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rating Size: 40D

Currently wearing it right now and I need a second one! I love this product and this is the best shaper I’ve ever gotten. I’ve tried about 6 different styles on other websites. I heard about it from my mom who is plus size and it fit her so well, so it’s for all sizes. The minimized bra is a plus! I love this, would definitely recommend. Tkittrell from Sc
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: September, 2019
rating Size: 40D

The bodysuit ad did not show underwires. I don't use underwires because of discomfort. Susan from MA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 70s
  • Posted: March, 2019
rating Size: 42D

Love, but ordered the wrong size.. guess I will have to diet soon..ha ha Barbara from Usa
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: December, 2018
rating Size: 44DDD

This is a very comfortable bodysuit. It does a very good job of holding in my stomach while being quite supportive for the girls. I will be ordering another in a different color. Very pleased with this purchase. Tina from Fairfax, Va. USA
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: April, 2018
rating Size: 34DDD

It fits perfectly on the breast. Elizabeth from Orlando
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: January, 2018
rating Size: 40C

Clau from Chicago, Illinois, usa
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: October, 2017
rating Size: 36B

OK but returned after first try-on. Minimizer is a so much better fit and shape overall. Susanna from Conecticut
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: August, 2017
rating Size: 38DD

Made well, run a little small. Peggy from Greeley, Co.
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: August, 2017
rating Size: 38DD

I have already bought 4 Va Bien bodysuits, and I am very happy with them. I truly like the support and I will continue buying the bodysuit. Mary from McAllen, Texas/ USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 70s
  • Posted: April, 2017
rating Size: 40C

Fits great! Ana from Las Vegas, NV USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: October, 2016
rating Size: 44D

This garment really fits well. I have a belly and it holds it in nicely. I will be coming back for more if the price is right. Glinda from New York, New York
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: August, 2016
rating Size: 40D

Ordered 4 of these shapers at once to make sure I got them before they sold out or were discontinued, etc. Tried less expensive brands but am now sold on Va Bien. Costs more, but keeps its shape longer & I love how I look in today's clingy styles. Mary from Abilene, TX USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: August, 2016
rating Size: 42DD

The body suit/shaper I ordered was just as I ordered it. I wish there was no underwire, but I can remove that. I wish the legs had lace elastic because lace is more forgiving and flexible. Otherwise I works for me. And I especially love the thicker straps at the shoulders. Jamie from Brownsville, Texas USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: May, 2016
rating Size: 38C

Although the 2 other Va Bien bodysuits I ordered in a 38C fit well, this one in a 38C was much too large. It fit like it was a least one, if not two, sizes too large. I'm returning it for the Va Bien Firm Bodysuit. Jo Ann
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 70s
  • Posted: April, 2016
rating Size: 36D

Love the fabric and construction. But for the bra size and body portion did not match up. I'm unable to wear it Denise from Inkster, MI USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: August, 2015
Size: 36B

The Va Bien Shaper is elegant, nice material, but the underwire is uncomfortable for me. The shaper does control the tummy. I like the item and the next time I will select a little larger cup. Mimi from McAllen, Texas, USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: June, 2015
rating Size: 38C

Excelent!!!! N from San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: April, 2015
rating Size: 36D

It gives good shaping, good support, and it's comfortable. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: March, 2015
rating Size: 38DDD

I am long in the torso and this garment is not long enough for me. Otherwise looks links a great garment Margaret from Winnipeg,Manitoba,Canada
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: April, 2014
rating Size: 36D

Fit is excellent. Service outstanding. Patt from Bonita Springs Florida
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: May, 2013
rating Size: 38E

This is very comfortable. Its created a smooth look when wearing dresses. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2013
rating Size: 34C

Biggest issue for me with this item is that the crotch snap is backward from all other bodyshapers I've worn. I didn't realize this until the first day I wore it. Big mistake on my part. It went directly to the trash. The material has very little "give" and did not do the good job that I had hoped it would. S from WA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: December, 2012
rating Size: 44C

Love the fit! My only complain is that the cup size is a bit big. My own bras are a D, so re-ordeed rhis in a C. Much better fit, but still a bit off. Jan from Chicago
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: October, 2012
rating Size: 36DDD

At last a shapewear that really shapes. The larger cup sizes are so hard to find and I now know where to get the best garments possible. Thank you for acommodating the ladies with larger cup sizes. You have a customer for life. Seniordiva from Atlanta ga
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 70s
  • Posted: July, 2012
rating Size: 34B

I am really happy with this item, specially with your costumer servie. Milagro
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: June, 2012
rating Size: 34D

This Body shaper was awful, no support, uncomfortable underwire bra area. Send back at once, dont buy.

