Thanx, Spanx

Spanx Headquarters, Buckhead

It’s time to be thankful for all our blessings, big and small. So let’s take a moment of gratitude for a product that makes the big appear smaller by about one dress size: Spanx.

Our moms wore girdles or underwear with panels and shapewear of all sorts, but those thick elastic bands looked like torture. Of course, we all vowed we would never wear such things, but that was before our bust:waist:hips ratios were shuffled during pregnancy.

Spanx found a brilliant use for Spandex and has provided us with a better way to smooth, support and contain. Now we can appreciate the properties of foundation garments for ourselves (remember when you couldn’t understand what bra commercials meant by “it lifts and separates?”).

You’ve helped us through many clingy dresses and special occasions, Spanx. You know how jersey dresses, leggings and boots are in this winter. Please hold us together even after Thanxgiving dinner.