Saturday, 17 September 2011

To Spanx or not to Spanx is the question.

Due to the small operation I had a few weeks ago, I've put on weight. This is annoying, to say the least, especially as I've got a very important event to go to this weekend.

Luckily I still fit into the same dress size at Hobbs and found this demure wool dress in their new autumn collection. But in order to look my best at The Very Important Drinks Party, I decided I needed some shape wear underneath to hide the extra kilos. So off I skipped to Selfridges this afternoon, where one of the very helpful assistants they employ on the lingerie department, gave me a handful of Spanx to try on.

I don't know about you, but I found trying on this heavy armoury of underwear incredibly depressing. Bits were bulging in places I didn't even know I had a problem with. I got very hot and bothered in the cool, air-conditioned changing room. I certainly looked absolutely nothing like this....

Spanx at Net-a-Porter
After trying on six different types, from the body suit to the slips, I decided Spanx was not what I needed. Instead of trying to suck my body all into what I can only describe as a sausage skin, what I really have to do is to get back to the gym. Since I'm not a Spanx girl after all, my old D&G slip underneath the Hobbs dress will just have to do...

5 comments:

Mrs Trefusis... said...

Oh I don't know, Spanx are FABULOUS. And you get used to the struggle they are to get on. But then, I've been meaning to get back into the gym for about four years ;) xxx

Mrs P said...

I really hate slimming underwear - it is the most unsexy thing and I can't see that much an improvement with or without it myself. It makes me feel fat - don't know why it just does, and it's depressing too. You will look lovely in that dress and wear lovely underwear with it too, not industrial strength stuff. I was once at a conference in Paris with a friend who was wearing "sucky-in pants" under her frock - she ended up ditching them in a waste bin after a couple of drinks ;-0

gotopa said...

Once at Royal Ascot I wore semi-long Spanx knickers to cover up my saddlebags. Quelle horreur when I saw them showing at the hem of my skirt while sitting down

Helena Halme said...

Mrs T, I cannot even begin to imagine you need control underwear!

Mrs P, I totally agree!

Gotopa, that's a story and a half...

Helena xx

Mwa said...

I can wear that kind of stuff for five minutes and then I faint.