Stars—they’re just like us.

By Chelsey Hamilton
Updated August 21, 2020
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If you’ve ever wondered how glamorous celebs get their red carpet ensembles looking so undeniably sleek, we’re here to let you in on one hack that many of them swear by: Spanx shapewear.

Kim Kardashian West, Kylie Jenner, Chrissy Teigen, Mindy Kaling, and Karlie Kloss are among the many stars who have said they depend on the brand to help them look their best at the most glamorous Hollywood events—in fact, Kim Kardashian has even admitted to wearing two pairs of the shapewear at a time. Not only this, but ever since Spanx expanded from its shapewear roots and released its now-beloved activewear and comfy basics, a slew of other stars—like Jennifer Garner, Kourtney Kardashian, Lizzo, and Oprah—have hopped on the Spanx bandwagon.

The best news? You can get some of Spanx’s best-selling pieces, including shaping shorts, comfy bras and underwear, and flattering leggings, on major sale right now—we’re talking up to 35% off. Not only are these discounts available in Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale, but since Spanx is hosting a sale of its own to price-match the Nordstrom event, you’ll find great deals there, too.

Celebs aren’t the only ones who are fans of Spanx—tons of customers consider it to be their go-to shapewear brand because the pieces are high-quality, dependable, and most importantly: They just plain work. Many shoppers agree the material gives a seamless, shapely, and super flattering fit under their clothes, but without being too restrictive or uncomfortable. And recently, its leggings and comfy bras have proven to be just as popular as its signature shaping pieces.

One Health editor tried the cult-favorite faux leather leggings that count Lizzo, Kourtney Kardashian, and Chrissy Teigen as fans—and now, she can’t stop wearing them. The innovative leggings offer the sleek look of real leather pants but feel as soft and comfy as sweatpants, which likely explains the more than 2,000 perfect 5-star reviews they’ve earned. And you can get the leggings for 34% off right now; they’ve already sold out once, so we don’t recommend waiting.

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Another celebrity favorite, Spanx’s Booty Boost Active leggings are one of the brand’s most popular activewear styles. Jennifer Garner was spotted donning the sweat-wicking performance pants earlier this year, and Kourtney Kardashian apparently “raves over” them. The lightweight, breathable fabric is optimized for workouts, keeping you cool and dry while smoothing and shaping your body. A slightly cropped, ankle-length version of the comfort leggings are included in the markdowns at Spanx and Nordstrom while supplies last.

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Garner’s other Spanx go-to is the ultra-comfy Brallelujah Full Coverage Bra, currently discounted on the brand's site. Along with Garner’s stamp of approval, the super soft bra counts Jessica Alba, Lauren Conrad, and Rita Ora as fans. The full-coverage bra features stretchy, smoothing panels on the back and sides, sturdy shoulder straps that don’t dig, and a convenient front closure.

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And, of course, we can’t forget about the comfortable undergarments and shapewear included in the markdowns. Spanx’s compression levels range from light control to firm control, so you can choose the best option based on how tightly you want the undergarment or shaping piece to fit against your body—you’ll find both light and firm options on sale, along with regular and plus-size fits.

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Regardless of which style you choose, Spanx always delivers on quality. When it comes to hosiery, you can count on a comfortable yet shaping fit that won’t roll up or down, and in its activewear, you’ll find lightweight, breathable materials that offer just the right amount of compression.

Both the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and the Spanx sale last until August 30th, and when they end, the heavily-discounted prices will go with them. So if you want to try out these Hollywood-favorite pieces and see if they’re really as good as everyone says (spoiler alert: they are), you’ll have to act fast and make your purchase while prices are still this low.

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