, weddings, black-tie galas . . . you name it!” Megan says. “And how I’ve solved them with my go-to Spanx pieces.”
“A backless halter dress with a bold neckline is a black-tie no-brainer,” Megan says. “But as much as I love to make a dramatic entrance and an exit, figuring out the right shapewear to wear underneath can be tricky.”
Enter Spanx’s Suit Your Fancy Plunge Low-Back Mid-Thigh Bodysuit with a plunge front and an open back. “It’s genius!” Megan says. Not only does it look flawless from every angle, but the removable, convertible straps can also be worn five ways: traditional, halter, criss-cross, racerback, and narrow back; plus, it has clear straps for extra versatility.
For an alfresco affair, the most alluring silhouettes show off sun-kissed skin with bare shoulders and slits cut up to there—like this Carolina Herrera cherry-print number that’s sultry and sweet. But, as Megan points out, “finding a comfortable bra and panty that pairs well together isn’t always easy.” The secret sauce to her style is Spanx’s Suit Your Fancy Strapless Cupped Panty Bodysuit. As she explains: “It’s a one-and-done piece made for open necklines, short hems, and high slits.”
“When you’re looking for the most powerful shapewear, go with the OnCore High-Waisted Mid-Thigh Shorts,” Megan says. And we at Over The Moon can think of no better special occasion for the crème de la crème of shapewear than a spring wedding! “They’re great with form-fitting dresses that hug your curves,” (like this Emilia Wickstead column that would be perfect for a bridal party or as the best-dressed guest), “and they have a lightweight feel.” Adds Megan: “Slip these on for a tabletop tummy and booty-enhancing benefits.” Done and done!
What about those who want to wear pants to the party? Megan has the ultimate Spanx ‘fit for you, too. “I’m all about a sleek suit, and the Shaping Satin Thong Bodysuit in Linen pairs perfectly underneath—plus there’s no bra necessary,” she says. “It pulls double duty and plays the part of outerwear as well.” The bodysuit has a seamless finish, and when tucked into jacquard trousers, that means no VPL (visible panty lines). Styled sans jacket, it looks just as chic as a standalone piece. Take it from her: “This is shapewear you can truly show off.”
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