Ok, I have a confession. As much as I bitch and moan about not being thrilled with my body right now, I still refuse to purchase any sort of shapewear, like Spanx, to wear underneath dresses and skirts because the idea of having to resort to wearing something to suck me in only makes me feel fatter and more self-conscious. (Yes, I know I kind of have a self-image issue right now. I'm dealing with it, ok?)
And that's why I'm sitting here scratching my head after hearing that Katy Perry actually feels fat without her Spanx -- leading me to wonder if there's really more to slimming shapewear than meets the eye.
While attending the UNICEF Snowflake Ball in New York City, Katy wore a sexy floor-length gown that she looked amazeballs in, but she told US Weekly, "I feel like my [fat] is sticking out so bad right now. I almost always wear [Spanx], but not tonight, and I feel it pushing out, making me look fat."
For the record, I can't see one single ounce of fat on her anywhere, but I do understand her frustration. (Just because other people don't think we look fat doesn't mean we can't still think we look fat.)
Ok, so Katy feels fat without shapewear and I feel fat with shapewear. So does that mean wearing it is a good thing or a bad thing?
Somehow I'm guessing if she and so many other celebrities feel more confident and svelte while wearing it, then it must actually work. And if A-listers can strut their stuff on the red carpet all while knowing they're wearing special undergarments that suck in every last inch to make them appear even smaller and not feel the least bit ashamed about it -- then I probably can too.
Hmm. Maybe it's time for me to go out and buy a pair before the holiday parties on my calendar roll around.
Do you wear shapewear, and does it make you feel better about yourself?
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