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Off to a cocktail party a week Saturday, and the dress I have is ever-so-slightly too small. I'd try to lose a pound or two, but the house is still full of chocolate and mince pies !
Popped into M&S today to try on some shape wear things, and was a bit shocked at the £40 price tag. Also, the thing I tried on M&S Shapewear starts at a bra size 34 band, and I'm a 32. Tried on a 34E and it was a bit tight, but was on my own so no one to help do the band up.
Anyway, thought I'd come home and order something cheaper online...and it's a bloody minefield! I can see cheap waist cinchers on eBay, and think they might suffice.
Anyone tried one? I liked the M&S thing linked above because it has poppers on the gusset, and have heard ones without can be a nightmare to pull back up after going for a wee!
Try Primark. I always wore Spanx but they cost a bloody fortune. I now wear massive pair of knickers from Primarni that stop just under my boobs. They cost about £6 and hold in all lumps and bumps. I wear a lot of form fitting modal jersey for work and cannot risk any flab and corners spoiling the line of my dresses. I really rate them.