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    Carole Corbett
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    I’m in the process of losing weight but want to look better.  I need to lose 30-40 lbs so in the meantime I want to have a better looking figure.  I don’t think spanx like control will cut it so I’m looking at a high waisted Rago girdle 6210 or do I maybe go corset.  What has everyone used and what do you like?

     

    carole

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    • #618315
      Celestine Capri
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      I think I will chime in. I like to use PLANET PEPPER PADS 2-inch hip & butt pad short. Called Astro-booty. I also have dd breast-forms. With a waist trainer I get a little bit more feminine figure.

      Best wishes

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      Victoria Femme
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      This is a great thread. Had to revive it.

      On tying a corset tight: Put the strings around a doorknob, and walk away. Trust me, it will get more than tight enough. Just Make sure you don’t break the corset, or yourself.

      As for body shaping:

      Compression shape wear only shapes the clothes we’re wearing. To put it bluntly, it will smooth out muffin tops, but the muffin will still be there.

      Corsets with steel bones are the only thing I’ve been able to find that will bring in my waist. They will squeeze belly fat out of the way. Make sure they have strong strings and strong eye sockets for tightening. The one I have looks like shoe string. They come in different shapes, and which one is best varies. I recommend avoiding ones that go low, because they’re flared out for hips we probably don’t have. Then you have a new problem to deal with.

      I’ve had the best results from a corset that only goes around my waist. When I have my corset on real tight, my fat and skin does the muffin top thing. More pronounced in the back. The tighter I get it, the smaller the waist, but also the more uncomfortable it is. The longer I wear it, the more uncomfortable it becomes as well. Usually I have to loosen it after 2 or 3 hours.

      Another downside to wearing a corset is that the back of it can be seen thru your clothes. I found if I tuck in the slack strings and wear a body shaper over it, it’s not nearly as obvious.

      And finally, the only way to really reduce our waist size is losing weight. Which we all know doesn’t happen overnight. I’ve been up and down in weight my whole life. I know how easy it is to put on, and how hard it is to lose it. I would recommend anyone trying to lose weight to stop eating before bed. The longer you go without food before bed, the less calories will be converted into fat. And take a break a break from drinking. When I have even one drink my body seems to refuse to lose weight. So frustrating.

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      Mary Jane
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      spanx is best for creating smooth lines. But not so much for holding everything in any great detail.

      I find spanx uncomfortable. And hot. I created some hip pads from a large exercise noodle. I love the hip effects, but it leaves my toosh flat.

       

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      Amy Myers
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      I am also with those girls who have tried a lot of things. My weight is normal for my height and build and am in fair shape, however I do have very narrow hips and need some padding. I have tried various waist trainers etc to pull my waist in a bit to get a bit better hip/waist ratio. My problem is they always seem to leave unsightly bulges.

      Then too many layers get rather uncomfortable. I have yet to buy any Spanx or similar smoothing items. The one thing I have is Rago corsette and that helps smooth things out with hip pads etc., but gets complicated going to the washroom. Not so much getting undressed, but putting myself together again so everything is right in a tiny cubicle.

      Amy

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      Lacy Satin
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      I’m so thankful I don’t have to wear uncomfortable foundation garments. I’m very petite at 5’3″ and 110lb. I prefer wearing lose fitting dresses and as long as I wear a bra and breast forms I have had no problems being looked at as a feminine girl.

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        Carole Corbett
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        So jealous

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          Nicola De Auvergne
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          Needn’t be, I’ve peeked at your photos… lovely.  The svelte can be unkind as well as stupid.  They’ll never fill anything out, gorgeously…

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      Michelle Brown
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      My favorite go to girdles are Bali high wisted long leg girdles and Glamorize long line bras.I also have ,from all places,Walmart high waist Cupid shapers.Yesterday I visited a lingerie shop and much to my surprise I found a strapless long line torselet that is very comfortable and two longline bras that are very nice and fit well.I arrived at this shop dressed as Michelle and had a very pleasant time trying on different foundation garments,all this with the interaction of one of the sales associates.I also have two of Rhonda Shears girdles I bought on HSN and two padded panties from Love My Bubbles,and that was a very fun expierence interacting with the ladies from Love My Bubbles.Sorry this has rambled as long as it has,Please have fun shopping and be the best part time lady you can be. Hugs,Michelle.

