I used to wear a Spanx bra.
I was a skinny, athletic girl who was just starting to wear athletic gear.
After getting my first Spanx, I found myself falling in love with sports bras.
The first one I wore was the $180 Spanx Bra with the blue and white stripes, which I got in 1996.
It’s a really solid bra.
Its a solid, padded bra that looks great.
There was one problem: it wasn’t true to my athletic shape.
It wasn’t my natural shape.
My Spanx shape is not my natural body shape.
I’ve been in and out of the gym, and I’ve gone back and forth between having my natural breasts and my sports shape.
So I had to figure out what was going on.
What is the Spanx?
A bra that goes under your clothes, like a bikini.
It’s a mesh, cup-shaped bra that sits on your skin, so it’s not attached to your body.
Its very, very stretchy, so when you wear it, it gives you an extra little extra support when you sit down.
It feels like you’re wearing a bra, not a swimsuit.
It keeps you comfortable.
It also lets you feel good.
It gives you a sense of confidence.
I would have been a little intimidated by the SpanX, but I had never really considered myself a sports bra wearer.
So the Spanxx was perfect.
I didn’t want to go back to the bra of the past.
I wanted to go the next step up.
Then, I started getting to know a lot of other women who were doing the same thing.
It was like I’d just met the new people.
And they all wore Spanx bras.
And so I got a lot more into it, and started buying the bras from different companies.
In 1999, I went to the Wonderbra store in Washington, DC, and bought a bra for my wife, a fellow sports bra owner, named Heather.
She’s a very athletic woman.
So we had this thing where I’d take the Spanxy out of her bra, and she’d put it on, and then we’d take it off, and we’d see the difference.
She didn’t think I was going to wear her bra.
She thought it was a waste.
She wanted to buy a Spanxy for herself.
Holly, a young woman I knew, started buying a bra from the Wonderboots.
I called her.
She said, I have a couple of Spanx women here who are going to buy the Wonderzies.
They said they had to pay $100 to get a bra.
I was like, Oh.
Wow, I don’t understand how that’s possible.
But Heather was super excited, and they made me one of their customers.
The next year, I sold a couple hundred Spanx Bras to Holly, too.
And I thought, Wow.
I am a huge Spanx fan.
I really want to get into it.
The only thing I had was a regular bra, which wasn’t good enough.
So I started looking at other sports bras, and when I was a teen, I was still a sports athlete.
I used Spanx.
I knew that a sports-sized bra would fit me well.
I wore it for about four months, and it was amazing.
I loved it.
So when I decided to get my own sports bra company, I had no idea what to expect.
The first thing I did was find a website.
At first, I thought they would sell me one Spanx or another.
I’d wear one.
But they weren’t offering the Spanxs that I wanted.
I looked around.
And a lot were.
And then I went back to my mom and said, What are you going to do?
She said she would go to the store, and if she could get a couple pairs of Spanxes, she would buy them.
I thought that was great.
I bought them, and soon I had a few hundred.
And now, almost 10 years later, I am still going strong with them.
And this is a company that I’ve grown to love.
I like to say I’ve gotten better at buying the right ones.
So now, I’m going to keep going.
I’m not going to let a few years of wearing Spanxes ruin my life.
As an athlete, I needed a bra that had a good support.
And the best bra supports your boobs.
They’re like you are in a pool.
They lift up your boobs when you’re swimming, so they support your upper body.
I can see why people like Spanx as a sport bra.
But for a normal-sized woman, that’s not really going to be the case.
If you want a supportive bra