weekend giveaway: love your “assets”



bisou bisou sweater dress, Decree utility jacket, and floral ASSETS by Sara Blakely Shaper Tights in Floral c/o jcpenney | Target boots (2009) | sock bun!


Okay ladies, imagine your beloved SPANX and your favorite patterned tights falling in love and having a super-shaper-legwear baby. It has happened, ya’ll. And it’s beautiful. Meet ASSETS® by Sara Blakely — pretty shapewear that flattens your tummy while simultaneously smoothing your thighs and rear, created by the lady who made butts and thighs better all over the world with SPANX.

jcpenney shipped me a pair, and then sent me on a little shopping trip to find a fall outfit to “show off my ASSETS®,” if you will. So I decided to put them to the ultimate test with a snug little sweater dress from bisou bisou — a style I usually wouldn’t dare wear without substantial leggings or skinny jeans underneath. The ASSETS® didn’t disappoint. Not only do they deliver on the shaping promise SPANX is famous for, they’re cute and comfortable, too! And — here’s the best part — available at a lower price point than the original, with prices ranging from $14 to $18.

Want to see for yourself? jcpenney is giving away one pair of ASSETS® by Sara Blakely Shaper Tights in floral to one lucky APP reader! To enter, leave a comment telling me what item of clothing you usually avoid, but may be brave enough to try with a little help from ASSETS®. No international entries, please. You have until Monday night at 11:59PM EAST to enter!


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  1. shapewear wrote:

    I am in a wedding in a week and my dress is about an inch from closing. Someone told me to buy Spanx, but will they actually make me smaller so I will fit in my dress?

    Posted 12.20.11 Reply
  2. Fatima M wrote:

    I avoid wearing short dresses just because i dont want my thunder thighs to peak through! But these seem like my solution!! :)

    Posted 12.8.11 Reply
  3. Ooooh how fun! I might be persuaded to try on that tight mini skirt for new years eve if all meh thighs were tucked in snug as a bug. You look smokin’ girl.

    Posted 12.6.11 Reply
  4. Jeanna wrote:

    I have been wanting to try Assets by Sara Blakely tights for a while now! Clingy sweater dresses make great shapewear a necessity. Like you, I usually avoid them unless I have a really great pair of tights!

    Posted 12.5.11 Reply
  5. Katie wrote:

    I usually wear pants to work, but I think I would try pencil skirts more often if I had these!! (Plus, I love the floral print!!)

    Posted 12.5.11 Reply
  6. Katie Stewart wrote:

    Mine would definitely be the high-waisted pencil skirts. Cuteas a button, but also about to bust one! Haha Hope I get these and I will go buy myself a pencil skirt! :)

    Posted 12.5.11 Reply
  7. Ashley wrote:

    I shy away from the sweater dresses that are super clingy in all the “right” (or wrong, however you look at it!) places.

    Posted 12.5.11 Reply
  8. leslie wrote:

    I always avoid clingy materials that are all too unforgiving on any bumps or lumps…with the right shapewear, I just may show off my ASSETS!

    Posted 12.5.11 Reply
  9. Judy wrote:

    I recently got a black Liz Claiborne dress from JCP that would look perfect with those floral ASSETS tights. I am thrilled that so many of my fall and summer dresses I can now transition into winter without worrying about pantyhose lines!! Thanks for the tip!!

    Posted 12.5.11 Reply
  10. Christina wrote:

    Fitted sweater dresses without a doubt, require a little unseen helper for me. I like my curves, but there is nothing like some nice shapewear to smooth out those ridges.

    Posted 12.5.11 Reply
  11. Kate M. wrote:

    I usually avoid clingly maxi dresses or skirts but with a pair of these SPanx tighs I just might have the courage to try and pull it off. Love the way you styled the outfit with the boots!!

    Posted 12.5.11 Reply
  12. Annie wrote:

    LOVE this jacket over the dress…looks great :)

    The Other Side of Gray

    Posted 12.5.11 Reply
  13. Essence Brown wrote:

    Item of clothing I run from: high waisted full skirts! I work in an office where I love to tuck in my tops. But i find that when you tuck in an oxford into a full skirt you can look really heavy on bottom! I would love to wear a pleated skirt and a big oxford tee. (a la diane keaton!) But I NEED the spanx!