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        Nicola De Auvergne
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        Oh girl, keep rambling – had forotten about girdles.  Now, I haven’t – thank you girls for this forum.  I’ll be back…

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          Nicola De Auvergne
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          Thank you Michelle, for this memory lane – visited on ebay, and won something black, and vintage of M&S, with two bids outstanding ; one very pretty and pink, the other long legged and black,,, Toodle

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            Nicola De Auvergne
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            The first Ebay win didn’t quite work, though it enticed, but the second win it sits there, a lace enpanelled – ludicriously pink and sweet smelling – so sheer panty girdle, unworn.

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      Wendy Swift
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      As for foundation/shapewear, I’ve tried on a plethora of them.   I started with the usual spanx type – high waist, long leg, to body shapers, waist shapers, and of late I’ve settled on wear your own bra torsettes/singlets.

      2 of my fave go to brands are Maidenform and Naomi and Nicole.  However, they only smooth, they don’t suck in anything extra.  I bought some torsettes off of aliexpress, and I made sure I followed the size guide.  Even at 3XL, these torsettes really “suck” in the extras off the sides, however, it is also so uncomfortable it makes it somewhat hard to breathe.

      Another bonus I’ve migrated to torsettes is most of them have a bathroom hole, making it easier when nature calls.

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      I’ve worn a corset, and while it’s not as uncomfortable as you may think, I wouldn’t want to wear one all day.

      I’d go for a corselette – it holds everything in, and it feels sooo nice.

      Connie
      xxx

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      Lara Tucker
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      Hi Carol,

      I got a long line slimmer and push up from enfemme.com. It definitely does slim you a bit.
      You don’t want to be in it for a long time though. It is restricting, and it makes you sweat due to a latex layer inside. Winter is a good time to try this type of shape ware for sure!

      There are other corsets that are called waspies that I was curious about, but never got around to trying. They look like they could be even less comfortable though.

      Good luck in you search,

      💕Lara

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      Catherine Dickson
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      This sounds spectacularly uncomfortable. I often wear spanx like items and they seem to help me. I need to lose more like 50 lbs and once I accomplish that I may look into a corset or wait trainer, but for now, I don’t see that happening. I am willing to suffer for the cause, but only if I feel like it’s really going to be effective. It all sounds interesting though, and I’d love to see some of your photos with and without such support items.

      Delicate hugs,
      Catherine

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      • #614938
        Carole Corbett
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        So true we all suffer to look good!

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        Carole Corbett
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        So true we all suffer to look good!

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      Carole Corbett
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      Michelle
      Thanks for responding.  I’m intrigues by waist training.  I’m going to look more into it.   Also question for you…are u able to lace yourself with your waist cincher?  The one thing with a corset is being able to do that .

      carole

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        Nicola De Auvergne
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        Or having someone to help…

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        Michelle McQueen
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        Hi Carole.

        Yep do a search for waist trainers as there are many types form mild to severe control. The ones I’ve seen aren’t boned like a waist cincher or corset.

        Yes, I can lace up my waist cincher and corset very tightly using the door knob or bed post method. It gets easier to do the more you do it. I’ve tightened up my corset to where I could hardly breath but it gave me a nice figure… suffering for fashion… lol

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      Sandy Honey
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      Corsets work best to define a shape but are restricting in movement at times. Boned waist trainers help too. I have not found girdles to help much. I do wear an under bust torsett to smooth out some bulges when wearing a sweater or sweater dress. Plus it pushes up and makes my breasts seem a little larger.

      Sandy

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      Davina Ryan
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      I was brought up with girdles, so these days I wear a Rago (6201 panty or 1294 open), usually with a lightweight brief underneath for that extra control (Playtex 4261). Spanx and similar might be ok for a smooth outline, but they don’t really control like an old style girdle. I only ever tried a corset once – never again!

      I also combine this with a Triumph “Doreen” long line bra to get that all-in-one effect.

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      Michelle McQueen
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      You are correct Spanx and most of the current shape wear does very little to actually control anything.

      When I dress I use a boned waist cincher to shape my mid section and it works pretty well holding everything in nicely. Rago makes girdles that are good and firm too. If you really want control get a corset. I have one and it really does the job but I can hardly bend in it. There are also waist trainers that wrap around your mid section and are easily adjustable.

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        Nicola De Auvergne
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        Arn’t we forgetting how we can intrigue as we let someone un-wrap  Does that need a hyphon?

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