You have all heard of Spanx and wondered who came up with this expensive "must have" for women. Spanx to me is a much softer side to the girdle that my mom has been wearing for years. That same girdle gave me the second belly I did not want by tightening up the first, and it was totally un-flattering! I remember well when young ladies girdles were so tight that they could not sit down, much less eat at their cousin's wedding. Now, we all want Spanx to hide and push aside the extra skin on our hips, mid-section and thighs because all of hollywood is wearing it.
Not everyone can sing Spanx's praises 'cause not everyone wears it well. According to celebrity stylist Kithe Brewster. . “What I think is the simplest and works the best is the total body suit underneath for curvy girls. There are a lot of lumpy shapes out there, and women think they’re doing themselves a favor by Spanx-ing and putting on undergarments. But if it comes off looking really lumpy and not smooth, then you haven’t really helped yourself.” Is he right? Of course. . . we have all seen this. Now, I hear that there is a product that does "dimple control" - Soap & Glory Sit Tight Intense XS Firming Serum ($38) - you can massage on hips, butt and thighs to smooth lumps. The makers of this product claims that you can skip the shapewear if you follow the directions of this product. I have never tried it but I can tell you that this will not work for me!
So, I went looking for options and found "Look 10lbs lighter in 10 seconds Miraclesuit" extra firm control real smoother body briefer. It claims to flatten tummy, defines waist, eliminates back budge and I can wear it with my own bra. Just what I needed and on sale plus my 20% and it was mine. Yes, not everybody can wear a bodycon dress including me, I don't care if it is the latest fashion it is not flattering on everyone. But, if you love the color of the dress and think that an undergarment will make it perfect for you, then take it with you to the fitting. Just like when you got your "toe ring" it was so uncomfortable that you had to take it off before dinner, same as the undergarment. You somehow get accustom to wearing it and it becomes a part of your trousseau. But, if you do not have that smooth look in your mirror. . Do not blame the fabric of the dress for your new found dimples, blame the SPANX.
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