Spanx are the world’s best creation. Designed to keep all your flabby bits flat when you are wearing a killer outfit, they are just massive pants that reach to the bottom of your bra (some have hooks to prevent a bit of bulge spilling out the gap) and are like shorts down your legs. They are like the modern woman’s equivalent of a corset, and are simply brilliant.
They are however, pretty tight.
So when you are in them, there isn’t much change of getting out of them unless there is a nuclear explosion. Emmy and I bought some recently for a night out and upon changing my outfit I decided not to wear them. I danced around my super small bedroom trying to get them off for a full fifteen minutes, and nearly had a coronary once I was done. Phew!
When my friend Nicola got married a few years ago the spanx were a fairly new idea and I was appalled to hear that you couldn’t take them off for a wee, and (to be polite) there was a cleverly crafted wee hole to help you out. Gawd!! Cue two people holding wedding dress out of the way for toilet time. Hilarious!
You do have to be careful that they are the right size though, if they are too big you risk them rolling down and giving you a rather fetching spank roll, and if you have them too tight flab bulges out from unlikely places like your armpit or waist. If in the wrong hands they can be a fashion faux pas, but for the most part….
Who ever invented the spanx. God love you. That is all.