Love Your Handles

Nearly Nude
Love Your Handles

Some say love handles; we call it the muffin top. Whatever your choice, we’ll kindly ask you to refer to our bulge with affection, thank you very much.

The fact is that a woman’s body is not always the size and shape that the jean manufacturers think it is. Throw in a few pregnancies, gravity and the return of the grilled cheese sandwich into your life and we’re sure you know what we mean.

We’re not proposing you ditch the New Year diet and exercise plan, but we do have the solution to help you through the holidays until then. It’s called Nearly Nude and it leaves you well, nearly nude, but without the bulges.

Nearly Nude is a line of undies from Down Under that is designed to be controlling and firming, smoothing and shaping and most of all slimming and comfortable. They make a wide range of styles but we have zeroed in on two items that we SavvyMoms can’t live without now.

The Extra Low V Neck Tank ($68) doesn’t just go down low in the ‘V’, it also stretches down low in the waist to cover up any unnecessary, let’s call it “overlap”. It’s designed like an undershirt with a ribbed waist that holds you in but does not suffocate you. We find that wearing an undergarment can also remind you to stand up straight (which can aid in muffin-top-avoidance as well).

The Bedtime Bra is another solution for moms who need a little extra support at nighttime (whether from breastfeeding or just luck of the draw). Avoid any unnecessary flopping around or the dreaded “headlights on Christmas morning” shots with the Bedtime Bra. It might look and feel like a skimpy tank but it will give you support across the top and still feel comfy at bedtime.   

So if going nude is not really an option anymore, try Nearly Nude. It’s the next best thing we’ve found so far.

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Tested by Minnow H., Toronto
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First published 2007.11.20

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