Last month HSN announced that award-winning TV and film actress Kathy Najimy was debuting a new shapewear collection called Ch’Arms In October. We thought the release said Najimy would be on in Octiberm but we never saw her.
Then on Monday, HSN put out a press release that said Najimy will launch the Ch’Arms collection next Monday, Cyber Monday.
“This lightweight accessory, designed to be worn under short sleeve or sleeveless tops, is designed for women seeking coverage for their arms while keeping the integrity of their outer garment intact,” the release said. “Kathy Najimy invented Ch’Arms out of her personal need for alternative styling options for her wardrobe.”
And her is Najimy’s canned quote: “Ch’Arms is a garment problem—solver. For those of us who love the look of short sleeve or sleeveless garments but sometimes choose to have our arms covered, Ch’Arms gives us the best of both worlds. No more bulky layers either under or over your cute shirt or dress. Ch’Arms is lightweight and seamless and allows its wearer to feel comfortable and confident, covering your arms without covering your garment or body!”
We still can’t figure out what these things look like.
HSN’s two cents didn’t help.
“HSN is thrilled to work with Kathy to offer the everyday woman an easy fix for her wardrobe challenges,” senior vice president of merchanding Chuck Anderson said. “We’ve admired Kathy’s work for years, and to be able to bring her innovative design concept to our engaging customer base is an exciting opportunity for us all.”
The collection, which will launch in six color ways – black, white, nude, grey, mocha and plum – comes in cotton, control spandex and evening sheer mesh.
“Sheer evening mesh Ch’Arms” has been designed by Ms. Najimy to blend seamlessly into the background, allowing a woman’s top or dress to stand out. “Control Ch’Arms” is constructed to minimize the arms and midriff, while “Cotton Ch’Arms” provides a more casual option and can be worn with a multitude of garments.
The Ch’Arms Comfy Cotton and Ch’Arms Spandex Control will both retail for $29.90 and be available exclusively at HSN.
Najimy will be on next Monday and Tuesday.
For 14 seasons, Najimy performed the voice of “Peggy Hill,” on the Emmy-award winning Fox hit “King of the Hill,” and for three seasons she starred opposite Kirstie Alley as “Olive” on NBC’s Veronica’s Closet, Najimy is known internationally for her portrayal of “Sister Mary Patrick” in the blockbuster hits “Sister Acts” one and two.
Najimy has appeared in more than 20 films including “The Fisher King” and “The Wedding Planner.”