A-listers swear by them on and off the red carpet
They’re even one of Oprah’s favorite things.
Shape wear is such a staple for so many women. It sucks you in, smoothes you out, flattens and squeezes, but could wearing it prove bad for your health?
Doctors told us: If you’re feeling any numbness, those are very clear signs that it’s in fact too tight.
“Take it off. Don’t wait until the end of the event. It’s not worth it.”
Some doctors say shape wear that is too tight can squeeze internal organs, cause digestive problems, affect breathing and cause bladder and bacterial infections.
“The shape wear is compressing you so much and you try to enjoy yourself and eat and drink and dance, and that sent me to the doctor.”
Whether you are a one pair wearer, like Bridget Jones, or a fan of multiple layers, like Octavia Spencer, don’t worry. You don’t have to trade them in.
The thing to think about are buying the appropriate size, as well as wearing occasionally, not every day.