It was worth the cost because I got it on sale - there is certainly an improvement in shape, from both front and side views, but it isn't as helpful as I expected. There's no way $40 plus shipping would be worth it! I am 5'5", my measurements (in inches) are 33-27-36, and I ordered a small, which has a 26" waist. It wasn't uncomfortable, nor difficult to put on - however, I think it would be a better fit on someone with a slightly longer torso than I have. For example, sitting was mildly irritating because no matter how straight I sat, there would be some poking or unsightly "rolling" of the plastic bones across my tummy. The top of the garment, which includes the ends of the plastic bones, would ride at the bottom of my bra if I wore the waist where it should be (just below the ribcage). In addition, the plastic bones end at the bottom before the garment does - that is, there is a bit of fabric that can turn up on itself if not covered by something that will keep it in place as you move. Another thing - while this is good for reminding you to have good posture, moving in it is a pain! If you bend in the slightest way, at least one of the plastic bones will end up bending uncomfortably with you. The plastic boning and hook-and-eye front busk can be viewed through close-fitting, stretchy fabrics, but I expect they will go unnoticed beneath fabrics with more thickness or texture. Keep in mind that this garment is meant to shape the waist, and won't extend to give shape to the hips. Overall, it's a decent piece of shapewear that will keep your tummy flat and your waist pleasantly curved - just don't expect miracles!
We’re sorry for your discomfort. Judging from your description you might have been better off with a medium garment. The flexible metal boning is designed to contour the body. If you felt poking the garment was definitely too tight. Overall we do appreciate your honest and kind words about our product.
Spry from California
Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
80s and above