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Shapette Satin Panel Waist Cincher
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rating Size: 3X

One of my favorite shapers; although it can become a ltitle uncomfortable by the end of an 8-hour work day. DBD from Atlanta/GA/USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: August, 2019
rating Size: L

Purchased in beautiful tan or light brown color to wear under the Flora Nikrooz Stella Charmeuse Chemise in the almost the same sand color. Nancy
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 70s
  • Posted: June, 2019
rating Size: 3X

I really like the Rago 821 shapette; it provides excellent control for my midsection; I wish it were a little wider for full coverage from below the breast to the lower abdominal region. Debby from Atlanta, GA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: April, 2019
rating Size: 5X

The product works well for the intended purpose but I probably should have bought the next smaller size. D from Beaverton
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 70s
  • Posted: April, 2019
rating Size: M

Really does the trick. I envision wearing this if I have a form-fitting top and I'm wearing pants. (I have the fabulous open bottom Rago 1294 for times when I'm wearing a skirt/dress.) I'm not a tight clothes kind of gal. I prefer loose. But sometimes, the occasion calls for form-fitting clothes. This really accentuates my waist and enhances my boobs. This foundation piece makes me look like I'm wearing a push-up bra, even though I'm just wearing a mostly shapeless nursing bra. The only downside is that column of hooks can be visible under thinner fabrics. But it's a nice piece to have in one's arsenal. After all, you never know when you're going to run into that ex of yours. ;-) This is really different from the Spanx type stuff people wear. This is a true foundation garment. It offers structure. But oddly enough, it's not hot. Weird, I know. Michaela from Los Angeles, CA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: April, 2019
rating Size: XL

I woul have liked the garment at least one size smaller I will purchase it again Muriel from Bronx
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: September, 2018
rating Size: 5X

Great fit Q from Orlando, FL
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: March, 2018
rating Size: M

Amazing Maria
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: June, 2017
rating Size: 8X

It fits loose. I'll need a smaller size. Kathy from Lindstrom
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: June, 2017
rating Size: 6X

This runs way too small. They are not true to size. TC from Atlanta, GA USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: May, 2017
rating Size: XL

I have been wearing this product for several years now. I started when I had back issues and was told I would have to have a fusion on my back eventually, so far I have managed to avoid surgery. I rarely have back issues since I have been wearing the body shaper. It gives me great support. Bobbie from 21050
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 70s
  • Posted: November, 2016
rating Size: XL

Mostly because I have back problems, the extra support helps me from having to take over the counter medications. Ilike Her Room products because they are made in America. Bobbie from 21050
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 70s
  • Posted: November, 2016
rating Size: 8X

Didn't work for me. Kay from CA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: October, 2016
rating Size: 2X

The quality is not that great especially the hooks. I sent it back because it was too tight fitting. Sophia from Glen Lyon, PA USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: September, 2016
rating Size: 5X

Bought this because a regular back brace wouldn't fit me and kept rolling over. This covers from under breasts to lower back and feels wonderful. It doesn't roll and supports well. I now have two. Eileen from Westborough, MA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 70s
  • Posted: August, 2016
rating Size: XL

I bought the Rago because it was recommended as being excellent. Unfortunately it rolls and won't stay flat. K
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: May, 2016
rating Size: L

I love this garment as I wear it, even right now it gives me the waist line and curves that I have always wanted. It pulls and stretches where it needs. Helps me feel more beautiful than I have in a long time. Gerri from Marietta, GA USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: April, 2016
rating Size: M

I bought this in black to wear with a pencil skirt and a cute top for Valentine's Day to bring my waist in a bit so the overall look would come together and make me feel a little more confident and sexy. It works great! I even wear it to work a couple times a week now. Jennifer from Dumfries, VA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: February, 2016
rating Size: M

I'm around 135 pounds 5"2 and the medium fit perfect! Does NOT roll up at all and stayed in place wonderfully. Surprisingly comfortable even when sitting down. Best feature is that it snaps in front so you don't need help getting in and out. Wore this under formal gown for hours with strapless bra and it did not push up on bra like some do. I even wore Spanx under this to keep back area tight and that didn't bother the nipper either. For the price this waist nipper is amazing, I wish I had this on my wedding day! Sarah from Mississippi
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: February, 2016
rating Size: L

I received my order last week and immediately started wearing it. The waist nipper by Rago not only takes a few inches off your middle but it acts as a back protector. Every once in awhile my back acts up and by wearing the Rago waist nipper, I have found that it prevents my back aches. Margie from Woodside, NY
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: January, 2016
rating Size: 6X

Well the item came as expected but it was too small that I couldn't wear it. Miracle from Knoxville, TN
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: September, 2015
rating Size: 6X

This is a nice garment and does the job. Karol from USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 70s
  • Posted: August, 2015
rating Size: XL

It rolls on my back. I am unhappy with my purchase. Judith from Bronx
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: August, 2015
rating Size: 5X

Arrived on time!! Great quality!! Works great!! Tania from San Diego, CA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: July, 2015
rating Size: L

I have lower back pain and this garment helps. It's also slimming and comfortable. B from Atlanta, GA
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 70s
  • Posted: June, 2015
rating Size: L

Ughhhh! I bought this cincher and the rago 21 at the same time, and had just finished writing a pretty, glowing review of the 21, and today I was about to write a nice review for this one, and then a bone poked straight through the fabric!! so much for my nice thoughts on quality construction. I purchased at the end of February, so this garment lasted about three months. If I were to guess how many times I've washed it, I would say less than five (I frequently wear it with a cami, and am very paranoid about washing my bras and cinchers) -- each time I made sure to hand-wash, very gently, and hang up to dry. What i'm trying to say is that I took immaculate care of this garment. There is no user-error here and this is totally a quality or construction issue, which bums me out because I was full of warm and fuzzy feelings about Rago until today. Sil from Oregon
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: May, 2015
rating Size: S

Very happy with the Rago 821 waist nipper. I read prior comments and decided to go down one size from my measurements. Happy that I did. I have a waist again! Would recommend this product to a friend. Debbie from Maryville TN
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: April, 2015
rating Size: 36G

Comfortable, sexy, smoothing, and good back support! Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2015
rating Size: 34G

Great for wearing with vintage clothes. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: April, 2015
rating Size: 2X

To tall and tends to roll at top and bottom.

