(Closed) Spanx?! What do you think?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Omg yes! Bought some for my older sister’s wedding and they are amazing!!! 

I’m pretty small but they still just make everything look nice and smooth and toned (especially in fitted/unforgiving dresses).

And I don’t find they are too uncomfortable as some women have said…definitely test it out though!

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2013

If you are overweight spanx isn’t going to do you any miracles, however, it will streamline your physique and you’ll feel slimmer.  It’s totally worth the money! I have a drawer full of under things and any time I have cheaped out I’ve regretted it… even the cheaper spanx line Assets, isn’t that great.  

Make sure you buy in your size according to the size chart… but yeah totally worh the money! 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I love Spanx!! I don’t have the actual brand, but an off-brand that does the equivalent. I think it just makes you feel more confident.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I can’t understand why women don’t wear them under formal wear.  I’ve been to weddings and women wear such unflattering, ill-fitting dresses that would be so much better if they just threw a shaper on.  I don’t get it.  I wear them anytime I wear a dress or skirt.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@tracylesq:  Me too! I am pretty thin, but some dresses show every curve or flaw and these just smooth it all out..Haha

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

My BFF gave me a pair of spanx that she accidentally bought too small and forgot to return. I thought they were going to be fantastic and smooth out my little pooch… I have a tiny pooch but not a belly… the spanx kind of melted my pooch into a huge gut… it actually made me look bigger. My boyfriend came home from work and asked me if I was bloated. Never put those on again.

Some people swear by them, but it just did not work for me.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Jenster:  Personally, I think spanx are overrated.  There are way better brands of shapers out there that have been around for much longer.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Jenster:  I think SPANX are okay depending on what area you are trying to cover up and how much of a problem area it is. I would agree that it can make someone even with a small pooch in their stomach look like they have a bigger stomach. I tend to think that there are better solutions for problem areas that are sold that are probably a better investment and will do what you bought them for. But like PP, some people swear by them! I think they are overpriced and not all that great. But then I also think that if you follow their size chart and actually purchase the right size, they are decent at covering problem areas. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

Being “over-weight” or “obese” according to charts, I will give my point of view from being larger.  I am a 16/18 if that gives you an idea of my size. This is my personal opinion on Spanx.

I have a pair of Spanx that covers tummy and thighs – it sort of helps but it does make me seem bigger in the tummy area.  It is also hard to get them on, to be honest because when you aren’t wearing it, it is much smaller, but once it’s on, I do feel more confident and it does help slim down a little bit, just that the tummy area doesn’t work that well.  But it is also quite helpful with having smoother lines under a tighter dress or outfit.

 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Personally hate shapewear… I find it soooo uncomfortable and does little to nothing for me. I’m not slim, but not overweight. “Just right” as Fiance says :-p

So yeah, I find it a bit of a silly extra piece of clothing.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@tracylesq:  Which style do you like? I feel like there are a ton of options, but I don’t know where to start!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - The Down Town Club, Philadelphia

@tracylesq:  Totally agree!  There is no reason NOT to wear them on the most photographed day of your life. I wear them anytime I wear a dress, and they do their job, and then some. 

LOVE Spanx – LOVE!

For the record, I am 5’6″ and currently a size 12.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@sunshinebee:  I have many different kinds.  I must confess that every time I have an event I feel the need to go buy a new undergarment.  But then again, my size has gone up and down over the years.  I’ve bought them at Macy’s, Target, Kohl’s.  All different shapes and sizes.  I have strapless full body ones, the kind that are just shorts, and one that looks like a slip with convertible straps.  They can be expensive but Macy’s and Kohl’s often have sales and with coupons you can get a good deal.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Love me some shapewear! I don’t own any “Spanx” as a namebrand, but I have a couple of different shapers that I use depending on the garment that I’m wearing. I’m not what you might call “big” by any means (5’9″ and 130-135lbs), but they give you smoother lines and make everything look like it fits better. Shapewear isn’t a miracle-worker, but it can really help if you have something that almost fits but you don’t want to have tailored.

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