mm…Before you answer, here’s a photo of me and a couple friends almost exactly a year ago. One of us is wearing Spanx
. I’ll tell you right now, it’s ME.
Later, this very same evening a friend of mine and I were out grabbing a cocktail. As we approached the bar, he asked “what would you like to drink?” as his hand grazed my back.
I think you know where this is going…
Suddenly, he gave me a really weird look. “Uh, are you wearing Spanx?” he asked with a confused expression.
I wasn’t sure how to respond, but I knew lying at that point was useless after he’d clearly felt the waistband of my Spanx Power Panties. “Uh, well yea, I am,” I said sheepishly and giggled.
He couldn’t believe it. He went on to say “women in their 20′s don’t wear Spanx” and intimated they’re for women like Oprah, Mama from “Mama’s Family” and Khloe Kardashian. It was total Spanx discrimination and I hate to say it, but I was a little embarrassed.
I made my way to the ladies room balancing on one leg pulling the skin tight Spanx over my stilleto booties one leg at a time until my thighs were body slimmer free. Then I stuffed them into the pocket of my peacoat and went back to the bar.
Why am I sharing this?
Because celebs a lot younger and thinner than me have been getting grief for years over accidentally flashing their Spanx showing their body slimming tricks. Last week, bloggers bagged on Kristen Stewart after she unintentionally revealed her Spanx when her dress rode up during her interview with Jay Leno.
I think it’s important for woman all of ages and body types to know it’s perfectly okay to wear Spanx without shame. And there are some dresses so unforgiving, it doesn’t matter if a woman is a 110 lb celebrity, her stylist will have her in Spanx so she’s looking flawless on the red carpet.
Kim Kardashian flashed her Spanx this Spring, but she’d take a wardrobe malfunction over divorce backlash any day
Blake Lively in Chanel lets hers slip up near her waist at the premiere of “Twelve” last year
My new take on Spanx is wear them if you want, especially if it makes you feel more comfortable in a certain outfit or dress. Or don’t wear them. Undergarments should be your right to choose!
Don’t let Spanx haters have you changing in the back of a club’s bathroom like I did. But also try your best not to have a Spanx slip. If they accidentally show, oh well or as Rick Perry would say, “Oops.” It happens so often during Kathie Lee & Hoda on the 4th hour of the Today Show, they have a new “Spanx Alert” segment. There’s women of all ages and sizes wearing Spanx so to answer the title’s question is… “No.”
To see more celeb Spanx sightings, check out FashionIndie’s gallery here
What are your thoughts on Spanx?
Would you stop wearing body slimmers if a guy in your life hated them?
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