Because very few of us have the time or money for a personal trainer this season, we enlisted Australian lingerie expert Bruno Schiavi, the designer behind the Dr. Rey Shapewear collaboration (his celeb clients include Kelly Rutherford, Carmen Electra, Halle Berry and Janet Jackson, to name a few), to offer up some quick slimming tips for looking great at all of those holiday soirees (a.k.a. cookie conventions). Read them, and find out how to score one of three Dr. Rey Shapewear sets, below!
Tip 1: Accentuate your best asset! If you have great legs, show them off. If you have a great bust line, make it work for you. You will feel confident about your appearance if you spend as much time focusing on your assets as you do hiding your figure flaws!
Tip 2: As mentioned, if your legs are your best feature, forego wearing long, floor-length dresses and opt for shorter, mid-thigh dresses. To elongate your legs, pair the dress with a simple heel. Just remember: An outfit should have one focal point, so if you want to draw attention to the leg, make sure the rest of the outfit is simple and not competing for attention.
Tip 3: Dress in one color or tone from head to toe, to elongate the body and appear taller and thinner. The deeper the color, the more slimming. Black, gray, navy and chocolate are, of course, great base tones.
Tip 4: Create a variety of different looks with your simple black dress by pairing it with fun jewelry and accessories. Great accessories (such as Kelly Rutherford's bold, red pumps [below]), oversized necklaces and big bangles can help detract from problem areas!
Your Secret Weapons:
Dr. Rey's High Waist Sculpted Bottom Brief: accentuates your natural assets and your tiny waistline while controlling the tummy bulge that often expands during the Holiday season.
Dr. Rey's Strapless Body Briefer: wear under your dress to smooth problem areas and help further accentuate your waistline
Enter for a chance to win one of three Dr. Rey Shapewear sets, including both the Dr. Rey High Waist Sculpted Bottom Brief and Dr. Rey Strapless Body Briefer, along with the Dr. Rey Deep Plunge Bodysuit (ARV of each Grand Prize: $136), by leaving a comment on ANY All the Looks Insider blog post.
The contest closes at 11:59 pm EST on December 31, 2009, with three lucky winners chosen at random from the eligible entries. And remember – entering the same comment over and over again will not increase your chance of winning, so please be fair and comment appropriately (no need to include sizes in the post; winners will be asked to provide sizes upon winner notification).
Read the official Dr. Rey Shapewear rules & regulations, and find more great Dr. Rey Shapewear styles in Sears stores nationwide and at sears.com.
Photos: Dr. Rey Shapewear