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We Tried It: 'Slimming Clothes'

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3/7/2011 1:01 PM   :  35 comments   :  15,730 Views

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By Abigail Cuffey, Woman's Day

“Does this outfit make me look…thin?” It’s the ultimate question on every woman’s mind as she gets dressed in the morning—and one that sent Woman’s Day staffers on a body-conscious quest for slimming clothing. We decided to test a variety of apparel—not undergarment shapewear, but clothes with form and function—that made claims for a sleeker silhouette. From shapely tunic tops to snug-fitting jeans, get the skinny on what’s worth the hype and what deserves a pass.

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  • KEN22678
    35
    everyone----i found THE BEST line of clothing that IS slimming apparel!!! its better then spanx and genie...its the actual clothing and not undergarments!! it was worth every penny and im so much more comfortable in my skin now. they say it makes you look 10 pounds thinner...AND IT ACTUALLY DOES!! www.womanshapewear.com - 6/11/2013   3:02:59 PM
  • 34
    Everyone wants to wear clothes that make them look slimmer and feel better no matter what weight you are. - 3/30/2011   7:54:01 AM
  • 33
    Why buy clothes that "slim" you? fancy girdles which got thrown out, more or less, when I was 14 (43 years ago). WHo wears those? If I am trying to lose weight I need to see the REAL me in the mirror and wear clothes that fit or fit into the clothes I have. Can't afford the slimmers either - 3/21/2011   8:34:13 PM
  • 32
    Just want to mention there are some very nice trouser jeans that can be worn for work (in a office.) I also find jeans can be very hard to find that actually fit, while finding non-jean office clothes are easy to find.

    I recently found Lee jeans that fit my curves, yea! I also, sometimes wear a Spanx-like undergarment not to reduce my clothing size, just to help smooth everything.

    Thanks for the article(s). - 3/10/2011   9:16:41 PM
  • 31
    I have bought some Spanx and their Target version, Assets, to wear under my dance clothes for my recitals. I don't wear them otherwise. - 3/10/2011   8:05:11 AM
  • 30
    To Dametemplar -- I'm a big advocate of wrap dresses for work. I think I must have a dozen. - 3/9/2011   11:53:59 PM
  • 29
    I love Lee jeans. They fit a woman's body, not a straight up & down stick figure but one with a waist and bigger cut for the hips. - 3/8/2011   3:14:41 PM
  • 28

    Does everyone who is a sparks reader wear jeans? What about those of us who want/need to wear dresses and suits? What advice do you have for business women instead of gardeners or weekend folk?
    - 3/8/2011   2:59:24 PM
  • 27
    I have bought spanx in the past, and just hated them, you can barely get them on or off. I did buy my size, but maybe I should have gone up a size. They are expensive as well. I ended up giving them to my daughter. I love my skinny jeans. They fit well. - 3/8/2011   11:14:48 AM
  • 26
    I'd rather have clothes that fit well, aren't expensive, and wouldn't keep my gastroenterologist in business! That last reason is exactly why I don't wear slimming undergarments either :) - 3/8/2011   11:03:35 AM
  • 25
    Cute jeans too bad they are not for the above average sized woman. the one i liked best had a large at a waist size of 33. blah if only i was 21 again. maybe next year. but then again they were over 100 dollars.. - 3/8/2011   10:25:51 AM
  • RMSTOKES1
    24
    Too bad all the pics were women in a size 0! What might these garments look like in a plus size? - 3/8/2011   10:03:01 AM
  • 23
    If I found the clothes flattered my figure, I would buy them for that reason and not because they made me look thinner per se. People should wear clothes that flatter their figures. The problem is that too many so called fashions are only fashionable on certain figure types. People complain that they have muffin tops. Well, if they wore properly fitted pants, they wouldn't have a muffin top. Muffin tops are a product of ill fitted clothing. - 3/8/2011   9:51:06 AM
  • STATS2332
    22
    Of course, why not look, anything to look smashing! - 3/8/2011   9:26:47 AM
  • 21
    Avon sells a line of clothing called Slimwear (girdle built right in), and I LOVE the dresses! So yes, I'd buy slimming clothes - 3/8/2011   9:19:06 AM
  • 20
    If you are in the Toronto area check out Stella's Corset's in North York. I bought two compression body suits and just love them ! - 3/8/2011   9:00:40 AM
  • 19
    flattering yes - squeezing and uncomfortable - no.
    - 3/8/2011   8:10:59 AM
  • 18
    does slimming undergarmets count? spanx and the like are lifesavers! - 3/8/2011   12:46:01 AM
  • 17
    I'm still working on getting to my GOAL weight, where I will be slim again. - 3/7/2011   10:32:32 PM
  • LUCANDJOH
    16
    my specialty! - 3/7/2011   9:24:57 PM
  • 15
    oh yea. - 3/7/2011   9:19:33 PM
  • 14
    I bought slimming jeans in the past and found that they did truly slim but they were very high waisted and I had to wear a belt in order to prevent them from rolling down. - 3/7/2011   8:49:57 PM
  • GARNETTS
    13
    Oh yes, I usually do wear slimming clothes, not squeezing, but the right fit and silhouette to make me appear slimmer. I had a coworker tell me she had no idea how much I weighed because of the way I dressed. I have learned over the years what is most flattering for me. - 3/7/2011   5:50:52 PM
  • 12
    I like clothes that don't squeeze my internal organs. - 3/7/2011   5:35:58 PM
  • 11
    I find it rather odd that half of the clothing these people reviewed got negative comments, followed by "I would recommend it." This is obviously more about keeping advertisers than it is about keeping women comfortable in their clothes.

    I think I'll stick to wearing clothes that fit me right and flatter me the way I am, instead of paying double for clothes that want to squeeze me into the "right" shape. - 3/7/2011   4:39:24 PM
  • 10
    If the slimming clothes are comfy and make me feel prettier, no harm buying them :D
    Now, my current love is straight, dark jeans, (temporary) goodbye for boot-cut! - 3/7/2011   4:13:38 PM
  • 9
    I found a shirt that I loved...really made my waist looks small so I bought one in 3 different colors! LOL! - 3/7/2011   3:48:48 PM
  • 8
    I wear slimming clothes for sure. - 3/7/2011   3:32:55 PM
  • 7
    Yes, I definately wear slimming clothes. - 3/7/2011   3:20:40 PM
  • 6
    How can people afford these jeans? - 3/7/2011   2:59:29 PM
  • 5
    you bet i would.. - 3/7/2011   1:33:10 PM
  • 4
    I prefer to just get clothing that fits me really well. With jeans, I will find a pair that fits my legs and hips, and then get the waist taken in for a perfect fit. It's far more flattering than squeezing my body into a smaller size or wearing a larger size and having a huge gap in the back. - 3/7/2011   1:30:29 PM
  • 3
    The best slimming clothes I found are the ones that are the correct fit. I hate the slimming jeans, or any with a front panel as they pull to the front and give me a large gap in the back. - 3/7/2011   1:15:37 PM
  • 2
    I have! And I love them!! - 3/7/2011   1:13:37 PM
  • 1
    I love my skinny jeans with boots and a well-fitting top that hits my hip. They make me feel sassy and let me show off my assets :) - 3/7/2011   1:11:07 PM

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