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Spanx on My Mind

8 comments | June 7th, 2012

(story submitted anonymously, by a Chestist)

Did you read that Adele wore 4 pairs of Spanx to the Grammy's?  A week ago I read that the woman who invented Spanx is the first self-made female billionaire. 

Isn't it just fucking ironic that the first female billionaire is one because she invented a way to change how we look and help us pretend our bodies are different than they are?  I can't decide if it's a genius invention or so sad.  I've worn them before and I'll wear them again. Still, I think it's one thing to want to look differently and another when we pretend that we actually do.  Wouldn't we make fun of a guy who wore lifts?  Why is that any different?  {end story}

Ok everyone, what do you think?  Ever worn Spanx or some equivalent?  Would you?

 

8 comments

  • Me

    Posted on June 8, 2012

    If I’m going out to an event I am wearing Spanx. They’re like underwear with confidence.

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  • HJ

    Posted on June 8, 2012

    I’ve heard about these but haven’t yet had the nerve to buy them. I have the need, mind you, but feel a little bit like I’d be buying a sex toy. It’s something that will make me feel nice but I don’t think I want any one else to know.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted on June 8, 2012

    I never leave home with out them!!

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  • Elise

    Posted on June 8, 2012

    The double standard is there certainly, I can see that.

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  • Katherine

    Posted on June 8, 2012

    I wear them frequently. I feel like its just a better, sleeker version of me. I get a confidence boost and don’t for a hot second feel bad about it. How is (well done) makeup different? You don’t really know just to look at someone, but they have an extra boost. I’m all for it.

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  • Maureen

    Posted on June 8, 2012

    No way! I couldn’t stand to have something like that on. Reminds me of my mum’s girdle from the 1960s. Anyways, I’m petite, but I wouldn’t wear them regardless.

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  • Tina

    Posted on June 9, 2012

    This bums me out.
    Women spend so much time and money on looking a certain way.
    Sighhhh…
    How can a person even wear 4 pairs?
    I’d rather the first female billionaire had invented GPS.

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  • Jen

    Posted on June 14, 2012

    I have one pair, it’s like underwear but also goes up around the torso. It doesn’t make me smaller, just smooths stuff out, like a fitted undershirt would on a man.

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