Rago Response: You may have had an issue with rolling because you are wearing a size that is too small. Try going up one size to prevent the rolling, or perhaps try the Rago Lacette Waist Cincher. It has stretch lace around the top that may work better for you. Connie

  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: January, 2015
rating Size: M

This easily becomes an everyday undergarment if you so desire. The elastic has stretched a bit from ~20 wears, but that was expected. Fantastic product, I plan on buying another in nude (I ordered black). Saera from Minnesota
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: January, 2015
rating Size: L

Excellent fit. Does a great job slimming my tummy. Very happy with this item. Chris from Phoenix, AZ
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: December, 2014
rating Size: M

Finally a waist nipper that actually does what it's supposed to do - flattens the tummy and pulls in the waist. Thank you Rago and HerRoom. Dee from Baltimore
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: November, 2014
rating Size: L

I love rago shapers but wish it had 4 or 6 garters. dj from syracuse ny
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: October, 2014
rating Size: 4X

Love this shaper. It gives a smooth like and supports the belly very well. P. Carmen from FL
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: October, 2014
rating Size: L

This item cutt into my skin after wearing for one week. Sandy J from Charlotte NC
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: October, 2014
rating Size: 2X

I love this corset. It is very comfortable and I love how it supports my back. Also, it makes me at least 1 size smaller. DeeDee from Iowa
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: September, 2014
rating Size: XL

The garment was too small and cut into my side and left a terrible bruise. Sandy from North Carolina
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: September, 2014
rating Size: L

I ordered this in both beige and black, size L. I am 5'4" with a short torso - I only have about 3 inches between my rib cage and my hip bones. I sized down per reviews to a size Large, having previously ordered the Rago Waist Cincher (the medium duty version of this) in XL. This certainly does the trick! My waist is considerably more defined, and it supports my back nicely. I think this may stand up to my very rigorous work demands! Just a note, the beige is more of a pinkish beige than a nude color. Very good quality. M from Washington
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: August, 2014
rating Size: XL

I love my waist nipper. It is comfortable and supportive. Donna from Ames, Iowa
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: August, 2014
rating Size: S

While this does an excellent job of taming my middle age rolls, it does flip up when I sit. I have a long torso, so the length should not be an issue. I think I need a garment with more boning to prevent this. For now, I just wear it with hosiery over the waist nipper to keep it from flipping up. Regina from New York
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: August, 2014
rating Size: L

It's just okay. It's fine if you are only wearing it for a little while. Do not recommend for all-day wear. The top part flips over and I don't like the wiring on this clincher... it becomes uncomfortable after a while. Wont be purchasing this one again. I got it on sale, so I guess I got my moneys worth.

Rago Response: You may have had an issue with rolling because you are wearing a size that is too small. Try going up one size to prevent the rolling, or perhaps try the Rago Lacette Waist Cincher. It has stretch lace around the top that may work better for you. Vikki from Hayward, CA USA

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: August, 2014
rating Size: L

I WEAR A LARGE DRESS AND IT WAS SUGGESTED THAT I PURCHASE A LARGE CORSET I WISH I HAD ORDERED A SIZE SMALLER. THIS DOES NOT HOLD ME IN AS MUCH AS I WOULD LIKE. BEVERLY from PEMBROKE PINES
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: July, 2014
rating Size: 3X

This waist nipper took 3 inches off my waist, but it is a little too long for my torso (5'1"). I will keep it anyway and try a 2X because I like that it gives a little waist definition. Louise from Nova Scotia
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: July, 2014
rating Size: L

I am in my 50's and have a very physical job (lots of heavy lifting)....over time I have noticed a separation occurring in my abdominal muscles that causes my waistline to protrude more than it should. My weight is not excessive but my bulging midsection makes me look much heavier than I am. I have tried lots of waist cinchers and none worked properly. I have a fairly long waist so they always rolled or created unsightly bulges. But this one works great, could be just an inch longer on the bottom for me, but all in all it does what I need it to do. It does wonders for my posture, especially when sitting. It doesn't roll or create ugly bulges...it just gives a nice tight hourglass shape! I ordered a size smaller then the size chart and glad I did, it is snug but it holds me in perfectly. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is that I wish is was just a bit longer and it is visible under clingy clothes...the center where it fastens. Perhaps a cami over it will help with that. wendy from Rohnert Park
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: June, 2014
rating Size: XL

Works like a charm, does not feel uncomfortable at all. My only comment is that, since my sister had already purchased one for herself and had to exchange it for one 2 sizes smaller, sizes should be revised. If you purchase this nipper according to your actual waist measurement, it will feel like a bathing suit, not a girdle, and will not serve it's intended purpose. Mary Jo from Guaynabo, Puerto Rico and
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: May, 2014
rating Size: 5X

I originally ordered a 7x, using the waist measurement guidelines provided, but it did nothing for me. I sent it back and changed it for a 5x. The perfect fit. Non uncomfortable, but does it's job. I love HerRoom and will continue buy here and, of course, I'll recommend it to my friends! Joanne from Guaynabo, Puerto Rico and
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: May, 2014
rating Size: L

I had read the reviews that this was comfortable enough to wear every day, and that it took an inch to 2 inches off the waistline- no lie! On my waist, it takes about 1 inch off, but also redistributes the flesh in a way that is just really smooth and hourglassy. It is very comfortable, all day, and keeps me aware of my posture which is an added bonus. One star is removed because of two pretty minor things: 1) the hooks are visible through body skimming clothes, like slinky tops. The bumps show through. The other is that when I sit, the bottom hip edge does roll up a little. Just like one turn of the hem. It usually straightens out again when I stand, but not always. That said, I consider those pretty small flaws, and I love this thing. Super sexy, and I can move and bend and everything. Love it. Robin from Brooklyn
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: May, 2014
rating Size: 2X

The only reason why I knocked a star off of this is because it was way too big and I followed the Rago chart. I think I'm fluffy so it sinched way more than someone who is very toned. If you're fluffy, order a size or two down. I am returning my 2x for a L and I think it will fit the way I want it to - tight. I have 43 in hips and a 32 in waist. 2x was the recommended size. Not a big deal. It is a very sturdy garment and it does the job. the beige really is beige. I thought it might be more nude colored but it isn't. Just a heads up. For the price, this is a great value. Junie from Chicago IL
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: April, 2014
rating Size: 5X

This is my first time ordering this product. The quality is great, not sure about how well it will hold. Maggie from Barnesville,Georgia
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: February, 2014
rating Size: XL

It does exactly what the name says. It nips your waist and I find it very comfortable to wear. Brenda from Griffin/GA/USA
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: January, 2014
rating Size: 7X

Seems like it would be good if it fit just right. Sizing was off. I guess I should have gone by the measurement I wanted my waist to be, not what it is. I ordered by the size chart and it doesn't cinch anything.

Rago Response: We apologize this style was not to your liking for fit. Perhaps you should try a smaller size next time. G from Belfair, WA

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: January, 2014
rating Size: XL

It works great to prevent backache, and it makes my clothes look much nicer Jan from Anchorage, AK
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 80s and above
  • Posted: November, 2013
rating Size: M

This makes my body perfect! Tatyana from Indianapolis
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: October, 2013
rating Size: 4X

I'm really impressed with this waist cincher. It's a great price and it holds things in place. For reference, I am a size 20 and I ordered the 4x, and it is nice and tight. After a day in it, I'm ready to go insane lol, but that's the price you pay for support. N from Cleveland, OH, USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: July, 2013
rating Size: M

Needed constricting garment post surgery and maybe forever. This works beautifully and is strong enough to do the job. Marjorie from Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: July, 2013
rating Size: M

I Love It! Dianne from Los Angeles
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: July, 2013
rating Size: S

I actually got a size XS. This item brought my waist down from 26 to 24. It is perfect under vintage dresses. It gave me a pinup-worthy figure that make pictures from my recent elopement wedding timeless and something I will be proud to show my kids some day. Vivian from Houston Texas USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: June, 2013
rating Size: 3X

I probably should have ordered this a size smaller. It reduced my waist from 45 inches to 42 inches and my hips from 49 to 48. It felt comfortable and moved with my body well. It wasn't quite as long a I would have liked and fit oddly over my lower stomach and didn't cover it all the way. Sara from Maryland
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: June, 2013
rating Size: L

I have wide hips and the back of my item bulges out in the back instead of fitting around my waist.

