I’m happy to report that I’ve said goodbye to an old frenemy: body shapers. There was a time when I wore supportive layers under everything—dresses, pants, jeans, you name it. As much as I liked how they smoothed things out, I hated how uncomfortable they felt. They cut into my thighs and stomach and made me feel like I was stuffed into a sausage casing. But I realized recently that I don’t need the extra help—my thighs and waist are slim on their own! It feels so liberating to slip into a skirt without having to wrestle myself into spandex first. That’s one relationship I’m happy to part with!