I started wearing these garments when I was 14, and I tell you I had the whole collection, head to toe. In fact I can honestly say my virginity was preserved far more by these undergarments, than my poor judgment.
As an adult I still love the company of these undergarments. However I must warn you, they are not for everyone.
Here are a few examples of my worst experiences in my love/hate relationship with Spanx.
I LOVE how they make me look in my clothes.
I hate how expensive they are.
I hate how long it takes my fat ass to wiggle into one.
I hate that my hubs once walked in on me trying to pull them up and he says he is scarred for LIFE.
I hate that no matter how carful you are, you always feel like someone can see them under your skirt when you sit down or go up steps, and how UN-sexy is that?
I hate that if you go dancing and have a few (OK, like 10) drinks and go to the ladies room, there is ZERO chance you are getting those suckers back up.
Or you can text your Hubs and tell him to come to the bathroom to help you, but your drunk so you text the wrong person "Come here and help me get my panties up, fucker!"
Yeah, I especially hate that one.
I hate that every time I wear them I can't stop thinking about how sausage is made.
I hate that that particular mental image makes me hungry for some kielbasa w/ sauerkraut.
I hate that one of the contraptions was SO like an Iron Maiden that I cut a "pee hole" in the crotch for the purpose of not having to text some random person from a bathroom for help.
And then the pice of crap ran like a bad pair of panty hose, when it cost me a small fortune.
Why not buy one with snaps in the crotch you ask? Yeah, been there- worn those, when you you make any sudden mov they SNAP open, disastrous.
What's a girl to do, beside get a body transplant? Keep wearing those suckers.