Shape wear

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  1. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    I don't post topics like this:blush:...but I'm shopping for shape wear for under the dress I'm wearing to son's wedding...I could truthfully get by with just a strapless bra as im not fighting bulges, but I'm figuring might as well smooth everything... Do you have any Favorite brands or places to shop for shape wear foundations?
     
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    I've been looking at them myself and wondering! Two of us maybe get some ideas. I could use a bit of "smoothing" in the tummy and hips with this dress I'm wearing for the wedding.
     
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    Macy's has some nice looking ones online and a buy one, get one 50% sale, but I'd rather go try on...I have a younger chunky friend who wears Spanx bottoms and is always clutching them and yanking them up...not attractive! I mostly need help on top for my dress (spaghetti staps) but figure I'll go for more smoothing while I'm at it...
     
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    Why not go to a "foundations" store and ask? You could even bring in a picture of your dress (or, better yet, the dress itself.)

    Those people tend to know their business!
     
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    I shopped for a "shaping foundation" for my son's wedding. I went to both Kohl's and Macy's and tried on quite a few. I brought 4 or 5 of them home and tried them with the dress to make sure it looked right. Yes, it was a pain to have to return them but I ended up with one that I wore for about 10 hours and it didn't even feel like I had it on. The brand was a Flexees.
     
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    That means she's buying them too small. A lot of people buy them a size too small thinking that if some tight is good, more is better. All they do is end up tugging at it because it doesn't fit. I just had to put mine back in the drawer. :blush: I'm considerably bigger on top than on the bottom, so a torso shaper helps me avoid muffin top . . . which is a problem that comes from having narrow hips & thighs and carrying weight above my waistline. Lost 30. Gained 8 (10?). Sat down Sunday morning to put on my shoes, and my shaper rolled up. Dang it!

    I would go to a store and have a fitting. If you can't take the dress, at least take a photo of it. That way you can get the right kind of foundation for fit, fabric, and style of the dress.
     

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