Top positive review
49 people found this helpful
Comfortable for 10 hours! Doesn't help the waist, but flattens the stomach.
on April 6, 2014
I wore this from 4pm to almost 2am (that's 10 hours!) to a dinner/party underneath a regular (not tight) cut maxi sheath dress. I was expecting it to be uncomfortable, but it wasn't at all! Sometimes I forgot I had it on. I felt a lot more confident although there was barely any difference when I looked in the mirror. It does make a too-small clingy but very lovely dress that my aunt gave me wearable, which is great.
This garment makes the biggest difference in the tummy (or paunch for many of us): from the front the difference is only apparent if you're wearing bodycon clothing, but looking from the side it is apparent. You won't suddenly have a waist, you need good steelboned corsets for those, but your stomach looks firmer and sticks out less, and tight clothing will slip on easier. The elastic band at the top is thicker than expected, thicker than a bra strap. This seam was invisible under my regular cut dress, and not particularly obvious under my clingy dress, but I imagine it would show up if you bent your body and pulled the cloth against you.
This didn't go as high on me as the picture suggested, and I had to tug to get it to line up right under my bra. Eventually it sags to about half an inch below. The front stayed up impressively well, although the back sagged a bit and was about 1.5 inches below the bottom of my bra strap by the end of the night, causing back fat. It could have been because I put the garment on after getting dressed, though. I think it would stay up well if you took the time to pull the back up properly. Overall, a good purchase for the price.
Update after a year: I don't wear this very often, but it's still holding up great. The slippage problem is real though; even if you pull it up carefully before getting dressed it eventually sags down by a inch or two. Tape would probably do the trick.