Lift, Slim, Smooth: The Yummie by Heather Thomson Story

After having her first baby and noticing a void in the shapewear department, designer/entrepreneur/reality-TV celebrity Heather Thomson decided to create her own line. And with nothing but a sewing machine and pure determination, her first piece – the three-panel shaping tank top – was born. Fast-forward six years to today, and she’s still finding innovative ways to help women look and feel their best. But how exactly did Yummie become such a phenomenon? Here, we take a look at the first few milestones.

The Yummie by Heather Thomson Story

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March 5, 2014

Five-Minute Pow-Wow: Heather Thomson Talks Under-the-Radar Essentials


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Heather Thomson is the mind behind the figure-flattering unmentionables. Her revolutionary designs have become must-wears for many women. Here, the innovative designer dishes on her Yummie Tummie favorites, her own style rules, and insider shapewear tricks.

Rue La La: What are three intimate essentials every woman should have?
Heather: If I had to pick a few, it would definitely be one of our tank tops, the Briefie bottom, and a good shaping slip (the Peek-A-Boo is one of my favorites).

Rue La La: Yummie Tummie items are all about versatility – tell us about a few wear-every-which-way favorites.
Heather: The Original Tank is the essential layering piece – perfect for under your favorite top, blazer, sweater, or dress. It’s also amazing to wear to a yoga or workout class. Another favorite is our Emilie Pantie – it fits and looks great and is super comfortable. Plus, the lace trim brings a sense of luxury, so you’ll forget you are wearing shapewear.
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March 2, 2011

VIDEO: Backstage Pass – Rue La La Presents The City of Hope Spirit of Life Award Luncheon with Yummie Tummie


We were so excited (and incredibly proud) to sponsor the City of Hope’s Spirit of Life Award Luncheon and Yummie Tummie fashion show in NYC. Not only does City of Hope help a great cause, but the event involved a runway show of one of our favorite woman-friendly fashion essentials. Our reporter, Dani Incropera, went behind the scenes to chat with Yummie Tummie designer and founder Heather Thomson and other high-profile stars. Watch our exclusive footage now:

May 6, 2010