My first thought when I saw these was "hey, I need a pair of those!" And then I realized I have a pair. They are called Spanx. And they most certainly are not for hanging upside down on the monkey bars. Although Katie Holmes might have seemed a lot cooler if she had been wearing a pair of violet knickers instead of Spanx in this photo:
By the way, that is TOTALLY what I look like in my Spanx.
You know I never want to make my male readers feel left out, so please, guys, go out and get yourself a pair of the Spanx for men. They call it "man Spanx." Oh, that is rich. You will absolutely look like this if you do:
OMG, that is almost as funny as the men's swimsuit option I posted on my shopping blog. Seriously, guys, leave the vain self-obsession stuff to us.