Friday, May 24, 2013
My sister is getting married in about a month. She and I went shopping almost a month ago and bought my dress. Because the front is lace, I will need a nude tank or something underneath. Sisterdearest suggested why not try some shapewear! Yes, why not!! This morning, after a wonderful yoga class, I wandered into a department store and grabbed a bunch of pieces of shapewear and headed to the change room, expecting that as soon as I put the first on I'd be in love with how sleek and sexy I looked, and even more so with the next so that I'd have a hard time deciding which piece to buy. HA!
Now, if I had taken photos, and if those photos were appropriate, they would really HUMOROUSLY illustrate this blog. Basically... every piece I tried on (and I think I brought about 15 pieces in with me though I didn't try them all on) was rather difficult to get into. Sometimes it was because the material did not have enough give so was tricky to get over my head and shoulders or hips, or it had sticky parts that stuck to places I didn't want it to stick. The pieces that were just tops felt like they were, for the most part, going to roll up at my waist. The pieces that had skirts and the hook closure under the crotch were too short for my long body and ended up pulling everything together. In some my boobs were compressed and others had too much room for my boobs. I didn't buy anything, though I still need something for under this dress. If I go back there (or elsewhere) I will take the dress and a friend with me. I'm thinking, however, that I might just opt for a simple slip that fits me but doesn't try and mold me!
It was an experience that did not leave me feeling sleek and sexy. I'm not in a mood to be critical of myself today and instead I'm critical of shapewear. Maybe for some it's a great thing, and maybe I should have tried on even more pieces in different sizes... but WHY should I want to spend money on something that is uncomfortable and tries to make me think I'm something that I'm not? Once again lesson learned, being real is better.
I texted my sister about the experience. She hadn't tried on shapewear previously but since has and agrees, it's just not necessary. Why be uncomfortable when you can feel free and beautiful just as you are?