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Lyn2007
07-31-2008, 08:20 PM
I got this new dress in the mail (size 16!!!!!!!) and it fits!! But when I put it on, I look kinda lumpy. I am wondering if there is something I can wear to give me more of a smooth line in the belly/hips/butt area. Suggestions please? I am clueless about this stuff. And comfort is important!


nelie
07-31-2008, 08:22 PM
Go back to the mall and go to the lingerie department and try on various things. There are a lot of good options for support/smoothing. You can usually ask for help as well.

valpal23
07-31-2008, 08:28 PM
there are a lot of generic type spanx undergarments out there too. I think each store has it's own brand - might be what you're looking for? nelie's right.. just head to the lingerie dept


Kofarq
07-31-2008, 09:25 PM
Most department stores carry a few brands of control garments. I think you're looking for some kind of long-leg panty. Shouldn't be hard to find. I bet you'll look great!

Ophelia924
07-31-2008, 09:35 PM
When I need something Immediately I buy Body Beautiful by Leggs at the Drug Store. It goes from below my bra and smooths down over your thighs about halfway down your upper leg.

TJFitnessDiva
07-31-2008, 09:53 PM
I <3 spanx!

Schmoodle
07-31-2008, 09:54 PM
I heart spanx too!

jennisue
07-31-2008, 10:26 PM
HI --

I love Spanxs they come in all sizes and levels of control for each area --they are approx 20.00 at Lane Bryant (at least in my area) - I used them at my husbands Christmas party and it made a difference. I still have mine and wear them under pants sometimes.


Jen

beautifulone
07-31-2008, 11:15 PM
I don't know much about support garmets, I just wanted to say congratulations on the size 16 :D and hoorah on the dress! :D

Redheaded I am
08-01-2008, 12:02 AM
I'm a Spanx girl too!! They're very comfortable.

Cuter w Curves
08-01-2008, 12:23 AM
I've done Body Wrap (worked well for me before but it is a medium support kind of thing)...

You actually beat me to the thread! *grin*

As a 16 you should be able to try some of the generic brands - I had a lot of luck with them when I was that size and I glance longingly toward them now...

I am actually trying to get my hands on one of two items - one being Spanx's Slim Cognito (can you imagine that they won't ship to Canada?! and of course the XL everyone has won't cut it!), or Squeem's full body one (but I think it goes too high in the back).

gumboot
08-01-2008, 01:11 AM
Gotta love the spanx!

I have a couple (different colors) that go from under the bra line to the top of the knee. Very slimming and supportive....but most importantly, they are comfortable! And they don't cause bulges at the knee where it cuts off.
I can't remember the name of the style but you could go to the spanx website and find the name.

Congrats on the size 16! I read your blog and find it really inspiring. Some of the things you type....I think to myself....holy cow....someone else feels exactly the same way!

Cuter w Curves
08-01-2008, 01:33 AM
Oh and before I forget...

www.loveassets.com - These are the ones for Target and they are made/designed by the same woman. :carrot:

QueenBee3
08-01-2008, 09:53 AM
SPANX!!!

Depending on where you get them, they can be a little expensive though. Target has a bunch of one piece body suits and different kinds of "sucker-inners" as I call them. Take a few into the dressing room and try them on, that way you'll know what's comfortable and fits what you're looking for.

Congrats on the dress!!

valpal23
08-01-2008, 01:33 PM
I am actually trying to get my hands on one of two items - one being Spanx's Slim Cognito (can you imagine that they won't ship to Canada?! and of

When I bought spanx.. I got mine from theshoppingnetwork... no problems there. Maybe they're the cdn distributor?

Cuter w Curves
08-01-2008, 02:01 PM
When I bought spanx.. I got mine from theshoppingnetwork... no problems there. Maybe they're the cdn distributor?

Nope... They buy from the distributor... Whom I spoke to directly this morning. Speaking directly to the rep. for Spanx products, and I got the "skinny" (too punny to not use this slang) on when the 1xl/2xl/3xl will be arriving in Canada for the Slim Cognito mid thigh body suit...

And I begged the favour of having a pair sent to another store with my contact information and it being reserved for me to go get due to the time line I am working with. :o

They were very nice and very understanding... I am pretty gosh, darn happy right now... I just think they didn't want me spending my money on Bodywrap or Squeem instead. ;)

:carrot::carrot::carrot::carrot::carrot::carrot::c arrot::carrot::carrot::carrot:

So.............. Super exciting - the + sizes for that line should be available at more locations in Canada within the next couple months.

SunshineCA
08-02-2008, 12:19 AM
Spanx for sure! :)

I haven't tried Assets but I've heard they work too.

knitsforfive
08-03-2008, 12:27 AM
I LOVE Assets and wear them pretty much every day. They are very comfortable and less expensive than Spanx. I am the same height as you and less than 10 lbs. heavier and I just went down from their 2x to their xl size. You might start with the XL and then try the L if that is too big. I found the 2XL lasted for quite a few lbs. for me -- like maybe 30 or so. I am not sure about the XL

Congratulations on a size 16. That is awesome. I am hoping for that by next month!

Cuter w Curves
08-15-2008, 02:16 PM
{cut}Slim Cognito mid thigh body suit...

And I begged the favour of having a pair sent to another store with my contact information and it being reserved for me to go get due to the time line I am working with. :o

They were very nice and very understanding... I am pretty gosh, darn happy right now... I just think they didn't want me spending my money on Bodywrap or Squeem instead. ;){cut}

Turns out I am a very, very lucky girl! They sent both a 2 xl and a 3 xl... and I was figuring I was a 3xl... but it turns out... I was in the 2xl perfectly! :carrot::carrot::carrot::carrot: