‘RHONY’ Star Heather Thomson Talks Body Image: ‘Don’t Lean On Shapewear To ‘Define’ You’

The Real Housewives of New York star Heather Thomson was very successful prior to going on the show. She runs the popular Yummie Tummie brand, a name that people often associate as being the competitor to Spanx. On the show, Heather has even revealed that Spanx ripped off one of her designs, which led to a lawsuit.

Heather Thomson runs her business based on what she thinks women would want to see in terms of products. But she doesn’t want women to define themselves based on how the shapewear moulds their bodies. Now, she is speaking out about how she wants her shapewear line to work with people and their opinions of themselves.

According to a new Bravo report, The Real Housewives of New York star Heather Thomson reveals that it is important to go with your normal size, not the size you want to be.

“Trying to size down will only cause discomfort, and can actually make you appear larger. A great tip to keep in mind when shopping in any department is confidence – if you feel it on the inside, others will see it on the outside,” Heather reveals about the shapewear she creates for Yummie Tummie, adding that she doesn’t just want to focus on undergarments.

“Just make sure the pieces are designed correctly for your shape… My goal has been to modernize the idea of shaping foundations and design them as essentials — those pieces you wear everyday — but not limited to undergarments,” Heather Thomson says, adding, “As we transition into the fall and Holiday season, remember we shouldn’t lean on our shapewear to ‘define’ us, it should ‘compliment’ us!”

Heather Thomson hasn’t used The Real Housewives of New York too much to market her shapewear. On the fifth season of the show, Thomson did have a fashion show to show off her newest collection, but the focus quickly fell on Aviva Drescher’s insecurity over modeling with her prosthetic leg for all to see.

Instead of marketing her business, Thomson has bickered with her co-stars, specifically Aviva. Heather claimed that Aviva was indeed the one who was demanding more money to film the show with the other ladies. Rumor has it that Drescher has left the show. According to The Inquisitr,Bethenny Frankel’s name did come up as a replacement, which would be an interesting fit considering she also runs her own successful company.

What do you think of Heather Thomson’s comments on body image?

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