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I am in love with these underwear - fit perfect - waist is nice and high. I usually try and pull my underwear up over my midriff and now i don't have to constantly be pulling and fussing - these underwear are awesome!
If these were not underwear, I would have returned. Within 30 minutes of putting on the waist band rolled making these incredibly uncomfortable. The entire day, it felt like I was pulling and adjusting. The panty itself, fit fine and stayed put, so I know I ordered the correct size (even double checked measurements before posting this). However, considering the entire thought behind the purchase was to smooth things out, they looked horrible at the waistline.
I wanted to edit my review and add a star to my rating. While they do give me weird bulges (described below), these shapers are extremely comfortable. They don't ride up and I like the level of support they give. Just can't really wear them under anything too thin or form fitting.
Original Review: I had high hopes for these shapers, but they didn't work for me (5'6, size 16, ordered size XL). I was looking for something to wear under a dress that would smooth my stomach but NOT give me VPL or squash my hips/butt. I liked the support around my stomach, but unfortunately I got the VPL and weird bulges on my hips. I loved the silky material, but the fit was off.
These are now my favorite because they combine high (over the tummy) support with stretchy comfort. To diminish the visible panty line, I suggest sizing up so that they don’t dig into your hips or roll down from the waist, as some reviewers experienced. In general, these panties come up high over any muffin top and especially high if you size up.; I like this but it may not be the fit you are looking for. The Amazon price is excellent.
These are as expected. They go up underneath your bra. They feel really good. No pinching around the legs. I always order a size larger because it is not good for circulation to wear any shapewear too tight.