Va Bien Response: Sorry to hear this bodysuit didn’t work for you! Sounds like you may have chosen the wrong size. We suggest that you take advantage of the new Universal Cup Size tool now available at HerRoom to help find the correct size to purchase. Hanna from Denver

  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: June, 2012
rating Size: 36C

A very well made briefer. I would purchase this again. Constance from Los Altos, CA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: June, 2012
rating Size: 42D

I feel this was 60.00+ wasted. The top half of the garment is fine, but the bottom half is awful. The straddle part is way too long. I read some of the other reviews that said it was, but since I'm 5'8" I thought it would be okay for me. I noticed that herRoom always responds saying the problem was that the woman was short and needed a petite size. That's not the problem. It's like it needs to be cut apart and sewed back together about 2 inches shorter. And, the front pulls up so that the garment doesn't cover your lower pelvis area. If you try to wear this under a form fitting skirt or dress it's going to look horrible. I tried it on over my panties when it arrived and thought it might be okay. By the time I got home from work the next day, I was very unhappy. I had to keep pulling the bottom of it down to cover my pelvis. Some of the other items might be okay, but I do not recommend this one.

Vabien Response: So sorry that you had this experience with our product. Please note that someone can be taller than average – 5’8” in this case – and still have a short torso. This is called being “leggy” – which is a good thing! Va Bien bodysuits have a very long stride which is a wonderful feature for many women out there – but for those with short torsos, a Va Bien control brief paired with a bra is a better option. Try pairing style 3766 and 1510. kymom from Kentucky

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: March, 2012
rating Size: 36C

The body is big , it doesn't strecht out . The purpose of making your tummy tighter is not there. Chris from New York
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: February, 2012
rating Size: 36DDD

It was not long enough for the torso and the cups were too small. jacqueline from binghamton ny
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: February, 2012
rating Size: 36D

Very effective, good fit, good comfort, good effect M from Southborough, MA, USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: December, 2011
rating Size: 46C

It got here quickly,but it didn't fit--the cups were monstrous (so am I, but they were bigger!) so I had to return it. It fit great everywhere else even though I'm 'round'. Next size smaller was on back-order until my wedding day! Great customer service! Rapid response and refund. T from Colorado Springs
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: October, 2011
rating Size: 34DD

This item fits me, but I was disappointed that the seat is cut so high. There is a good bit of tugging after walking or sitting.

Vabien Response: Va Bien bodysuits are designed with a longer than average stride, so petite customers sometimes find that extra fabric bunches up. We recommend that petite ladies go for a bra paired with a control brief rather than a bodysuit. Penny from Brandon. MS

  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: September, 2011
rating Size: 42DDD

I always felt as if I had a weggie. Other than that, it shaped me well. Dee from Miller
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: August, 2011
rating Size: 36DDD

This briefer did not fit well at all. It was very loose, almost like it was already stretched out. It also seemed to be long. I returned it. Aleta from Wisconsin
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: August, 2011
rating Size: 36D

Good fit, appreciate the firmness, would love to see a straight back rather than the V or scoop back. MOH
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: August, 2011
rating Size: 36DDD

This briefer was very big and long on me. It almost seemed like it was stretched way out of shape and it actually had no firm control at all,it just hung on me. I was very disappointed because it's hard to find a 36DDD cup in a briefer. Aleta from Wisconsin
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: August, 2011
rating Size: 36C

The bust size is too big for a 36c and is not flatering when on. Esther from tampa florida
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: July, 2011
rating Size: 34C

The underwire pokes into my underarm and is uncomfortable. I have bent it outwards to alleviate the problem, but I will not purchase this style again. I'm 5' 4" and the overall lenght is too long for my torso.

