Secrets From The Red Carpet: Who's Wearing Their Spanx?

01/25/2007 at 06:00 AM ET

Have you ever looked at those clingy gowns on the red carpet and cursed the women wearing them for being so preternaturally smooth? Not so fast — from Sienna Miller to Meryl Streep, this season’s award shows are packed with stars who rely on body-slimming Spanx. Sienna recently admitted that her Spanx keep everything wobbly “hidden and squashed!” And Globe winner Helen Mirren had her stylist call in enough of the size-reducing undergarments to “to last her all awards season.” Other fans of Spanx at the Golden Globes included winners Emily Blunt and America Ferrera — women after our own hearts (and Spanx-clad hips!). You can bet on seeing the effects of Spanx on more than a few women at Sunday’s SAG awards, too.

For all the award show gossip, check in with our Red Carpet Confidential blog.

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Bunky on

Sienna Miller doesn’t seem to have much wobbly stuff to hide and squash. Or maybe the Spanx are just that good.

Carla on

I live in Spanx. I wear either their Power Panties or Higher Power literally all the time. I can see why the stars love them, because they work. They have made it possible for me to expand my wardrobe options enormously. I can wear straight skirts, knits, dresses! I no longer have to worry about certain figure issues that used to keep me from being able to wear what I wanted to wear. I even wear them with fuller skirts that don’t require them because they simply make me feel good. They’re terrific.

Charla Dickenson on

Sienna Miller is a beautiful girl so please don’t take this badly. I personally think the dress overwhelms her small frame. The colours look very nice with her skin tone but the dress is not flattering at the waist. I feel it wopuld would have looked better on curvy Halle Berry or super tall Nicole Kidman. Whereas other dresses would look best on Sienna Miller. It’s not a bad thing or meant to come across as mean, it’s just that certain outfits suit us better than others. I also wish her hair would have been a little more golden globes than sundance style, a litle fancier. But it’s also in the eye of the beholder. So no offense intended. I’ve seen Spanx advertised, I’m sure they are a great product and a lot of hardworking women deserve to have something to help them feel extra good in their clothing but why oh why do some celebs need spanx when they have their own personal trainer???
(I know not all celebs have a personal trainer)

Dixie Marie on

I have never tried them but if they work…Cool! If they make a person feel better, I am all for it!

Mrs.Borrego on

Sienna Miller – What made you think you looked fabulous wearing that dress?

Her hair looks really bad. She looks like a grandma. SEriously..the dress isn’t that great either.

Christabelle on

All of the stars swear by Spanx for one reason….they work!!!!! There is a cheaper version by the same creator of Spanx found in Target stores so don’t despair if you don’t have lots of money to part with. Personally, I’m not a big fan of Sienna Miller (or her style) but at least she goes out looking different than all of the other stars. Who isn’t bored by the casual upsweep of hair and strapless gown??!!

Heather on

I think Sienna looks beautiful and I’m usually not a big fan of her fashion wise. Where can regualr people buy these Spanx? Most important, how much do they cost?

Mary on

You can get Spanx at Nordstrom. They run up to about $75, which really isn’t that expensive, since they would be good investments :)

Carla on

Heather: You can get Spanx at Nordstrom and you can get them at quite a few places online. The Power Panties which extend from waist to midthigh cost $ 25 and the Higher Power cost $ 34. These are what I wear. These are somewhere between very firm control top pantyhose and a girdle. There are thicker and more controlling Spanx that are real girdles and they do run up to about $ 75. I have one of thesecalled the Spanx Hide and Sleek bodysmoother and that is $68. It’s really amazing and I recommend it as a dress-up garment but not for everyday. Spanx aren’t cheap. I hear that Target has a cheaper version of the Spanx line but I haven’t tried them yet.

Kristen on

Hey if spanx is going to hide my extra love around the edges, so be it. But let’s not hate on Sienna Miller, she
actually looks pretty descent in this picture. Her hair looks a little Heidi-ish, but that’s what makes her special.
You don’t always have to get your hair done the way the public thinks you should.

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