"I almost died," she says about her fashion choice gone wrong.

on Apr 19, 2011 - The Dish

Jill Zarin of the Real Housewives of New York City
Talk about sucking the life out of you. "I almost died on a date once because my corset was too tight," Real Housewives of New York City star Jill Zarin spills to The Improper Bostonian. "Oh my god, it was so embarrassing," she continues. "I finished eating and I couldn't breathe. We stood up and I thought I was going to collapse. He had to loosen it for me!"

Jill's Prince Charming came to her rescue that night, but nowadays she's the one saving scores of women from experiencing such turmoil. Her Skweez Couture line of shapewear thankfully looks sexy but keeps comfort in mind. "Everything has great elastic in it because of that. I'm very confident in my products."

Part of that rock solid belief in her line comes from Jill's professional experience with shapewear as well. "I worked in hosiery for a long time and I have a lot of retail experience," Ginger's mama continues telling the Boston blog. "I know this business. Shapewear is never pretty and the idea started because I wanted to add lace to it."

Want to Skweez into your LBD without feeling light-headed? "We just got picked up by Lord & Taylor!" Jill gushes.

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