ShaToBu, Are They For You?

06 February 2012

When Lipton Publicity sent me a pair of Get Fit Shaping Tights from ShaToBu, I was excited to try them out, not only because I love tights but because of their claim to burn calories while you wear them. And though I'm not the hugest fan of 'shape-wear' I was quick to see what all the buzz was about and here's what I found...

Like other shape-wear brands, they're difficult to put on, it's a work out on it's own trying to get them on, which is fine because then we know they're working, right? Second, I loved that they were opaque and had a nice sheen to them. My biggest complaint would have to be that I spent the entire day pulling them up because I didn't want the 'black band' to show, which was annoying because nothing is more tacky than your 'shapewear' showing from the bottom. And given that my dress was of a modest length and not a mini, it seemed like I would have to wear a pencil skirt for it not to be revealed. Did it burn calories while I wore them, I have no idea, I wore them twice and I did feel slightly more slim after wearing them all day, so maybe. Would I buy another pair?  Maybe, if they made the band higher up, and for $28 it's not an out of budget splurge. 

Want to try ShaToBu? Check out Dillard's, Bloomingdales, Lord and Taylor, Beauty.com
and Macy's.
 Cardigan and Bag Old Navy, Dress Lily Boutique, Tights ShaToBu c/o Lipton Publicity, Boots TjMaxx (old), Belt Vintage, Bangle H&M, Necklace Vintage, Ring Jewelmint
*disclaimer - I was gifted these for the sole purpose of this review and was not compensated. As always all opinions are 100% honest and my own.

30 comments:

Style of Iris said...

That lilac dress is so cute!! I love how you styled it with the cardigan and belt! I have the same issue with shapewear. I don't need everyone knowing what I'm wearing and unfortunately the bands do show. Well, you look great regardless!

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Fashion-isha said...

I love that color lavendar!! Thanks for stopping by!
xo
Sharon

nmaha said...

I know the focus of the post are the tights, but I love the dress and would love to see it better in all it's frilly glory :-)

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

love this look hun! that grey sweater looks amazing against lilac dress :)

xxx,

Fashion Fractions

FAshiOnistA ErA said...

first of all your in fabulous shape! you dont need to lose any weight. and you always look gorgeous so dont worry about any weight issues. secondly, gosh that sounds like a lotta work so i prefer to use my usual black tights i wear hehe...!! xoxo hugssss

Stylish By Nature said...

Love your dress and you styled it so well. Thanx for your lovely comment....Wanna follow each other with GFC, Twitter and Facebook ?

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Call me M said...

28$ for tights? Too much for me! And the band would have annoyed me too!
Loved your light pink/lilac dress! :)

Eesh said...

I love how you paired the dress with the cardigan! Cute!

Aimee Victoria Long said...

That lilac is gorgeous, lovely post. Aimee
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xxx

Anonymous said...

You look nice, the dress is darling, but I think they are too "sheeny." I don't want to legs to be shinier than everything else I'm wearing.

Talking with Tami said...

Love the pink!

Mandy@jugglingchic said...

That's such a great color on you!

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

you look great! oh, and don't worry...i wore my spanx tights with my very short zigzag dress and had the line showing all night. if i moved or sat...it showed. oh well. =)

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

Alyson said...

Love the lilac/black combo!

Carly said...

Not sure I am sold on shapewear that burns calories for you...unless they mean the sweat you work up trying to take them off and on...LOL

You look great..love the shot of spring pastels and that BAG is beyond.
C

Fashion By Alicia said...

Not sure these shapewear tights will really burn calories but they might help hold me in better. Love how you styled them with the lavender dress. Super cute.

Bonnie said...

I hate wearing shapewear specifically because it is a pain in the BUTT to put it on. Argh. I mean, I guess that's a good thing? I don't know. It looks cute on you, though!

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Jenna said...

Those sound very interesting and worth the try! I also hate when the band shows though and would be cautious of it as well.

Jill said...

They sent me a size S. There's no way I'll be able to get them on. Thanks for the review.

Fashion Tales.... said...

Hhmm, this sounds like an interesting type of shapewear, not for me, but I love the colour of your dress with the cozy knitwear.

LINDA said...

Beautiful!

xoxo

Linda from www.moonon.com

LV said...

I love that dress! Such a pretty girly color and you look gorgeous!

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alicia said...

love your boots! lilac looks amazing on you.

hautepinkpretty.com said...

I think they look great! Though, my one peeve with shapeware leggings or not is the sheen... i feel like you can tell it's shapeware because of it. They need to come out with a matte version! Love the color on you <3

The Shopping Mama said...

Love this look. The belt + carry + dress = super cool.

Kerri said...

I love the boots and I am always looking for good shapewear. I'll have to check them out.

Life's a shoe said...

great look!

Patti @ NotDeadYet Style said...

What a beautiful dress and sweater combination - the colors are lovely! I think I'll pass on the shapewear, even though I could use some shaping - because I am too lazy to struggle with my hose in the morning : > Thanks for linking up to Visible Monday!

Kristin said...

That sounds like a lot of work. Haha! Love the lavender on you! Thanks so much for linking up to Monday Mingle!

Real Girl Glam said...

What a pain that you had to keep pulling the tights up! Your dress isn't even short! Love the lilac dress though. So pretty!

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