(Closed) personal question about your spanx…

posted 8 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I don’t have before and after pics, but I have a pair and I felt like the smoothed out my little pouch and love handles and created more of an hourglass shape… Could you go to the mall and take a clingy shirt with you, so you could try them on and see exactly what a difference they make?

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Nordstrom’s sells spanx and they have a great return policy you could order some, see how they go and then return them if your not happy?

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’ve had good experiences with spanx but it has a tendency to roll down on me, too. It “settles” in between rolls when I sit and unless I go tot he bathroom and fix it, it’s sort of a pain.  I have a MUCH better figure in a corset. But the ties in the back would make me concerned, unless you go with the non-tie kind.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m to cheap to spring for Spanx, so I buy a pair of control-top pantyhose and cut the legs off.  It totally works.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

How tall are you?  Because I am only 5’1″, which made the spanx far too big regardless of what size I got.  When I pulled them up all the way, they went to the middle of my boobs!

But I agree to get them from Nordstrom because they have a great return policy.

 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I recently bought some Assetts at Target (they’re “cheap” Spanx), and I was surprised by how they hold you in.  It’s less that they take inches off of you, and more that they smooth everything out.  For example, when I wear pants, I very often have a slight tummy bulge over the top of my pants, because, well, I am fat, but I’ve lost some weight, and just have a lot of excess skin there.  When I wear the Spanx, the bulge isn’t there, BUT my pants don’t feel any less tight or easier to button.  I find them much more helpful for general smoothing and shaping and much less for actual inches off your body reduction.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

They smooth in a wonderful way! 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

They’re great at smoothing, but they don’t really give you that gorgeous nipped in look of a corset dress.  I forget, which dress did you end up picking?  (I’m assuming you’ve posted it already?)  I wore Spanx underneath mine, but wish I’d looked around and gotten a corset instead.  I feel like I actually have less waist definition in Spanx than I do without.  My dress was very unstructured, and I wish I’d had more “support/structure” underneath to give me a bit better curves.  I don’t have a good source for you, I would just Google it or do a search on WB as I’m sure there are some threads about where to buy corsets.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

Like everyone else said, they are good at making you look smooth and reducing bumps, but they don’t necessarily make you look smaller. When I wear mine, my love handles and belly pooch are much smoother and less noticeable. But I don’t look skinnier.

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