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Now, Bridget Jones' magic knickers for chubby chaps

August 14, 2011 - London

The male version of Bridget Jones' magic knickers has arrived to bring relief for men embarrassed by their spare tyre or beer belly.

The 10 pounds worth Bodysculpt Trunks from Asda have been dubbed Manx, after the trimming female underwear brand Spanx.

Described as the 'boxer short diet', the pants aim to hold in tums, bums and thighs.

Control underwear is a wardrobe essential for many women, and was famously worn by Renee Zellweger in the film Bridget Jones's Diary.

Asda spent a year developing the high-waisted trunk, which has hidden 'control areas' to create a streamlined silhouette.

The supermarket says the technology is split into three main areas, and makes use of fabric - comprised of 85 per cent polyamide (a type of nylon) and 15 per cent elastane (the generic non-brand name for Lycra) - that compresses flabby areas.

A double-knitted panel around the waist flattens and shapes stomachs, and also provides lumbar support.

There is a side panel running from the waist down the thigh to compress love-handles and shape thighs. The panel also lifts and smooths the backside.

Together this gives the pants the ability to squeeze and cup men's wobbly areas into place, creating a firmer body shape. They also have an anti-microbial application - making them 'pong proof' - and ventilated panels to help the wearer keep cool.


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