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Dresses With Built-In Corset Shapewear Get Male “Pulses Racing”

Shapewear is a wonderful (yet uncomfortable) invention. But for many, it brings about the irreconcilable Bridget Jones dilemma. Wear tummy-tucking device to increase chances of getting laid, only to terrify your partner with enormous panties? Or opt for sexy underthings that let all your junk hang out, therefore, decreasing one’s chances of finding a mate? Now there’s a company called Asda making dresses with corset-like shapewear built in to the garment (allowing the wearer to opt for whatever underthings she pleases). The vintage-inspired designs claim to suck it all in and take off inches. Keep reading »

The Trend Continues: Girdles For Men

Okay, let’s review, shall we? We’ve got skirts for men, pantyhose for men, 6-pack undershirts for men, bras for men, and now…girdles for men? Yes, it’s true, marketed as a “compression” product to provide support to the lower back and to “encourage muscle activity while supporting a straight spine all day,” the man girdle, or “mirdle” is really meant to compress men’s love handles and spare tires. Look, when most of us think of equality between the sexes, this isn’t really what we have in mind. Equal pay for equal work? Absolutely. Equal share of the housework? Yes, please! Equal levels of self-consciousness, vanity and disdain for our bodies? I wouldn’t exactly call this progress. I never thought I’d say this, but can’t we just go back to the days when all men cared about wearing under their clothes were baggy boxers and a wife-beater? [NYMag] Keep reading »

Spanx You Very Much!

Oprah has admitted that she’s started to go panty-less. If that made you squirm, shake it off into a pair of her unseen favorite things: the new age girdles known as Spanx. The various styles of body wear, from footless tights to high-waisted undies, are designed to smooth cellulite, cinch waists, shape curves, and tighten your loose ends. The wonder for your down-unders was created by Atlanta entrepreneur Sarah Blakely and her brand has become an asset to women across America who want to look like they go to the gym. Even skinny minis like Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, and Jessica Alba swear by Spanx. However, be warned, while they may smooth you, you have to be smooth yourself. The real trick here is getting the granny panties off before you get manhandled. [Spanx] Keep reading »

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