But should we not be allowed those tiny dresses just because of a little weight gain? That doesn't seem fair. Enter Hanes Smooth Illusions Go Figure. Its bodywear "that makes everything you wear look better" according to the packaging.
Although buying it made me feel like I was 50, I decided to give it a try. It should come with a warning: will take 10 minutes to get on your body, may need help getting it up. My boyfriend came in the room because there was so much grunting and moaning to get this tight little thing to move up my body.
And yes it did smooth everything. While standing the dress looked infinitely better. Sitting was a different story. I guess when a dress is tight, it is tight. So knowing I would be eating a big yummy dinner, I went with a different dress. (I am also not quite sure how I would have done in the heat with the bodywear.) But I am definitely keeping this in my drawer for a rainy day.