Yummie Tummie founder Heather Thomson, a former celebrity stylist and the creative force behind famous-name fashion lines like P. Diddy's Sean Jean, Beyoncé's House of Dereon and Dereon, and J. Lo's Sweetface, invented a three-panel system that perfectly contours women's bodies and shaves five pounds off the midsection.
Pretty genius, if you ask us!
"It was a selfish initiative," Thomson tells StyleList. "I created things because I needed them in my wardrobe."
As a mother of two, Thomson saw her body undergo changes and craved garments that gave her shape as well as style.
She also wanted her creations to be all inclusive, so she made Yummie Tummie in sizes extra small through 3X.
Thomson recently walked us through her new spring and fall collections, which include an undergarment for everyone.
There's the Lady Gaga-style Briefie, the high-tech Sweetie bodysuit (Thomson's "homage to Donna Karan, but with new technology"), and the Peek-A-Boo, "grandma's slip on steroids."
Brand-new to the collection are Thomson's ready-to-wear pieces, including embellished shirts, a Rihanna-esque corset, knit leggings, and crisp button-downs, which all do double duty as body slimmers and prove that Thomson has fully mastered the art of form and function.
Yummie Tummie's summer pieces will be available online in mid-June and at Macy's, Saks Fifth Avenue, and specialty retailers nationwide.