About this time last year, Spanx's latest invention, Arm Tights, officially received the Vogue stamp of approval. An editor from the magazine tested them out at fashion week and said they made her arms look "slender and toned." It's funny how in just 12 months, the language surrounding body image can change so much, and for the good of us all. We've come a long way, and I'm grateful for that, but let's just get real for a second: Sometimes, you don't want to show your arms off (for any number of reasons), and choice is the ultimate liberator.
I'm not an advocate for shapewear as an essential part of womanhood or as the only route to looking or feeling good, but sometimes, these pieces can make your clothes look their best. And within this new Spanx creation lies a potentially useful little layering tool that could be a great part of your lingerie capsule wardrobe.
Additionally, if you've embraced the modest fashion movement, Spanx's Arm Tights just might be the things you've been looking for. Whether you're planning on covering up or want their "slimming" capabilities, keep scrolling to see what happened when I put them to the test. Are they are a handy item to layer up with for party season and when its cold out? Are they impossible to get in and out of? Did they make my arms look slimmer, and do I really care?
This post originally appeared on Who What Wear UK. Next up: the best bras we've ever discovered.