A couple of weeks ago, Sarah Hyland had a minor wardrobe malfunction: Her black Spanx showed through a cutout on her dress.
Hyland had a good attitude about the whole thing, laughing it off. However, many commenters pointed out that a body like Hyland's doesn't even "need" Spanx, because she's already skinny.
Certain body types aren't obligated to wear Spanx, nor are certain body types forbidden from wearing them.
It's all about what you want to do for your body. If you want to wear shapewear, wear it. If you don't, don't. No one can tell you what to wear or what you look good in. It's that simple.
Besides, assuming everyone who wears Spanx is only wearing them to look slimmer is a disservice and a lie. We don't think Hyland was wearing Spanx to appear skinnier, nor do we think Jenner wears hers to make her waist appear smaller. Whatever your reasons for wearing Spanx are, they're your reasons — and even if they include looking slimmer, that's totally your thing. You do you, always.
And not all shapewear has to hurt.
Additionally, there's this misconception that Spanx or other forms of shapewear have to hurt, and that's totally not the case. There are plenty of different kinds with varying degrees of stretchiness. I'm personally all for the Thinstincts shorts, as they don't cut off my circulation and don't dig into my skin.
Always remember to do what makes you feel good about your body — Spanx or no Spanx.