Body-shaping lingerie that looks great with your clothes on AND off.
Except, over the course of that evening, it occurred to me that there’s nothing sane about Spanx. They are the lingerie equivalent of purgatory. Either you go for just the big pants, in which case you’re continually fighting the roll-down; or the bodysuit, so you’re left wondering how on earth you’re going to pee; or the slip, as I did, which means that knickers are contraindicated.
By the end of the evening, I was sure there had to be a better way. I kept having to tug the damned thing down, my armpits were chafing, and I was suffering rampant paranoia that I might have flashed my flange on TV. And let’s not mention how awful it looked without my clothes to cover it.
If I was just a bit smarter, I could have chosen lingerie that let my clothes sit better, reigned in any wobble, and looked great when everything else had hit the bedroom floor. Our grandmothers knew all this stuff, and it’s high time we remembered it.
Here are some alternative ideas that will look great on and off. (P.S. it starts with buying the right size – too-tight=bulges).