I fucking hate shapewear. With a passion. If my mother ever reads this post, I just gave her two new reasons to give me a lecture on being a lady. Despite my dislike for these uncomfortable garments, I was a religious Spanx wearer because I wanted a flat stomach and no bra bulge. Let that sink in. I bought and wore uncomfortable, itchy, sweaty and sometimes booty squishing compression wear all day because I wanted to create the ILLUSION of having a toned core. It is so funny to think I endured all that for a damn ILLUSION. Once I took the Spanx off the illusion was over. Illusions aren’t real and I wanted real dammit! In the beginning of 2014 I ditched my Spanx and started working out and I am loving my progress so far!
The first photo was taken October 2013, shortly after my third wedding anniversary. I was wearing Spanx and my husband still had to struggle to get the zipper up. The second photo was taken on November 29, 2014 and I am NOT wearing Spanx or any form of shapewear!!!! At the end of the day I want to be a woman completely comfortable in her skin and it’s kind of hard for me to feel that way if I am stuffed into a sausage casing all day. Now, these are my personal feelings on wearing shapewear and I know everybody (did you know that they make shapewear for men TOO?) may not feel the same way and that is OK. If wearing shapewear makes you feel sexy and confident in your skin then keep rocking it!
Can you see a difference in these photos? Do you wear shapewear? Why or why not?