(Closed) Best Undergarments/ Spanx/ other things to suck you in?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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357 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I have a pair of Spanx…bought in order to test for something to wear underneath my dress.  I can say that they’re comfortable.  And the smoothing thing REALLY is noticeable.  But as far as “sucking it in” I didn’t feel that they worked all that great. 

For instance, I had a friend tell me that wearing them brought her down a size or two.  I didn’t experience that.  They helped the dress look better, but it didn’t need to be a size smaller or anything.

Hope that helps!

Post # 4
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206 posts
Helper bee

I recently bought a pair of Spanx-like undies to wear under a bridesmaid dress and they worked pretty well.  Tried the full body spanx but there was no way I was pulling them up and down the whole day, plus trying them on in the dressing room left me out of breathe, bright red, sweaty and with a headache… couldnt see going thru that numerous times during the day.

Post # 5
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606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Shout out to D-Town brides!!

I have spanx and they are great shapers, and I look awesome in fitted clothes when I have them on. ( I have the slim cognito one (the good one that comes on a hanger, not the packaged nylon spanx)) It goes from right under my bust to my knees. I can breathe in it, it doesn’t create any muffin tops anywhere or anything, but it doesn’t make me need to get a size smaller or anything but then again I’ve tried TONS of girdles and shapewear and I’ve never had one that made me need to get a size smaller. What likely happened to the girl who went down a size using the spanx was that she was already in between sizes and the spanx just put her down to the next size lower.

Post # 7
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606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I worked as a bridal consultant for a couple years, worked with hundreds of brides, and I never had a bride use one, but mainly because a lot of dresses already have boning in them and a lot have the corset backs as well. If you want to do that, and it doesn’t show through your dress, why not  go for it!!

Post # 8
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3979 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I use my spanx all the time. It’s comfortable! You can bend, move & breathe… and it really makes a difference tucking in all the little bumps & lines.

It’s the most comfortable body shaper I’ve ever used!! I have the high-rise body smoother. I totally want the hide & seek slip suit. I just worry that it will make my already small chest even smaller lol.

Post # 9
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4480 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

I use Spanx and they keep me down to the lower of the two sizes I’m between and smooth out any potential muffin-tops, but they don’t really suck in very much. Maybe others are not experiencing this, but I know if I wear one *all* day I don’t tend to feel very comfortable… it’s like wearing clothes that are too tight for a full day and it starts to feel like cramps after enough hours. So if you go this route, try them out first.

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