I purchased this item to wear with t-shirt and bodycon dresses, with the hope that it would smooth everything out. I usually wear spanx but because they come to the knee I'm always worried about pulling the dress down. While this product did a great job of smoothing my stomach and back, that seam you see around the waist is very visible under garments. From the back it looks like your g string is visible. Not a good look at all. The shorts also roll up. I will be returning it.