So, I was up very early this morning, like at 3AM (damn heartburn) and turned on TV. Of course, the first thing that popped on was an infomercial for the Genie Hourglass. At first, this looked really cool! I like Genie bras. Even while I was struggling to see, I was still able to determine all they did was redesign the girdle deathtrap.
I laughed because, “get that hour glass” shape. The product claims it “Smoothes and rolls bulges.” Yeah, probably in that one spot, pushing all the fat upward toward your breasts, I don’t need more boobs, thanks. Most of the “models” are skinny so that really doesn’t show me anything. They did have one full figured woman, and honestly, I didn’t see much of a difference- they measured the waist- well, of course it’s 2 inches smaller- you squeezed everything in with fat or bulges going somewhere else. Take a look at the model below, I think adding the extra layer of a belt is what makes the shirt fit tighter, and adding to curves. Seriously, look at her “after-I-have-it-on” face… smiling tightly, but it appears between her teeth she is gasping “I can’t move.” See deathtrap.
The images below are from Genie’s website.
Further looking at the product, it’s Velcro and it takes up the entire waist. That’s great support for my boobs – no underwire in my bra necessary. Awesome, so I’m good if I’m just standing, but what if I drop something and I have to bend down to pick it up and what about sitting in a chair? I fear all those around me would hear the “rip” of the Velcro as it strains against added pressure and possible ripping apart completely and falling off… then the FAT WOULD SPRING FREE… and possibly knock out anyone nearby… See Death trap.
…and please tell me, exactly WHAT are we training… our fat? After a few weeks of wearing this, our body is just going to remain in that state? Well, YES… I do agree if you hold in you tummy constantly (the way we are supposed to) our abs will become stronger, we’ll point our tailbones down and we’ll stand taller, resulting for better posture for our back… I’d rather just concentrate on doing that without some contraption making regular breathing difficult…or risking Velcro failure. And training your fat or naturally uncurved body to curve… like that’s gonna work when you’re not wearing the product? Hey FAT, get back in line! I suppose we should just trim the fat for health sake, practice isometrics, and be happy with whatever natural hereditary shape you should be… we’re all beautiful in any shape and size and should be emphasizing health.
Here’s a question to the guys: You’re attracted to a woman, ask her out… date a period of time and then when it comes to disrobing, you discover she’s been wearing one of these the entire time. Her natural curve is in fact several, possibly unflattering curves. Do you feel that she misrepresented herself, like old photos posted on a dating website, where when you meet they are several years older looking?
Here’s a question to you ladies: Do any of you own this or interested in buying this, and if so, why? I think it appears to offer some great support, if that’s what you need. My guess is it would help with back issues? I don’t know. What I do know, is I wore a girdle under my prom dress and I was miserable the entire evening. I’m sure this is a softer version, but still not my bag.