Testing 1-2-3: Can I Hide My Muffin Top?


does shapeez work

Could Shapeez smooth out my . . . natural curves?

My favorite thing about the winter is what I like to call “hibernation through fashion.” The chilly weather provides the perfect opportunity for me to wear big bulky sweaters, but most of all, it lets me hide my lil’ body flaws for the next couple of months (I’m not specifically saying I have a muffin top, but you guys know what I’m talking about!)

The one hitch in my master plan: New Year’s Eve parties. There’s no way I’m gonna be able to strut my stuff and ring in the New Year in some oversized sweater. I went on a search to find something that would smooth out my lumps and bumps and wouldn’t make me feel like I was wearing my Grandma’s girdle. I found Shapeez and knew I had to try it. This body shaper promises to eliminate visible bra lines, back fat and muffin tops. Seriously, it says “eliminate” right on the website. Count me in!

It was supposed to go on like this . . .

Right off the bat I liked their confidence, but I was pretty sure the only way this product was putting an end to back fat was if it also included a visit with a plastic surgeon. I was excited, yet skeptical. Shapeez came with a pamphlet full of before and after pics, but let’s be honest we’ve all seen what Photoshop can do. I mean, Kristen Stewart lost an entire arm on the cover of Glamour last year! The Negative Nelly part of me was saying there’s no way these pics are real, but the other part of me, the part that could use a little Shapeez in her life really wanted it to work, and for my $85 investment, it better!

It felt like putting one of these on!

When it came time to try on my hopefully life-changing body shaper it was a little hard to get into at first. It felt like I was putting on a scuba suit. I’m sure you get the visual.

Once I was in and everything was in its rightful place, I felt good, taller somehow. The Shapeez is totally soft and comfortable. I was all sucked in but I could still breathe and move freely. No underwire stabbing me in the side, no itchy tags, no moving restrictions and to top it off I felt svelte. So far so good!

I put on a generic tank top and jeans, pretty much my daily uniform and took a look in the mirror. Hmm, I still looked like me.

You don't need Shapeez under one of these!

I guess after all those promises I was envisioning the Shapeez turning me into Gisele Bundchen or Bar Rafaeli, but nope, still me, I guess that’s not the bra’s fault. I wasn’t fooling anyone. I could still use to do some sit-ups and a couple of planks. But I have to say, even though I don’t think it delivered on its promise to erase the flaws, it did fit well under my shirt, it was comfortable and it definitely made me feel sucked in and snug (in a good way!)

So, the end result, if you have money to invest in a shapewear piece I would definitely give Shapeez a try. It comes in a bunch of different styles, full length and cropped. But if you’re looking for a cheap way to change the shape of your figure I’d have to pass. Maybe a big cozy sweater won’t be so bad on New Year’s Eve, or a smart print. I look great in a print! Done and done!

Have you ever tried Shapeez or another “shaper” item? What do you think about them? Tell us in the comments!

Now, read about how this girl came to appreciate her big boobs!


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  • Staci

    You did not mention the amazing BREAST SUPPORT Shapeez BRA’s offer. These amazing undergarments are designed to be a BRA that smooths back bulges and smoothes out your muffin top and hold in your tummy a bit. But if it’s difficult to get on, try going up in the body size. Shapeez Unbelievabra fits 32A up to 46DD so you can imagine how many cups sizes that fits. Every woman deserves to be supported comfortably without the dreaded back bulges from an elastic band.