In a post called Spanx but no Spanx (hee) the fabulous fatshionistas ponder the concept of the foundation garment.
I just received an email from Torrid inviting me to “Improve my rear view” by purchasing Spanx foundation garments. I was wondering if I should be intrigued or insulted by this advertisement. It got me to thinking how the ladies here feel about the 2007 version of a girdle. Is it yay? Nay? Only on special occasions? I have a close friend who wore one to a party once and she couldn’t wait to get home and take it off all night. Is this what we need? Squeezing ourselves into sausage casings?
Here are a sampling of some of the comments:
I don’t like the “improve your rear-view” message for the same reason I didn’t like Igigi’s “get whistled at” message – it strikes me as being about being a sexual object, rather than being a sexual subject, sexy in and for yourself.
I hate foundation garments, and I’ve gotten into huge arguments in this community on how I see them as the anti-fat-acceptance garb.
I like them for the anti-panty line, anti-chubrub affect. I don’t mind my shape, in fact, I enjoy the mega hourglass thing I have going on, but I carry ALL of my weight on my hips and thighs and little on my belly, so in a tight dress there is no hope for a panty-line to look good because it gets pronounced… It isn’t an antifat thing, it is more like a proshape thing.
So what do you think, BFDivas? Do you own them? Do you wear them? Do you love them? Do you hate them? Inquiring minds want to know.
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