- 4 years ago
- Wedding: January 2014
I have spent almost a year trying to find some awesome undergarments that won’t make me feel like an over-stuffed sausage or put me in more debt than the US govt… and I have finally completed my quest! I went to Catherine’s per my mom’s request (she had a card there and I desperately needed correctly fitted bras). So, off I went. When I got there, my FI and I were talking about the wedding and how I needed to find a strapless bra, girdle, etc. because my final dress selection had changed and my first fitting was coming up.
The saleswoman said that they had some really great Catherine’s brand undergarments that I should try. They are AMAZING! They have the comfortable feel and breathability of Spanx, and the manpower of my Grandma’s 1957 girdle! 🙂
I bought a full style (I don’t know exactly what it’s called, but goes from my bra line to my low thigh) because we’re have a beach wedding and I’ll be barefoot, so I’m not going to be in any type of pantyhose… and since I’m fairly heavy (size 22) and carry most of my weight in my belly and thighs, I needed the “shorts” to help prevent my legs from chafing.
The best part about these undergarments are that they are so comfortable, but they still get the job done. I was dancing, bending, stretching, and even doing jumping jacks (yes, it’s true!) in the dressing room – trying to see if they were going to curl down – and they were champs! I got the full girdle and a strapless bra and they fit together PERFECTLY! The girdle tucks a little bit under my bra so that they are almost seamless, no gap in the back or front… but without the hideous evil that is the all-in-one that makes you look flat-chested even if you’re a size 42DDD. You know what I’m talking about!
Anyway, head down to your local Catherine’s store and give these a shot… I promise you won’t be disappointed (and they run a lot of specials too!)
Good luck, ladies!