Why You Should Definitely NOT Be Embarrassed About Wearing Spanx

Take comfort in the fact that every woman wears slimming pants at some point - even Lily Allen.

Lily Allen purple dress, Cannes 2014
Lily Allen purple dress, Cannes 2014
(Image credit: Rex)

Take comfort in the fact that every woman wears slimming pants at some point - even Lily Allen.

Lily Allen's latest Instagram video can serve as a little slice of solace for every woman who's ever suffered through a wedding or a first date wearing an uncomfortable pair of Spanx.

Yes, we've all laid down on the bed and painstakingly tugged these impossible-to-get-on slimming pants over our hips at some point or another. After all, when you're wearing a slinky, paper-thin dress, there's really nowhere else to turn. And while some of us may prefer to keep this fact a secret, Lily is getting loud and proud with her Spanx.


The 29-year-old mum of two posted a selfie video of her dancing to Drake's 'Started From the Bottom' in front of the mirror on Tuesday, and captioned it: 'Cool mum #drakespanxdance.' Rocking full hair and makeup and wearing only her Spanx, Lily is clearly getting ready for a big night out - and she has absolutely no shame about her less-than-sexy undergarment.

A second video shows the singer shaking it to Beyoncé's 'Yonce' - but this time she's fully dressed in a metallic cut-out minidress.


It's refreshing to know that celebrities - even gorgeous, slim ones like Lily Allen - feel the need to wear Spanx from time to time. And it's nice to be let in on the secret that all the insanely smooth bums we see on the red carpet are getting a little help from their pants.

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Ali Gray is an award-winning content director and digital strategist. Most recently she was the Director of Branded Content at Hearst, and helped to bridge the gap between the editorial and commercial worlds working across all Hearst brands, including ELLE, Cosmopolitan, Esquire and Harper's Bazaar. Prior to that she worked as an editor contributing to several brands such as The Telegraph, iVillage UK.