This is not ideal if your dress has a lower back
As I mentioned, I ordered my Spanx on Amazon here. At the very least, check out the sizing chart and read the reviews at that link – and make note of the model. If you decide to buy it in a local store, you’ll be more informed when you go. ??
You can order from the Spanx website too: Shop Spanx New Arrivals! You can also scroll to the bottom of that page and click Store Locator to find a store near you.
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As a conservative southern woman, I’m not one to flaunt my undergarments on the internet (lol) but I really want you to get a true image of what Spanx is like – and why it’s the ideal shapewear (and worth every penny). I’ve included comparisons of a cheaper knockoff brand so you can see the difference for yourself…
As you can see, it has very good coverage. And the open bust is absolutely perfect. If anything, it gives the girls a little lift. ?? Below is a back view. As you can see, the back comes down low enough to wear with lower-back dresses:
This is the first dress I wore, which is a thin clingy Spring/Summer dress. The rose-colored Spanx did not show through at all, and it gave me nice smooth curves – including a more shapely bum!
I even wore it under this soft, clingy shorter American Eagle dress. The legs stay in place, and they’re short enough for even your summer dresses!
Notice ^ there are no lines showing under my dress. ?? No lumps and bumps and panty lines – nothing! Spanx gives you a VERY smooth look.
Actually, hers was a different brand and she said she had trouble going to pee in hers – so she had to go up to her room and undress every time. LOL – Spanx is definitely smart with their pee features!!
I won’t even bother looking up the name or link, because I do NOT recommend them. I’ll show you one, and you can see why for yourself. Here it is – the first time I put it on the “weird fit” was immediately obvious:
It has an extra large “pee hole” (again, I’m SURE there is a proper term for that, lol – sorry!). You might think that’s a perk when you’re reading the reviews, but as you can see above… it creates a weird “squeeze out” bulge effect at the top of your thighs.
I have fatty thighs, and that was just gross ?? lol. Plus it will definitely show through in my lighter dresses, or in slacks. Ack! ??
I managed to get a better fit by pulling it way up, but I did find I needed to wear panties with this one – due to the gaping hole.
Here’s a back view. As you can see, it comes up WAY high in the back – and your butt hangs out. ?? That creates a weird fatty bulge too, lol. Oh – and this one WAS hard to get in and out of!!