Rated 3 out of 5 Comfortable but Band Line on Leg
I am a plus-sized hourglass figure and wear dress sizes between 16-20 depending on the cut. I purchased the 1X based on the measurements in the size chart despite being on the high end of the hip measurement range. The 1X fits perfectly -- not difficult to get on, comfortable, but doesn't feel like the "super" slimming power stated in the description. The slip feels more like a medium slimming power if I'm comparing it with the super slimming mid-thigh shapers. The bottom hem does ride up just a couple of inches if I'm walking around, but the "sticky" band on the hem does work to keep the slip from riding up further. Two drawbacks to the slip in my opinion -- cost is very expensive and the "sticky" band along the bottom hem does create a bulge on my thighs that I can see through the dress when I walk. Very disappointed in (and self-conscious of) the thigh bulge. If I was wearing a more fitted dress, then I would choose to wear the mid-thigh shapers and the open-bust tankini to get more slimming support and avoid the thigh bulge.
May 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ChristieK Surprised at the comfort!
I had read other reviews and some said the straps were cutting. when I put this garment on, I was so impressed with the comfort level. It didn't cut at all on my frame. I am 5' 4" in height if that helps anyone. I like having the choice of wearing my own style bra.
May 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by tootsieroll perfect fit &easy to put on
I needed something to wear to my niece's wedding. have gained too many lbs and wanted to at least look smooth ( no obvious rolls) this fit perfectly was easier to put on than other products I've tried it stays in place and the built in pantie of course helps with over all smooth look. The packaging is a nice touch loved the inside of the box.
May 1, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Reggieh Delivered exactly what I was hoping for
Just loved this Spanx slip. At first I was a little worried it was going to be very firm and constricting as it was a little difficult getting on (I chose my size using Spanx sizing chart), but once I had the slip on properly, I was relieved and happy just how comfortable it was - though firm was not too tight or constricting at all. Just loved the sleek lines this slip gave me under my evening dress. So happy with my Spanx. Do think there could be a better option for closing the inbuilt panty than the hooks & eyes though.
April 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Aussie Super
Yes I did say my purchase felt slightly small but isn't this what Spanx should do? Sometimes we forget how we let our bodies "hang out" and Spanx really does remind us how great we really can look.. It is so good to be able to wear my own bra with the garment. Thanks Spanx, this is my second purchase - previously mid thigh open bust shaper- and I'm sure I will purchase more
April 18, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by JuJu Less than I'd hoped for
I've heard of Spanx for years and finally purchased this on line to wear under my dress for a wedding event. Though I liked the ability to wear my own bra, other features were not helpful. The item arrived quickly and packaged nicely. But, it unexpectedly featured panties; since I was wearing pantyhose, this was not really helpful. Further, the panties opened and closed with a hook and eye; that's very difficult to deal with in a bathroom stall with no glasses to see the hooks. Also, the slip, though it did not curl up, did ride up; it just started out too short. There should have been an option for a longer slip for older women, like me.
April 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 Open-bust Full Slip
I was very staisfied with this slip. #1 It stayed in place without restricting my movement. I was skeptical of the "rubber" strip along the bottom of the slip, but it didn't bother me and kept everything in place. The slip did not ride-up even while seated. #2 The built-in panty was comfortable and easy to use. #3 The shoulder straps fell a bit far outward towards my shoulders and were annoying at first, but I soon forogt about them. It would have been problematic if I'd been wearing a sleeveless dress. I'm not sure how that could be changed. Overall it was a great success for wearing a very slinky dress in comfort. I'm not a skinny person, so it really helped give me a very good line., and I'd recommend this to anyone. I've even worn this since with a dress at work, and it functioned well for eight hours in comfort, I looked great thanks to Spanx!
April 8, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sigmasis Smooth fitting with control
This body shaper doesn't look like much until you try it on. It has very good control and sleek and smooth fitting. I was worried that it would pull the dress up and it did not. It worked as it claimed to do. The only quirk I have with it is that even with the adjustable straps, it did pinch at the front, under the arm. Tough to go it with the pinching for 12+ hours, but I survived. I will still use it.
March 31, 2013