Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Living like a Steel Magnolia
I bought these shirts a few weeks ago and I have to say, I just LOATHE my “upper tire”. You know that extra gut between your boobs and your real gut? I’m starting to get an hourglass figure but that damn upper tire thwarts the look of almost every top I wear. I try to wear a more girlie cut in shirt instead of the big boxy tees I used to think I was hiding under. Trust me y’all, you’re fooling no one and you end up adding a good 10-20 lbs if you wear a dude t-shirt because you’re trying to cover all of your jiggly bits. I am really stubborn on some things and one of them has always been wearing a shaper. I felt like it was cheating; like if your body was lumpy and unflattering you should expect not to look good in an outfit until you weighed less. Then I realized more and more I’ve been hearing perfectly thin, gorgeous size 0-4 women admitting to Spanx in order to make them look great on the red carpet or even just appearing on a talk show/every day outings. It harkened me back to the line in Steel Magnolias where Truvy says “I haven't left the house without Lycra on these thighs since I was 14.” Well if this is practiced by everyone from heavy to curvy to skinny gals, why the heck am I suffering a lumpy look and feeling all self conscious!?
I thought it might be time to get a tank top like upper body shaper. The key is finding one in my size that doesn’t cost your mortgage. So I got this one: (http://www.onestopplus.com/clothing/Firm-Control-Seamless-Camisole-by-Secret-Solutions.aspx?PfId=149104&DeptId=11768&ProductTypeId=1) I used a coupon code so I got $11 off, woot! I’m not looking to hide my imperfections because I’m in denial (which is kind of what I thought people who wore these were doing) but to look better which will make me feel better and maybe walk a little taller until I can have that look without spandex. Any clothing pics for this or any other website will always be taken without the aid of these babies of course but when I want to feel good about myself at a nice dinner or an event, I think I’m going to slide into that bad boy and choose to forego the self consciousness. What a novel idea!?How about you…do you wear a shaper of any kind? Do you think it makes a difference in how you feel about yourself?
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