Post # 1
I’m having a hard time deciding which way to go with my shapewear. I’ve tried SPANX and I pretty much hate it, they won’t stop rolling down!
- as much waist slimming and shaping as possible WITHOUT over-the-top bulge
- some form of thigh protection (doesn’t necessarily have to be slimming) so I don’t have to worry about chafing
- supportive but fairly thin material so it won’t add bulk to my dress, which already has a bit of bulk through the torso due to the style of the dress
- breatheable – I don’t want to be sweating and feel like I’m wearing a million pounds of clothes
- hopefully not too expensive!
1) Longline corset bra with highwaist long-leg shaper underneath.
- Pros: only 2 pieces to wear; no risk for bulging or shifting between pieces as the corset would keep the shaper up
- Cons: possibly not as much waist slimming as I’m looking for; could prove difficult to find a longline bra that will make the girls look good (I’m oddly sized, almost an entire cup difference between the left and right :/ but I guess I could add a silicone insert if I needed to??)
2) Strapless bra, waist cincher and highwaist long-leg shaper underneath
- Pros: waist cincher receives excellent reviews for trimming 2-3″ off your waist while giving a nice shape
- Cons: 3 pieces to wear; cincher could possibly shift around on top of the leg shaper or slip out of place; potential for bulging between waist cincher and strapless bra, could also possibly add bulk to the dress (but I’m not too worried about this)
What do you guys think? Here’s my dress again, for reference. Also, I’m wearing a SPANX shaper that goes from just under my bra to the mid-thigh in this pic.
Post # 3
Longline bra + shaper all the way! That provides the most coverage. Your post mentioned your bulging/slippage concerns multiple times, and this one would be the best way to go if that is your chief concern. The longline could also help prevent any bulge/rolling down from the shaper.
Also, a silicone insert would help with the different cup sizes (or maybe could have the seamstress sew extra cups onto only one side of the dress–not sure if this is feasible for you). Uncomfortable undergarments should not be present on your wedding day, so I suggest going for the most comfortable shaper that will best give you the look you need.
You should check out the Va Bien longlines (I hear great things about them, and the reviews are pretty positive).
Post # 4
@BeeEuphoric: I vote for the longline + leg shaper. That is my plan and seems like it will offer the best coverage without comfort issues. Plus the bottom is smexy which is part of what comvinced me to get it. I think you look fab in your dress and that is definitely on of my favorite AA dresses…so flattering!
Can I ask where you found the longline bra you posted a pic of?
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@MlleFabuleux: Thanks a bunch!!! 😀
Post # 7
@MlleFabuleux: That’s right! Thanks. 🙂
I went ahead and bought all four pieces – strapless bra, bustier, waist cincher and high-waist shaper – from Amazon. I’ll try them out when they get here (provided they fit) and I’ll let you know what I go with! Who knows, if the cincher is as good as the reviews claim, maybe I’ll keep it just for general use. 🙂
Post # 8
@sapphire–stars: Thanks for the compliment! I loooooove my dress! 😀 I’m actually about 10 pounds lighter now than when that photo was taken, so hopefully it’ll look even better next time I try it on. Alterations appointment #1 is on April 9th, I’m so excited!
Post # 9
If you’re worried about your thighs chafing you could get some Body Glide (regular antiperspirant works in a pinch) and rub that on. Never had any chafing when I used that, even when running long distances.