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Best underwear to buy for a posh frock which will hold in a mum tum!!
Not yet sure what dress I'll wear but looking to buy some cheap underwear to hold in my tummy which these days starts from below my boobs, and makes me look about 16 weeks pregnant - Spanx type but cheap. What would people recommend? Is there a tummy holder in pants or waist band thing? Anything from marks and spencer or better still somewhere more at the primark end of the market? I'm size 10-12.
I've tried a few, inc M&S - not Spanx, because £30 seems pricey to me - and the best pair I have are from Aldi of all places! They are the high waist/low leg type thing, and have a sort of thin rubbery strip to keep the waistband in place - which is brilliant. I find the slips just ride up when you sit down, as do the control vests - so maybe the body or high waist/low leg thing might be worth a look?
I've had spanx, primark and everything in between. I tried on every pair in M&S - no exaggeration - and I cannot fault these, they also lift your bum and don't cause organ pain! i'm 10-12 and went for the 10.
I find that the control slips that allow you to wear your own bra work better for me than the cycling short Spanx-type control things, and I have tried a lot of different brands. The slips give me a clean line underneath a dress, and they don't roll down, unlike the cycling shorts which seem to creep down from the top, regardless of which size I buy. Even the ones that are supposed to fit under your bra seem to wriggle free and head south on me!
I'm a fan of spanx, butttt do make sure what it's squishing doesn't pop out at the top or bottom. I've some dresses I look worse with spanx underneath than without. I bought a corset thing but it rolled up and looked awful!
I'd you really really want to be held in then I cannot recommend the underwear from What Katie Did. It had something called powermesh which winches you in but without giving you the extra tool of flag that spanx does. I wore one of her under bust girdles at my birthday party recently and it gave me a proper waist and was amazingly comfortable. I am in awe of her products!