    Posted 12.4.11 Reply
  14. christina nguyen wrote:

    Love the outfit!!! I always tend to body con dresses! So many girls can rock them, but with them being so short and fitted, my tummy and thighs say no way!

    Posted 12.4.11 Reply
  15. Kristen wrote:

    I have this super cute sweater dress I’ve worn ONCE. I didn’t notice how snug it was on me until I got to work and a coworker commented on it. Needless to say, I sat for the rest of the day! :(
    I’d love to show off my ASSETS® in that dress and feel confident while doing so!

    Posted 12.4.11 Reply
  16. Davonne Head wrote:

    I usually avoid skirts that are tight. I would love to be able to rock some skirts with those tights!

    Posted 12.4.11 Reply
  17. Kristin wrote:

    Tight dresses! Love how they look, but not on me! Spanx might just do the trick, though :-)

    Posted 12.4.11 Reply
  18. becky wrote:

    very cute tights! i am with you and would wear them with dress and boots!

    Posted 12.4.11 Reply
  19. Kellie wrote:

    I was just eyeing a pair of these tights tonight, but they only had a diamond shape pattern at the store I was at. This floral is adorable! I’d wear them with my ruched, contoured Express dress that I can only wear as a dress (I usually wear it as a shirt) on my skinniest of skinny days. Which are never.

    Posted 12.3.11 Reply
  20. Marianne wrote:

    I would wear them under a sweater dress too! Sometimes they hug you in all the wrong places!!

    Posted 12.3.11 Reply
  21. I avoid white pencil skirts – very unforgiving!

    Posted 12.3.11 Reply
  22. Isabelle T wrote:

    wow those tights look great! I usually avoid wearing tight fitting party dress because I’m always afraid they’ll ride up

    Posted 12.3.11 Reply
  23. Franny wrote:

    with these, I would totally be ready to wear a pencil skirt…especially for my madmen party in a few weeks!

    Posted 12.3.11 Reply
  24. Sarah wrote:

    Sweater dresses and bodycon dresses!

    Posted 12.3.11 Reply
  25. shopfreak wrote:

    Maybe I’d try out a bandage dress, on a skinny day..thanks for the chance to win!

    Posted 12.3.11 Reply
  26. Shepherd wrote:

    a mini skirt

    Posted 12.3.11 Reply
  27. Rachel wrote:

    I snug dress!

    Posted 12.3.11 Reply
  28. Chelsea Brendle wrote:

    i love the look of t-shirt dresses and sweater dresses, just not the look of awkward lines underneath them. i have always seen assets at the store and have yet to try them. i will have to do it now!

    Posted 12.3.11 Reply
  29. Anonymous wrote:

    i love the look of t-shirt dresses and sweater dresses, just not the look of awkward lines underneath them. i have always seen assets at the store and have yet to try them. i will have to do it now!

    Posted 12.3.11 Reply
  30. OMG, love those tights!! I would also try the sweater dress with those tights. I woudn’t dare wear sport one of those dresses without tights, oh heavens!

    You look uber cute btw!

    Posted 12.2.11 Reply
  31. Sarah wrote:

    I usually avoid satiny-type skirts and dresses, but I would love to try them with some of these tights. Perfect for upcoming holiday parties!

    Posted 12.2.11 Reply
  32. heidi wrote:

    i have a very similar wrap sweater dress that i think i’d feel more comfortable wearing something like this! thanks for the giveaway!!

    Posted 12.2.11 Reply
  33. krystynfrye wrote:

    I had no idea those two wonderful things had met and married! Awesome.

    Posted 12.2.11 Reply
  34. Kourtney wrote:

    Love the tights! My black pencil skirt would probably look a little better with more support :)

    Posted 12.2.11 Reply
  35. Melina wrote:

    I’ve always avoided sweater dresses too so I’d definitely try them out with a pair of these. They’re so cute!

    xx Melina

    Posted 12.2.11 Reply
  36. adecolife wrote:

    cute tights! And love your hair style!


