A couple of weeks ago I attended my ten year high school reunion. While preparing for the night a few of us girlfriends got together at one home to get ready. As we are pulling out our dress choices, doing our hair and putting on makeup we chatted and laughed about all the ways we had changed over the past ten years.
Two out of three of us are single, including me being one of them. Right when my friends were giving me their recommendations on which dress I should try on first, I pulled out my Spanx to put on. As we are all laughing I go into the description of what Spanx are and why I felt the need to go out and buy me a pair the month before. At this time in my life I’d say I’ve put on more weight around my mid-section than any other time besides when I was pregnant. My thighs have even widen beyond my desire. Neither of my friends had heard of Spanx so of course I had to do the demo of before and after with my final dress selection.
My other single friend looks at me and says ‘that’s false advertisement‘ as she puts on a push-up bra. Contradiction? I will admit the difference in me wearing Spanx is probably about one pant size, therefore to me they’re worth every penny.
We all laughed and joked about the fact some women wear different clothing or accessories to help themselves look and feel better which now I’m completely guilty of. Is this considered false advertisement? Maybe my friend is right. When a married woman wears Spanx or a Miracle Bra she is considered improving her looks which makes her hubby happy but when a single woman does it, is she advertising herself as something she isn’t? I consider myself a proud single woman and although I’m not looking for anyone to date, I think even if I was I’d still put on my Spanx and feel sexy in my best dress.