Va Bien Response: Va Bien bodysuits have longer strides (torso length measurements) than the industry average. Sorry to hear that this one was too long for you, hope you find something else! suzy from Muncie, IN, USA

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: June, 2011
rating Size: 38DDD

Absolutely Love the control. I surely am disappointed in the cutting into my shoulders by the straps and constant riding up my tail,( wedgie syndrome), where I am tugging during any activity. Cant wait to take it off! Teresa from Silver Spring
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: May, 2011
rating Size: 40DDD

Unfortunately, this item did not fit and is going back as soon as I can get to the post office. That said, the bodysuit is very well made, the cup size was perfect and had it fit I would definitely order another one. Jodie from IL
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: May, 2011
rating Size: 44DDD

The body length is too short, and I am only 5'4". The cup size and shape are wrong - not allowing ample room for the breasts and making them an odd shape. The width is perfect - just tight enough to provide support and smoothing. Overall, I am very disappointed in the purchase.

VaBien Response: Most customers find that the stride (body length) of 1191 – and most of our bodysuits – are longer than average. It sounds like the size that you tried was too small. Karen from Red Bank, NJ

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: May, 2011
rating Size: 42DDD

This Body Suit is Very comfortable. It has Firm Control. It washes well and makes your figure much nicer while giving your back some support. I'm losing weight and wearing this garment is helping me to achieve my goals. Wada from San Diego, CA
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: April, 2011
rating Size: 44D

I liked the firmness in the body of the shapewear and the comfort of the bra cups are great!!! I wish it was just a little longer, but overall excellent! sony from Il.
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: April, 2011
rating Size: 36DDD

Ditto! Same as on the Bra. Nothing to complain about. Not one negative issue. Love everything about my items. JHelms from Columbus,Ga.
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 70s
  • Posted: February, 2011
rating Size: 44DD

This is the same bodysuit I wear now, but the cup on the new one I ordered was too big.

VaBien Response:Va Bien would be happy to inspect and measure the piece, then return it to you or switch it out for another piece if, in fact, there is a defect. diane from new jersey

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: February, 2011
rating Size: 44B

Lovely garment, but torso was too short for a round woman, leaving bits exposed! MereSanct from New York
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: January, 2011
rating Size: 46DD

It was just so short on me. I'm 5'10 but very short waisted. I wish the Va Bien 1190 was still available, which I notice is longer waisted AND soft cupped. I returned them and am going to try something else - off to go look, I guess. Maybe the 1192 (which a customer says does not have adjustable bra straps, but the details section says it does) , 1292 (looks too short in the back, though) or 1260, but I really don't like the under wire. Bring 1190 back!!!!

VaBien Response:Glad that you like 1190! That style seems longer than 1191 because it has no underwire. It is not anchored as securely around the bust, which allows the garment as a whole to stretch farther vertically. Overall, Va Bien bodysuits do run longer than the industry average. Abby from Kansas City

  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: December, 2010
rating Size: 38DD

This was really a well made garment, and fit well - except for the elastic around the legs. I have a very, very flat "bottom" and when I order the appropriate size for my bust the bottoms are always big. Bodysuits are a challenge for me. HOWEVER, I just received confirmation that my returns were received - very nice response. And, I ordering additional garments with hopes that they fit :) Michele from Bonney Lake, WA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: December, 2010
rating Size: 44DDD

Very soft which gives a smooth finish. Patricia from San Francisco CA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: June, 2010
rating Size: 34B

If you want a true control garment, accept no substitutions...this is the real deal. I am small-busted, but all my weight goes to my middle, and I have had trouble with clothes looking decent all my life because of it. But when you wear this garment, you will honestly be able to wear things that normally make you look awful. You don't jiggle anywhere...you're so controlled, you CAN'T jiggle. I would never be without my Va Bien. Only my mom and sister know what an unfortunate figure I really have. Melissa from Georgia
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: March, 2010
rating Size: 46DD

Good quality, feels good to wear. The back end covers me completely, although (due to my belly) if the lower torso was 2" longer it would be perfect. A hook & eye extender works to give me a little extra room so it doesn't pull down. Jane from OR
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: March, 2010
rating Size: 34D

This garment is comfortable and well made. I will order it again. Whitney from USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: January, 2010
rating Size: 42D

This briefer would be so good IF the crotch hooks were not so far away. Bring the leg openings down and bring the under arm-back area higher. The cups need to be better contoured. As we get older we need more coverage to get the under arm back fat controled...not popping over. Or our belly out the leg openings. Anyone listening.

