Friday, June 29, 2012

A Compression Miracle

As I mentioned on Monday, we had a big family wedding over the weekend. In preparation, I tried on the bridesmaids dress the week before the wedding to see if it still fit. Small crisis: it was too tight. (I was training for the marathon when I was originally fitted and I've gained a little weight since then.) Trying not to panic, I put on the corset leftover from my wedding to see if it would work. It helped me fit, but it looked weird because of the seams of the dress and where the corset ended. Thinking I needed to go out and get some cheap Spanx from Target, I tried one more thing, my CEP Compression shorts. I've worn them under a pencil skirt, what made a dress any different?
under a pencil skirt

It worked and the dress fit! It was a compression miracle! Since the dress was black and just at the knee (with no slit or anything), it totally worked and no one knew. It was also nice to not have to worry about sitting like a lady. Haha. This is just another example how compression is the best invention ever.

15 comments:

  1. Brilliant! I keep meaning to say, I LOVE that dress and you (and all the other bridesmaids) just looked fab! Love the ruffly top :)

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  2. Thanks so much! I really loved the dress and we thought it looked nicely on everyone's shape. It did chafe my collarbone a bit which was kind of annoying, but I'm going to wear it again in August and see what happens! :)

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  3. Another additional bonus of wearing compression shorts under a dress? No sweaty thighs to stick together! Or does that just happen to me?

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  4. LMAO! I do stuff like this all the time! Workout gear FTW!

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  5. To the rescue! I'm glad it worked out and I'm not the only who's done this! Haha

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  6. Haha, another reason why compression wins!

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  7. Gorgeous dress and you look beautiful!

    Cheers to the multi-usefulness of compression gear! I've worn my compression sleeves under my pants in the office many times. =D

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  8. I've been known to purchase men's boxer briefs in my size and wear a pair instead of my usual underwear under dresses and skirts. No chafing, and it's super cheap. Not very sexy though.

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  9. haha! that's awesome - and a SUPERCUTE bridesmaid dress. kudos to the bride on that one :)

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  10. Paulette FerenceJuly 1, 2012 at 8:42 PM

    Ok, that's awesome that you used the compression shorts under the dress. Gotta love compression! Cute dress too.

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  11. Thanks! I had to improvise and it saved me some $$!

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  12. Thanks! I actually helped the bride pick it out. I really like them and it is something we can all wear again!

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  13. Thanks! Oh yeah, sleeves under pants at the office is almost always a given on Mondays after my long run or on Wednesdays after speed work. hehe

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