Having spent the better part of my life dealing with the symptoms of Endometriosis, I am no stranger to the occasional bloat. Even when having a low-sodium diet, doing abdominal exercises, and with normal healthy food intake, I tend to bloat without warning. It’s fine when I’m sporting my go-to leggings, but not so much when I have to “dress-up.” As some of you ladies know, there’s no warning to the occasional bloat so I always have to be prepared. This is where my ever-trusty Spanx come in handy (they don’t call them essential for nothing)!
There comes that moment after finishing my makeup and hair, I realize that my bloat may come in my way of what I wanted to wear out. Sure, I could just wear whatever I want and not really care about what others’ say or speculate. Sure, I could wear a big baggy shirt and head on out. Sure, I can painfully squeeze into whatever normally fits me. But is this all worth the pain? The bloat doesn’t just look like I’m 3 months pregnant, but it’s probably one of the most uncomfortable feelings out there. Also, I’m definitely not a delicate eater when I’m out and about — I like my food and I like seconds!
Rina (photographed) is 5’7” and 140 lbs and wears a Medium in Spanx Leggings
Knowing that I have Spanx to depend on during my desperate “I need to get into this dress or I’ll be staying home tonight” protest helps a ton. I’ve also found that not only do Spanx offer shapewear to hide and tuck in, but also they offer a wide range of uses. For instance, my favorite Spanx have a dual purpose — not only do they help me make sure I can squeeze into my favorite dress but also as a grown-up’s version of “bloomers.” You know, the shorts you wear under a dress or skirt for extra coverage under there. When my two children were toddlers, I had no issues wearing summer dresses — I could easily change their diapers, run around after them in the park, or sit down on the picnic blanket without hesitation!
More Than Tummy Control — Underarms and Back Too!
Also…Spanx doesn’t just offer undergarments, but also some pretty fashion forward leggings! And of course — these tuck in, squeeze in, and are so comfortable all while looking as if this cardigan-wearing teacher mom knows how to go out in style! I can style these with a casual white tee shirt or a lace blouse — with heels or flats…the possibilities are endless. This is a huge, HUGE help when I’m trying to find something to wear in a hurry!
So go get out there mama’s — no reason to stay in because of the ever-so-common bloat issues! Spanx it and have a blast!
Your brainy chick, Komi