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Wednesday, 17 March 2010 12:06

Under Wear
Don't let a muffin top or wardrobe malfunction ruin another outfit. One local boutique has all the things you need to tighten, tuck, lock and load.

While your wardrobe boasts endless colors and styles, sometimes what you don't see is what you need. So Obsess Boutique Owner Kelley Schweet offers a whole section in her store geared toward the secret accessories that make you look fabulous, and she's letting you in the know.


Invisible Prowess


Obsess' biggest seller is the Invisibelt. Featured on "The View" and in People and Lucky magazines, this clear, adjustable belt functions just as a regular belt as it fits through belt loops to help keep your pants in place. The feature that has this accessory flying of the shelves, however, is its flat clasp. 1209KROMBHOLZ.gif


"It's not something that you can wear outside that people will look at. It's definitely just to be hidden under shirts," Schweet says. So when you wear your Invisibelt under a shirt, you don't have to worry about the belt-buckle bulge. And even beyond the bulge, an Invisibelt protects against any wardrobe malfunctions that let your pants fall low enough to let your crack slip into sight.


Because of the plastic material of the belt, shirts can stick to the belt itself, so just be careful when using this posh product.


Tummy Tuck


No, you don't have to go under the scalpel to improve your tummy area's appearance quickly.032210FASHION2.jpg Obsess offers Yummie Tummies to do the trick. These camisoles come in a variety of colors and can fit nicely into the layering trend for spring and summer. But they also fit nicely to smooth out the bumps and suck in the curves. They way they work is that they look like a regular camisole on top, but in the midsection, these tops put technology on their side with a tight-fitting material. So it's like Spanx for just your tummy.


Sweat-less Solution


As the temperatures are on the rise, it won't be long before you'll be turning to the lightest clothing possible to keep you cool in the summer sun. So just like with the Yummie Tummies, bandeaus can help you keep up-to-date with a layered look. French for "a little band," a bandeau is basically like a small tube top, but it just goes around your bust area. This doesn't leave material in the midsection to wrinkle and bulge, and you have no straps to worry about. Obsess carries around eight different colors, including multiple neutral options, so you can get more bang for your buck — without the bulk.


032210FASHION3.jpgHollywood Star


While tailoring and alterations can help keep a garment in place and fitting right, it can get expensive and sometimes doesn't even do the job. But you can get Hollywood Fashion Tape for your chic toolbox to help you prevent slips and slits that reveal just a little more than you'd like to show the world. This double-sided tape can help a strapless dress stay put and can make sure your button-down shirt isn't playing peek-a-boo. Available at Obsess Boutique, this little lifesaver offers a couple different options with different shaped tapes for a more fitted fix.


For more hidden treasures, head to Obsess Boutique at 9393 Montgomery Road in Montgomery or check them out online at



Photographer: Linda Palacios
Location: Obsess Boutique

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