Rago Response: It is possible that the garment is maybe resting too high on your body. We might suggest bringing the garment down to rest on the hip. T Hub from Dallas Tx

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: May, 2013
rating Size: 2X

Not bad but I dont think I would buy this again might work for some but it did not do it for me. Its not tight enough for me and I have been in some pretty tight ones.

Rago Response:We are sorry that the style was not to your preference. Perhaps maybe a smaller size the next time. Sonja from chicago IL

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: May, 2013
rating Size: M

Great product. Really sucks in stomach. Rena from delaware
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: April, 2013
rating Size: 2X

This product creates a waist better than other shapewear I've used. I have previously bought a camisole-type top and control shorts -- both only smoothened but did not define a waist for me. The waist nipper, however, created a nice silhouette and made me feel more confident about putting on my wedding dress. For reference I wear a dress size 18-20 and ordered the 2x based on the size recommendations. Bernadette from Canada
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: April, 2013
rating Size: 8X

I read the other comments and decided to give the Rago Waist Nipper a try. I do like the fit of the undergarment, it is true to size. The only thing I do not like is how the undergarment rolled over my tummy. I wore this garment with a sundress, I got in the car and felt something very tight, when I got out of the car, I realized the waist nipper rolled up and I had to pull down. I'm currently dieting and hopefully when I lose a few pounds, I will try the waist nipper again and see if it will roll up over my tummy again.

Rago Response: Thank you for detailing the garment being true to size. We are glad that you have faith enough in the product to try it again in the future. We would suggest that you size up and see if that helps with the rolling. Christie from Austin, TX

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: March, 2013
rating Size: S

perfect fit! I love it!!! Lena from lilburn
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: March, 2013
rating Size: 2X

I already have a hourglass figure, but with this garment on, I look like Betty Page and Marilyn Monroe. I have the best curves with this on. My poor man feel to his knees when he saw me. I also wear a lot of vintage style dresses and this has worked out well for me. Olivia from Harvey, Michigan
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: January, 2013
rating Size: L

The best one made! will never buy another brand. Other brands actually make you look bigger this one works!! patricia from Merrillville
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: January, 2013
rating Size: M

Excellent. I love it. I wanted to wear it more often. bich from Orange CA 92867
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: November, 2012
rating Size: 5X

Item was poking my sides and I am returning it. I thought I ordered the right size. Lawana from Tampa, Fl
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: November, 2012
rating Size: 2X

This waist cincher made a tiny difference in my appearance, but as the night wore on, it rolled up on me a little at the bottom and was uncomfortable. Realistically, these things are never "comfortable," so I guess it did what I expected it to do. Initially, I took the advice of the other reviews and ordered a size down from what I normally wear, but when it came, I had to send it back for 3 sizes bigger! Lisa from Macon, GA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: November, 2012
rating Size: M

I'm 5' 6", 135-140 pounds. I think the fit was right, and it does make a real difference in your waist, and a bit on your stomach, as viewed from the side. I would not call it comfortable however. It's fine with dresses and skirts with the shirt tucked in. I can't wear it with below-the-waist pants, because it comes out from the pants, and then doesn't tuck back in - it just isn't comfortable. The back curls up on me too, and messes with how my underwear sits on my hips. The top is fine. It does keep you sitting upright. I think for what it is it is a good product - probably pretty ideal for wedding dresses. But I wish I had gotten something with legs too, to help the lower abdomen and hips more for day to day life. Lisa from Virginia
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: November, 2012
rating Size: S

Works great at tucking in that tummy, I find this more effective than other shapewear in tummy control. However, one problem i'm having is that the lining of the bone can be seen through clothing. How can I hide that? Dani from Raleigh/NC/USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: November, 2012
rating Size: L

The Rago waist nipper is great! I fit a size smaller with it on and I suddenly have a waist, where normally I am squarish. It is pretty too, doesn't feel like a girdle as much as more lingerie. Amanda from Minnesota
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: October, 2012
rating Size: S

This is a beautiful foundation garment. Sturdy construction, yet quite comfortable. My measurements are 38-28-41. It pulled my waist in to 26". The only problem was, my hips are so wide that the bottom of the garment pinched my hips in giving me a very unflattering look. If I were less hippy this item would have been a big hit. bbstone from delaware
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: October, 2012
rating Size: M

I wore this under a slim fitting dress for my daughter's wedding. It worked wonderfully. I wore a spanx slip over it to smooth out the lines of the boning. Debbie from New Jersey
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: October, 2012
rating Size: 2X

Price, Fit, Quality and Service - all excellent! A good buy. Gloria from Springfield, MO, USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: September, 2012
rating Size: 8X

Item arrived quickly. Sizing made me a little nervous ordering. Could have ordered a size smaller but wasnt sure how it would fit. Overall good item Sarah from norfolk nebraska
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: August, 2012
rating Size: 2X

great. i have to wear this because of problems from breast cancer. it is a god send. this is the 3rd one i have owned. Sue from Marion
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: August, 2012
rating Size: XL

I was pleased to find this item in BLACK (I already had a white one). It effectively hides an annoying bulge! I have depended on Rago products for longer than I care to admit. Audrey from Ivoryton, CT USA
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: August, 2012
rating Size: XL

I love this! Very comfortable. Definitely order a size down. Toni from Livermore, CA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: August, 2012
rating Size: 7X

I am 5'7" female and my weight is 275. First I tried the 8X but it was too loose, and had no hold at all. I returned for a 7X and that did not work either, the back was rolling down. I am giving two stars for Customer Service understanding my problem with Rago mzko from Alabama
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: July, 2012
rating Size: 4X

This pulls me in and gives me a wonderful hourglass figure. I couldn't ask for more! Jordan from USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: June, 2012
rating Size: 2X

As for the slimming, it was great in that department, and it also left you some curves so that you didnt look like a stiff pole, but as for the coverage - it was too short! Either the fat under my boobs would stick out or the bottom of my stomach would puff out the bottom . I was highly dissatisfied with this. And I dont think my torso is long or out of normal proportion. I would think the bigger the size the longer it should get...at least by a little. Samantha from NJ, US
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: June, 2012
rating Size: 2X

Ordered the 2x and returned it for the XL. Size XL is not overly tight, next time I will order a size L for a firmer fit. Davis60 from Cottonwood/AZ/USA
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: June, 2012
rating Size: S

I think this is a very good product. I needed it to make my 26" waist a 24" waist, which is did. Maybe 25" BUT For me I felt it was too long though and I am very long waisted. In the back at the bottom is was wrinkling and pushing up. It woudl have shown through this sheer vintage dress. Maybe in general that is a good thing. For me it created a ridge. Front lenghth was perfect. Could also be altered is needed as the bone stopped 2" from the bottom edge. kristin from burbank
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: June, 2012
rating Size: 8X

Should have ordered a size smaller, when I loose weight, but don't have time to before my 2nd cousin wedding. This will do. Pam from Seeley, CA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: June, 2012
rating Size: L

This nipper gives you a nice waistline. The fasteners are a bit tricky but, once you get the hang of it, it isn't too difficult to put on. I am long waisted and this sits nicely for me without buckling. Definitely a keeper. CB from Ohio
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: May, 2012
rating Size: M

