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Poll: how many of your wear control underwear/corsets/spanx etc most days?
Just wondering really. Since having DC2 I have taken to wearing spanx everyday as it stops the wobbly bits, well, wobbling. I don't actually like the feeling of not wearing them anymore as I am used to the snug held-in feel.
Is it odd to wear this stuff even on stay at home with the kids days? Or do we all do it?
Daily Mail have been there already i'm afraid! I read that it is not a good idea to wear spanx every day as it means you do not use your abdominal muscles as much and they get weaker leaving you prone to back pain and other problems including prolapse! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1056385/Could-control-pants-pain-Experts-fear-b odysculpting-undies-cause-long-term-damage.html
I wear them 7 days a week in some form or other! I have the boy shorts version, butt lifter and ones that come right up and under the bra kind. I have worn them daily for years. I have a drawer full of "glam" kickers but I never wear them. I wear nice bras, but always with reinforced drawers! I suppose I like the illusion of seeming more toned-the clean, bump free silhouette under clothes even if they are incredibly ugly garments.
I quite agree with AF, I'm sure overindulgence in magic pantery will lead to a spate of varicose veins, or slightly over bulging eyeballs in 20 years time.
Anyway if you wear them all the time then it's like wearing your coat indoors. You'll never get the benefit of people going 'ooh don't you look lovely' when you appear at parties looking all hourglass and smooth.
spugs - I have been known to carry a fancy pair of undies with me and nip to the loo once the lights are low Not good when you're rummaging in your bag for something to wipe DCs face with next day though
Don't wear them everyday, but I do often wear control top tights.
There's probably something in the theory about overuse weakening core muscles - walking around feeling like you need to hold everything in definitely helps tone the tum.
I cannot imagine wearing those hideous undergarments every day. I do wear mahoosive pants if I want a smooth shape beneath my clothing but they are M&S no VLP things rather than "suck your belly fat in and give you IBS" pants.
I don't own any. I understand that some really are lovely and comfy to wear, even daily (presumably you pay a lot more for that). The only place I'd be tempted to wear some would be the swimming pool, and I assume it'd be pretty obvious if I tried??