Rated 4 out of 5 by Dee9999 Has one huge problem!
It was very comfortable except for one HUGE problem.
The straps are very wide on the shoulders and cut into my arms. By the end of my day I was so sore and my arms were red. I am going to try to attach the straps to my bra straps to pull them in a bit and see if that helps. Not sure how to fix this problem. The straps are very rough, sharp and do not have a rounded soft edge. It was a uncomfortable going to the restroom but I was able to get used to a very different position that worked. I recently lost 90 lbs but am still busty for my frame. May not be an issue for someone with small breasts.
March 30, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by MrsSMH disappointed
This is not exactly what I am looking for. The firm control is not there for me. It is OK for light to medium control. But I want something like I used to get from Maidenform years ago and they no longer make. Those one piece full body briefers Maidenform used to sell held you in and smoothed you out. I get the same results from panty hose that I get from this SPANX garment. Every one talks about how great SPANX is, but I cannot agree with them. I will keep the SPANX garments that I bought because there is nothing better out there right now. And like I said, there is light to medium control. But I will keep looking for something that is firmer and not made of spandex. Sorry SPANX, but you asked for my feelings.
March 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Junemarie Perfect under dresses!
I bought this because I had a recent tummy tuck and it was recommended for me to wear in place of the compression garment under dresses. I love it! Holds you in all the right places and is super comfy! I like that I can wear my own bra as other one piece garments like this never fit my bust area correctly. I also like that it's adjustable because I'm petite. It fit me perfect! Thank you Spanx!
March 27, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Nita The product did not reduce my stomach
I would not purchase for the price ad not have it perform as it is advertised.
March 6, 2014
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