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Shape wear AKA big pants

(9 Posts)
middleagedspread Wed 21-Nov-12 17:45:42

I bought some big support pants to wear under a slinky frock, the sort that goes up to your bra.
They looked awful, I had a pouch of back fat then they rolled down mid evening, I ended up taking them off.
M&S seem to be a slip that you wear with your own bra, has straps so no rolling but its 32# which seems pricey.
I don't have too bad a tummy but have got an awful muffin top which needs smoothing.
Any ideas?

middleagedspread Wed 21-Nov-12 19:57:36

Am I the only one who needs to squash my lumpy body?

crazypaving Wed 21-Nov-12 19:59:21

Spanx are pretty good I think - expensive but seem to really work, not rolling down etc. It's quite an event going for a wee though...

Ilovecrossfit Wed 21-Nov-12 20:00:31

God I knwo exactly what you are saying, i was asking my friends today after wearing big pants Ive more back fat than normal. ive got Goks pants from figleave and still same effect, again my tummy is not huge but had baby only 11months ago and only now working out to get rid off Id be watching this thread

sorry cant be much help

middleagedspread Wed 21-Nov-12 21:01:20
Not sure if this link'll work, but this is the seriously unglamorous garment. The plus side would be easy access to the loo.

MorrisZapp Wed 21-Nov-12 21:05:21

I bought shaping tights to go under my slinky frock. Got them in M&S, they cost 8 quid.

Tried them on last night and they're fab, comfy but very smoothing. Tbh they look a bit like cycling shorts at the top. Not v sexy, but the dress will go over all that!

DIddled Wed 21-Nov-12 22:07:20

I bought two pairs of m and s big pants- one 29.50 firm control and one 19.50 light control. The control was similar but the dearer ones are more comfy- quite pleased with them.

I had a all in one body wear your own bra thing from m and s for under my 40th birthday frock- not bad.

musttidyupBeforeSantaComes Wed 21-Nov-12 22:14:57

Lots of choice on figleaves and 20% off at the mo (waist cincher looks good?)

middleagedspread Thu 22-Nov-12 13:58:20

To report back.
I've tried on & bought the M&S medium support slip thingy today & think I will be pleased with the results.
It was a bit of a struggle getting on but definitely smoothes out the lumps & seems much more comfortable to wear than big pants.
Not terribly sexy though.

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