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Better than Spanx,
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This review is from: Maidenform Flexees Women's Shapewear Waist Nipper Firm Control (Apparel)
So I couldn't decide between the Flexees vs. the Squeem shapewear so I bought both to compare. To be honest I kept both but here's some feedback if it helps anyone.
I am 5'4", 130lbs, 35" bust, 30.5"waist, 35" hips.
If you are looking for good waist control the Flexees definitely does the job at a GREAT price. I bought the medium and it fits perfectly (it was hard to pick a size after reading all the reviews). I can wear it for hours, but definitely after 8 hours you will start noticing the boning jabbing into your chest. I am not well endowed but if you are I would imagine it would be a lot more painful/troublesome. Bottom line though, it really smooths out my sides and gives me curves where I don't really have them. I wear it interchangeably with the Squeem (described below). I never wore any kind of waist controller before a few months ago and now I'm addicted. I didn't think I would want to wear them everyday but it's actually quite comfortable and keeps my posture. I don't know about the reviews that say to wear it backwards....I wear it w/the closures in the front and it looks/works great.
The Squeem is made out of a weird material I thought I would hate but it's also quite comfortable. The Squeem definitely has firmer control and pulls my waist in a little bit more. I can also wear this for about 8 hours a day before I really start noticing it. I bought this in the medium and to my surprise it came with 2 rows of eye hooks that give you about 1/2 inch option (i.e. tighter if you want it). I think this extra row is great. This is more expensive than the Flexee but gives firmer control. There is a "plastic" smell but other people won't notice it and you only notice it when you are taking in on/off.
I have a pair of Spanx. Don't bother buying any kind of control from them. They don't do as good of a job, and in order for them to stay put they need to snap at the crotch (really annoying when it's bathroom time) AND they have straps that pull on your shoulders. And they are insanely expensive compared to Flexees or Squeems.
Bottom line - worth the price and works well
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Initial post: Nov 15, 2012 5:36:02 PM PST
Natureal beauty says:
Thanks. I think I'm going to do the squeem, from your review. Spanx is a joke.
Posted on Jul 26, 2013 2:41:42 PM PDT
Ahhh, finally a review that helps with the sizing questions. Thank you! Now I know I need a medium. After trying to decide between the Squeem and Flexees (or even Spanx), I can appreciate your list of pros and cons.
Posted on Mar 10, 2014 10:19:52 AM PDT
Daniel Ring says:
I have measurements similar to yours (but bigger hips!) and really appreciate your sizing help. Getting a Medium Squeem now. Thanks for your help!
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