Rated 3 out of 5┬áby Shapely Not Quite Right
I've a curvy, athletic 5'5" 130 pound frame. I'm always on the lookout for a good black slip, and had high hopes for this. It fits like a long, stretchy tank top. The only snug, extra firming area extends from the armpit to the hem (so if you're looking for control for hips and sides of waist, this is good). The first time I wore it, I loved it. On the second wear, the hem began to creep up --I'm tugging it regularly. Ditto the neckline creeping down. If the entire slip were made of the reinforced side material, perhaps it would stay in place--but I don't recommend because of the way it shifts with continued wear. Only minor control (if that's what you're looking for) and limited versatility with the tugging an all.
February 25, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5┬áby Electra Industrial Strength Shapewear
As the review title notes, this is industrial strength shapewear. It took ten pounds off my figure and provided a sleek silhouette. Putting it on was a bit of a hassle -- I wore regular undergarments (bra and panties) underneath, and it took a bit of adjusting to get the edges to sit smoothly, because they rolled up when I put the slip on over them -- but once I had it on, it was very comfortable. As the previous reviewer noted, it stays put once it's on -- no hems riding up or twisting around.
I bought two of these slips -- one black, one nude -- to wear under clingy dresses, and they're great for that. Also, because they're very plain, if a dress is very low-cut they double as a camisole.
I'm really pleased with these slips and would strongly recommend them. Between this slip and the Thatcher Instant Hourglass slip, I prefer this one -- it provides a smoother silhouette, doesn't ride up at all (I found myself tugging at the hem of the Thatcher slip throughout the day) and doubles as a basic cami (which the Thatcher slip does not).
For reference, I am 5'3" and wear a size 6/8 in numbered sizes/M in lettered sizes. I took the M/L in this slip.
September 16, 2010
Rated 1 out of 5┬áby SammyinOR Didn't work for me
I'm 5'2ish, 105 lbs, pretty slim but slightly bulgy tummy. This did nothing to hold in my tummy (regular hose work better) and the chest part was all gappy and loose. Returned.
March 23, 2011