Firm Tummy Control Sheer & Opaque No VPL A-DD Body
Lovely item, but poor fit
Bought a 36DD and sent it back as too loose in the body. Replaced with a 34DD, which was great in the body, but so short it was absolutely hopeless. I bought the black and the nude and unfortunately wore the black one to see if it would work for me during the day. I tried the gusset on 'longest' setting; tried lengthening and shortening the bra straps, but no good. The cup wires ended up at the bottom of my rib cage and the top of the bra halfway down my chest - it was so uncomfortable and looked terrible. I am only 5' 2" and thought I was more or less in proportion, but these garments are way too short - lots of other reviews say the same apparently. The garment does look really nice and the VPL is important, but they need to make the standard body longer and I wish they would do it in larger cup sizes - perhaps that would help. Anyway I've trawled through all the other styles and waiting for something else to turn up in the post on Monday - fingers crossed!
06 December 2013
More light than firm control !!
I'm dress size 14, 36DD bra size. 5ft4" tall.
I had to buy 36D as DD cup was far too big (more like EE/F). I found it tight on my thighs (but not uncomfortable) so you could see slight bulging under a fitted/clingy dress (not attractive!)
Also, the tummy control is definitely NOT firm, i'd say more 'light control'.
The padded cups are more 'moulded' rather than actually padded!!
The quality is very good & the option of three sets of poppers at the gusset is a really great addition. I just wish the overall control & leg/thigh fitting was better.
05 December 2013
Not for me
This was almost the only shapewear body that would fit a smaller busted person. I am a size 12 pear shape.
I really wanted to find something that pulled me in a bit and left a smooth silhouette under my dress. Unfortunately this didn't really pull me in, although it slightly firmed up the wobbly bits. And it was quite short in the body which meant the bra cups were pulled down and therefore it wasn't very flattering around the bust. But the worst thing for me was the cut of the leg. They were cut right across the fleshiest part of my hips, digging in and causing an unsightly bulge. I actually looked worse with this on!
02 December 2013
Does What It Says on the Box!
Thank you M&S for finally producing the perfect body - the discreet colour will make it perfect under almost anything (particularly white dresses), and the smooth finish will be great for anything 'clingy'. It is a perfect fit and has just the right amount of padding to the cups - I bought a 34B and am a size 8 - 10.
02 December 2013