Rated 5 out of 5 by Lyzzy68 Great Body Shaper but Uncomfortable Straps
I bought this shaper last year in size Large and have just purchased another in size Medium as I have lost 25lbs since the first one.
I have been so happy with my shaper, it does everything I want it to do except I have one problem.....the straps. I see by the reviews that the complaints with the straps are consistant in the they hurt around the armpit area. My armpits are sore also at the end of the day but the benefits of the shaper are worth a little discomfort.
I like the fact that the back comes up high enough to hide those "fat-back" pieces, smoothes out all lines, makes it possible for me to wear a dress finally after about 10yrs of not being able to. I dont have a problem with the hem curling up and I think thats because I have thinner legs, I wear a lot of leggings and never have a problem.
I definately feel more attractive and confident now between the combination of losing weight and wearing my shaper.I also believe that there is no "one" product for all, some people want thinner straps to go under eveningwear, some want longer legs and others want a different personal opening, for me this is juat what I want.
January 23, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by vivivoom Almost a great product
This really slimmed me a lot and smoothed out all the below waist lumps and rolls. I really loved being able to wear my own bra and it helped enhance my bustline! I did not have a problem with the legs rolling up, nor did I have a problem with the straps. It was pretty sturdy. (I bought this to flatten my tummy and smooth out the muffin top and other lumps that I get wearing the regular Spanx when the waist rolls down.)
Here's what they need to improve IMO in order for this to be a truly great piece of shapewear that is fully functional:
1. More - extreme tummy control is needed
2. Make a really functional crotch/leg opening, or an ability to separate and reattach the bottom part and the shoulder straps so that you can pull the bottom part down and use the bathroom without worrying about wetting the garment.
The way it is right now, the existing opening is smallish and required EXTRAORDINARY effort to use the bathroom and try to keep the garment dry (impossible in my experience.) When wearing this type of garment, you don't want to have to take off all your clothes when going to the bathroom, and you certainly don't want to walk around with wet spots on your clothes.
(I've tried the other Spanx that attaches to the bra, but didn't find it smoothed or slimmed very well, and seemed like my bra kept getting pulled downward - the opposite of what I wanted.)
Spanx almost made the perfect piece of shapewear. I hope they will make improvements.
January 8, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kirstig Nice fit but the straps hurt
Ordered in a M (5'1, 130lbs) and it fit well. It was comfortable and had a nice sleek fit. Looked nice under a clingy dress, however I could not ignore the rubbing from the straps. It was not for me.
November 4, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by kritty It doesn't work
Don't wasted your money this doesn't slim your size down.
September 1, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Jag59 It is a great product with one drawback
The metal on the straps at the front of the garment rub on the arms beside the arm pit. By the end of the day, my arms were rubbed raw and sore.
I used the size chart and ordered according to the measurements. It recommended extra large, but a large would have fit fine.
August 23, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by teal21 This product is unwearable.
The metal rings that make the straps adjustable cut into my skin even though I had the straps let out to its maximum. The scoop in the front did not fit underneath my bra. Not a good buy for me.
August 21, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Moto Great potential
As a post surgical patient, this is a great product. My only criticism is that the legs roll up slightly AND the open crotch is not open enough for post surgery when it is a struggle to have to take all your clothing off so you can take down off the shoulders. One certainly would not want to wait until the last minute to use the restroom!
August 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JR2002 Great Product!
I wore this to a wedding. It stayed in place and smoothed everything out. I will definitely be wearing this many more times.
August 13, 2013