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Ladies -- opinion on foundation garments

greenbuttongreenbutton 2609 replies118 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 2,727 Senior Member
So I am mother of the groom, only now realizing that I don't own anything to wear under the (fitted, sheath-style) dress that won't end up with the dreaded vpl. I have never owned Spanx; will I feel like a sausage? is there another choice? I am totally in the weeds on this!
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  • momofsenior1momofsenior1 6248 replies35 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 6,283 Senior Member
    I love my spanx. It isn't so tight that it has the sausage feel, just smooths everything out.
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  • GRITS80GRITS80 576 replies8 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 584 Member
    Look online at Nordstrom under Shapewear and you'll see lots of brands and different types of garments. I have a piece or 2 of Yummie, but everything else is Spanx. Spanx comes in different shaping levels so there's no reason for the stuffed sausage feeling. If your dress fits well and you're only trying to avoid VPL, you won't need a high level of compression and you'll be very comfortable. I find the Spanx website pretty helpful and they also have stores.

    When I get really dressed up, I wear a body suit in the highest compression level. It makes the biggest difference in how I look in my dress and I'm not uncomfortable.
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  • Groundwork2022Groundwork2022 1808 replies20 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,828 Senior Member
    I skate with a group of "Adult Skaters" and all of us ladies wear Spanx under our costumes. It's reasonably comfortable and, yes, we can move in it.
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  • dentmom4dentmom4 1261 replies4 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,265 Senior Member
    If you live close to Nordstrom or Macy’s, you can take your dress and have a salesperson help you find the right shape wear and try it all on in the store.
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  • 1214mom1214mom 4445 replies176 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 4,621 Senior Member
    Nordstrom sale is going on now/soon, so if you want spanx it may be a good time to get it.
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  • BunsenBurnerBunsenBurner 38443 replies465 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 38,908 Senior Member
    edited July 12
    Somehow my post made it into the wrong thread! 😂

    Here is my favorite piece of shapewear:

    https://www.amazon.com/Simone-Perele-Top-Model-16R671/dp/B009XPF43Q/

    Not cheap, but makes me look like royalty.
    edited July 12
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  • thumper1thumper1 73335 replies3190 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 76,525 Senior Member
    My tip about Spanx...I get s size larger than what I might normally wear. Really the Spanx are to smooth out the “lumps and bumps”. Not really to act as a girdle. A somewhat larger size works fine. And it’s way easier to get on and off.

    I also have some Hanes shapewear from Target that I really like.

    Kohl’s used to carry Spanx...do they still?? They were less costly than Nordstrom.
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  • mom60mom60 7758 replies501 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 8,259 Senior Member
    https://www.simoneperele.com/invisi-bulle-control-brief-3712 I wear these when I don’t want any lines but don’t want to feel constricted. I wore them with both my MOB and MOG dresses. I considered Spanx or in my case I have a high waisted shorts style shapewear of medium compression made by Wacoal. I tried both dresses on with both and just felt more comfortable in the brief.
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  • BunsenBurnerBunsenBurner 38443 replies465 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 38,908 Senior Member
    Simone Perele shapewear rocks. 😎
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  • FlyMeToTheMoonFlyMeToTheMoon 2921 replies44 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 2,965 Senior Member
    I probably could benefit from spanx for my MOB dress, but the thought of having to deal with it every time I need to use the restroom prevents me from getting on board. This wedding is in Barcelona where the wine will be flowing for six hours at the first reception, and who knows how long at the after party.

    Doesn’t this bother anyone else?
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  • dentmom4dentmom4 1261 replies4 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,265 Senior Member
    I have a Naomi and Nicole bodybriefer (bra panty one-piece). It has 2 hooks/eye crotch closure for easy bathroom breaks. No need to take it all off. Comes in variety of bra sizes. I think I got it at Macy’s a few years ago. My ultimate go to shapewear.
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  • dentmom4dentmom4 1261 replies4 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,265 Senior Member
    Plus, I’m long-waisted and there are several hooks/eyes to adjust the fit. I use the ones on the end and can be comfortable for hours.
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  • conmamaconmama 4088 replies298 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 4,386 Senior Member
    I love spanx! I also agree to try in your size and one larger, to see how you feel and look under your dress.

    I own the bicycle shorts, regular brief type and a.......spanx thing! Haha. I have a pair of leather pants I wear them with in the winter. Fabric is think enough that you don’t see any wobble!

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  • happymomof1happymomof1 29395 replies170 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 29,565 Senior Member
    Where did you buy your dress? Did the sales team there have any recommendations bout foundation garments?
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  • VaBluebirdVaBluebird 3215 replies223 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 3,438 Senior Member
    This thread made me laugh. My youngest son got married last September. I wore Spanx. It was comfortable enough but I peeled that sucker off that night and threw it into the bottom of the closet where I believe it still resides.
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  • AmicaMomAmicaMom 174 replies6 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 180 Junior Member
    I wore 'shapewear' for a wedding yesterday. First time. I purchased this: https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/tc-torsette-underbust-shaping-slip/3993178
    Since it's a slip, restroom breaks were possible without disrobing. The slip has that slightly sticky stuff along the inside at the hem, which keeps it from creeping up. It was comfortable, even though it was very hot at reception hall. Since you wear your own bra, it doesn't flatten anything you don't want smoothed out.
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  • dentmom4dentmom4 1261 replies4 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,265 Senior Member
    So I tried on one of those torsette shaping slips today. In minutes I was sweating bullets, plus I have to say I really didn’t like the way my thighs rubbed together and it was tough to walk. The dress looked good, though, but I didn’t buy either.
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  • VaBluebirdVaBluebird 3215 replies223 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 3,438 Senior Member
    Zulily has Spanx right now.
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  • stradmomstradmom 4962 replies50 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 5,012 Senior Member
    @FlyMeToTheMoon that's exactly why I elected to go without for my son's wedding! As with many things in my life as I age, I'm going for comfort rather than fashion. I just made sure to stand behind someone else for the pictures!
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  • BunsenBurnerBunsenBurner 38443 replies465 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 38,908 Senior Member
    " I just made sure to stand behind someone else for the pictures!"

    That's terrible. There are plenty of beautiful dresses that don't need shapewear, and plenty of shapewear that does not make one feel like stuffed sausage.
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