Help! Will spanx help me?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: A very pretty church.

Corset and spanx? 😉

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I found spans helped keep my belly smooth and sucked in… I don’t know that it does too much on the sides of the waist to create and hour glass shape, probably a bit but not too noticeable. A corset might help more with that. I already have a small waist and big hips so was hard to tell on me.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - saint patricks parish

Taiki:  I like the corset Idea.

Tossen:  I think spanx are a bad idea in general but thats only me cause I view spanx as a type of sausage casing i mean it only pushes what your trying to hide somewhere else and also gives you a higher risk of fainting. My input on how to get an hourglass shape is a waist cincer or bind it in ace bandage but not too tightly.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - saint patricks parish

Tossen:  I love your dress its beautiful on you, quite honestly I think you could and should unless in the picture go without shapewear.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

I don’t think spanx will do what you want. Frankly I think your figure looks lovely, but if you’re determined… try a corset. 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Tossen:  I think if you buy the right Spanx it will definitely help.you. I wore Spanx for my wedding day and it worked.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: A very pretty church.

Tossen:  Depends, longer line corsets can smooth more of you out, long line underbust can do the same job without flattening ‘the girls’, basic girdles and clinchers may also do what you want. May take some trial and error unfortunately. This is not a comment on your figure or the dress, please don’t take it that way, I am only trying to address your question about getting more of an hourglass. Spanx or similar can smooth out what happens under/below the corset (what is pushed around must be somewhere), but please, have a look around, see what works best for you, real corsets can take 2-4 inches off your waist if really tight laced, so they can help a great figure look knock out stunning.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Tossen:  I don’t think spank can create an hourglass shape. In my experience, it just flattens you.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

The middle creasing is just the shape and material (the dress sticks to your legs)- happens to everyone.  I’ve heard spanx do smooth that out and prevent it from sticking.  I just bought a pair to prevent that issue- haven’t tried them out yet.  I bought the “trust you thinstincts” line of spanx- they are supposed to be the most lightweight spanxs they make.  Haven’t tried them with the dress yet, but they were very comfortable in the store.  

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

As far as an hourglass shape I don’t think any shapewear will do that (silhoutte gives you shape).  I might actually try playing around with the belt. It might look better an inch or two higher.  You can also try to add more crinoline to the bottom to give you more of an hourglass illusion.  However- I DO think you have an hourglass silhoutte in the gown and it looks lovely.

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