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March 2013 archive

Shapewear Review

We carry two types of shapewear: TC shapewear and Yummy Tummie. I tried items from both companies. At first I didn’t think I could fit into TC because it looks really small. The salesperson told me that the 2XL wasn’t for someone who wears an 18/20 more for someone wearing 10/12. I can honestly say that I’m shocked that we were both wrong. This picture shows the before and after and what item I wore. I picked this dress since it’s clingy and show every lump and bump. I picked the shorts over the body suits for two reasons: 1. Easy to take off  2. I have a short torso and sometimes the all in ones have too much torso space.

First picture is me in 4069 Hi-Waist Thigh Slimmer by TC Shapewear. It has silicon in the thighs to keep it in place. It is very firm shapewear but it was comfortable. I was able to sit with no discomfort. The only downside is that it made my butt smaller. This isn’t a huge issue, just something I noticed. One solution to this is to buy 4318 Hi-waist Bike Pant instead. 4318 has the same leg and stomach control but no control on the bottom area. I did have an issue with the back rolling down.

 

4069 comparison shot

It slimmed my stomach but also my butt

Yummie Tummie makes slips but I wanted a fair comparison to TC Shapewear.  At first I only had the Mary Lou bonded shorties on but the band stops at my belly button. It stayed up but it didn’t hide my back rolls and wouldn’t stay in place when I sat down. I paired it with the Stephanie 2-way Shaping tank. The tank is very soft, doesn’t feel like shapewear at all. I also like that you’re buying two shirts in one- scoop neck on one side and v neck on the other. I think it did a great job in flattening my stomach. Yummie Tummie recommends stepping into the tank. It wasn’t that hard and went over my hips easily. I like how I get a butt lift with the shorties. The Mary Lou shorties didn’t lie flat around my thighs but it wasn’t too bothersome.

Yummie Tummie Stephanie and Mary Lou

Flattens my stomach and lifts my butt.

Here’s a picture of my back. The rolls are gone in both and you can’t see where the shapewear ends in either picture.

Back of the shapewear

Both did a great job

 

I like both but for different occasions. If I wore the 4069, I would wear it with heels to even out my shape a bit. I could see wearing the Stephanie tank everyday. I like the Mary Lou shorties but I think they might work better for someone who has more of a thigh issue than a midsection issue.