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View Poll Results: Shapewear - Have you two met?
Yes - I l♥ve shapewear 20 51.28%
Yes - I would rather die than meet again 4 10.26%
No - Shapewho? 13 33.33%
Oooh article to read....☻☺☻☺ 3 7.69%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 39. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-25-2008, 09:31 AM
 
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Old 08-25-2008, 02:01 PM
 
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I haven't tried any shapewear yet but I just bout 2 jersey knit dresses that are super clingy so was thinking about it. Nothing heavy duty, just prob a light weight control brief.

I'm just over 40 so I feel like it's time
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Old 08-25-2008, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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I tried a shapewear thing once--soooo uncomfortable! Any name you call it, it's still a girdle! I found it was just easier to lose a few pounds!
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Old 08-25-2008, 03:51 PM
 
Location: on an island
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I tried a shapewear thing once--soooo uncomfortable! Any name you call it, it's still a girdle! I found it was just easier to lose a few pounds!
That's kinda how I feel about it.
When I came of age, the younger generation was eschewing girdles and other constraining, squeezing undergarments.
I have a couple things, but I don't wear them very often.
Obviously my generational slip is showing.
I don't expect 20-somethings to go bouncingly bra-less as I did in the 70's.
But this shapewear thing, this ideal of smoothness or whatever, it just looks rather compressed and uncomfortable to me.
Not to mention, $46 for a pair of underpants?!
But y'all probably just want to ignore me and my Boomer perspective and carry on.
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Old 08-25-2008, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Stuck on the East Coast, hoping to head West
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I'm in pretty good shape, but if I'm going out or just feeling bloated I definitely slip on the shapewear. It makes a huge difference in the fit of my clothes and makes me feel a lot more confident. I draw the line at some of the swimsuits, though. I'm a swimmer and some of the swim shapewear is way too uncomfortable to actually swim in.
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Old 06-11-2013, 12:44 AM
 
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Default Body shapers

Hi,

I regularly use of shapewear over last 2 year and my experience says that body shapers are very adjustable and comfortable to wear.It controls body fat as well as giving a perfect shape to your body.
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Yes, I have a very clingy dress and I wore shapewear with it. Was hot and itchy in it all night! I'm not really a fan. I now avoid shapewear, but I know it can work wonders. I just buy dresses/clothes that don't require shapewear to look good. And I suck in my stomach.
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Old 06-12-2013, 12:05 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I don't like it but I do find it helpful to wear shaping briefs under some things for a smoother line. Those aren't too annoying.

I just avoid clothing that wants shape wear.
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Old 06-12-2013, 11:45 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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If I wear shape wear, I try to do so during the winter months, or in the evening when it's cooler. I kind of like the extra layer of warmth it provides under a sweater. I'll also wear it with certain clingy cocktail-type outfits. For me, shape wear smoothes things out and it makes me stand taller, but in general, I avoid outfits that require it, especially during the summer.
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Old 06-13-2013, 01:34 AM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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Too hot and too uncomfortable...I don't need to wear it thank goodness!
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