Nice! Takes my waist in almost an inch and is comfortable enough to wear for several hours at a stretch. It also smooths out my lower waist- between the belly button and the top of the hip bone- enough that I can wear things belted at the waist without weird hip bulge. For reference, I'm 5'9" 36.5"-29"-39.5" and the medium fits really well. Amanda from Chicago
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: May, 2012
rating Size: M

Perfect! And I'm long waisted so hard to fit. DO order slightly smaller than your actual size. Julie
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: May, 2012
rating Size: 2X

I was amazed at how flat this made my stomach, however, it didn't go up high enough, so I ended up with an unsightly bulge right under my bra line. Then there is the fact that however great it looks, if I can't sit down normally in it, or wear it for longer than about an hour, it's not worth anything. Thought it worked amazingly well, but I will be giving this to my daughter because it wasn't right for my body. I even returned the first one and went up a size, but it still was not working for me. Should work better on a shorter person though. Liz from NC
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: May, 2012
rating Size: XL

I was slightly skeptical of this item when I purchased it. I will say that I had a little trouble with all of the hook and eye fasteners while putting it on. However, once it was on I couldn't have been happier with the results. It completely tucked away in all the right places. I bought this to wear under a bridesmaid dress. It made the dress lay so much better on my body. Sitting is still easy enough, although you might feel slightly stiff. Overall, I think that this is a great product. I would definitely suggest this to anyone that is looking for some help tucking in the waistline! Nicole from North Carolina
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: April, 2012
rating Size: M

What a great slimwear! vickie
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: April, 2012
rating Size: L

I like this waist nipper. It smoothes and shapes my waist but I can still breathe and move. Cindy from Charlotte, NC
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: April, 2012
rating Size: 3X

im 5'7" and weigh 207 lbs. the 3x fits well. i love how its length reaches from the bottom of my breast to just below the hip. great fit! michele from buffalo, ny usa
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: April, 2012
rating Size: S

It's really hard to connect all the little hooks and eyes, but once it's on, its wonderful. I wear it almost all the time now. My bf loves it. Karen from Atlanta, Georgia
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: April, 2012
rating Size: S

Everything was perfect I love it. Arinola
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: April, 2012
rating Size: 7X

People were not kidding when they said go two sizes smaller. I had a hard time believing it since I've been accustomed to purchasing such items from a box store and let's face it their sizing it tricky to say the least. Anyway, I strongly encourage anyone looking at this garment to get it 2 sizes smaller you'll be glad you did! Jaimie from Tilton, NH
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: March, 2012
rating Size: S

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!

Rago Response: 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

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 80s and above
  • Posted: March, 2012
rating Size: XL

Well-proportioned for a long torso. Seems well-made. DLH
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: March, 2012
rating Size: XL

I'm very short-waisted and found the item to be a little long for me ( which I expected since so many things are)..I wear a size 12 petite and the XL fits comfortably-could possibly be a bit more snug since I wear this mainly as back support. Even tho it's long, it does not poke into my upper thigh or pinch under my bra. There's a small bulge where the stays end at the bottom so if I were wearing it under a smooth dress it might show. All in all a decent product. mtk from Dearborn MI
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: February, 2012
rating Size: 5X

IT is wonderful, I love it. MArissa from Houston, TX USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: February, 2012
rating Size: L

I loved this item. It came the very next day despite the fact that I just selected regular shipping. This is my first order and I love their selection of products. I will definitely be ordering from this company again and have suggested it to any of my friends who are interested in one. Elizabeth
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: February, 2012
rating Size: M

I heard abt this clincher through my best friend. I wasn't sure which size to get. I used to be a 14 an now I wear btw a size 4 and 6. I bought both the medium and the large and the medium fits perfectly. Sucks everything in, doesn't suffocate me the way I thought it would and theres no muffin top or anything. I Wear it under tight party dresses and it makes my tummy so flat! Roslyn from Weston, fl, USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: February, 2012
rating Size: S

I have found this waist nipper to be quite comfortable. It feels snug when I first put it on, but I barely notice it while I'm wearing it. I feel supported, but not constricted. I order a small since I have a 26" waist, and the nipper took just 1" off my waist. I have had a few minor issues, most of which I believe can be attributed to being short at 5'1". I have noticed that the elastic below the boning will sometimes ride up (it falls rather low on my behind). This is not uncomfortable, but can be visible under tighter or clingy clothes. Also, the nipper can ride up sometimes and dig uncomfortably into my chest. It's too bad there is not a smaller size. Shannon from Houston
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: February, 2012
rating Size: 7X

It looked like a really nice item. Unfortunately, it was too large. This item runs a little big, I would advise buying a size smaller then you need. Jeanne from Port Charlotte FL USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: February, 2012
rating Size: M

Wonderful! It gives my back support while flattering my figure. Nancy from Fairport, NY USA
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: February, 2012
rating Size: XL

It seems like a wonderful garment. I bought it for a friend, and decided to purchase one for myself. It seems very well made, and looks like it would work well. She got something for herself, so she didn't try it on, but it looks very comfortable. Come back when I receive mine and I'll let you know. Jeanne from Port Charlotte FL USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: February, 2012
rating Size: M

item took 1.5 inches off the waist. ordered to wear under wedding dress. will buy rago again mrs adato from canada
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: February, 2012
rating Size: XL

This waist nipper is fantastic. Putting it on is like visually losing ten pounds. It's way more comfortable than I thought it would be, too - I can tell it's there, but it's not constricting. And, added bonus: I sit up straighter when I'm wearing it, so it's good for my posture as well as my waistline. Jessica from Portland, OR, USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: February, 2012
rating Size: L

Aside from the difficulty of fastening the many eye-and-hook fastenings on this corset, it's the best product I've ever found for its purpose. I had a tiny waist before two pregnancies separated my stomach muscles. This gives a great shape. It lets me relive my past AND perform stomach exercises safely that I otherwise could not. It's pretty invisible under clothing. A great find. (And though it's tricky to put on the first dozen times, it's much easier to take off than something like a girdle. No struggling there.) Anna from Boston
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: January, 2012
Size: 4X

A little too big but nice.

Rago Response: If you feel the garment is too big try one size smaller. Thank you for complimenting our product. Michelle from cleveland,ohio usa

  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: January, 2012
rating Size: L

WOW - what a great piece...gives me just an extra touch of support and firmness for when I wear closer fitting clothes.....also a great support for the back - reminds you to have good posture which is always a good thing! I'd highly recommend this item. TKR from OH, USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: January, 2012
rating Size: M

This makes my stomach really look tight. I can wear it under a tight dress and it goes un-noticed. Love this!!!! Cari from Elmira, Oregon
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: November, 2011
rating Size: XL

I found this item, out of stock, at a different website but I just couldn't wait. So I searched it online by it's manufacturer information and found it on this site, for less. (Yay!) This corset is comfortable enough for everyday wear (I'm wearing it right now), and the manufacturing quality is excellent. I'm a big girl (on top, on bottom and in the middle) but this whittles my shape just perfectly. Instead of feeling and looking thick and frumpy, I have a "pinup girl" figure! I'm totally sold on Rago now and especially on HerRoom.com to find it! Stella from North Hollywood, Ca
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: October, 2011
rating Size: L

This does AMAZING things, and it is really really comfortable! No rolling,no bulges, no pinching. Dani from mississippi
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: October, 2011
rating Size: L

