As if Spanx weren’t torturous enough for our bellies, it seems that the fashion world wants to assault womankind with corsets (again). Shapewear called fajas have been trending in Spanish communities for years, and now it looks like they may become mainstream. Will women really latch onto the look in pursuit of a great figure?
According to a recent New York Times article, Latina women don fajas in order to “look like a Coke bottle,” even though the garments can apparently “force the air out of your lungs” in the process. And cause organ shifting. Let’s not overlook the organ shifting. They run $20 to $70, and come in variety of shapes (including one that has butt cheek cut-outs). While these girdles may seem old-fashioned, they’ve been swiftly on the rise in Hispanic communities within the last five years, and one manufacturer had to raise production 47 percent last year. While Spanx are irritating-yet-painless, it seems that women are becoming to take a more painful (and old-fashioned) step to achieve a body ideal. [via Fashionista]
What do you think of fajas? Would you wear one?