No, not the kind needed for super-tall buildings - the type a woman of a certain age needs when she is dressing for a fancy party. In other words: ultra-strong, industrial-strength girdles.
I sure do wish I had invented Sp*nx. I don't know what they cost to manufacture, but the prices are way up there! I suspect the woman who came up with the idea is making millions, or soon will.
Part of my trepidation about paying those prices is whether or not I can manage to wear it the entire night without heaving it into the nearest trash can, as I did one hot night in DC, 25 years ago. We were attending the 25th Georgetown reunion and the party was staged in a room that held hundreds but wasn't equipped to cool the place if more than 50 were present. And to add to the misery, the temperature was still in the 90's at 7pm, with humidity to match. I think I wore the girdle until 9pm, but then I simply couldn't stand the heat and compression any longer and I took myself off to the nearest ladies room, removed the girdle and tossed it into the trash. I never looked back or regretted that either, until the next time I needed to wear one and had none.
Last year I bought a knock-off version of the better brand and it wasn't large enough. I could barely take a breath when I had it on and it was so difficult to get on and remove that I had to make sure I didn't need to use the restroom while I was wearing it (an impossible situation for those aforementioned women of a certain age) amiright?
So let's hope that the one I bought today is bearable for the whole evening. You see, I need it three nights in a row......lol