10 years ago today I got married.
A hot summers day, amongst the vineyards, with this song playing as I walked down the aisle.
So, this morning I opened the hermetically sealed box that contained my wedding dress, and tried it on, thinking I would surprise my husband and wear it tonight as we toast this milestone.
But what the???
My tummy – which was never flat to start with, mind – was poking out against the silk fabric.
Thankyou children. You are to blame.
Either that, or it was the three Tim Tams I had yesterday when the 4 o’clock munchies set in…
So today, I’m off to buy some body-shapers to smooth and mould me into a better version of my pre-baby 28 year old self.
SPANX is the brand that is top of mind for most, and is often used as the generic term for this type of garment.
Like Kleenex is to tissues, SPANX is to compression garments.
A quick search online reveals their range extends far beyond tummy tuckers.
The most intriguing name for a SPANX item would have to go to the SPANX Power Mama Power Panties which claims to smooth and shape even while pregnant (sorry, I just can’t bring myself to include a picture of this on the same page as one of my wedding photos. Just click here to view)
But then, the name Power Panties pales in comparison to Lipo in a Box which claims to be “like nothing you have ever worn before.”
While they actually look ok (in a Bridget Jones kind of way), I’m sure my husband would think they are like nothing he has ever seen me wear before.
Survey Says: Thongs are out. Granny panties are in.
Happily, according to the Dailymail.co.uk, large knickers are making a comeback as Mad Men style leads the way.
The article claims that sales of ‘waist-nippers’ were up 42% in 2010, as women pursue a curvier, hour glass shape. Click here for all the details.
Could be Mad Men fever.
Or, perhaps they just want to disguise their ‘mummy tummy’ like me?
The Fox in Flats survey indicated that I’m not the only one disgruntled with their tummy. 53% claimed it was their least favourite body part.
Seems we have alot to celebrate.
A plethora of shapewear to choose from + Granny panties are ‘in’ = We get to smooth our wobbly bits without shame. Whoo hoo!
Have you worn your wedding dress since you got married? Did you need to call in ‘reinforcements’ like me?