STYLE & BEAUTY
01/29/2016 09:00 am ET

Do You Need To Wear Shapewear Today?

Use this flow chart to find out.

Spanx and other shapewear are pretty polarizing. On the one hand, they might help you feel more confident in a certain outfit. On the other hand, they, well, squeeze your organs.

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After a mother's response to a department store employee who told her daughter she needed to wear Spanx with a dress went viral, we started to wonder: when do we absolutely, positively need to wear Spanx?

This is not to say you shouldn't wear shapewear. In fact, you should wear whatever it is that makes you feel good whenever and wherever you want. But are they necessary? That's an entirely different story.

Luckily, we've compiled this handy flow chart to help you figure it out. Keep it next to your closet for easy reference next time you're wondering, "do I need to wear Spanx today?"

We rest our case. 

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