Post # 1
Has anyone tried this thingy from VS?
I just ordered it today…My final fitting for my dress is this weekend and I don’t have time to go running around and find something, so I just decided to order this and see what happens.
I’m also doing the Very Sexy strapless bra, which many bees rave about.
I haven’t been impressed with many shapewear things as far as lots of “suck-in-ness” and sometimes I feel like it’s because I’m not a big enough person for the shapewear to make a big difference. I read another bee say that Spanx does nothing for her as she is a size 2, but she complained that even small people have bad-body-days and want to be sucked in a little. I want to be sucked in A LOT! And this thing comes in XS, not just S, so I’m hoping for tons of suck-in-ness!!!
My dress is mermaid and corset-back, so I’m also wondering if there is a bathroom-friendly opening on this shapewear like there is on Spanx. If not, I may have to create one!
Let me know if you tried this!
Bring on the suck-in-ness!!! I didn’t have anything on in this pic, so I’m hoping that it will look great at my next fitting with my new shapewear and Very Sexy pushup bra!!
Post # 3
I havent tried the VS one but I’ve tried a similar Nordstrom one and trust me its not worth the hassle! Happiness is more important you dont need to be worring about that on your wedding day. I’m size 5, Mine rolled up on the legs and felt annoying when i tried it. I’m just going to eat low sodium and not drink alcohol a week before the wedding and I think it will have the same effect.
Post # 4
I didn’t try that one, but I do own this one:
I wore it for Valentine’s Day under my dress and FI was shocked at how good I looked! I actually found it to be very helpful. Not sure about the one you’re looking at, but it’s worth a try right?
Post # 5
@pengoala: Oh, goody! It’s the same line and it also says “Firm Control.” Yay! Thank you!!!
Post # 6
spanx. spanx. i repeat. spanx.
they are a godsend! i will probably wear them on my weddin day 🙂
Post # 7
I have this VS piece and my problem with it is IT ALWAYS ROLLS DOWN. I’ve tried multiple sizes, clothing tape, etc.. but i can never make it stay up for a whole event. I was shooting a wedding Saturday and it kept rolling down. 🙁
Post # 8
Personaly I hate VS shapewear and thats coming from someone who loves everything else about it. Spanx are hands down way better IMHO. I bought this one http://www.victoriassecret.com/ss/Satellite?ProductID=1265437266983&c=Page&cid=1300104433671&pagename=vsdWrapper&search=true and had to return it. It was terrible. I didn’t feel like it did anything for me and I had a difficult time with the top part. I own several pairs of spanx so I compared the two, Spanx beat VS without question.
Post # 9
@maureen9004: Do you think that because my dress is so fitted and I’ll be tied in tight with the corset that it will be forced to stay up and not roll down?
@MrsPinkPeony: My only issue with Spanx is that, while they smooth things out, they didn’t suck me in really. I attributed that to them starting at size Small which I think I read is like a 4-6. I’m a 2-4. So I was just excited when I saw that the VS line makes an XS, I thought it might suck me in more…I’m bummed to hear that!
Post # 10
I don’t think shapewear is really designed to suck you in – only to smooth you out. If you want to be sucked in, you’d probably need something more along the lines of a corset.
Post # 11
I have tried some of the VS shapewear. I wear a size 2-4 in normal dresses. The VS shapewear does nothing for me. I had to get the smallest size, and still dosn’t work. I am sad about it because there is one dress I have the accentuates my tummy and wish so badly that I could wear something that helps out.
Post # 12
@jholler25: I think you’ll be disappointed but on the plus side it was REALLY easy to return so it wouldn’t hurt to order and see for yourself 🙂
Post # 13
I chose spanx. I think they are the best.
Post # 14
I agree with the comments that spanx are better than VS shapewear. But as someone already mentioned, VS returns are really easy. You just pop it right back in the bag it came in, fill out the return form, stick the label on the outside, and drop it at UPS.
Post # 15
I am a size 0-2, but I have a little belly 😉 I didn’t wear anything under my wedding dress because it had so much boning, but my rehearsal dress was like spandex. I ended up buying some shapewear in an XS for $20 from, of all places, Maurices! I was there with my sister the day of the rehearsal while she was looking for shoes, and it was PERFECT for me. And cheap! It came in tan and black.