Shapewear, girdles, and waist cinchers…Let's talk under your dress!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What would you wear under the dress?
    Rago 6709 (Long-leg girdle) : (20 votes)
    61 %
    Rago 821 (Waist cincher) : (3 votes)
    9 %
    Both! Double-up and feel secure! : (8 votes)
    24 %
    What is shapewear? : (2 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    60 posts
    Worker bee

    I went nekkid, not even a bra 

    Post # 4
    963 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2015 - On a Cliff Overlooking the Bay, Florida

    whatsherface04:  Ohhh i’m going to have to look into these! I have a corset in my drress you think a waist cincher would work with mine?

    Post # 6
    10352 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I got the rage waist cincher which I hope to use ( no built in corset or bra). It gives a nice shape without feeling constrained, which I couldn’t stand with a real corset. 

    But if you want a booty lift/shape you might want to use the long version. 

    Post # 7
    316 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    Whoa, I didn’t even consider this! I’ll have to look into it. 🙂 Thanks for bringing it up!

    Post # 10
    10352 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2015

    whatsherface04:  omg, I just realizd I put it on the other way lol. So no. But I’m wearing a monique l top that has lace on it, it’s not flat. You might want to try the longline first to be safe!

    Post # 12
    1326 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2015 - Mount Hermon

    whatsherface04:  My measurements are (about) 37 waist and 42 hips and a size 10, and I ordered a 3x.  I emailed the customer service ( for help picking my size.  She was a little snooty and suggested I get the 4x. The pieces, despite being shapewear, designed to create a better shape, have very proportional measurements (10 inches difference between waist and hip for every size, grrr).  I ended up picking something that was somewhere in between my measurements, though I did favor the waist measurement more.  I figured it would be less comfortable for it to be too tight in the waist than too tight in the hips.  I was right, the 3x is comfortable, if a smidge tight on the waist.

    Post # 13
    369 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    My dress is being custom made to accommodate the waist cincher I’m planning on wearing underneath so I don’t have to worry about the hooks or boning or such showing through: I’m planning on wearing it multiple times before to break it in/make sure I know how to move it in though. That being said, if I can survive a rave in a corset, I can get through the wedding in this lol.

    Post # 14
    272 posts
    Helper bee

    I have bought shape wear panties that come up to the waist, but now I’m concerned about my ‘sticky outy’ hips (plus size). Am considering the longline leg ones, but I would think they would be very uncomfortable and hard to pee in, but you won’t get leg chafing haha

    Post # 15
    24 posts
    • Wedding: May 2015

    Anyone have the long-line that could give advice?  I’m about 36, 27, 39.  I really want it to smooth my hips out (I have that area that sticks out on the sides of my thigh) but the garment says to order by waist size and order up if your hips are larger.  Would getting into the smaller garment be a total no go? I assume it’s tight enough that even if I ordered the larger garment the waist would do SOMETHING.

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