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Monday, April 16, 2012

My Spanx

There was a time in my life when I could comfortably wear virtually anything - no bumps, no bulges, no wobble. Those days are faint memories ... drifting - drifting - drifting. Alas, I have 6 dresses, all bought pre-children that are now incredibly unflattering. I've tried wearing them for special occasions. Each time, I draped a rather large scarf over to try and conceal my wide midsection, "back-fat" and  especially that horrendous "muffin top" I get when I sit down!  

I'm off to a wedding on Saturday and the thought of wearing any of my dresses was incredibly depressing and was hurting my self-esteem. Setting off to find a perfect dress, I found that the dresses that "fit" and sufficiently hid the bulges were incredibly expensive and still not completely flattering. They made me feel frumpy. This is often a problem when you find yourself, "in-between" sizes. 

A girlfriend of mine recommended that I try using SPANX. I'd never before heard of them. I anxiously made my way to the department store to try some on, and embarrassingly entered the dressing room with 6 varying styles, sizes and colors.  

I broke into a sweat trying to get them on and found myself having to take a deep breathe and a break, as it was kind of exhausting. They should be pretty snug to get the full effect. At one point I was on my back, in the dressing room trying to tuck everything in properly. Once I was in, I put my clothes back on. I could not believe my eyes when I looked in the mirror. It was a whole new body before me and I felt comfortable. I opted for buying the SPANX and will wear one of my old dresses. I am not sure which one but I can say that I am absolutely thrilled with my new find. 

I might for the benefit of my readers post pictures with and without the SPANX, though I am very nervous about doing that. They are quite difficult to get on so I am not sure how I am going to use the toilet that night. There is a small hole in the crotch area but knowing my clutso-self, that would just get very messy. ;) 

1 comment:

  1. Oh the wonders of SPANX! :) The before and after photos would be amazing! Go on! Do it! :) S x