Spanx® are now available in South Africa!

A few weeks ago I attended the launch of Spanx® in South Africa. Yes, finally this wonder product that we have heard spoken about by the likes of Oprah, Ellen and Michelle Obama is here in SA! And I couldn’t be more excited about it!

Sara Blakely sparked an undergarment revolution in the USA 11 years ago with her underwear product called Spanx®. Using innovative fabrics, designs, and comfort features to minimize figure flaws and help women look slimmer without sacrificing comfort she has become the world’s youngest female self-made billionaire! Aren’t we all wishing we came up with this idea???

Beloved by Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Garner, Kim Kardashian and Blake Lively, Spanx® is the ideal way to disguise muffin tops, mummy tummies and visible panty lines!

“Across the globe, women everywhere have at least one thing in common: we want our backsides to look slimmer, firmer, and panty-line-free!” Spanx® Founder, Sara Blakely.


Here are a few pics from the South African launch event for Spanx®…


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After doing some research about Spanx® founder, Sara Blakely, I discovered that she was getting ready for a party when she realized she didn’t have the right undergarment to wear under her white pants! Armed with scissors she cut the feet off her control top pantyhose and the Spanx revolution began!

Sara herself is also hugely inspirational and I have been watching loads of YouTube interviews with her instead of writing this blog post!! Haha

Spanx® is also responsible for countless other industry-changing inventions including the first-ever shaper short with no leg band, the revolutionary shaping camisole, control-top fishnet pantyhose and the first back-smoothing bra, the Bra-llelujah! With an array of problem-solving products for every body type and budget, Spanx® has secured its place in women’s hearts and in pop-culture with daily mentions everywhere from CNN to SNL.

The great news for South African women (and men – yes, Spanx® for men is a thing!) is that these wonder products are now available from PDL Distributors and select stockists. The collections that will be available in South Africa will include the Bra-llelujah, Power Panties, Slim Cognito, Mama Spanx, Look-At-Me-Leggings, Boostie-Yay!, Skinny Britches, Lust-Have, Trust Your Thinstincts and Slimplicity.

I tried out my first ever pair of Spanx on the weekend and I can honestly say WOW what a difference. They may take a little bit of effort to squeeze into but once they are on there is no comparision – no lumps, bumps or VPL’s in sight. Not only do they make you LOOK great, they make you FEEL great too. So much sexier than a pair of granny undies!! I might just have to swop out all my old undies for a underwear drawer full of Spanx®.

Go on, get your Spanx® on!

Click this link to view the full list of stockists for Spanx® in South Africa.

SPANX® is a registered trademark in the US and other countries.

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Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

    1. Hi Chrissy. You can buy Spanx at any speciality lingerie store like Storm in A-G Cup or Inner Secrets. Where are you based?

  1. Greetings

    What fantastic news that we can Spanx as well !

    I live in Welkom and urgently require a pair of nude spanx ( size 12 ) to wear under a wedding outfit please ( knee length ones). Can you kindly send me the name of a distributor I can contact in Bloemfontein please or otherwise someone that can courier a pair to me please ?


    Bev Emmenis 082-5503604

    1. Hi Bev. I suggest you contact the distributors PDL to ask them for their stockists in Welkom

  2. Good day i would love to buy this tummy control spandex and i live in Gauteng. please forward me address an telephone no as well
    thank you

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