- 7 years ago
- Wedding: May 2011
So last week, I ordered the Victoria’s Secret Slimtastic High-Waist Thigh Shaper to wear to my final dress fitting…I was looking for something with more Suck-In-Ness than spanx and figured I’d try this beauty out:
My verdict? This works for me. It made me feel much “firmer.” My dress slid over it easily, and while I personally experienced no suck-in-ness with Spanx, I think that on a scale of 1-10 of suck-in-ness, I’d give this a 4. But I give Spanx a 1, so that’s my frame of reference. The kicker for me was that VS makes this in a size XS, and I feel that is the difference between this shapewear and Spanx for me, because Spanx starts at small. So I like the range.
Oh, AND this one has the, er, open crotch thing happening, which will really come in handy for the restroom on the wedding day. It makes no mention of that in the item info., so I wasn’t expecting it, and when I got it on after tugging and jumping and wiggling it up, I thought I had torn it – haha!
Now, with all that being said, if I did not in fact have a very fitted dress, possibly even if I didn’t have a corset strap-me-up-and-in dress, this wouldn’t work. It would absolutely roll down in normal clothing or with any dress that didn’t force it to stay up. In my dress, it can’t roll down. But in any of my other clothes, I would be wrestling it all day.
So the end result is that I do think this is pretty good shapewear and also not an awful price, as it’s cheaper than spanx tends to be. But this particular piece is only going to work with your very fitted bodices. I think I’d like to try other pieces from this line, like the ones that are not longline, just to see how they function for everyday…
I also ordered a fresh new Very Sexy strapless bra, which I’m just going to go ahead and say is the most love a strapless bra can give you:) I love Very Sexy bras, that’s what I wear everyday, and I’ve been pretty impressed with the “oomph” the strapless gives. If you need a strapless bra, this bra is your friend…It will give you good push-up, and your dress will still fit:
Hope this helps somewhat! I know last week we went back and forth on the boards about shapewear!!!