(Closed) Spanx alternatives?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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
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Buzzing bee
  • 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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

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 # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

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
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Bumble bee

I had a corseted bra sewn into my wedding dress so I could eat ANYTHING I wanted without expanding!!!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Try flexees too.

There’s a great site called herroom.com with lots of other brands on there as well.

Goodluck!

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