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  • Spring Clean Your Lingerie Drawer

    Spring clean your lingerie drawer.

    Out with the old, in with the new.

    Cleaning out your closet is a given this time of year, but don’t forget another often-overlooked area: your lingerie drawer. Here are a few rules to help decide which items to keep and which to purge (and if it’s on the border, err on the side of purging). Unlike your closet though, panties don’t get donated—they get tossed. Only recycle bras and lingerie that doesn’t involve nether-region coverage.

    Tips for Bras

    Toss anything that has lots its shape or elasticity. This includes worn straps, stretched-out bands, misshapen cups or exposed underwires (ouch!). Another category worthy of tossing? Ill-fitting bras. If it’s new, sexy and beautiful, it’s still time to let it go if it doesn’t fit correctly (but these are great candidates for recycling). You need bras that support, lift and flatter your bust. Also, if you have a larger bust and you’re experiencing neck, back or shoulder pain, your bra might be the source. Lastly, you should never have red marks on your shoulders or strap dig-in—another sign you’re wearing the wrong size or style.

    Now, the fun part! Time to replace everything you threw out. Try this strapless bra for a superior stay-put fit:

    Seamless Molded Cup 5 Way Convertible Bra by QT

    Tips for Panties

    This is an easy one: If your underwear sags or the elastic in the waistband is shot, it’s time to say adios. Another thing to look for: any sign of holes, fading or stains. And why not replace your standard panties with shaping pieces for adding body-defining benefits? A few we love:

    Starlet High-Waisted Brief by Jennifer

    Simply Sleek Boyleg Shapewear 2-Pack by Cass Luxury

    Tips for Nylons

    Toss anything that doesn’t have a supportive waistband. And of course, any pairs with tears, snags, runs or pilling. New nylons and tights go a long way in sprucing up your look. The opposite is also true: an old pair of tights can sabotage a great ensemble. Replace your old nylons with ones that have shaping benefits and fun lace details:

    Women's Opaque Control Top Tight by HUE

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  • Introducing: The New Hourglass Angel

    Hourglass Angel Shapewear

    Get ready – we're introducing exciting changes! We're unveiling a brand new Hourglass Angel. You'll find the same great selection of premium-quality shapewear and apparel – but with a whole new look and new features that we think you're going to love.

    What's changing?

    • -New logo, new image. We're revealing the single biggest transformation in our history! Our new look is designed to better reflect the confident, poised and refined style of customers like you. 
    • -New site design. HourglassAngel.com is being completely overhauled with a clean new design that makes shopping even easier and more enjoyable. 
    • -New fit & sizing information. On product pages, you'll now find more detailed information on how each garment will fit your body, based on real fit sessions we conducted with women of all sizes.
    • -New expanded categories. Our 100+ categories will make it even easier to find the products you're looking for, based on style, intended body type, shaping power, popularity with other shoppers, and numerous other attributes. 
    • -New, stronger YOU. Above all, we are dedicated to creating a seamless shopping experience that helps women redefine their body image while staying true to who they are. Hourglass Angel. Shaping a stronger you.

    On behalf of everyone at Hourglass Angel, we want to thank you for your business and wish you a happy, healthy new year.

    Warmest wishes,
    The Hourglass Angel Team

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  • Fill in the Blank: Your New Year's Resolutions

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    Small Steps to Big Changes

    The holidays are winding down and a brand new year looms ahead. Are you making any New Year's resolutions? While some might find the practice cheesy or overrated, there's never a better time for a fresh start and to make some positive changes in your life.

    The hardest part about making New Year's resolutions is figuring out which goals are going to work for you. Some people go big or go home and make a grandiose plan that is almost impossible to follow through to the end. Some people make way too many goals that they can't juggle, and they fall off the wagon by late January.

    To make significant New Year's resolutions that will last, you have to find a balance. You have to do things that are challenging but won't leave you feeling exasperated. And you have to find a way to remain inspired for the whole year, not just January.

    The key is: small steps.

    Start out small. If you can succeed at something small, your success can blossom into something bigger. Set yourself up for success so you can gain momentum.

    So where to start? You can make several small goals that will lead to big changes in your life during 2015. Goals can be as specific or as general as you want, as long as you're inspired to become the person you want to be in the coming year. We've got a list; you fill in the blanks that best fit you. Post this list somewhere you won't forget it so you can remain inspired all year long!