    Posted 12.2.11 Reply
  37. cora wrote:

    love the look and i LOVE assets (i wore their high waist shorts under my clingy silk wedding gown!). these tights would be awesome for clingy pencil skirts and, yep, sweater dresses.

    Posted 12.2.11 Reply
  38. I have a few sweater dresses just waiting to be worn! These tights would totally make me brave enough to try them!


    Posted 12.2.11 Reply
  39. Jenn wrote:

    I avoid anything with an elastic waistband — just enhances the belly! But I weould definitely give ’em a go with these!

    Posted 12.2.11 Reply
  40. Kjar wrote:

    I have a dress for a wedding coming up that I am so nervous to wear! I’m working out and eating right, but I’m not sure if I’ll be completely ready in time…Assets would help smooth the tummy and the “handles”!

    Posted 12.2.11 Reply
  41. I have an adorable white sweater dress I avoid at all costs due to a serious case of the lumpy butts when I wear it without layers of shape wear. This would be AWESOME.


    Posted 12.2.11 Reply
  42. Shelbel wrote:

    So cute! I have several tight dresses that could benefit from some serious shapewear.

    Posted 12.2.11 Reply
  43. Alex wrote:

    I have a couple of sweater dresses in my closet that I think would look a lot better with the Assets! I’ve been too afraid to wear them because I don’t have shapewear!

    Posted 12.2.11 Reply
  44. Erika wrote:

    I usually avoid form fitting skirts. What a lovely idea and so cute!

    Posted 12.2.11 Reply
  45. Terri wrote:

    I have always loved Assets. I have a pair of Spanx but they ride up while I’m at work all the time! You probably have learned more about me now than you ever cared to.

    Posted 12.2.11 Reply
  46. Janice wrote:

    short skirts and anything that doesn’t cover my butt (lol)

    Posted 12.2.11 Reply
  47. Katie wrote:

    I’m with you on the sweater dress. I love sweater dresses, but some rights create bulges that I swear I didn’t have before!

    Posted 12.2.11 Reply
  48. I’m totally in love with the patterned-tights trend, but I have yet to purchase any. Maybe I was looking for these! I usually avoid sheath dresses or pencil dresses, since A-lines are more forgiving on my thighs. Maybe these tights are just what I need!

    Posted 12.2.11 Reply
  49. Love this outfit, that sweater dress is adorable.

    I would also pair my ASSETS with a sweater dress. I have one in particular that shows is extremely unforgiving, I’d love to wear it with something other than skinnies!


    Posted 12.2.11 Reply
  50. Jess wrote:

    I try to stay away from any clingy skirts or dresses, but those tights might change my mind!

    Posted 12.2.11 Reply
  51. Love all the ways you have been wearing your new utility jacket!!
    I tend to avoid high waisted skirts because I feel they draw attention to my lower belly which just isn’t as flat, and probably never will be, as I would like. Spanx helps with this but I just can’t bring myself to wear them all day at the office. I would love to have these adorable leggings to help me with this!

    Posted 12.2.11 Reply
  52. Colleen S. wrote:

    I would rock a jersey dress while wearing Assets!!

    Posted 12.2.11 Reply
  53. Love your whole outfit. The colors together are great! I don’t like to wear any tops that cling to my belly.

    Posted 12.2.11 Reply
  54. I would definitely try a sweater dress with these tights :)

    Posted 12.2.11 Reply
  55. I normally avoid sweater dresses, but those tights just might be the thing to make me feel a bit more courageous. And, they look super cute!

    Posted 12.2.11 Reply
  56. These are so great! I have a short little striped tshirt dress that I actually got tailored so I would wear it more. It fits great, but let’s just say I didn’t wear it on Thanksgiving :) ASSETS would be perfect for this dress with a great pair of boots!

