Beauty is pain, as the saying goes. Yet no matter how pinched, plucked, and precarious we may feel, we women are still supposed to make it all look effortless. "Oh, this look? I just threw on the first thing I could find! I'm barely wearing any makeup! I'm so lazy!" Meanwhile, we're mentally tallying all the time it took to put together that perfect low-key outfit or no-makeup look. (Have you seen Our Favorite No-Makeup Celebrity Selfies?)
But looking good does take work, sometimes a lot of work. One person who isn't afraid to show the scaffolding under the facade? Rebel Wilson. The Aussie beauty and please-be-my-best-friend actress showed off her Spanx underneath her slinky dress during a make-out skit for the MTV Movie Awards with her Pitch Perfect 2 co-star Adam DeVine.
Things got hot and heavy between the pair and as they rolled around on the stage, MTV suddenly started to pixelate Wilson's lower half. But the audience wasn't getting a sneak peak of her lady bits or a lacy thong. Rather her dress had crept up to show her industrial undergarments, AKA shapewear. (Check out these Refreshingly Honest Celebrity Body Confessions.)
Wilson's (probably intentional) wardrobe mishap was a relief to ladies everywhere. On one hand, we all know that women—celebs and mortals alike—sometimes go to extreme lengths to look gorgeous, but it's hard to really believe it until you see it in action. And getting a glimpse of another lady's shapewear can help you feel so much better about your own shape.
She's not the only celebrity to wear her Spanx loud and proud. Tina Fey, Jennifer Lopez, and Jennifer Garner have been spotted flashing their shapewear. Pretty young things like Kristen Stewart, Taylor Swift, and Selena Gomez have all shown a hint of spandex-encased thigh too. And, of course, the Kardashians have shouted their deep love of control garments from the rooftops, even 'fessing up to wearing two or more pairs at a time.
And it's about time, honestly. We're not saying you should feel like you need to wear shapewear to look good, but there's no need to feel ashamed about doing so either. In the end, it's about doing what makes you feel happy, beautiful, and confident.