I know the old saying goes that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but that’s not true. Every girl’s best friend is actually Spanx. If you just can’t take one more minute of working out, but you want to look like you’re buff in all the right places, Spanx is the answer. Ditto, if you need to smooth all the little lumps and bumps to look fabulous in that skin-tight bandage dress for a special night out on the town. Sarah Blakely invented Spanx in 1998 by cutting the legs out of her control-top pantyhose, and revolutionized the way women dress, and also helped improve our self-esteem. Spanx, Inc. now produces over 200 products designed to help women look their best-dressed selves. If you polled women worldwide, I’m sure they’d nominate her hands-down for President, or at least a Nobel prize, for this life-saving and fashion-saving invention.