I got full value - it works well. Shirley from Palos Verdes
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 70s
  • Posted: September, 2011
rating Size: 2X

It rides up a little while sitting down but overall it is exactly what the description says. Barb from Georgia
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: September, 2011
rating Size: M

I didn't want to invest in a long line, as bras are always tricky to fit, so this was a good Plan B for my vintage dresses. Overall, I'm quite happy with my decision I recommend ordering based on the size chart's measurements (not dress size). I have a 28" waist, usually wear about a size 4 or 6, and the medium fits perfectly. Ellie from VA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: August, 2011
Size: 4X

It was too small and uncomfortable. Sent it back

Rago Response: We have had very good success for many years on this style. We suggest you try the next size . We have been producing shapewear garments for over 65 years and we are the only shapewear company that makes a full selection of products up to 8x. We pay special attention to the full figure women and their comments. Please try the next size and advise us. Virginia

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 70s
  • Posted: August, 2011
rating Size: 6X

Fit really well. Nice length of Torso and well made Maria from Orlando, FL
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: August, 2011
rating Size: M

I'm 5'4ish, 160lbs and my measurements are 38-30-40. I ordered the medium and it was too small. It folded in the middle and gave me a muffin top at the shoulders, but the quality of the product was good. I gave the medium to a friend who is smaller than I am, and ordered a large for myself. Christi from Louisiana
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: July, 2011
rating Size: 3X

I purchased this for my daughters wedding. After reading the reviews I ordered a 3X even tho I wear a 2X. Glad I did. I feel it does what it is suppose to do. Kathy from Wisconsin
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: July, 2011
rating Size: L

Works great! Pulls in stomach, cinches waist, and supports back, works like a charm! DNB2010 from Calf
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: July, 2011
rating Size: XL

Makes me look 20 years younger! Kathy from VT
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 70s
  • Posted: July, 2011
rating Size: M

This really gave me extra shape and oomph for my strapless wedding dress. watch out for a back-muffin-top. This had to be adjusted/tucked in and after that it was perfect. I always get compliments that I've lost weight when i wear it. If you're buying this for your wedding try it on a couple of weeks before your wedding as the boning did dig into my hips a bit by the end of the day. Also I've had this cincher for 8 months now and the boning does stretch and warp a bit after wearing it for 4 hours as it curves to your body Mel from Auckland, New Zealand
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: July, 2011
rating Size: M

I read the previous ratings for this garment and ordered both a small and medium, according to my size which varies between a 6 and an 8. The lady who said the sizing was wrong is correct. I am a small person, but the small was way too small. You'd have to be a size 2 to wear that and then who needs help? I am, however, satisfied with the medium. I bought it for a specific dress and it looks good. The only complaint I have is that the stays in the back could be less obvious. Can't wear it under a jersey-type dress, the stays show. sheila from wisconsin
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: June, 2011
rating Size: S

this piece cinches likes a charm. my waist easily shrinks two inches, and i can still breathe and have full range of motion. i'm short-waisted with wider hips, so the bottom edge rolls up a bit, but other than that it's lovely. miss k.
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: June, 2011
rating Size: S

Loved this waist nipper...totally recommend Vanessa from CA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: May, 2011
rating Size: M

I have used several other brands of waist cincher's and this is the best one! It does size small. I ordered a small and had to return it and get a medium. The Rago nipper is comfortable plus it cinches the waist and keeps the tummy flat. I recommend it! Fredda from Boise, ID USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: April, 2011
rating Size: 6X

Needs to be more firm. Sandy from Ft Myers, Florida
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: March, 2011
rating Size: M

This is the only waist nipper I've tried that pulled me in this much at the waist and gave me a great (flat belly) profile too. And this definitely pulls your waist in better than any other. I usually wear either The Body Wrap High Waist Thong or Maidenform Back slimming top to cover the hooks in the front if I wear this under something stretchy. Toni from USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: February, 2011
rating Size: S

I honestly didn't think this was even going to fit around my waist, but it did with no problems at all (start hooking from the bottom) and the finished look was incredible. I felt supported, but not strangled, and it definitely took inches off of my waist. I haven't worn it while eating though - I'm a little worried about that. But I can say with certainty that it's fantastic for a vintage silhouette. About sizing: the chart recommended I buy a medium, but I wear a size 4 always, so I ordered a small, and that was perfect. Veronica from Chicago, IL
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: February, 2011
rating Size: S

Not the best in shaping,.Yes, it creates a waist, but the net fabric is really flimsy, and holds nothing in. Customer from NY
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: February, 2011
rating Size: M

Fans of the Rago 21 will be thrilled with this satin-fronted version of the waist-cincher. Although it does not come with garters, it is easy enough to search for them on the internet and sew them on. This is the most comfortable and effective way to nip in the waist and flatten the tummy for a smooth hourglass figure. It also provides flexible back support! I love it! Women always comment on how well my shape has come back after giving birth, but my secret is this Rago waist cincher! I highly recommend it! MamaVixen from Irmo, SC, USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: January, 2011
rating Size: 5X

I love this waist girdle. I first tried the 6X based on measurements, but the 5x whittled off more and was still comfortable. Susan from Houston/TX
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: January, 2011
rating Size: 2X

Very surprised that it didn't roll up my stomach - definitely pulls the waist in. Works like it is supposed to. LostInWA from WA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: January, 2011
rating Size: L

Comfortable and controls my bulge well. William from Portland, Oregon - USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: December, 2010
rating Size: L

I was hoping this would come down over my bottom a little bit, but it was just bulky and uncomfortable. I was looking for comfort so I like the Flexees much better.

Rago Response:This is a high waisted garment intended for midriff and waist shaping firm control. Sorry this garment did not meet your expectations. Thank you for your comments. Erica from Mckinney

  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: November, 2010
rating Size: L

I recently had a baby and wanted a cincher to control my tummy that prior to baby was a 6 pack. I talked at length with a representative through their online chat about what size to get. She assured me I needed a 2XL, which surprised me as I'm usually a 4. It didn't seem right, but I trusted her and got it. Well, it did absolutely zero cinching and just kind of fit like a shirt that was my exact size. I wanted it to cinch my waist and it did none of that. So I ordered a Large. This fit my hips and under my bust perfectly. It also did a much better job of pulling in my waist. But, it really doesn't do enough in my opinion. It's ok, but not what I was hoping for. What I'd love is what a corset does for my waist but smooth enough to wear under clothes. So this cincher is probably as good as it gets.

