Post # 1
Anyone have any recommendations for undergarments to wear besides spanx? I have tried spanx on numerous times but I must have a short torso because the ones that are supposed to come up to my chest actually go above my boobs! The other spanx options that are out there are too short – I need something that will control my whole stomach.
So what other brands work well for tummy control? I have a brand from Kohls that doesn’t go up so high on my chest, but it just isn’t as tight and supportive as Spanx. And I need support – I’m wearing a tight mermaid dress and I don’t want my stomach sticking out making me look like I’m pregnant.
Post # 3
A boutique where I live sold me a pair of tummy-undies made by “Body Wrap”. They carried both Body Wrap and Spanx but the saleswoman insisted that the Body Wrap were better.
Post # 4
go to macys, lord and taylor or any of the others. there are tons there. i went and got overwhelmed but unfortunately don’t remember the names.
Post # 5
You could just order an honest to god corset. They work great and they have shorter ones that work well for someone with a short torso. They’re expensive though, you’ll be looking at 250.00 and on up for a real, steel boned/busked corset.
Post # 6
target sells a brand called assets but i think they are pretty much identical to spanx. if you go to barenecessities.com, they have tons of options there for shapewear.
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
I’m wearing a longline bra — that outta keep things in control up top!
Post # 8
I have the same issue with Spanx, I’m interested to see what people say.
About corsets…how do you hide the laces underneath your dress?
Post # 9
Have you tried the spanx that are a skirt? I didn’t like how the shorts ones fit me and I bought the ones that are just a skirt. You can pull it as high or low as you want. It’s great! Here is the link. http://www.spanx.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2990095&cp=2992553.3010025&parentPage=family’ defer=’defer
Post # 10
When you wear a corset, you can tuck the cords into the back of the corset. I guess you couldn’t wear one if you dress is a thin satin or something, but if it’s thicker you should be able to hide the cords pretty easily.
When you first get a corset, you have to ‘break it in’ for about 2 weeks. After the break in period you will figure out approximately how much extra cord you need, and you can cut off a lot of the excess so there is less to try to hide.
Post # 11
There’s a brand at Target called Assets (it might be esewhere, I dunno), but they have stuff exactly like Spanx (minus the pee hole – you just have to take them off to pee… heh) at a fraction of the cost. I don’t know if they would fit any better, but it might be worth a shot. I’m pretty short and mine comes just under my bra like it should, and it was only $20!
Post # 12
I’ve tried assets before and IMO they don’t have the same control as Spanx…less of the thick material. Just an FYI
Post # 13
I had the same exact problem with Spanx! I ended up getting the ones that don’t come up very high, then getting a long bra with a lot of support.
Post # 14
Look into victoria secret’s bridal shapewear – its cheap and light however holds. they have a thong firmer thingy that doesnt seem to long so that should help you out – its only $24. I am getting one myself because it’s the lightest and breath friendly one for a Miami bride considering the heat and terrible thought of wearing anything heavier. hope this helps!
Post # 15
I had a corseted bra sewn into my wedding dress so I could eat ANYTHING I wanted without expanding!!!
Post # 16
Try flexees too.
There’s a great site called herroom.com with lots of other brands on there as well.