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calisha Sat 09-Jul-16 23:13:16

I've got an unusually (for me) clinging black dress...although I'm a size 12 the rigours of age/children/laziness are a bit (quite a lot) unforgiving. I'm thinking that the time has come for that body shaping underwear they have now. So would it give me that smooth and shapely in a clingy dress thing and would avoid vpl ? What sort of shaping wear Is best? Is it incredibly uncomfortable to wear? I'm a complete novice in the ways of shaping underthings

WhiteHairReally Sun 10-Jul-16 00:14:09

One of these, 'smooths everything' but doesn't compress your breasts into some matronly uniboob.

You still have to think about what goes on underneath it though. Be wary of pants / tights that have a distinct waistband, which might still be 'highlighted'. Wear them hoicked up near your bra, or don't wear them. Trying to go to the loo can be 'interesting'. I did also find my 'smooth it all' slip had managed to roll all the way up to my waist after a not particularly rigorous round of dancing!

Sainsbury's also do a cheaper, less Firm Control one too. I wear these in the winter ( being a southerner up north) to keep my kidneys warm. My grandmothers would have turned to an attractive item by Damart for similar effect.

burnishedsilver Sun 10-Jul-16 00:26:37

Spanx are ridiculously comfortable. The type that look like high waisted cycling shorts are brilliant. They're not cheap but often crop up in tkmaxx at a fraction of the normal price.

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