If you over-indulged a little too much on the cookies and eggnog this holiday season and are now faced with the prospect of fitting into a dress you bought back before Thanksgiving, these tips are for you. If you take one piece of advice away from that list, please let it be the Spanx one. Spanx are a wonderful thing, but they are not magic. Just because you can physically squeeze yourself into a pair that are two sizes too small like a sausage into a casing, doesn’t mean that you should. Doing so will only make you look fatter in the end. Spanx are great for smoothing lines and giving you a little shape, but for god’s sakes… buy ones that fit. Because no one wants to see that.