    My 2015 New Year's Resolutions

    1. The bad habit I'm going to break this year is ________________________

    2. A new skill I'd like to learn is ________________________

    3. A person I'd like to be more like is ________________________

    4. A good deed I'd like to accomplish is ________________________

    5. I'd like to visit ________________________

    6. A book I'd like to read is ________________________

    7. I'd like to write a letter to ________________________

    8. A new food I'd like to try is ________________________

    9. I'm going to do better at ________________________

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  • 4 Fun Stocking Stuffers for Friends and Family

    Ladies' accessories: great for gifts

    Accessories Your Girlfriends will Love

    Are you browsing for the perfect shapewear for all of those holiday events coming up? There's hardly a better time of year to buy shapewear, but while you're at it, why not knock out some of your holiday shopping for the ladies in your life? Did you know we carry some amazing little accessories?

    Besides, who doesn't love to have a little fun when giving gifts to your girlfriends during the holidays? Whether you're searching for a clever Secret Santa gift at the office or you want to make your sister or mom smile on Christmas morning, we've got some fun little items that every woman can appreciate.

    1. Cranberry & Pomegranate Bee Pampered Spa Set by Burt’s Bees

    Do you have a friend with a taste for the luxurious things in life? Give her a little taste of a luxury spa in the comfort of her own home. This set makes a great gift and includes the following fantastic products: Cranberry & Pomegranate Body Butter, Cranberry & Pomegranate Sugar Scrub. The scrub gently polishes skin with its deliciously aromatic formula, while the body butter naturally moisturizes for a silky and soft finish.

    2. Strap Ease

    If you've got a friend with an enviable bra size, she has probably told you that the downside is that her bra straps dig painfully into her shoulders by the end of the day. That extra weight, while lovely in the front, comes at a cost! If she complains about it a lot, take note. Surprise her with a little relief, with these simple little cushions for her shoulders.

    3. Snap-To-Bra Cami Original

    Plunging necklines can look flattering, but they're not always appropriate for every occasion, particularly professional or religious gatherings. If you've got a friend who likes to wear both a conservative and a sexy side when it comes to her neckline (depending on the occasion), give her this extraordinary little accessory. In a snap, all of her plunging tops can go either way. It attaches to almost any bra. This is especially convenient if she wants to look professional at work but a little sexier after hours, as it comes off in a second.

    4. Bra Extender by Fullness

    Do you have a friend or relative who has recently gone through a pregnancy or a significant change in her weight? She's probably told you how frustrated she is that none of her bras fit quite right anymore! These bra extenders are a lifesaver for anyone who is in a transitional weight. It can also be great for anyone who has a bra size that is hard to find in general! Simply attach one to the back of a bra and instantly have a new band size.

    Those are just a few ideas for the ladies in your life during the holidays. Check out more accessories like beauty products and convenience items here.

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  • What Shapes Your Success?

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    You could win $500+ in AMIA shapewear and other prizes!

    This month as the weather heats up and we begin to enjoy some of nature's inspiration, we want to know: what shapes your success? We know that you are beautiful and passionate women. So take a moment to share some of your inspiration with us! You work hard, no matter what your goals are. What can be more rewarding than sharing what's helped you succeed and inspiring others to do the same?

    Who are the women that inspire you? Celebrities, business owners, political figures? Perhaps you look up to a mother or a sister figure who represents strength, beauty and passion.

    Every great woman gets her inspiration from somewhere. Your role models likely have had a vision for what they could achieve. They held to their visions and went after them.

    Join us on Instagram during the month of May and share your Motivation for Success!

    Find us @hourglass_angel!

    Entering is simple:

    1) Capture an image of any object, person or place that embodies your motivation for success.

    -        Examples of objects might include a framed printout of an inspirational quote, your favorite book, a gift from your role model, a memento from your favorite place, or a dress you want to fit into at an upcoming event.

    2) Post your image to your Instagram account and share it by tagging @hourglass_angel and using hashtags #hourglassangel and #31daysofsuccess.

    Just for entering, you'll instantly receive a 15% off coupon for your next order at Hourglass Angel!

