There’s a lot of things I swore never to do in life. Shopping in the panty section of a thrift store is one of them. But after my last new old stock panties that sold so quickly I decided it couldn’t hurt. Let me preface this with I only buy unused items from that section. I kinda broke that rule a few weeks back though.
Since I’m wearing a lot of dresses vintage and non this summer I needed something to smooth my shape out underneath. Like all girls I’ve been taught that the only way to achieve that effect is with a tight set of Spanx & lots of sucking it in. If there’s one thing I hate it’s being uncomfortable in my own clothes. Spanx make me all sorts of self conscious & I dread having to put them on. For this sole reason I tend to stay away from body conscious dresses & have always envied the plus size women showing off their curves in those dresses. So I started looking into ways to make my shape work for me but also smooth out some parts. Naturally I started checking out vintage undergarments first. Then I stumbled upon the girdle…
Now before you start saying what?! I really didn’t know what a “girdle” was until I got into vintage. I just thought they were horrible contraptions that you never wanted to wear. But oh was I wrong. I took a chance on a vintage girdle I found for half off at the thrift store just to see what it would look & feel like. After bleach and a few trips through the wash I tried it on. And ladies I’ve got to say it isn’t bad at all. In fact they are 10 times better than Spanx. Yeah I said it better than Spanx. Not only do they achieve that smoothed out look they make you feel a bit glamorous & not like a sausage stuffed in a casing. Bonus you can easily take a bathroom break without having to peel your Spanx down or end up peeing yourself in the pursuit of trying to get the damn thing off. Besides there’s nothing more embarrassing than trying to get out Spanx at the end of a date if you stay over. Awkward… Now I’m a very firm believer in the power of girdles. In fact I’m so tempted to buy one in every color I can find.
So do yourself a favor ladies & release your selves from the sausage suit. Now break out those granny panties with pride!