Extreme Girdle Alert
As women of a certain age, most of us are familiar with the conventional white girdle that held in our stomachs and had fasteners to keep our nylons in place. (In case you've blocked out the memory, that's one in the photo at left.) Many of us abandoned them years ago after we found that a) they don’t really work and b) who needs nylons when you can have pantyhose and even pants?
Now, though, there’s a new girdle in town – the faja, which is Spanish for, well, girdle. According to “The New York Times,” fajas are selling out by the thousands in New York City. Hailing from Colombia, an international center of cosmetic surgery, fajas have been used almost exclusively by liposuction patients, who wanted minimized swelling and tighter muscles post-surgery.
However, legions of women have come to realize that fajas give you a highly desirable hourglass figure, even if they do occasionally shift some internal organs. Available in every degree of coverage from stomach to full body, the" Times" reported that the fajas cost only up to $70. Oh, yes, there are also styles for men.
Hey, Spanx company, are you taking note of this?