    Posted 12.2.11 Reply
  57. Gaby Murata wrote:

    I love wearing skirts. All kinds of them! But I refuse to wear them without a faja, a Latin word for gurlde :). Since I’m still fairly young, it’s hard to wear skirts with a faja without having it show. I would love to go faja less one day as they are a pain, especially to get back on with tights… Soooo if the ASSESTS could take care of the faja and tight issues that’d be amazing!

    Posted 12.2.11 Reply
  58. Rachel wrote:

    tight skirts! so cute, but dont dare wearing them. also agree, sweater dresses!

    Posted 12.2.11 Reply
  59. rebecca wrote:

    love the tights! i avoid any clingy material! regular tights always give me a fully shape so these would be great!
    rwvanvoorhis at gmail dot com

    Posted 12.2.11 Reply
  60. Jessica B wrote:

    I just had a baby 4 months ago…needless to say, I don’t have a post celebrity body to show off. I’m loving all the sweater dresses with boots this fall/winter but don’t dare wear them with out some control on my tummy!

    Posted 12.2.11 Reply
  61. Joanna L wrote:

    I avoid wearing tight pencil skirts cause they just hit me funny and I feel like I’ve got a belly, but these would definitely help!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Posted 12.2.11 Reply
  62. CessOviedo wrote:

    Oh wow! That body shapes sound the closest to heaven, sounds perfect for the holidays! Loving the printed tights!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

    Posted 12.2.11 Reply
  63. Love this outfit! I usually avoid anything clingy of form-fitting, like sweater dresses.

    Posted 12.2.11 Reply
  64. Tara wrote:

    I might try skinny jeans if I won these. Thanks for a great giveaway!

    Posted 12.2.11 Reply
  65. Brynn wrote:

    Those tights are amazing! I have recently become much more excited about wearing tights (I buy them a size or two up to avoid looking like a snowman) and I’m on the lookout for some floral tights just like those! I usually stay away from sweater dresses – they either cling in the wrong places or look too boxy and make me look shapeless. It’s unfortunate, though, because I LOVE how they look, and they are so cozy!

    Posted 12.2.11 Reply
  66. Jen P wrote:

    Without a doubt i avoid formfitting jersey knit dress! I see so many in the summer and would love to sport one.

    Posted 12.2.11 Reply
  67. Athena wrote:

    Love the outfit and the tights. I definitely avoid any type of clingy clothing, but those tights might make me rethink that.

    Posted 12.2.11 Reply
  68. Allie wrote:

    I LOVE ASSETS! I own two pair! I am the same in not wearing fitted sweater dresses or even a long shirt. They are the perfect way to get that “flat tummy” look and they are comfortable!

    Posted 12.2.11 Reply
  69. Amy wrote:

    I usually avoid shirt dresses, but I think it would look super with a pair of these; I’d try it.

    Posted 12.2.11 Reply
  70. Pamela wrote:

    Anything tight around my rear is a no-go. This would be awesome to try!

    Posted 12.2.11 Reply
  71. i definitely avoid tight sweater dresses and clingy materials!

    Posted 12.2.11 Reply
  72. ruby wrote:

    I usually avoid the shorts with tights thing in the winter. In fact, shorts at any time. But i just bought a pair of shorts and I think I might be able to sport them with these tights.

    Posted 12.2.11 Reply
  73. Très bien wrote:

    I stay away from tight shirts that show my love handles! I hate that! Love the tights!! I would love to see how they work.

    Posted 12.2.11 Reply
  74. I love the tights! Would generally avoid anything silky or clingy… but these might work!

    Posted 12.2.11 Reply
  75. Natalie wrote:

    Oooh, great print on the tights! I was just trying on sweater dresses yesterday and decided that without some serious shapewear, they just weren’t for me. I may have to reconsider…

    Posted 12.2.11 Reply
  76. Lacey wrote:

    love this outfit! i avoid clingy materials because they always show lumps and bumps. if these tights promise to make me look bump-free, i’d definitely be willing to try them out!

    Posted 12.2.11 Reply
  77. Love the tights. I usually avoid those tight cotton mini/pencil skirts. But I think with those tights they would be more do-able.

    Posted 12.2.11 Reply


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