    Plus, for every entry submitted, Hourglass Angel will also donate $1 to the Women's Alliance on behalf of our AMIA line of shapewear. So by sharing your success, you'll contribute to the successes of other women. At the end of the month we'll let you know just how big of a difference you're making by reporting how much we'll be giving to the Women's Alliance.

    Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for daily motivation and ideas of what inspires us at Hourglass Angel!

    Rules

    At the end of the entry period, the contestant who submits the most images will be eligible to win. If there is a tie for the same number of entries, the winning contestant will be selected at random. The winner will receive our complete line of AMIA shapewear (10 items), valued at over $500!

    Official Rules

    We're excited to see many creative and inspiring images on Instagram. So get your camera phones ready, ladies, and let's cheer each other on to success. Take the challenge and try to submit something every day!

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  • Ahead of the Curves: New York Fashion Week runway debuts shapewear

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    This year’s New York Fashion Week kicked off with Spanx taking over the runway. Models strutted their shapers up and down the runway, showing off boy shorts, Wonderbras, and other shapewear. Some fashion and news sites have shown shock that traditional models were chosen to market shapewear, but this event goes to show that shapewear is for anyone regardless of body type. Movie stars love their shapers, and now so does the couture scene.

    This comes as a surprise to some, but shapewear has been an important part of a polished look for a long time. Shapers can be used to provide a tuck and lift, but can also be used to create a smooth, fresh canvas for clothes. It’s like applying primer to your face before applying makeup. Shapewear was the best kept secret in Hollywood and among the fashion elite, but not any more. Designers, actors, celebrities, musicians, models, and fashionistas alike are publicly recognizing that shapewear makes an outfit pop, and has its own place in fashion.

    Lingerie and intimate lines have long had a presence in the fashion world and now shapewear is boldly joining them on the runway. Hourglass Angel was ahead of the curve, selling beautiful shapewear for every body and lifestyle for years. Shop our extensive inventory of elegant and comfortable thigh, waist, butt, leg, and tummy shapers - from the runway to your home, before they were even on the runway!

    Shop featured styles;
    Top left Supreme Thong Shaper by AMIA
    Top right Diva Corselette by AMIA
    Bottom left Marylou Shortie by Yummie by Heather Thomson YT2-027
    Bottom right Almighty Vest by AMIA

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  • Our Boo-tiful Halloween Picks

    Are you showing off your silhouette this Halloween in a spooky and sexy costume? You’re not alone. Halloween has become a time to slip into another world of costume and fantasy. If you’re looking for a playful look that’s a treat for the eyes, you may want to simplify the process with a complete costume look. Hourglass Angel stocks a wide variety of these looks. Let’s take a tour so you can find a set that’s boo-tiful and perfect for you.

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    The French maid is a classic look that could fit nicely into your Halloween holiday plans. Start with the Maid In Paris Costume by Seven Til Midnight. This set includes a stretch bodysuit, miniskirt, mini apron, ruffle choker and maid’s hat. And don’t forget the detachable garters! You’ll want to pair this set with a perfect sexy shoe and a sexy thigh high or tights if the weather is cooler where you are.

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    Or maybe you want to show off your heavenly body with an angelic look. The My Baby Angel Costume by Seven Til Midnight is a sexy twist on the classic angel look. This set features a lace up bodysuit, tutu, feather trimmed wings and halo. The detachable garters make this one ideal for thigh highs too.

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    And last but not least, you will love this look that makes pulses race. The Drive Me Crazy Costume by Dreamgirl is a versatile piece that reverses, creating a 2-in-1 look. Pick your color, red or yellow and become a taxi driver or a racecar diva. This one includes a belt, a taxi driver’s hat and a sporty striped headband.

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    And don’t forget, we have a wide variety of the costumes, corsets and accessories you need for Halloween, so shop now and find your special fantasy look!

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  • Rounding Your Rear With Jeans

    Blog-PostWhether it's back to school time for you or just cooler weather, the fall always signals a new crop of curve enhancing and eye-catching styles. Signature denims are back this year, but if you've touched on this trend before, you'll still want to get a peek at some particularly eye-popping looks.

