Credit: Skims

For years shapewear has been given this negative stigma and we associate a ‘Mrs Doubfire’ moment when we think of shapewear. Last week Kim Kardashian West introduced Skims a new line of shapewear to the UK to get rid of that old image and change women’s minds and approach when choosing the right shapewear. The range is now available across all Selfridges stores; London, Manchester, Birmingham and online.This UK launch features over 160 Skims products ranging in price from £8-£150 including their popular body suits, waist trainers and solution shorts. All designed to enhance, lift, smooth and tone there’s an option for everybody!

Gone are days of having friends to help you get in and out of shapewear, no more deep lines across your waist from all of the digging in. Skims truly believes that solution wear is supposed to be comfortable and pain free and that’s why it’s so adaptable to everyday wear rather than just occasion wear. Skims offer “inclusive solution wear” focused to find the right support, coverage and shade for each individual. Their advanced construction techniques give a smoother flatter silhouette and seamless technology that sculpts and lifts.

Benito HQ verdict

We have tried the Skims core control high rise at Benito HQ and have raving reviews, it can be used under dresses, jeans yet you feel like you can breathe underneath even when eating a big meal. I did not feel conscious that anyone can see you have shapewear on as the colour was matched so perfectly.

“I believe that every person should have access to great shapewear, underwear and loungewear,  I want women to feel comfortable and confident in whatever they are wearing” Kim Kardashian West.

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Selfridges | Instagram

It wouldn’t be a Kim Kardashian moment if we didn’t have an instagrammable shopping experience. Head to Selfridges Instagram and check out their highlights page to experience their opening. If you can make a trip it would definitely be worth it and beneficial to see what colour you are and then you can make online purchases going forwards. Selfridges also launched a virtual life drawing class on their Instagram page where Kardashian West posed for a series of images wearing items from the collection. Fans were then able to interpret the image however they like and upload it via social media for a chance to be picked to feature on Selfridges Instagram page by Kardashian West herself.


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Kim Kardashian West | Twitter

The in-store experience included biscuits, napkins and coffee cups decorated with the Skims logo for the public to pick up. The coffee names even linked with the tonal theme “Coco Espresso”, “Sand Latte”, “Clay Cappuccino” and “Sienna Americano”.


Selfridges, Birmingham.


Why choose Skims?

·     For every body

The collection includes nine different tonal hues to fit every skin tone.

·   For every shape

The items are available in sizes from XXS to 5XL all designed to enhance, smooth and shape every curve.

·   For every need

The clothing line features shapewear, underwear, bras, loungewear, and accessories such as body tape, nipple covers and face masks.

All made from polyester, nylon, and spandex.


Need that extra boost of confidence?

Here are some of Benito’s favourite pieces from the collection


Scoop-neck stretch-mesh bralette

£38 at Selfridges

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Built Up high-rise stretch-jersey thong

£20 at Selfridges

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Sculpting V-neck stretch-woven body

£74 at Selfridges

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Core Control high-rise stretch-woven briefs

£35 at Selfidges 

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Boned stretch-woven waist trainer

£74 at Selfridges

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Cozy boucle knitted robe

£149.00 at Selfridges

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Let us know your favourites!

We are grateful that the UK now has access to this incredible shapewear and look forward to many more collections dropping at Selfridges.

Benito x

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