Hey guys, Nina here. Like pretty much everyone, I'm insecure about my body sometimes.
Kim Kardashian, on the other hand, LOVES bodycon outfits. She recently revealed on her app that one of her tricks when she feels "heavier" is wearing "two pairs of body shapers on top of each other."
So I decided to try out Kim's trick and see if it worked for me!
For reference, here's me in a tight bodycon dress with no Spanx, one pair of Spanx, and two pairs of Spanx!
It doesn't look like there's a ton of difference between those photos, but I FELT different. My selfies might convey that better.
When I first put the two pairs of Spanx on, I thought it made a world of difference. I thought I had gone from lumpy to slim in a manner of minutes. I think just the feeling of being constricted — and in my case EXTRA constricted — made me think that I suddenly had a super-flat tummy, even though the visual difference was actually pretty miniscule.
The biggest problem I had was with the dreaded Spanx "roll-down."
Simple daily activities suddenly became a lot harder.
I had a really hard time sitting normally. I tend to slouch over my computer, which is probably not great for me, but it's what I'm used to. But, the rolls from the top of the Spanx made it near impossible to sit like that. Even sitting with my back straight was uncomfortable and I had to kind of lean back in my chair all day.
Eating and drinking also felt strange. I could feel every single morsel travel down my throat and suddenly get pinched when they hit the Spanx area. Drinking soda was probably a mistake. The soda bloat was magnified a thousand times because my stomach felt like it had nowhere to go. I also wondered if the Spanx might have altered my perception of how I was digesting food, because I felt weirdly hungry all day despite eating quite a bit.
In fact, as the day went on, I became more and more aware of how two pairs of Spanx are not miracle workers.
Taking off the Spanx was the best part of my day, honestly.
The best parts of my day were when I had to go to the bathroom because I got to roll the Spanx down for a brief moment. And even then, they bound my legs together uncomfortably with all their Spanx powers.
After wearing them for about nine hours, I finally got to take them off, and oh, sweet relief! I would not wish this kind of barbaric torture on my worst enemies. Also, the rolls from the Spanx left HORRIBLE indentations on my waist. My boyfriend was stunned by how deep they were. They took a really long time to fade.