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Tested September 2011
"The Workout You Wear"
I had the pleasure of testing a variety of ShatoBu shapewear garments during the month of September. I wore a piece of shapewear 4 or 5 times a week for a total of 16 test wears. Each time I wore the shapewear anywhere from 2-6 hours.
In the past I have tried shapewear from a variety of brands but usually reserved it for special occasions. I find most shapewear to be uncomfortable to wear for extended periods of time or restrictive when it came to pairing with clothing. I don't like dealing with the rolling of the waistband or the feeling of the garment riding up or pulling as I move.
Initially, I thought the ShatoBu shapewear resembled some of the other similar brands on the market but quickly experienced the difference with an acceptable level of comfort that I attribute to the superior construction of the garments. One thing I did notice is the ShatoBu garments actually do return to their shape after hand washing and hang drying. In the past I noticed that other shapewear brands did not wash up well.
I could feel the resistance bands working while wearing the ShatoBu shapewear, especially when walking long distances. I also found that while wearing the shapewear, I had a heightened awareness to concentrate on engaging my core muscles, even when in a seated position. I actually wore a ShatoBu shaper for two pilates classes and found it to be similar to wearing fitted yoga pants. I was also pleased that the shapewear's moisture wicking feature actually worked to keep me drier than I would have imagined.
After wearing ShatoBu for a month, I noticed I felt a bit more confident and energized when I was wearing them as opposed to when I went without wearing them. The shapewear made my slinkier dresses fit better and any signs of panty lines were eliminated.
My favourite piece of ShatoBu is the footless leggings. I enjoyed wearing them with a tunic dress and gladiator style sandals. I just started wearing the high waist tights with boots to work with the cooler Fall weather.
After experiencing the comfort and long-wearing performance of the ShatoBu shapewear, I would consider purchasing more ShatoBu products and I will recommend the ShatoBu shapewear to friends.
I did not receive pay for this review but I did receive 5 pieces of ShatoBu shapewear for the purpose of product testing.
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A glamorous staple of the Oscar night with glitz galore is the Barbara Walters Special but after this year it will be no more! Barbara Walters announced Monday on The View that this year will be her last Oscar show special. Walters plans to end on a high note featuring Best Actress nominee Sandra Bullock from the movie The Blind Side and Best Supporting Actress nominee Mo'Nique from the movie Precious. I would like to note that both movies were adapted from books.If it’s some solace, Walters will continue to host her popular annual special 10 Most Fascinating People. I don’t know about you, but I will miss the tried and true Walters Oscar night special in lieu of the tired pre-show red carpet costume critiques.
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