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Now that I've got the dress - how do I get Spanx on and off?

My a-line dress will look even better with my Spanx under - they are the kind that are shorts with coverage up to my bra.  But my dress is a corset back - does anyone have experience wearing these together?  I really want the shorts style because of thigh rub...I know it will be hot under that gown and I don't want sweaty red thighs preventing me from moving around! 

Will I be able to get these Spanx up and down to pee?  Or is it a lost cause?  Any suggestions???
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Re: Now that I've got the dress - how do I get Spanx on and off?

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    First of all, congrats on your engagement and finding your dress! Second, Spanx are wonderful and easy to use. I wear them under almost every dress to smooth everything out. They will help with thigh rub and they're not super difficult to get on and off if you follow the sizing chart on the back of the package. They are a little snug (as they should be to do their job properly) and you will have to adjust them a little after you use the toilet. 

    I will say that the corset back on your dress may have to be loosened so you can get the Spanx back up to your bra-line if you remove them to use the bathroom. You may not even need Spanx with an A-line corset back dress - that is what the corset is for after all. If it is fitted properly, it will cinch your waist without the necessity of extra shapewear. When it is tightened, the corset should still be about three inches wide at the top so you can see the laces and adjust the fit. If you are just worried about thigh rub, you can use bicycle shorts or BodyGlide. I am getting a small hoop skirt to wear underneath my dress to keep the airflow circulating to my thighs and lady-parts as well as to add a little extra volume to my gown.
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    I think some Spanx have a slotted crotch so you can pee without taking them off.

    Otherwise, I agree that you might just have to loosen the corset back, or even just get Spanx that are shorts that go to the waist (rather than the bra line) since the corset will cinch in your tummy.  
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    I've worn the Spanx before, I just didn't know about getting them up and down with the dress.  I will have to have someone loosen the corset a bit - it DOES do a good job of cinching me and making me more hourglass-like, I just want more from the Spanx!!!  I appreciate the input, and it's good ot know the 3 inch thing so my MOH will know it's tightened correctly.
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    Get the real spanx with the slot to pee.  Just practice ahead of time, a LOT, so you can get used to peeing through the little hole.  The first few times I tried at home, I peed all over the spanx.  Take them off, wash, let dry, try again.  :)
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    Is there ANY way you can do without? I love Spanx, but I can't imagine getting married and spending all day in them.
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    Well the corset is already uncomfortable and I won't be sitting in it, so might as well add Spanx.  Really I guess all I want is shorts underneath to keep my thighs from chaffing.  I am going to search for some thin bike shorts in white maybe. 

    Peeing through the hole - I know I'd screw that up!!!
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    If I had to use the pee hole in spanx with a wedding dress, here is what I would do:

    1. Get a clean, empty gatorade bottle (wide mouth).

    2. Cut off bottom so you have the top to use as a 'pee funnel'.

    3. Hold neck of bottle in little slot to direct pee, avoid splash-up and avoid peeing on self.

    4. Laugh and find hysterical that some random woman on the internet is really suggesting a homemade pee funnel to make the Spanx+ wedding dress bunchiness issues resolved.

    I would make a couple, hide them somewhere in the ladies room and throw away after using... Peeing into a Gatorade Bottle is an ancient and well-respected art among women.  It takes, skill, grace, poise and the experience of being stuck in a place where holding it or getting to a bathroom were not options.
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