Rago Response:If you want more shaping you might try a smaller size. This garment should be located on the body, in general, fitting is under the breast plate and then adjusted to the consumers desires. Thank you for your comments. Rebecca from Hanford, Ca USA

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: November, 2010
rating Size: 2X

I love this cincher. I wear a waist cincher on a daily basis and this Rago is the most comfortable and has the best support for an awesome silhouette. Since I wear them every day I have to buy a replacement approximately every six or seven months. Eventually with these guys the boning will start to poke out, but I think that is only with intense wear. Anyway, I love it. Once in a while I order a different one but end up returning it and opting for the Rago. It's perfect. Nancy from Portland/OR
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: November, 2010
rating Size: M

This garment is real shape wear! It gave me the hour glass shape I wanted.Not the most comfy thing I have ever wore. I had to have my husbands help to get it on.Then I wore a Bodywrap Hi waisted thong over it so the hooks would not show through. I had shape. Lea from the delta Ms
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: November, 2010
rating Size: 8X

It's comfortable and holds me in where it counts. I wish it was a few inches longer on the bottom though. Other than that, I love it. :) Chelley from Raleigh,NC
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: November, 2010
rating Size: XL

This is a very comfortable product. I did find that I had to get a size larger than the sizing chart indicated. Lynn from SC
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 70s
  • Posted: November, 2010
rating Size: 2X

Although it is a little uncomfortable, I love this product. It quite literally shaves INCHES off of my waist. The way it makes me looks is more than enough for me to suffer just a little. Mindy from Wisconsin, USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: October, 2010
rating Size: XL

I really like this item. Fits well, comfortable. K. Harmon from Los Angeles, CA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: October, 2010
rating Size: 2X

This waist nipper should say for people who already have a waist. (I used to!) My body and a waist nipper just didn't match up. No fault of the design... Mary from New Hampshire
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: October, 2010
rating Size: M

The nipper is helpful but not quite as much as hoped. I've purchased other Rago items which seemed to have more/better compression than this but all in all not bad. I ordered a large originally as designated per my natural waist size 32" and it was essentially useless. I returned for medium which was better for me. Michele R from St. Louis MO
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: October, 2010
rating Size: L

Love the emphasis on the "waist"! Bought it in beige and black. Gives you that hour glass figure better than any other waist nipper I have worn. Rhonda from Hayden, Alabama
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: September, 2010
rating Size: 3X

excellent Pam
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: August, 2010
rating Size: S

After buying and returning 4 different waist nippers, I have to admit I wasn't very optimistic about this one but boy was I surprised! I bought a vintage dress (from the '40s, when corseted waists were the norm) and needed to take two inches off my waist to fit into it. (Why I didn't just get the dress altered is a discussion for another day, lol) This one took off two and a half! Totally did the trick - gave me a teeeeny waist but left my hips and rib cage as is so I just got a more pronounced hourglass figure. (Quite a bit more than the model in the picture, actually) Exactly what I wanted! As far as comfort goes, it's not as comfortable as wearing a t-shirt (I def. take it off the second I get home) but it's not so restrictive that I can't still dance in it. Also, I haven't had any problems with the hooks showing through clingy fabrics. it does pucker a bit when I sit down and if I am sitting for a long time I do have to tug it back down into place. Charlotte from Minnesota
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: August, 2010
rating Size: M

Most items in this department are for the average person, but this has a good fit, even for me and I'm 4 feet 11inches tall. It also let's you breath! Ellen from Baltimore MD
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: August, 2010
rating Size: L

This waist nipper makes a significant 2 inch reduction in my waist. It is the most comfortable I've found at also the best price. I wear it all the time with dresses. I only gave it 4 stars because the one I wore for my wedding 6 months ago has already stretched out and one of the side bones is bent and gives me a funny lump on one side...so I'm buying another. My mother tried one on though and it didn't work on her with a 40" waist measurement. Anyone 36" or under it should work well for. Worth the $$$. Carinna from Biloxi, MS
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: July, 2010
Size: 3X

Did not fit and was returned Cindie from Fairview, OR USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: July, 2010
rating Size: M

This waist nipper is a little long for a petite frame so I had to fold mine under. Otherwise it is awesome! I think I am going to invest in the additional cost of having it professionally shortened. This one is a keeper! Denise from St Louis
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: July, 2010
rating Size: M

This shapewear is excellent. It instantly flattened my tummy which is my problem area. Other waistnippers I tried at the mall did not do that. Now I am feeling confident about my upcoming bridal fitting. Emeld from Detroit,MI
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: May, 2010
rating Size: 6X

Like the Fit the waist nipper had to be reduced because the size chart was wrong we took it in ourselves rather than send it back. Perfectly satisfied after it was reduced.

HerRoom Response: We confirmed with Rago that our size chart is accurate. jan from port clinton Ohio

  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: April, 2010
rating Size: XL

It streched out on me very quickly wish i would have gotten a smaller size

Rago Response: A smaller size would accommodate better for you, but this item can be moved up and down on your hips and waist for the position to accommodate the best fit and accomplish the shaping function. Karye Lynn from newport beach,ca

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: February, 2010
rating Size: XL

NO SUPPORT I've been buying waist nippers for years and this is worse than the ones you get in Walmart. It stretched out after the first wear and I just wore it a 2nd time and it sticks out everywhere. It's not smooth and this girl in the picture is probably 1 size smaller than the one she's wearing phunchurchgirl from Richmond, TX
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: January, 2010
rating Size: xl

I like the way this feels around the waist and middle. The only thing I don't like is how far down it goes in the back. It covers part of my bum and leaves an indentation. I like to wear waist cinchers with all my clothes but I can't with this one because it shows especially with slacks. So it is a keeper. Norma
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: January, 2010
rating Size: M

About a month ago, I saw the holidays coming and like a lot of women, I knew I would look better in my holiday dresses if I lost 15 pounds. But there was no way I could realistically do that. So I bought this and I started wearing it all the time -- so I'd get used to it. Here's what happened. I look so much better, it's just amazing. It holds me in and, well that makes a big difference. So, ... the holiday parties have been just wonderful. Heather from Chicago, IL
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: December, 2009
rating Size: S

It got large quickly to me. Nicole from Westport, ct
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: December, 2009
rating Size: M

It's difficult to put on, as the hooks just don't seem to want to link up. I have to be really careful not to break a fingernail. That's the bad part. The good part is that once it's on it's perfect. It keeps my tummy absolutley flat, absolutely. And, it pulls my in on the side, so I have curves, real curves. Is it comfortable? Well you do know you're wearing it. But considering what it does, it's acceptable. So, if you need to look your best -- all day -- this is about as perfect a garment as you can buy. Lydia from San Francisco
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: November, 2009
rating Size: M

It's absolutely perfect when I want to wear those special party dresses. It pulls me in where I want and never rolls down. I just love it. Gina from Dallas, TX
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: November, 2009
rating Size: M

I must wear support garments because of a hernia, and, being of short stature I always find them too long and terribly uncomfortable. The "bones" in this garment are short enough not to cut into my legs when I sit down, and the support is excellent and the comfort is divine. I will order more! Teresa from Wake Forest, NC USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: November, 2009
rating Size: 2X

This is nice, but it does have some problems. I have a long torso, and this isn't long enough. For the best fit, I need to wear it centered on my center. This means that there is the muffiny area above the cincher and below the bra line and the area of lower belly beneath the cincher. I'm a bariatric patient and I've lost nearly 100 pounds so far, with some more to go. I have tons of loose skin and extra flab so I was hoping the boning and support would be helpful.

The boning is disapointing in the way most boning is in these sort of products-- it isn't strong enough. I have never tried steel boning, I think that is what I need. With the plastic boning I have always had issues where it just bends rather than supports and holds and shapes. Where is the bone part! This does help when added to my shapeware ensamble however. I've discovered in order to actually look good in a close fitting dress, I need multiple layers: First I put on my spanx hide and sleek high rise body smoother. Then the waist cincher. Then over this goes slimpressions to help with the upper torso and arms and back. At this point, I can finally put on my clothes.

