(Closed) Spanx vs. Assets vs. whatever else there is out there

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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51 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m in the same boat as you, girl πŸ˜‰ I think I’m going with one from Spanx that I tried on at Dillards. I too have a very form fitting dress and I’m more than terrified of how I’m going to look on “the day.” A lady where I work out at highly suggested the same spanx that I tried on – she wore it too and said she felt very comfortable and lean. I was holding out because of the price, but I think I’ll bite the bullet and go for it. It’d be one less thing to worry about, right?!

This one, but won’t use the bra attachment (I’m getting cups sewn in):

Slim Cognito Seamless Mid-Thigh Bodysuit$72 to $76

Spanx.com - Slim Cognito Seamless Mid-Thigh Bodysuit

 

Post # 5
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51 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Umm, actually no! Ha πŸ˜‰ In fact, the girl that was helping me complimented on my booty – it was definitely still there!! I just loved how it totally smoothed out my mid section and for me that’s my biggest worry area. So having the booty present is only a plus πŸ˜‰

Post # 7
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51 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Ha! No problem πŸ˜‰ I hope it’ll work out for you so good luck!!!

Btw: what dress are you wearing if you don’t mind me asking…

Post # 8
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129 posts
Blushing bee

I think Spanx are a better choice than Assets. I bought some Assets awhile back, and the bottom part of one leg area bunched funny and looked like it was made poorly. The Spanx are pricier, but I think the quality is totally worth it.

Post # 9
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169 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Just make sure whatever it is that it’s seamless, I have a pair of spanks, which look great under something that hides the seam,  but I would be afraid that the large seam running up the middle would be obvious on some things- I have one dress that is some sort of spandexy super sexy tightness and the spanks actually make it look worse because of the seam.

The picture that ilikekennedy posted would be a great choice!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

How much do Spanx and the like really help? I want to trim like 2 inches off my figure, and I never feel like shapewear does much besides smoothing things out. Are my expectations just unrealistic?

Post # 11
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53 posts
Worker bee

I bought the VS brand of “Spanx” (not really called Spanx, they have their own brand) and they worked really well!  I didn’t buy them to trim inches off, just to smooth over my problem areas when wearing a tight dress.  They were definitely more affordable than the Spanx brand.

Post # 13
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521 posts
Busy bee

what about slimmers for plus size gals? I don’t know what to buy nor where to buy it. Torrid? DB?

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