As much as I love my curvy body, it sucks that my big thighs won’t let me wear short or skirts without some serious chafing going on—painful, irritating chafing that will not be fixed with anything. I’ve tried chafing gel, deodorant, baking soda, baby powder, etc., and nothing works. For a while there I stopped using any clothing that would make my thighs touch at all, limiting my options to jeans or slacks. That was until I discovered the wonders of shapewear.
Right now, I must own more than three or four different pieces and I swear by them. Any time I’m wearing a dress, even if it’s just to go out to the pharmacy, you can bet I have one of these suckers on.
I have this pair:
Assets Cool Control Mid-Thigh Shaper by Spanx
And this pair among my collection:
Flexees One Fabulous Body Thigh Slimmer by Maidenform
Obviously, I have to wear some form of shapewear under my wedding dress for my thighs’ sake. After finally trying my dress on a couple of weeks ago, and realizing how TIGHT it really was, I knew my regular old shapers just weren’t going to cut it. I also had to buy a new strapless bra because the sweetheart neckline shows my regular old ones. This brought me to a very logical conclusion: I should buy myself a body suit/unitard, that way I get a low cut bra, thigh protection and super slimming tummy action all at once. I chose this bad boy:
Flexees Easy Up Strapless Unitard by Maidenform
I have to tell you, its a big pain to get on. It took the help of both Mami Boa and Lil Boa and a little jumping around to make it fit right, but the end result is spectacular. My boobs are in exactly the right place, it covers my thighs nicely without being long enough to show under the short part of my wedding dress and it sucks in everything in a drastic way. I definitely noticed how much it helped when I tried on my finished wedding dress—it made everything smooth and tucked in. Once you put it on, it’s quiet comfortable, at least for me, and I loved the end result with my dress being so tight. So, I will certainly wear it on W-Day.
The only problem I found with my whole body shapewear is the logistics that will be involved in peeing . The body suit does have a hole in the bottom from which I could technically pee, but by wearing panties under the shapewear the hole becomes useless. Meaning I’d have to take the whole thing off to go to the bathroom unless I chose to go commando (something I’m not keen on) under it. I still haven’t decided what to do about this problem—maybe I could get a special kind of panty or something? Or I could just not have any liquids that day, leading to a possible dehydration that might make me end up in the hospital, possibly ruining my honeymoon plans—on second thought, lets just figure out how I can pee with this thing.
Did you use or are planning to use shapewear at your wedding? How would you solve my “how to pee” problem?