Rated 5 out of 5 by SueJ30 Should have bought this years ago!
I used to always buy "cheap" control items at the store. I say "cheap" but i spent anywhere from $15 - $80 at a time on control panties, girdles, corsets, you name it. Finally, a woman at work mentioned her Spanx (how do these conversations even start??). I asked her if it worked and if it was worth the money, and she said absolutely. She told me they actually are comfortable. I wasn't sure if I believed her; I've always bought the largest size control item I could find in the lightest weight possible, and I was still usually very uncomfortable.
Then one day I was reading a blog article on fashion necessities of a plus-sized woman. Top of the list was good shapewear, and Spanx was listed. So I had enough, and visited the site.
I fairly quickly landed on this wonderful item. My goal was to get something that was the lightest control possible. My problem area is my tummy, and ALL girdles or high-waisted panty items always roll down on me, and tops sometimes roll up. (This rolling action a bit less than comfortable and attractive, as I assume many of you know.) I knew one thing: every time I put on a swimsuit (one piece, obviously), I always think, man, if only this were lighter weight and flesh-toned, it would make great shapewear. Ta-da! That's what this thing did for me. It really has about the amount of control as a swimsuit, and it doesn't make me hot.
I've worn this thing for 12+ hours, to work and school, while hosting a party, sitting, standing, you name it. It never makes me uncomfortable, and I almost forget I have it on. In fact I usually walk into the bathroom and have a moment of "wha-huh?" and then remember I have to undo it like it's a baby onesie!
Now, the drawbacks (just a few). First, while I'm a plus-sized girl with tummy troubles, I was not blessed with boobs. I'm a barely B, you might say. Like, between an A and a B. I'm used to wearing bras with some padding to give me some shape. This Spanx doesn't totally flatten my breasts, but it comes close. So I took the padding out of a camisole I had and stuck it in the Spanx. Worked like a charm, stayed in place. I also think a woman with more going on upstairs would still have room in this item.
Second, the neckline is high. That could just be me, because my chest isn't doing much to stretch it out, but it's high enough that I can't wear several of my tops with it. I've remedied that with a few items by wearing a high neckline camisole, so at least that sticks out, but you don't want this thing to stick out. It doesn't look like a lacy camisole. It looks like shapewear.
Third (and this is nit-picking), one of the seams (or something) on the crotch fastener was sharp and poked my thigh for the first few times I wore it. I couldn't tell what it was, but I think it wore down eventually.
I definitely plan on shopping for more Spanx. If you're new to Spanx and you're ready to chunk your useless shapewear, try this one on for size! It makes me look better in everything from t-shirts to dresses!
Also, for size reference: I am usually a 14-16, XL, 38B. I ordered this in an XL.
November 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Latonya Great product
I love!love!love! this product! It's very comfortable. The cotton feels awesome against my body. Smoothes out love handles, to give you a better looking silhouette. I will purchase more of this product in the near future.
August 24, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by jayjay the bodysuit was the worst ever
I have worn bodysuits for years with a medium form. This was a real disappointment. The material was much thicker. It was very long and only had one eyelet at bottom then the material was just cut off. it had no shape at all. Very disappointed
August 9, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by honeybunny1 Love the material, have the spoil me cotton tank in black & white
The body suit was way too long in the torso. I am only 5'2". Please make something for shorter people. I would love to have a body suit with more of a comfortable bra and a leg that came to mid thigh so my thighs would not rub together in the cotton, with snaps at the crotch That would be perfection! Had to return this one. boo hoo.
August 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by zoeieluc Cotton Tank Body
This garment fits even better than advertised. I will be buying more of them to wear on a daily basis so I can give up wearing a bra!
July 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DogMom92 First time Spanx
This was my first Spanx purchase and I just love it! I am back to order yet another I love the Spoil Me Cotton Tank Body so much. It is comfortable and makes my clothing look much better. Hides the lumps and bumps which I what I was looking for.
July 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by SandyMc Felt great on, but too short
The fabric was lightweight and comfortable, however being 5'7", it was too short. The top never fully went over my bust (I stepped into it when I put it on) and the straps pulled. For a shorter person, this item would probably be great!
July 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by pinkbeachbum54 Love the Tank Body
I'm a plus size 5'4 185lbs and I've finally found a body suit I can wear everyday. I love the fact that it snaps and when nature calls I don't have to completely undress.
July 21, 2013