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If you’re looking for plus size advice you’ve come to the right place! Feel free to shoot me an e-mail: or DM on Facebook. Here’s another curve ball from a Big Curvy Lover who needs plus size advice:Plus Size Advice

QUESTION:  To Spanx or not to Spanx?


G’day Lauren,

Personally I find shape wear really confusing. I’m worried It’ll smoosh all my fat in and I won’t be able to sit or breathe.  Or if I wear those little bike shorts that my bum will be all perfect and smooth but then I’ll have a big belly sticking out over the top or I’ll need to go to the bathroom and struggle to get in or out of them. LOL.

If you can master the art of wearing Spanx then you’re a better woman than me. There are a lot of positives too. Here’s a few reasons to love shapewear and things for you to consider if you choose to Spanx it up!

1.Spanx vs Chub Rub  If you want to wear a dress or skirt and suffer from chub rub (as I do) then you’ll either need to wear an anti chafing cream, leggings or wear Spanx. Shapewear is essentially a 2-in-1 solution for chub rub. My only advice is be mindful of the weather.

2. What’s the event? Is this a romantic date and are you going to have a Bridget Jones moment at the end of the night when you have to get your kit off? If your man sees your Spanx underwear will he have to help oil you up to pull them off? My Advice: Wear Spanx to events where you know you’re not getting lucky at the end of the night.

3. Can you see the Spanx? It happens to everyone including celebs on the red carpet. That moment when you can see the peaking out underneath the dress or skirts. Think about the length of your dress, how you naturally move and sitting before you decide on your shapewear.

4. Wear a slip: The point of Spanx is to look as though you’re not wearing it and naturally look shapely. If people can your shapewear then the illusion is broken. One way to hide it is to wear a slip so if the wind blows your skirt up people will see that and not your spanx.

Good luck in your Spanx quest Lauren!

Yours in Big Curvy Love ~Kelly xoxox

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Kelly Glover is an Australian living in Los Angeles and created this plus size fashion blog as a place for curvy women to get info and advice on plus size dating, celebrity and fitness.
    • Terry Ortwine
    • February 12, 2014

    I’m so with you on this one Kelly! I am seriously not a spanx girl even when I did work in an office all day every day. Great advice with the real life scenarios LMAO ;-)

    1. Reply

      Thanks Terry! I know ppl who swear by them but I haven’t been able to figure it out LOL

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