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Old 11-10-2007, 05:03 PM
 
Location: NJ/SC
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Has anyone tried Spanx? I'm not really that interested in buying them but I keep hearing about them. Are they uncomfortable?
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Old 11-10-2007, 08:53 PM
 
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Never personally tried them but have heard of many ladies at work talk about them. Apparently they really "do work" but then again they talk about having to "take them off after being unable to breathe for a while". Sounds torturous to me. I'd rather work it off at the gym and maintain the form I seek permanently.
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Old 11-10-2007, 10:10 PM
 
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I have a bunch of Spanx. I own the regular length ones, the longer ones that go up to your breast area, I own the tighter ones that come with straps & the slips too. I even bought the Bra-haluah but I sent it back. I found it doesn't really compliment large breasted women.As far as the other products go they really do work. Although they are tight I don't find that the cut off my breathing. I do however have to "fight" my way into them. This is on aspect of them that I don't like. This is the reason that I rarely wear mine. Its a real hassle. All in all they are much better than other things on the market. If you want to shell out the money for them give them a try. They are not the most expensive things in the world but they are not cheap either. The run from $25-70 depending on what you get.They allow you to look smooth in your outfits which is a good thing IMO.
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Old 11-11-2007, 06:28 AM
 
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I like the idea of looking smooth, especially in a form fitting dress but I don't like the feeling of panty hose or bras, so I don't think I could deal with it.
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Old 11-11-2007, 06:46 AM
 
Location: on an island
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Sounds like a return to the girdle or corset.
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Old 11-11-2007, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Ct Shoreline
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Anything that is going to suck it all in is going to be a tiny bit hard to get into. After all, you are compressing more of "you" into a smaller amount of "you" - but, once you get past the initial shove and cram, I think the smooth line is worth it. I hate pantyhose and anything else that grabs me, but sometimes, particularly with the more clingy dresses, Spanx are the answer to a middle aged prayer. Uncomfortable? Maybe at the start, but hopefully you are going somewhere fun, and now look so amazing that you will have a super time and forget you are wearing them! If not, well, at least you look good!
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Old 11-11-2007, 08:53 AM
 
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I love Spanx. For me they are a little uncomfortable when you are trying to put them on but ounce they are on it's fine. They truly work.
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Old 11-11-2007, 10:01 AM
 
Location: in drifts of snow wherever you go
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Has anyone tried Spanx? I'm not really that interested in buying them but I keep hearing about them. Are they uncomfortable?
What do they do? They keep things from shaking and eliminate dimples? Would you wear them under a slim fitting dress?

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Old 11-11-2007, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Branson, Missouri
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They are good for no panty lines but that's all I can say about them.
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Old 11-11-2007, 10:03 AM
 
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I like the idea of looking smooth, especially in a form fitting dress but I don't like the feeling of panty hose or bras, so I don't think I could deal with it.
I don't like things that squeeze me. I don't like wearing bras either, but since most don't fit me anyway (no chest) it's never been a problem.
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