I finally did IT! I broke down and bought myself a pack of Depends!!!! It’s NOT as if I have been peeing anymore than “normal” or that I had some terribly embarrassing accident that led me to feeling a great need to find an alternative solution to simply going to the bathroom EVERY hour. BUT rather, I figured, why not give them a whirl. After all, last year they announced a new “streamlined fit” that “wasn’t bulky” and guaranteed to be less conspicuous. They even found a “guinea-pig” – a well known actress here in the states, who would not only endorse their product and be their spokes-person: but agreed to WEAR the adult diaper on the red carpet for some BIG Hollywood event. Their hope was to reach out younger women that suffer from incontinence, as it is a common problem that is viewed as embarrassing and has always been taboo to talk about. http://www.ispot.tv/ad/7Vt1/depends-silhouettes-with-lisa-rinna
Having watched the short ad, I do have to wonder WHY, if this is a topic that they are trying to shed light on and encourage women to NOT be embarrassed to wear extra protection, they felt it necessary to add in the line “even though she doesn’t need it…” ??? THAT certainly DIDN’T help me feel an affinity to her OR make me feel like I wanted to announce that I was wearing them:)
Here is what I learned. First and foremost – my propensity to be cheap (or FRUGAL if you want to be kind) led me to selecting the generic brand over the ACTUAL DEPENDS. Being a single mom on a super tight budget, I ALWAYS go generic and most of the time, it works out. BUT not this time! What I came home with and tried on is definitely NOT what Lisa had on under that tight little number…..no WAY IN HELL!!! SHE had NO bulges, bumps or lumps, and looked super HOT wearing HER Depends. I, on the other hand, looked JUST like the saggy baggy diaper ASS I mentioned in my original post about adult diapers; (http://www.bbhwithms.com/skinny-ass-jean-depends-not-a-good-mix/)
I tried on different outfits; jeans, pants, dresses and various skirts. IF I were to wear a skirt, with a long top over it, it is POSSIBLE that the diaper might go unnoticed, but even then – not likely. I realize that I am not very large and that there isn’t a lot of extra room in the clothes that I wear, but I did buy the smallest size that they make, and it is STILL enormous. It was not going to work. BUT, curiosity got the best of me (PLUS – the ACTUAL DEPENDS brand diapers were on sale when I walked into my local grocery store the other day) so I purchased THEIR version of this “slim adult diaper.” Guess what! It wasn’t ideal, and was definitely more “noticeable” than simply wearing a maxi-pad (which, BTWs I HATE) BUT it was a hell of a lot better than the generic brand I had tried on the other day! World’s better! SO…. I guess that the morale of this little tale is: SHOULD the need arise, and I actually DO feel I need the “security and peace of mind” that they talk about in some of their ads,I COULD wear an adult diaper and MAYBE get away with it.
BUT – that leaves me with a new problem. I now have a pack of generic brand ADULT DIAPERS, and being one that never wants anything to go to waste….was in a quandary…
WHAT TO DO WITH THESE SAGGY BAGGY DIAPERS….?????
BUT….THEN….I saw THIS…
AND I realized what I had been doing wrong!
I shouldn’t try and HIDE the DIAPER! I should simply EMBRACE it and let the whole WORLD see!!!!
…after all, that’s what Miley did!
SO….THIS IS WHAT I GOT….
GRANTED…she has the body of a 20 year old, and I am working with the body of a 43 year old that has shot out 3 kids and is trying to fight off the pull of gravity, BUT, truth be told, THIS actually looked BETTER than what it looked like with my clothes on. BELIEVE ME….that’s not saying a whole lot!
SO…IF next summer, you see me rocking this “MILEY CIRUS” look- you will know just where I got this amazing fashion find!!!!