Ah, Spanx. Generically known as “shapewear,” they’re the stretchy, constrictive undergarments that slim ladies’ outlines and construct a more shapely appearance. It’s a shame, too, as it turns out they’re literally squeezing their wearers to death.
“Shapewear couldn't do its job if it wasn't tight. Unfortunately … Dr. Kuemmerle says it can worsen acid reflux and heartburn. Restrictive clothing can also provoke erosive esophagitis.