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Colombia-based body shapewear boutique, Sexy Skinz opens second location in South Tampa

After listening to the needs of men and women desiring and personally desiring to look slimmer without having to exercise, Colombia native, Elizabeth Muñoz spent years designing top-of-the-line body shapewear at her undergarment shop in Colombia.

Muñoz started by searching different manufacturers and fabric companies to create unique body shapers with the best fabric technology found in the market, and from her research she found most people desired comfort.

She operated an undergarment shop in Colombia and in 2006 she decided it was time to take her business to the U.S., so she opened her first American shop, Sexy Skinz in North Tampa.

Now after 12 successful years growing her business and learning that many of her clientele reside in South Tampa, Muñoz has recently opened her second shop in August at 3627 W Kennedy Blvd.

Sexy Skinz prides itself on its quality, comfortable fabrics all of which are made in Colombia and its elegant body shapers that are available in 59 different styles such as off the shoulder, open back, razorback, ones just for the waistline and more, and available in a variety of sizes from double extra small to double extra large.

In addition, all of the shapewear has a reducing gel on the inside, and there are a variety of body shapers such as post surgery ones, post partum, back support, waist clinchers, body waist reducers, and butt lifters.

"It's just amazing and it's super comfortable to enhance your silhouette,' Muñoz said. ""Although you can find some online, you can't touch the material. Here you can try it on and you feel the difference than ones online, which are cheap material and get uncomfortable after a couple hours."

Muñoz, who is also a new mother, says the body shapers inspired her to stay in shape and makes her appear 10 pounds smaller. Prices for the body shapers start at $44 and increase to $198.

Sexy Skinz operates from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and plans a grand opening towards the end of this month. For more information visit

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