Size 16 plus to a size 2...in minutes!

@coffeebreak (17820)
United States
December 11, 2011 11:40am CST
I just irritates me to no end! These commercials that advertise undergarments for (mostly) women to help "slim down". They show all these over weight women trying to get a comperable slim down garment on and it doesn't work or they can't get it on...then they have a model putting it on with ease and saying how slimming it make "you" look...but who is the model, modeling this slim down garment? A size 2!!! Like she needs anything to help her look slim in the first place! Why don't they show the over weight woman that was "struggling" to get a garment on ..show her putting it on and how it slims her! Any over weight person that has a weight issue or a few bumps and bulges...do not want to see a size 2 modeling the item...to make us think that "oh, we can look like that if we buy this garment!". Yeah, right! It obviously won't fit on a woman that is over weight anyway and that is who they show struggling to put a competitors slim down item on! Do they really think over weight people will think that they will look like that size 2 if they buy that garment? It just annoys me to no end to see stuff like this. I am about 20 lbs overweight. I bought one in a store...actually is was only a Maidenform "slim the middle torso area" kind of tight thing...is it easy to get on...not to bad but still....gotta pull and readjust and all. Does it slim me? No, not really. Basically all it does is kind of even up and smooth out the lumps and bulges and shift the weight enough so that all bulges seem "on size". Kind of like sliding into a open ended can...some lumps move to where there is no lump! Then it seems to slim just cause the shirt or pants or whatever I put on over the garment, now is against a smooth cotton that allows for sliding and movement. Pants snapped on bare skin...it doesn't have any soft or smooth area to move, skin can be moist and that stops things from moving. But it is like a slip...the dress doesn't stick to the skin but the slip allows it to flow freely. So...yeah that annoys me terribly...the lies, the deceit and I hate both! I mean come on...do they really think people don't notice the HUGE change in people wearing that garment...from women of sizes 16 and higher, to a slim trim size 2? Suffice to say I don't buy it and hope anyone that does...good grief, I have some ocean front property in New Mexico I'd like to sell you! I need the money! Same thing goes for this new Riders brand of jeans. I have them...they don't work but they are at least better fitting that some others..but they don't slim me as they state.....Stacy London models them and says how they slim and trim...like she needs anything to slim and trim her!!! She's probably a size 4 or 5...and sorry, I used to be that size and didn't need any help looking slimmer!
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• United States
11 Dec 11
I never was thin and I am not a blonde so I just assumed all these beauty things abnd size issues were for others , not me. I always dress for comfort. When I gained weight , I just got bigger pants. but lately I have had to get smaller jeans. Why? somehow I have lost weight. I think all this You must be a size 0 or you are fat business is backfiring. Either women are dying to fit this impossible size Or they are totally ignoring it. There are more store for plus sized women because there are More plus sized women! They may think they will get most women to be a certain size but it isn't happening.
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@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
12 Dec 11
I doubt they are trying to get people to loose weight..and but even so....the commercial is about showing large or women with tummys and "muffin tops" etc...those are the ones they show struggling to get into an outfit...then they mention their item and show a size 2 puttting it on without a bit of struggle. They show the women that are older (late 50's+) but then use a model in her mid 20's. You can't compare the two! And they are insinuating that those flabbier women can just put this little garment on and it will just absorb the fat and you will look size 2!
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@cher913 (25893)
• Canada
11 Dec 11
well it seems the world is obsessed with thin (and rich) people and if you don't fit that mold, well... which is why people are buying these things and why many people are in debt up to their eyeballs.
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@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
12 Dec 11
Yeah, much as everyone talks about 'inner beauty" you seldom actually see someone loveing it more than out beauty! Especially in women. A thinner woman will be with a larger man and no on thinks anything of that, but a thinner man with a larger woman? Seldom seen. Med look at the thin ones...never the larger ones..at least seriously look at them. But the point was....why do they use a size 2 to model something they are trying to sell to size 14 or larger? ZThose larger women are the ones they show trying to zip their pants or button a shirt and saying "this will help that!" It just annoys me to no end!
• United States
12 Dec 11
I would not buy anything like this when I was big. I just wore my fat clothes and suffered with it. I am so glad I don't have to worry about that now either.
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
12 Dec 11
I just don't know how anyone fell for it! I mean it was so obvious that the large women were struggling and then this tiny woman, slips it on. Are people really that stupid to not have been paying attention to that? If large women are focused on as the reason...why is a tiny woman shown with the solution. BUt I guess that is what they play on...people not paying attention
@bjc66bjc (6745)
• United States
12 Dec 11
Wow coffeebreak, you are really ticked off.. But my only issue is why on this earth would you think anything could make us go from a 16 to a 2 in any amount of minutes.. That entire concept sounds like a crock of dust.. And those items you mentioned do just what you found them to do for you..make buldge where there were not buldges..make tires where there were no tires. make wrinkles where there were none. Its to bad that your felt that you had to fall into the non sense but sometimes we say..''well let me give it a try" and if you really don't know anyone who has experienced the article, thats what you do give it a try... Next time think about that property in New Mexico first....lol
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
12 Dec 11
I didn't buy one. I was born at night, but it wasn't last night! What I bought was something else for a different reason. I bought a Maidenform camisole with "weight control" (so they say) but it is cause I am 38DD and need help "sliming" down that area because I can't find a shirt or dress that fits a 38DD at the top while fitting a size 10 bottom!! If I get the top to fit...the bottom looks like I am pregnant and wearing a tent. If I get the bottom to fit...the top can't be buttoned!
@drannhh (15206)
• United States
30 Jan 12
I agree that this is annoying. Once I was just a few pound over my usual weight and a dress that I wanted to wear did not look quite right so I tried one of those garments and guess what happened. Not only did I feel uncomfortable, but half way through somebody's wedding, the darned thing rode up and so I had these bulges that were not even me! Imagine trying to smooth that out while sitting in the pew of a church with 100 other people. Grrrrr! Afterwards I had to race to find a restroom and get it repositioned, well I suppose you know how long that lasted.