After bearing 3 children, I have a little bit more of a curvy figure. Sure, I love my body more now than when I was a size two 20-something, footloose and fancy free without a blemish to be seen on my body.
As the years pass, I have added little bumps here and there to my list of eye wrinkles, and while I am more confident than ever in my appearance, a girl likes a little commitment-free fine-tuning.
In 1998, frustrated consumer, Sara Blakely, was intent on finding a footless, body shaping product that allowed her to wear dressy white pants with open-toed shoes. Only to come up empty in her search, Sara’s need for a non-existent product that was comfortable, allowed her toes to be free and smooth figure flaws brought Spanx to life.
A woman on a mission usually takes fate into her own hands. Determined to update her look and sport her open-toed shoes sans the toe seam of her nylons, Sara cut the feet from her nylons, taking the first step to create the Original Footless Body-Shaping Pantyhose.
My life is all around crazy at times and I must feel confident not only in my character and spirit, but in my body. Sure, I work out. And I am a size 6. But I am far from being physically perfect.
I have to admit, slipping into Spanx makes me feel assertive. Knowing everything is in place, I like being able to modify my look without investing in a permanent change.
And while I am sure not all women wear Spanx, there is something to be said for stabilizing my girls and unwrinkling my thighs.
Three Outfits Perfect For Spanx
The form fitted satin dress – suppressing a little mystery belly bulge is necessary when donning any frock made from delicate fabric. With a body suit in your underthings arsenal, you can be sure you will be as smooth as the fine textile that drapes your shape.
The tailored black slack – My well-proportioned butt needs a little boosting at times, especially if I am attempting to fit into my favorite pair of fitted black pants. Seam-free, the mid-thigh shaper is just what I need to command attention during a presentation.
The A-line dress– all attention up top, the Bra-vo Breezy Back-Smoothing Underwire smoothes, boosts and supports, oh my?
What secret weapon is in your unmentionable arsenal?
*Image courtesy of Spanx.com