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Hello, waistline! Where have you been?
on March 4, 2011
OK girls, here's the specifics: I am 46 years old, 5' 5" and 144 pounds, a bit overweight. Thanks to a few years of bad eating habits and a sedentary lifestyle, I now have a rectangular or "straight" figure (no waistline) and I miss being able to fit into my dresses and sexy clothes! I have tried other products like Spanx, but they just don't have the control I need to create a waistline. I ordered this product hoping for the best. It arrived in 4 days. I put it on and was immediately impressed by how well-made and sturdy it is. The hook and eye closures are truly heavy-duty, and the material is lustrous and soft. Then I looked in the mirror - VA-VA-VOOM!!!! The corselette pushed my extra pounds into all the right places, giving me the curvaceous hourglass figure I dreamed about. So many of the other tummy-trimmer products I'd tried ended up rolling down from the top after only a few minutes, making an unsightly bulge. The beauty of this body shaper is that it comes all the way up to your boobs (no telltale bumps or rolls) and has shoulder straps to keep it from drifting south. The built-in panty is also very comfortable (no wedgies) and undetectable under clothing. If you have any lower back problems, this product will give you some relief as the boning acts like a back brace. I am not sure if I could wear this all day, as some people seem to, but it sure is fabulous for a special event or night out!
Some reviewers have pointed out that it's hard to tell how well this product will work based on the skinny models used in the ads. I agree completely, why "demonstrate" a corset on a thin woman? They'd do better to show before and after images based on average-weight models. Just sayin'. :-)