For The Odd Couple I'll be wearing a couple of fabulous vintage 1960s dresses. (Pictures later!) I "modeled" them both for our director, Linda, the other day.
Linda complimented me on the second dress, then came close to me and lowered her voice.
"You may want to get a good foundation garment," she said in a kind, conspiratorial tone. "It'll help smooth things out and will make it easier to zip it up."
Foundation garment--that's code for girdle.
Yep, I've had two kids, and my body is still recovering from the second, and honestly I wonder if my skin is ever going to entirely bounce back this time. I have...
...a little tummy pooch. Yes, I said it. Hear that, Zoodle? I've got some saggy skin on my belly, thanks to you. And while we're being honest, there's still some extra fat there too. You are worth it, kiddo...but I miss that taut skin.
So I will be "smoothing and cinching" with this bit of spandex, stays, and hooks:
The comfort of this garment is still to be determined; a brief time in a fitting room doesn't tell me much. But it definitely works--my tummy profile is nicely smooth with this little miracle (or little torture device, however you look at it).
Think it would go well with a bikini?