This product stays in place reasonably well-- better than the svelt belt and it is mostly comfortable. For more active days-- like when I'm crawling around the floor and then moving around and dancing then who knows what (I work with kids), it can get uncomfortable from shifting. bookgoddess from IL

  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: November, 2009
rating Size: S

I did not like this. The material is stiff and rough, but ok I would've dealt with it. The real problem is the construction. The strongest elastic sits right at the sides of the waist, which cinches my waist, but not so much the hips - so it ends up creating not a smooth line from waist to hip, but cinched waist - huge hips type of look. This might be an indiviual problem, just how my body looks in this cincher, but I had to give it 3 stars, it just seems like they skimped on the elastic. dinka from CT
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: October, 2009
rating Size: M

Simply amazing!!! Would buy another one in different color. Ana from Brooklyn
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: September, 2009
rating Size: L

This item is fabulous! It gives me an instant flat stomach and smooth line under my wedding dress and it doesn't feel too constricting. Highly recommended!! Beth from Indianapolis, IN
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: August, 2009
rating Size: M

Love it! This item is lighter weight and more comfortable than the Rago 21 but I love them both! Highly recommend both the Rago 21 and the Rago 821. I love this waist nipper. I have both this one and the Rago 821. I love them both but think the 21 is a little more comfortable than the 821. But I recommend both of them. Gives you curves that you don't really have! Caryn from Knoxville, Tn
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: July, 2009
rating Size: 6x

I really liked this -- I wore it beneath my bride'smaid's dress and it made me feel so much less insecure, especially about the bulge right below my breasts. The only thing I didn't like was that it was kind of short and didn't cover both my under-breast and belly pudge at the same time. Two more inches would have made it perfect, but maybe I have an unusually long torso, I'm not sure. It didn't roll or anything like that, but after about 5 hours, I was dying to get out of it. S from OR/USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: July, 2009
rating Size: 2X

I'd never used waist cinchers before and have purchased several now due to a medical problem. The bright side is that the waste cincher not only supplies the needed support but really does smooth out your shape and looks great. The Rago 821 is superb and does all that the manufacturer claims. I have three and have two more on the way. It is comfortable, very firm, and looks great under your clothes. I would highly recommend this product. MAW from WV/USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: June, 2009
rating Size: 7X

This garment works great and provides full coverage. I got in beige and it does not show through my clothes. I really appreciate the quality of construction and the powernet material is cool enough to wear all day. I wear a size 24-26 so the 7X fit me firmly. Because I am tall I probably could squeeze it down one size but I think I would be less comfortable. Hazel from Santa Cruz, CA
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: June, 2009
rating Size: m

This holds in my mummy tummy and lets me wear dresses and not look pregnant - instant flat tummy - the boning really helps, nice and long. bought one in each color, wash after a few uses to keep it tight. postpartum from florida
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: June, 2009
rating Size: 6x

Fits well & is very comfortable to wear. Doesn't roll, stays in place. Well made. Washes well, just air dry. improves the look of my clothes. Diane from Milwaukee, WI, USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: April, 2009
Size: L

This garment did not work for me, as i have a very defined waist, and the garment nipped in at the waist too much, instead of minimizing the surrounding areas. Since it cinched in my indented waist so much, the lower half of the garment inched up too much.

HerRoom Response: Your comments and symptoms suggest you need a larger size. Lynn from Las Vegas NV USA

  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: April, 2009
rating Size: 3X

I finally got to actually wear the waist cincher on Easter Sunday, for a special event. And I must say, it was wonderful (both the event and the waist cincher). You could see it under the dress I wore, but once I pulled the ole trusty body shaper on, I looked pretty close to perfect. Worked out great! Dawn B. from Powder Springs, Ga/US
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: April, 2009
rating Size: 3X

As of today, I haven't had to wear this item yet, but I will be this weekend. However, the 2 times I've tried it on, it's perfect and does exactly what I'd hoped it would do. I will be wearing it under a formal, fitted dress and it's gonna look GREAT! Glad I made the purchase. I'd purchased one size smaller, it fit, but was a little too much work to get into by myself :-). So I got one size larger and it's perfect. Dawn B. from Powder Springs, USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: April, 2009
Size: XL

Excellent product, very comfortable. Sizing is tricky though, after reading all the reviews and product sizing instructions I decided on an XL and I am keeping it but in hindsight I should have gotten one size smaller. I am planning on buying another in the next smaller size for days when I want that extra firmness. Jennifer from Northampton, MA
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: April, 2009
rating Size: M

nicely made, runs a little on the small side, I think. I am a size 8, ordered a Med. think I should get a Lg. love this site. So far everything I have ordered has been great quality.. the reviews are great help you to decide. I love seeing other women's opinions... :) Lisa from BayMinette, Al. USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: April, 2009
rating Size: s

I expected it to be uncomfortable, but it is not one bit! you can see where it clips together in the front through your clothes though. I wanted it to cover my "muffin top" but after while it slides up. its fine if i keep pulling it down. other than that it really does cinch the waist. alexis from ut
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: March, 2009
rating Size: S

Order a size smaller than you usually wear. The small nipper reduced my 31" waist and took 2 inches off, not bad. R from Chicago, IL USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: February, 2009
rating Size: 5X

This is the bomb! It held in my upper tummy like no other undergarment I have ever worn. The only downside is the front closure showed under the dress I wore so I put another smoother all-in-one over it and it worked just fine. It was fairly comfortable; never rolled after a night of eating and dancing. JSM from West Orange, NJ
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: February, 2009
rating Size: S

I recently just had a baby back in December 08 & was determined to find the right garment to help with reducing my stomach pouch after trying a few high-end name brand girdles & midsection stomach wraps, I found the Rago Waist Nipper by far to be the best fit ever, I was so amazed of the custom almost tailored fit to my petite body frame, that I ordered my sister one & we both like it so much, that I wish that I could be a spokeswomen for this product. The Rago Waist Cincher fits comfortable on the body, stays in place & it completely covers the whole mid-section of your body & a portion of the upper hip section. You can workout, wear it all day or sleep in it & it feels comfortable no matter what way you choose to wear it, I like it so much that I had to order me another one. However, I will say this, you have to wear the product everyday in order to get the results that you want, it really works, I notice significant results in just 2 1/2 weeks of wearing product everyday, it's amazing, once you wear it, you will never wear another of any kind. Deborah from Folcroft, Pa
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: February, 2009
rating Size: M

This sizing was accurate, the quality good, and it certainly matched my expectations. I will definitely be buying from Herroom again in the future. Christa from Vancouver, WA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: January, 2009
rating Size: xl

Would not have been able to wear my party dress without it! Heather from Illinois
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: January, 2009
rating Size: 4X

as a tg who does not have the right curves,this product is one of the best i have tried. i have a couple of form fitted dresses that never looked quite right, now they look great. your service is impeccable product arrived ahead of promise thank you jamie from timonium,md,usa
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: December, 2008
rating Size: S

Pretty disappointed with the garment. It doesn't seem to "pull" everything in and creates a very strange shape, rather than creating the perfect hourglass shape it produces a weird set of curves which are bulging out from the sides. It's the smallest size available, so I can't go any smaller, but it didn't give me a flat belly and smooth curves. Evelyn from NYC
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: November, 2008
rating Size: m

