Companies known for their figure-control undies have branched out into clothes meant to be seen. Here are some that have hit the market -- and look promising.
Fila Body Toning System (BTS)
Road test: Sold for $145 to $190, the price is comparable to or less than other designer labels, such as True Religion. But if you believe the testimonials, they're well worth it. "OMG," one fan wrote to the company's website. "I just got my first pair and if there were a Nobel Prize for jeans ... these would win." Need we say more? Not even a whiff of the mom-jeans stigma, yet they suck you in like nobody's business.
How they work: In her search for something that flattered, she slashed off the upper portion of a pair of control-top pantyhose and sewed it onto a pair of leggings. "It was a perfect fit and looked smooth," she says. The product is made of four-way stretch fabric and comes in eight styles and four colors.
Road test: Lissé turns you into a lean machine, and the tight-ankle legging and right-on-trend cargos are both great with boots. Find them.