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Do you wear a girdle?

  • YES-Most of the time

    Votes: 5 3.4%
  • YES-On special occassions

    Votes: 37 25.0%
  • NO

    Votes: 98 66.2%
  • Other

    Votes: 8 5.4%
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So....do you?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br><br>
At my chuch (and around town) I see "bigger" women who wear clingy (but tasteful<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> ) dresses/outfits and they look AWESOME!! I am average i guess. 127lbs and if i wear clingy material you can see all my fat rolls (yes i have some!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> ) and it just doesnt look as good as them. they just look so solid and not jiggly at all. My sil is about 145 and she looks soo great in most of her dresses. then i found out that she wears a girdle. so does that mean that most women wear girdles under their dresses? The only thing i have is a bit of love handle and a little bit jiggly tummy. i think i look great most of the time and i have good self confidence, this is just something i have noticed lately and i am seriously thinking of going out and buying a girdle/shaper! or is this stuff just all in my head?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br><br>
oh--and do you wear just a regular girdle or a "full body" one?<br><br><br>
okay-so i guess they are called "body shapers" these days! wow, i'm only 22 and already behind the times!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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LOL, I've worn them. I rarely wear anything so clingy that my rolls (and they are abundant) are noticeable, but I do own a girdle. It's not a full body one, though. Also, I prefer control-top nylons to girdles, because they don't cut off the circulation of my legs like my girdle does.
 

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oh man i remember my grandma used to wear one like EVERYDAY! and they had the hooks for the thigh high nylons .... wow had nt thought about that since i was 7 yrs old!!!! LOL<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I answered NO but it should have properly said "HELL NO, what are you talking about????" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I get miserable in perfectly fitting pants if I get a little gassy, I started wearing maternity pants at 14 weeks, I think a girdle would make me suicidal. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
However, I think a lot of larger women are starting to wear them again, especially young "trendy" types. At least, a lot of the Torrid and other "young" plus size items seem to be tailored towards someone wearing "body shapers" and whatnot. GRRR.
 

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i do, but it's more for support (i have a diastasis from pregnancy and two c-sections) than aesthetics. i do like how smooth everything looks under there though. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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I wanted to add, mine is a more modern one: a body shaper with lots of spandex (NO hooks and eyes, lol).<br><br>
I must sound like i wear mine daily, but I swear I don't! I think I wore it to a wedding 3 years ago.
 

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i voted other because i have worn one. i wore one so i could fit in my wedding dress (back in march <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">). it had been in my closet for about 10 years and well since having two kids i needed it! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> not something i'd wear reguarly though. maybe i should've checked special occaisions but i didn't think just one counted <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">:
 

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Nope. Never have. Don't even own one.
 

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I wear something similar to <a href="http://www.spanx.com/pls/enetrixp/!stmenu_template.main?complex_id_in=477024.488695.685819.686133.page" target="_blank">this</a> on occasion. (Though I did NOT spend $58 on mine!) I have lost a lot of weight, enough to have loose skin on my thighs, and if I don't wear something under my skirts/dresses in the summer I get a horrible heat/friction rash that's very painful. I don't <i>like</i> it, and I avoid it as much as I can, but it is necessary considering the alternative.<br><br>
I will leave to your imagination the fun I had finding one in my size (18) that was <i>not</i> super-duper-squish-it-all-in strength. I don't by control top hose, either.
 

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I voted Other because I don't have a need for one as I have no fat. I felt like voting in the poll though for some reason. I think I'm going to get 16,000 posts and disappear again for fun, maybe.<br><br>
It might be funny if I did wear a girdle regularly. Ironic, sorta. Like those hipsters who wear little kid's camp t-shirts from the thrift store.
 

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I wear spanx sometimes. I have a post three babies belly and wearing the spanx sortof keeps my guts together and keeps it from smooshing out when i bend over or sit down and it just smooths out all the lumps. I saw the ladies from the BBC version of what not to wear refer to spanx as "sturdy underwear". yup. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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My wardrobe does not dictate the need for "foundation garments" (that's what my g-ma call them <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">)<br><br>
But maybe I missing out on something <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">
 

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It is practically impossible to find hose (that word seems wrong, hmm) in my size that are not "control top." Argh. I don't want to be controlled, I just want to keep my legs warm! And why won't those fascist hippie clothing manufactuers make wool tights in my size?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I wear something similar to <a href="http://www.spanx.com/pls/enetrixp/!stmenu_template.main?complex_id_in=477024.488695.685819.686133.page" target="_blank">this</a> on occasion. (Though I did NOT spend $58 on mine!) .</div>
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Crackup stuff from that site:<br><i>And to avoid the flat, uni-butt look that many shapers give your backside, Slim-Cognito offers "The Great Divide." You won't feel the subtle butt separator, but the natural perky shape won't be lost on those in your wake!</i><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">:
 

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And to avoid the flat, uni-butt look that many shapers give your backside, Slim-Cognito offers "The Great Divide." You won't feel the subtle butt separator, but the natural perky shape won't be lost on those in your wake!<br><br>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">......Did you say "crackup"?!<br><br>
I have worn shapers in the past for special occasions. My skin/fat is so loose from gaining 60lbs with each pregnancy.
 
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