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Are Spanx Bad for You?

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Kathleen1334844106.68712425 PostsRegistered 8/7/2006East Side, West Side, All Around The Town ... London Bridge is Falling Down

I think Richard Bricknell, director at the Bristol Physiotherapy Clinic in England, may have tied his tie too right!

depglass1334844661.57723420 PostsRegistered 11/14/2006

Has this guy ever worn Spanx?

Gloria1334845039.454312 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Really!? Would he have said the same about girdles back in the day? I am sure the corsets once used were pretty painful, maybe dangerous?

annabellet­hecat1334846212.64313026 PostsRegistered 9/23/2006
Ladies, this male will never hear things like, "those pants make your a@@ look big!". How about this one. "you need to loose weight. Then that top will look right". Here's the Mother of all comments a male will never hear, "Are you going to wear that?". When he's heard any of these comments, then, and only then, can he make a comment about something that many women feel makes them look better.

adelle381334846788.1977841 PostsRegistered 12/22/2007
On 4/19/2012 Gloria said:

Really!? Would he have said the same about girdles back in the day? I am sure the corsets once used were pretty painful, maybe dangerous?

He said exactly that. There was a brief moment when women managed to escape the tortures of corsets and girdles and then Spanx appeared.

"Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others."

Groucho Marx


momcat1334863231.8676185 PostsRegistered 9/12/2010

I'll call this article - nonsense. It amazes me what people will put into writing just to advance their agenda. Wonder what this guy intended? Why don't we just ignore him.

Let me know if you suddenly become interesting.

nantucket ­shore1334863627.7935555 PostsRegistered 10/14/2007

Must of been a "slow day" for him....this is just silly.

Makeup Hoa­rder1334864552.2431459 PostsRegistered 1/20/2012

Yahoo news often make me feel they are desparate to just fill in the pages.

Fashion is negotiable; Style is not

namealread­ytaken1334865638.4937663 PostsRegistered 7/13/2009

They are totally different, in my experience. I wore a bra/waist pincher/girdle combination which was supported by staves from the waistline to the beginning of the bra when I was trying to maintain an 18-inch waistline which I never did. I stayed around 22-24 when all my friends were 16-18.

It was a part of the debut to have a small dress with a small waist in a formal gown (after all, Scarlet (in our imagination) had a small waist).

There is no comparison. Spanx is movable and breathable and having had 4 major surgeries for abdominal maladies, I have no problem wearing Spanx, not even heartburn.

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brewhaha1334866016.82340350 PostsRegistered 1/14/2007Sitting in front of my computer

Only if you're a guy.

"I don't want clever conversation. I never want to work that hard."
Billy Joel's Just The Way You Are

chrystaltr­ee1334866584.211586 PostsRegistered 5/10/2010

Total rubbish! Spanx and the other modern body shapers aren't like the heavy rubber girdles that my mother and grandmother wore. Why is some guy writing about something he knows absolutely nothing about? And making up stuff as he goes along. Weird, really weird. I'll tell you what is "bad" for me. Walking around with jiggly thighs and booty with a mind of it's own is my idea of bad. I wear Spanx or shapers similar to Spanx every single day and I usually wear my shapers from 6:00am when I get dressed to 10pm when I go to bed. They don't bind or constrict and are totally comfortable so once I have them on, I don't even think about them.

sugarflake1335039996.781793 PostsRegistered 6/9/2007

I personally hate Spanx. I prefer sit ups.

happy hous­ewife1335040523.15329933 PostsRegistered 1/4/2007
On 4/21/2012 artowl said:

I personally hate Spanx. I prefer sit ups.


I prefer sit ups too. Those Spanx things don't do anything - a huge waste of money IMO.

When faced with senseless drama, spiteful criticism or misguided opinions walking away is the best way to defend yourself.To respond with anger is an endorsement of their attitude. -Dodinsky

champagnep­oodle1335040897.8134836 PostsRegistered 9/26/2011

OMG..really That is like saying a bra is bad for you. lol

namealread­ytaken1335041054.397663 PostsRegistered 7/13/2009
On 4/21/2012 artowl said:

I personally hate Spanx. I prefer sit ups.

I am not sure how situps makes your clothes look smooth, but I wear Spanx under my clothing so the bra lines and panty lines do not show. If I am doing sit-ups, I guess it does not matter, but sit-ups at most of the church and social events I attend, would just not be acceptable.

LoopyLoo1335041076.3772085 PostsRegistered 7/30/2011

"even panic attacks?" I'd think my not wearing them might cause others panic attacks!!!{#emotions_dlg.laugh}

(eh-just joshin'!)

violann1335041195.812086 PostsRegistered 12/12/2004
REAL girdles are open at the bottom. However tight, hot and firm they may have been, there was always wonderful ventilation.

KatCat11335111917.6416537 PostsRegistered 7/21/2011

Overpriced, that's for sure!

TY1335168063.0973947 PostsRegistered 3/22/2007

The only way Spanx are bad for you is in the wallet...they usually cost more then other shapewear!

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