Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Spanx a Lot but Wish I'd Thought of It When I Was 'Stepping In'

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Spanx a Lot but Wish I'd Thought of It When I Was 'Stepping In'

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DID you know the woman who invented Spanx is one of the richest women in the world?

She's not really even a woman yet, just a young girl (in her 20s which doesn't count in my book), and disgustingly rich all because she couldn't find a pair of comfortable panties that held her in shape. Spanx are elasticised undergarments that come mid way down your thighs, or if you are a bit hefty on top they can go all the way up to your shoulders and back down to your ankles. Or something like that.

All the red carpet celebrities wear them under their slinky dresses, which is why you never see a roll of flab hanging over a panty line on Nicole Kidman.

Who would have thought a young woman could become a billionaire because of a garment that has been around for centuries?

I recall (with a shudder) a thing called a step-in all us young girls were obliged to wear in the 1960s. …

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