    Butt-enhancing denims. Butt lift jeans. Levante cola. There are many ways to say it but, they're all the same idea and what they accomplish is something special. Butt lifting jeans support, shape and lift your bottom without the addition of a shaper or padding. They perform this magic trick with a heart shaped seam that rounds around the top of the rear, tapering diagonally towards the thighs. Most of these jeans have a slightly high waist, which brings a slimming effect, accentuating your new hourglass figure.

    But that's only half of the fun! Brands like Verox bring a lot of flair with their curve enhancing power. Look for highlights like buckles, jewels, zippers and other sparkling details that set your pair of Verox jeans apart. This season we will be adding tons of new looks and dazzling colors, but you better act fast! These  fresh seasonal style move quickly and new styles are introduced, so if you see something you love, you won't want to miss out!

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  • The Season’s Ups and Downs: What To Wear When The Weather Is Changing

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    In these last days of summer, when the thermometer seems particularly indecisive, it’s hard to know what to wear. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of our favorite pieces that are versatile enough to take you through the transition from summer to fall.

    When a warm summer day can turn to a chilly night, leggings are the look you need. One of our favorite pairs of leggings is the Tight Ankle Legging by Lysse. This shaping legging can be paired with a dress during the day and dressed up with a jacket at night.

    Add a little flair with the signature look of the Corduroy Leggings by Hue. This fit for fall style can layer under almost anything to add a little warmth when you need it. Whether you top them with a sweater dress or a lighter tunic and sandals, this is a look that goes well from season to season.

    In late summer where a full legging may be a little heavy for the heat, you can transition from a warm day to a crisp night with a sheerer piece of legwear such as the Women’s Opaque Control Top Tight by Hue. These go well with shorts or skirts. Find the look that’s right for you.

    And if you want to turn up the volume on your legwear style, add the Mesh Super Suspender Tights by House of Holland for Pretty Polly. This eye popping design has showed up on celebrities all over the world and is a great transitional piece for the season.

    And last but not least, the Bodyslimmers Firm Control Slimtastic Camisole by Nancy Ganz can be a starting foundational piece that you cover with a layer once the temperature drops. This a garment that definitely goes from the warmth of the sun to the cool of the night.

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  • Cellulite: You Don’t Have To Like It Or Lump It

    The little lumps and bumps of cellulite. Yes, you have them...so do we. And thanks to supermarket magazines, we know that every female celebrity in the world has cellulite too! In fact, the vast majority of women, regardless of their size, will develop some cellulite in their lifetime.

    Now that we’ve established that we’re all in the same boat, let’s get to the good news! In recent years, the first truly effective at home solutions for cellulite have begun to appear on the market. While these products may not permanently erase cellulite, they do reduce its appearance effectively.

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    Most anti-cellulite products fall into one of two categories. The first of these is topical treatments. Topical treatments are usually creams or oils that you vigorously massage into the skin to create a smoother look with time. One of our favorite topical treatments is the Cellufit Body Contour Oil by Mambino Organics. Mambino in an incredible company, offering a complete line of safe, delicious-smelling products for new moms, moms to be, or anyone who wants effective and safe skincare. Pair this oil with a handheld cellulite massager after a shower and massage the affected areas to reduce lumps and bumps and create more even toned skin.

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    But one of the most exciting developments in anti-cellulite technology is the creation of special toning garments that use their construction to reduce the visible appearance of cellulite. These can work in several ways. Often massage is a key factor... or should we say micro-massage. For example, Wacoal, one of your most trusted brands, has developed their iPant line, which uses Novarel Slim® nylon microfiber infused with microcapsules of caffeine to micromassage and mobilize fat. Add in vitamin E, ceramides, retinol and aloe vera and you’re left with smoothed moisturized and firmed skin. Their iPant Anti-Cellulite Cupless Cami and iPant Anti-cellulite Hi-Waist Long Leg Shaper make a perfect set!

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    And if you’re looking to add anti-cellulite technology to your workout, one of the biggest breakthroughs in this field can be found in Delfin Spa’s activewear line, which uses Bio-ceramic material. This composite reflects your body’s Far Infrared Rays, the part of the light spectrum that generates heat. These rays are redirected deep into the tissues that contain cellulite. Increasing thermal activity in this layer of skin maximizes the work your muscles are already doing, improving circulation, breaking down toxins and mobilizing fat cells.

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