Gwyneth Paltrow and Jessica Alba say they have used one. "They" whoever "they" are; say that Willaim Shatner wears one for his back. (He says he did when he got hurt years ago). Supposedly a certain male movie star wore one sewn in his tux for his wedding day. And who could forget Hugh Grant's physique and enjoyment of wearing one in the movie Bridget Jones's Diary ?
Yep, talkin' 'bout shapewear. Gone are the days of "control panties" those thick uncomfortable garments that dug into your flesh and actually made sitting down painful. Now days you can find underwear that helps to even out the lumps and bumps without compromising on sex appeal and comfort.
You may be liberated enough to say and feel that women should be natural and shouldn't have to control or shape their bodies; but, no matter how you say it, or how many people listen, the truth stares back at you when you put on a pair of the skinny jeans, high waisted jeans and penicil skirts that are out this season.
The waist is back in fashion, and so are curves. Think of shapewear as comfy underwear that looks great and makes you feel good. It also helps you make a fashion statement : )