For centuries women have “cheated” by pressing their bodies into corsets for a slimming effect. Today they wear shaping tights, shaping undergarments and push-up bras. All this is done in an effort to make the silhouette appear more perfect. Now there are the body-shaping Spanx for men. They are in principle the same thing as their counterparts for women. They are supposed to hide body fat and create a slim figure or for men probably a more trim figure. Some call it a wondershirt for men. The companies selling the male body shaper claim that a man will look slimmer instantly just by wearing one of these garments.
How do Spanx for men work?
The slimming shirts for men are made from elastic materials that hug the body tightly and push it into a more desirable shape. It is supposed to flatten the belly and even lift the chest underneath regular clothes. Companies selling these types of undergarments claim that they are indeed comfortable and that they are made from breathable fabrics.
Can you tell when a man is wearing shape wear?
Most likely, no. These compression shirts look like any other undershirt. There are crew neck and v-neck T-shirts and tank tops available. You probably won’t know at all if a man is wearing one under his clothes.
Do compression shirts for men really work?
For men it is probably realistic to expect a slight improvement of the figure when wearing Spanx like shirts but it is not a miracle solution either. Preferably, a man who is interested should go to a store to try one on making sure to wear a regular shirt over it to be able to assess the individual results.
It is only fair that men, too, get to “cheat” a little when it comes to their appearance. Women have been wearing types of shape wear for a long time, helping them to hide some problem areas. They also get to put on make-up, perm their hair, wear high heels and have their nails done, all in an effort to enhance their appearance. Men have not had as many options when it comes to improving their looks but companies are working hard to bring us more and more products that are marketed just for men.
Spanx like compression shirts are available at many retail stores in malls and on the internet.