I received this item a few days ago and have worn it daily since. I absolutely love this shaper! It really holds one in (I lost between 2-4 inches with it), is very comfortable, and it can hardly be seen under clothes. I'm in good shape, but after having two kids my stomach muscles aren't the best. This garment gaves exactly the support I need. I'll definitely be buying more in the future. Rago is the best! Jenna from Cary/NC/USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: October, 2008
rating Size: L

I treated myself to a much needed Tummy Tuck. After wearing the hospital style abdominal binder I wanted something a little more glamorous, esp. on my new bod. I looked at the post-surgical garments, which were way too expensive. I purchased a few different styles. This one is the best, fits great, sung fit, accents my new curves, and best, doesn't roll. Very comfortable. I wear this 24/7. I'm buying more. Carol from Cape Coral, Florida, USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: October, 2008
rating Size: M

Initially very excited about this product which I purchased to support abdominal muscles recovering from major surgery (I had finally recovered enough to ditch the hideous orthopedic abdominal supports). Very comfortable, however, one of the boning wires came through the fabric the first day I wore it. I wanted to have support that felt like ladies’ undergarments and not something you leave the hospital with so I stitched the tear up and was able to wear it for a little over a week before it broke through again. Disappointed, but you get what you pay for… Brandi from AR
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: August, 2008
rating Size: 8x

Fits perfect! This is going to really shape me up for my wedding dress! Can't wait to wear it! Thank you so much. Erica from Spokane, WA
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: July, 2008
rating Size: S

Great fitting garment, you can move around and sit down in it. Awesome cinching action- this garment is strong! My only wish would be that it had garters. I will definitely buy this brand again. L from MI
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: July, 2008
rating Size: M

I've somewhat recently lost 150lbs. I (of course) was thrilled about this, but pretty sad about the loose skin i am now carting around. Most of my weight was in my lower abdomen area, so most of my loose skin is there as well. Because of this, my measurements on nearly everything are thrown off and i don't feel as confident as i should. I purchased this item because it seemed like it would be long enough to cover my problem spot, and also work as a back support. I.LOVE.THIS.ITEM!!! It makes me look how i SHOULD look. It's comfortable, easy to put on (especially if you hook the band while laying down), and looks very well made. Compared to the thousands i will eventually spend to get my loose skin removed, this was a STEAL! The only downside is that it gives me a bit of a pooch right under where my bra strap is. But seeing as i also have loose skin in that area, i can not fault the garment for it, and it can easily be held in by wearing a longer lined bra. Thank you to HerRoom, for amazing customer service, selection, and extremely fast shipping. Today i felt like how a woman should feel; beautiful, confident, and carefree. Kat from Jacksonville,FL
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: July, 2008
rating Size: L

The large was too big for me, I'd ordered 2. I have since exchanged one for a medium. The product is of good quality and fit. Marty from Long Beach
  • Posted: May, 2008
rating Size: S

I ordered this on recommendation from another male who wears it for back support. It does the job well, feels great on, and it doesn't roll or bunch up. The overall quality should be better, given the price; the stitching is not the best. steve from cape cod, mas
  • Posted: April, 2008
rating Size: M

I am overall very satisfied with the performance of this item. The boning really helps give it stability, and it seems to be the longest waist nipper on this site according to the fitting notes, which was a major factor in my decision. I am only 5'6" but I have a very long waist and I could really use an extra inch at the top edge and maybe have the boning extend another inch toward the bottom edge (the boning doesn't extend to the bottom edge or you wouldn't be able to sit down) but I consider that to be the fault of my less than average shape, rather than the garment. My only complaint is that as a seamstress I am shocked at the inaccurate sewing on this garment. The boning channels are poorly aligned with the seams they are supposed to cover, and the elastic bands around the waist aren't evenly spaced along their length--they wobble a bit. It doesn't seem to affect the garment structurally, but aesthetically it bugs me like a crookedly hung picture. Given the price, I think this is a little nit picky though, I'd rather have crooked seams than poor quality materials I suppose. Brandy from Sedro-Woolley
  • Posted: April, 2008
rating Size: 2X

I really love this piece. However, I rated it down because it has stretched after wearing it twice and now fits a bit strange. The control was really great at first and was comfortable to wear, but the boning fits on me a bit strange and I look the same whether I wear the piece or not, which is very unfortunate... I had high hopes for this from the other reviews I read, oh well I guess. Additionally, my mother is a seamstress and after the strange warping of the garment concluded the sizing of the piece may have been off. She took in the material slightly but it had no change. Rei from Minneapolis
  • Posted: April, 2008
rating Size: xl

I found this garment well constructed Ray from black mtn, nc usa
  • Posted: March, 2008
rating Size: M

This nipper is serious, it holds you in, doesn't roll down, and is surprisingly comfortable. Just what I needed to flatter a bridesmaid dress. cami from CA
  • Posted: March, 2008
rating Size: S

I love this piece! It really cinches more than the other Rago cinchers. I found it very comfortable. I just wish it had removable garter straps, but that was the only downside to this item. It really shows my shape and looks great under all my dresses. Steff from PGH, PA
  • Posted: February, 2008
rating Size: 4x

Love this item! It completely brought out the shape of my body and thinned my waist. I've also recommended it to friends. Looking forward to wearing it on my wedding day. Tristia from Oak Ridge, NJ
  • Posted: February, 2008
rating Size: M

The waist nipper arrived in just a couple of days, tried it on to make sure I ordered the correct size-per their size chart. It fit perfectly and most of all it was comfortable. Wore it under a sheer fabric dress, and it was totally undetectable and made the dress look fabulous - no unsightly tummy bulge.... Thank you Nancy from Bakersfield, Ca USA
  • Posted: December, 2007
rating Size: 2x

This garment really does the job! Val from Tn
  • Posted: November, 2007
rating Size: S

it worked well but the band around the middle was uncomfortable. amirah from
  • Posted: November, 2007
rating Size: S

I love this waist clincher, It really does the trick, it stays in place doesn't roll up, covers entirely from under the breast to hips, minimizes, this is a great choice! cathy from Bronx, N.Y.
  • Posted: November, 2007
rating Size: S

Works great. Love all the products I have purchased from HerRoom and Rago! Kelli from Denver
  • Posted: November, 2007
rating Size: M

Fits great and does it's job but is already coming apart on the seam on the hook side of the opening.

HerRoom Response: If the seams are coming apart, you may be in too small a size. Donna from

  • Posted: October, 2007
rating Size: 3X

I ordered this not because of looking slimmer but because of muscle problems in that area. It works very well as the lines go up and down instead of across and I have no more pain. It does make my figure look better also by pushing up my 60 plus old breasts and slimming down my middle. Thank you Kate from zUSA
  • Posted: October, 2007
rating Size: 3X

I am currently a size 14. I would prefer to be a size 12, but my husband prefers me a little "thicker". However, in being the weight I need to be in order to be a size 14, my middle area is a bit bigger than I would like. The Rago Waist Nipper allows me to continue to wear the clothes that look good on me as they did when I was a size 12, but without the extra "roll." My husband does not think I need it at all, but I love the way it makes me look and feel! Renee from Syracuse, NY USA
  • Posted: October, 2007
rating Size: L

Just received this a few days ago. It really does the job! A little difficult to bring the hooks and eyes together at first, but once on, I did not find it uncomfortable and it really made me look much more smooth under the formal gown I intend to use it for. Joyce from Arizona
  • Posted: June, 2007
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