Rated 1 out of 5 by bhorton1114 AWFUL-please bring back the OLD style!!!
I have been a loyal SPANX wearer for the past 3 years. I wear them all day, every day after having my weight loss surgery. I have to buy a new pair every few months. I went to the store to get a new pair and noticed that the packaging had changed. No biggie. I also noticed the boyshort option now...which I was REALLY excited about! I bought them, got them home and then....uh oh. These are "new and improved". Except they are NOT improved. They are much much worse than the old SPANX. First...the tags are placed at the very top of the band...so every time the top slightly rolls down (which it does during the day# now I have tags hanging out in 2 different spots! Second...and this is the most important feature of the product...they do NOT hold in my tummy any longer! The material, while it feels nice, is awful at smoothing and holding in...which is why we all wear SPANX to begin with! It has absolutely no tummy control/restriction anymore. I know we all hated the big seam down the front, but it actually worked at holding in your tummy! Third...the new version rolls down much much easier. The "band" at the top is basically non-existent. Please, please please bring back the old material and design of the Power Panties! The boyshort option is awesome though! I have searched online and bought as much of the old as I can to "stock up". Once those wear through, I will have to move on and find some other brand/model I suppose. I'm so disappointed. :#
September 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LR239 Smoothed & stayed in place!
I picked up a little extra tummy after menopause and this helped smooth it (and some other little bulges) out. I don't tolerate anything too tight and this is just tolerable for the benefits it provides. It's stretchy but controls enough to make it worthwhile. The top stayed in place perfectly. (I would just suggest adding the grippy stuff around the bottom rear of the panty.) I was pleasantly surprised and will order more.
September 21, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Kellie not impressed.
I purchased this item based on the sales associates recommendation. The material feels nice, and even though there's a grip on the top part, it still rolls down. I had to straighten it all night to prevent it from bulking.
I just had a baby, my normal dress size is a med but I was told to purchase a lg. I understand why since I still had baby weight. The lg fit too big and didn't really shape anything. I will be returning this item.
September 12, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by cami Not my best Spanx...
i wanted to love these so much, but they seems to rolled down during the day bunching with the roll down. The size feel very tight, and i am not loving the material. There is nothing like the old spanx materials from years ago, they need to bring back that material. I was disappointed with this pair. Not sure if it is due to my size 16, but people much smaller really don't need this type of panty. So they should really test these out on larger size ladies.
September 12, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by PVWMS So disappointed
I was so sure of this product that I thrashed the packing. Upon putting them on for the first time, I poked a hole in the panties. Is there any way to get a refund for the purchase? I have an older version of these and they worked so well. I thought I would add another pair. These are very stretchy and DOES NOT control like the older version. So disappointed!!!
September 5, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bride Thank you Spanx
I wore the Spanx to celebrate our 50 wedding anniversary. It helped erase some of the extra lumps and bumps residing on my middle after 50 years.
I probably could have used a smaller size, but I was comfortable the entire 4 hour event , which included dinner.
September 4, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by julesf This is not improved
The old version of this product worked must better as a shaper. I have worn the Higher Power panties nearly daily for several years. I would buy a new one when one wore out. As other reviewers have stated, I was looking forward to trying this new and improved version, but was quickly disappointed. It is very comfortable and much more stretchy than the old version, however, this makes it not nearly effective at holding in one's stomach as a shaping garment. It is mostly for smoothing, not shaping. You could probably fit into a size small no matter how large you are. That is how stretchy the material is. It also has a different band around the top that does not stay up as well and rolls down more. I put it under my bra strap so it's not really an issue. I much prefer the old version, even with the seam, rather than this new improved version, especially for the cost.
August 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Elisa1987 Great!!
These are great. Not too tight, but soft and smoothing. The length ensures this does not roll down when you sit.
August 19, 2015