Rated 5 out of 5 by Katie67 Excellent for large thighs--no line!
When this product arrived I was surprised. It seemed so thin I was sure I would ruin it in a couple of wears. I actually was afraid to wear it and saved it for awhile. But I have had it for at least 2 years now and wear it A LOT! I carefully handwash it and of course am careful putting it on. I am buying a new one today because I have stretched it out from wearing it so much, but there is not one hole or run in it, which honestly surprises me given the heavy use. There is just no other product from anyone that is as good as this. I have squishy large thighs and I can't wear lightweight pants without some kind of support underneath. I even wear this in hot, humid summers because I am vain. It is thin enough to tolerate. In the winter I wear a heavier, less expensive shaper. But for lightweight spring, fall and summer clothing this is the BEST! I hate to admit this but I even wear it under yoga pants which I wear to school pick-up (you know, like all the other mothers who are not really on their way to or from the gym). The silkiness of the material is very nice because clothing will not stick to it, it adds NO bulk, and clothes glide over it. I also wear it under jersey maxi-dresses for a smooth look.
I am 5'7" and wear a size 12 and I have an XL because I am VERY hourglass in shape. I am ordering a L this time for a little more support. It may not last as long this time, but I know it's worth it.
August 9, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by PollyT Skinny Britches:
I have purchased two pairs of this product at $68.00 each, as I needed them after a surgery. Both split just below the seam in the panty area. after less than a week.
May 29, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by StaciM I love these
I love these! They give you the smoothing look that I want in pants, and there is no bulge on the thigh like ALL the other spanx I have tried, because they go down to the calf.
I have tried a lot of all sorts of smoothers including spanx, if you have a large thigh for some reason they are going to bulge at your thigh and you can see that through your pants. When Im sitting I can see it and it drives me crazy.
I give this product 4 stars primarily because I live in AZ, and in the summer they are impossible to wear, I love them for the winter!!
April 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by val56 silky smooth
I am really impressed with this product. It's not too tight or too loose; it's true to size. It's also very lightweight and not hot. It makes my slacks glide over my legs. I love this product. I'd like to find something similar in a slip.
April 2, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Shen Big Disappointment
Of all the Spanx products I've bought over the years, these are the most disappointing. First, there is virtually NO support - I thought these would fit like a longer version of the Power Panties, which cut into my thighs and show a major bulge. Even though the Britches solve that problem, I really want that extra support. Second, the material is quite thin and runs and tears easily - I poked a thumb through them within a week; by the end of the month I couldn't wear them anymore. I am surprised and very disappointed in the quality of these Britches and I do not recommend them.
On a side note, I have just tried the Extended-Length Power Panties and they are nearly perfect - great support and no more bulging at the thigh. I'd give them five stars if they were capri-style to cover my chunky knees. I highly recommend the Extended Length if you are looking for a longer leg length and great support.
March 8, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by lesliek So sheer it tears.
This is the second Spanx product I have purchased that tore by the second wearing -- my fingernails go right through the fabric, in front and in back. This is very disappointing as I had been happy with somewhat thicker Spanx products that don't seem to be available any longer. I am a size 6 -- the tearing was not caused by trying to pull on a too-small size for my frame.
January 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Roseann67 Love this product, will be ordering them in thigh length.
They are thin but strong hold. They do not ride up at the calf, leaving no mark of where they end.
August 12, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Palindrome One too many layers
Thought the product would be more like the Skinny Britches Spanx that hit above the knee. These seem heavier (almost "two-ply" as opposed to "one-ply)". They are too heavy for summer and actually add an unnecessary layer--not impressed!
June 29, 2013