Or in this case sucks you in like Spanx.
Who is going to start the trend of wearing their Spanx on the outside?
I'd pay good money to see Tim Gunn wearing his double set of Spanx that he says he wears to the award shows on the outside of his suit.
"You're making it work Tim!"
I actually own one pair of something similar to Spanx that I'd won online that is like a retro style bustier/tummy/upper leg helper.
And by "helper" I mean you need to have a whole team of assistants to help you in or out of it.
I'm not kidding. I thought I was going to pass out trying to put it on.
Squirming around on the floor. Holding my breath. Jumping up and down. Trying to squish bits of me into it.
I think I lost a pound in sweat just trying to get it on.
The newest trendy workout…trying to get into your shapewear.
Once I finally had the damn thing on there were bits popping out at either end. Like sausage coming out of the casing.
So after all of that hassle I decided I didn't like the look one bit and couldn't really breathe much anyhow (apparently breathing is overrated for shapewear) so it needed to come off.
I should have called my team of Spanx assistants because it was ten times worse trying to get it off.
I literally pulled out my neck and shoulder trying to maneuver my limbs to get that straight-jacket-fat-buster off my body.
No joke. I think it took a good 15 minutes to wiggle my way out of it.
By that time I was sweating like I'd just run for 50 minutes and had bruises on my arms and thighs from hitting myself on furniture as the flippin' thing was stuck over my head pinning my arms above me like I was being hung from a torture rack as I ran around like a chicken with its head stuck in an elastic wrapper.
Thank heavens I was trying this on at home and not in some dark small fitting room making moaning noises while hitting the walls.
What do people do when they have to go to the bathroom?
Do they come with emergency openers?
Needless to say I have never tried to put it on again. I don't know what to do with it now.
What is your experience with shapewear?
Let it all hang out. The good, the bad and the ugly.
We're all friends here and I promise…I won't tell Tim a thing.
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