The Space Between My Peers: The Magic Knickers

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Location: The Great Northwest

I'm a home-schooling, bible-believing SAHM with an annual clothing budget of about $500 American. The Space Between My Peers reveals my secret passion: analysis of the art and science of what to wear.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

The Magic Knickers

Regarding this post and attending comments at the ever-popular A Dress A Day blog:

Melanie didn't agree with my opinion on the (blue) dress in question. I said, "I love everything about the runway one EXCEPT that half of her bosoms are exposed". But I don't mind. She did it without being disagreeable

Update: after Wendy's comment, I think I like these better.


Anonymous Wendy said...

Hi Rebecca,

The links aren't working for me today, but I have to say, for many years my magic knickers were Spanx Power Panties. And they wore for 4- 5 years, so although pricey, the cost per wear is pretty darned good. They are still in my wardrobe, and are wearable despite the change in my pant size from a 10 to a 0.

As a complete aside, I had low back surgery 4 years ago, and the brace gave me dreadful sores no matter what I did. After a couple of months my orthopaedist suggested I buy low rise pants and a wide belt and do the belt up really tightly. At the time I had more belly, and my vanity was offended at the idea of flab hanging over my pants. My physiotherapist suggested I try my Spanx. They were outstanding! I had enough support and mobility to get moving without opening raw sores, and they were comfortable! So my investment in magic knickers really paid off!



P.S. Have a wonderful 4th of July!

4:49 AM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Thanks for sharing, Wendy!

(I will see if I can get the links fixed before I head out thrifting.:)

I have flexees, but I really only wear them occasionally. Although, this last winter I found myself wearing the long ones for long underwear more than I care to, like when my jeans were fresh from the laundry.

8:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay......I just have to ask, what about the thong? I don't own one, but wouldn't they be more comfy-ish? Less squishing it all in?

5:59 PM  
Anonymous Wendy said...

Hi Rebecca,

Oh, I hear you about the whole laundry issue! I sometimes wear my Spanx under jeans in the winter for warmth as well.

I ended up wearing them to a memorial mass last evening. I had a lovely pair of off white dress pants altered down a couple of sizes this spring, and although they are lined and still a bit too big in the waist, a quick check of the full length mirror showed more derriere flaws than my swim suit! Quick change of underwear, and you'd never know it. Yay for undergarments!



5:37 AM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Jody, you're right about the squishy feeling, but I think Wendy answered your question about the thong. Personally, I would just feel naked. Nothing's grosser than wondering if someone is wearing underwear. Give me VPL anyday!

11:49 AM  
Anonymous Wendy said...

Hi Jody,

The thong -- well, some people swear by 'em. Personally, I like having my butt covered, so to speak, rather than the feeling of something between my cheeks. I have one pair of "almost thong" underwear of microfibre (I'm willing to try new things), but I much prefer other options.

The Spanx Power Panties are a bit like wearing sueded pantihose -- they continue down to just above the knee. I don't find they have the same "squashed in" feeling as other body slimmers I've tried on in stores.

But I think it's best to find what works for you, and stick with it!

4:46 AM  

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