They’ve been hailed as wonder garments that can give women the hourglass figures of their dreams – but until recently, they’ve come come with a catch.
However, ladies wearing Spanx have had to refuse liquids and cross their legs to avoid having to go to the loo for fear of embarrassment.
However, now the brand has finally provided a solution: a ‘double gusset’ which it describes on its website as providing ‘ease when nature calls’. In other words, it has a pee hole.
But does it really work? Three women put it to the test with hilarious results – watch how they got on.
Spanx fan Kim Kardashian admitted that she struggled with the brand’s ‘crotchless’ offerings and had even had a few accidents while squeezed into them.
She confessed to Love magazine: ‘I always pee all over my Spanx. It’s a disaster. They aren’t crotchless enough!’
So, could our FEMAIL writers fare better wearing the life-saving designs?
Emily holds open the Spanx pee hole which the three Femail writers tested
Three brave FEMAIL writers, including Talya (pictured) try the ‘double gusset’ Spanx, designed so that the wearer is able to go the bathroom while wearing them
If successful the feature would surely come in handy in an all-in-one bodysuit, so the wearer – Emily (left) and Talya (right) – doesn’t have to remove any items of clothing in order to relieve themselves
Our guinea pigs pulled on their £72 My Day Open Bust Bodysuits and put them to the ultimate test.
Their verdict? It seems Kim’s predicament is a common one.
One of our testers Talya admitted: ‘I definitely peed on myself.’
Lisa added: ‘The first time you go while wearing the Spanx feels very odd. But once you get over that it’s fine. You do need to be careful though, one false move and you’ve peed on your underwear’.
Kim Kardashian has admitted: ‘I always pee all over my Spanx, it’s a disaster. They aren’t crotchless enough’
Lisa says that she was ‘a bit scared’ as she prepared to test the waist cinching and bottom-smoothing undies
Only one of them managed to get away, literally, untainted by the experience.
Emily said: ‘It was harder to go to toilet in the Spanx than I thought as the act of holding the gusset open really puts you off the task at hand.
‘However, the gusset is big enough to provide enough space to do your business – I don’t see why Kim Kardashian has such a problem, unless she is often caught short.’