New reports say that more teenage girls are resorting to wearing shapewear underneath clothes on a daily basis just to feel confident in their own skin. Some apparently wear it beneath their athletic uniforms, because they "don't want to stand out for the wrong reasons," i.e. look fat when hanging out with their judgmental peers.
And this trend has both doctors and psychologists worried about the effects it will have on teens' mental and physical health. As for the company, you would think they'd recommend their products be meant for 'adult use only'. Here's what they had to say about the trend on Good Morning America:
"Our mission is to help women feel great about themselves and their potential... Regarding those medical issues for teens using [our] products, in twelve years of selling shapewear, we've never had this issue."
So basically, Spanx doesn't care if teenagers are risking their health by squeezing their growing bodies into these constricting garments. We think this SNL clip pretty much explains their flawed logic: