Icing on the Makeover Cake…

So…as note here and here… half of my whole makeover experience was full of handy tips (like, say, Benefit‘s Lemon Aid)…and half of it sort of made me confront my fatness. (I was depressed this summer. I ate a lot.) So…it was unfortunate that a lot of dresses and pants that celeb stylist Alegra Torel picked out for me didn’t *quite* fit.

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Maidenform 'Fat-Free' Dressingâ„¢ Tank - $29

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Flexees Wear Your Own Bra (W.Y.O.B.) Slip $43.00

But, then…a ray of hope! The gals at the Luxury Spot hooked me up with some shapewear from Maidenform that totally slimmed me down and really made me look like a million bucks in that new Narciso Rodriguez dress. It’s a little Bridget Jones, yes, but they have all sorts of pieces — skirts, shorts, etc. — at great prices and so it’s a totally easy investment — especially given the confidence boost in fitted clothes. (And that’s coming from someone who is frequently chided for not being quite confident enough…)

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By Lisa
a Brooklyn, NY-based food and business writer who has worked for Martha Stewart Living, Good Housekeeping, the Financial Times and Dow Jones. She also blogs for the Huffington Post and started her own blog – tastylacys.wordpress.com – to chronicle her preparations for the American Pie Council’s National Pie Championships.