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Spanx vs Assets


Left: $38 Spanx tights Right: $12 Assets tights

I went through my big drawer of tights this morning and noticed that my Assets opaque (by Sara Blakely, it’s the bridge line of Spanx for Target) tights are faring much better than my Spanx tights. Very strange considering I only paid $12 for the Assets and $38 for the Spanx. The Spanx pair had little balls around the ankle area but the Assets pair was smooth as the first day I purchased them. Needlessly to say this concerns me, I mean you’d think Spanx would be of higher quality since it costs triple the price of Assets! My friend Melinda told me one of her Spanx tights ripped at the toes after one use, that’s like taking $38 and flushing it down the toilet. I needed to re-stock my black tights for the winter and guess where I went– straight to Target and picked up 3 pairs of Assets opaque tights in black. (But I did pick up the dual sided black/blue Spanx at Bluefly for 40% off, too.) SPANX by Sara Blakely ‘Tight End’ High Waist Tights $38 at Nordstrom

Assets by Sara Blakely $12 at Target.

If you have tried both and disagree with me, let me know!



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  1. First of all let me start off by telling you that I adore all your websites!!

    I have 3 pair of Assets tights from Target. I love them. I had no clue that they were the bridge line. I owned 1 pair of Spanx tights and they tore after wearing them only a few times. I actually returned them to Nordstrom for a full refund. I was very disappointed in them.

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Thank you, Maria! Isn’t that funny? I didn’t know it was from Sara Blakely at first either until I attended a spanx event, it was a lightbulb moment. LOL

    Have you tried the assets panties? They hold in just as well as the spanx versions…

  3. i was trying on my bridesmaid’s dress last night (friend is getting married in a month)..and i thought about getting some spanx. what are your thoughts on the assets body shaper?? anyone try it?

  4. I have both Spanx and Assets body shapers and they are comparable. Assets is a bit more comfortable but they are just a tad thicker… so I’d check both before deciding!