Commando 'Control' Shaping Thong
No VPL, light shaping
I bought this in Nude to wear under my wedding gown which is close-fitting, off-white silk satin with no ruching or other camouflage for the tummy. Did not want to go bare! I'd tried some Spanx, but there was a front seam down the middle which showed through. I like that this thong comes up over my belly button and holds me in a little, not too constricting though. I wear a 10-12 on the bottom, and the large is fine. It's a little uncomfortable, but then again I'm not really used to wearing thongs! It will get the job done for my wedding day though!
awsesome tummy control thong
I purchased this tummy control thong along with one made by hanky panky. I wanted this type of garment because I have tried spanx in the past and I don't have a need for the thigh support - just tummy control/smoothing. THese are great. They are just the right height on your waist and offer medium support. The biggest benefit and reason for 5 stars..they DON"T ROLL DOWN!! I found the other pair of similar style by hanky panky roll down at the waist and then create a the look of 'rolls' which is what I am trying to avoid. Highly recommend these, totally worth the $.
Fits and feels great but minimal shaping
This was my first time trying any kind of shapewear so I wasn't sure what to expect. I am already slim and usually wear a 0-2 in dresses but wanted shapewear for extra insurance to look flawless in formfitting dresses particularly in areas that aren't as toned as I would like them to be, like my midsection.
This thong fit great and the material feels very nice, like a second skin, and is virtually invisible even under my most formfitting unlined bodycon dresses. However, I believe the thinness sacrifices shaping power. It states "light compression" in the description but it delivered less shaping and compression that I thought it would. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would say the shaping level would only be a 1 or 2.
I tried on a tight dress both with and without it on and couldn't ascertain a visible difference. That being said, I am still going to keep this to wear under super tight dresses for which other shapewear styles might not be invisible. I do feel more confident with it on but I'm not sure if this is a psychological effect. I will have to try other styles though, because this definitely does not meet all my shaping needs.