HerRoom Response: Thank you for your feedback. You state that you are tall. Unfortunately, bodysuits are designed to fit an average height person. This is why you are having fit issues.

Va Bien Response: YES, WE’RE LISTENING TO YOU, SANDRA! THANK YOU FOR THE FEEDBACK. ONE OF THE CHALLENGES IN DESIGNING BODYSUITS IS ACCOMODATING WOMEN OF DIFFERENT HEIGHTS WHILE SIZING ONLY BY BRA CUP. THIS IS ESPECIALLY TRUE REGARDING FIRM CONTROL BODYSUITS SUCH AS THE STYLE YOU TRIED, WHICH WILL ONLY STRETCH SO FAR. WHILE THE STRIDE OF OUR BODYSUITS IS LONGER THAN THE INDUSTRY AVERAGE, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT FOR SOME TALLER, FULLER WOMEN, THE GARMENT WILL BE TOO SHORT, LEAVING THE LEG OPENINGS TOO HIGH AND THE UNDER ARM SECTION TOO LOW. VA BIEN BODYSUITS FEATURE THREE HOOKS IN THE GUSSET SO AS TO ACCOMMODATE DIFFERENT LENGTH TORSOS AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. SORRY TO HEAR THAT THE STYLE DID NOT WORK FOR YOU, AND HOPE THAT YOU FIND ANOTHER THAT SUITS YOU BETTER. PERHAPS A STYLE WITH LEGS, SUCH AS OUR VA BIEN 1192, WOULD WORK BETTER AS IT WOULD SOLVE THE LEG OPENING PROBLEM. Sandra from PA

  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: December, 2009
rating Size: 42D

As being 5'8" and overweight by 30 pounds, the garment is not made for a larger proportioned lady. It needs to be longer in body, higher on the sides underarm and back to control the older back fat. Sandra
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: November, 2009
rating Size: 44DDD

I agree hands down with Mindy from Chicago. I received the item extremely fast. However, the cups do not shape and mold my breasts correctly, and are a little too pointy for me. Tara from Maryland
  • Posted: November, 2008
rating Size: 36ddd

I am a large naturally busted women who is 5'5" 146LBS. I feel that this body suit's cup size is on the tight side and my breast don't lie right. It needs to do a better job of holding back the natural love handles. I wish they had a 36DDDD but they don't. mindy from chicago
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: November, 2008
rating Size: 42DDD

This is the only underwire body briefer I can find; the straps are too long and the adjustment part of the strap slips and does not stay in place; the body of the briefer seems a little wrinkly and does not fit as well as the last one I purchased in a size 44DDD. I have lost weight and went down one size; however, I think that the body briefer should have more support and have a strap that adjusts better than the one I have. Marsha from Northfield Center, OH, USA
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: October, 2008
rating Size: 44C

I have worn one piece briefers for years. This one is way too short in body. Fit is off under arms and cup shape. A shorter person may do better, but a plus size woman will not like the fit. Straps are nice feature, but not comfortable to wear. I sent my order back. Sandra from Susquehanna/ PA/ USA
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: October, 2008
rating Size: 44B

it help me at a wedding so my rolls didn't not show Theresa from Middletown, NJ
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: September, 2008
rating Size: 42dd

I did receive my item on time , some what very disappointed in the quality of the garment after about 10 days the strap broke. I had to sew the strap very easy to do but I feel that at the price it shoula have never broken that soon. I do rellay love the VaBien , I will continue to purchase them . You can not find them in stores anymore. cynthia from euclid ohio ( usa)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: September, 2008
rating Size: 34C

Good service, Great product, So glad I finally found an "extra firm" bodysuit. I haven't been satisfied with hold since Playtex quit making the"I can't believe it's a gridle" and the "18 Hour Girdle". Thank you so much!! Please continue carrying this product. Very comfortable fit everywhere, a little tight getting into the first time but once I got used to the firmness it went right on.. LWH from Opelika, Al. USA
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: September, 2008
rating Size: 38ddd

not good support straps too loose veronica from lufkin,tx.
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: August, 2008
rating Size: 36ddd

i may have a longer torso than most, but i have to keep pulling the body suit up so the underwire is under my breasts and not 3 inches below below them, and then the the panty part goes up my rear even more than already does. but when the wire is in place, it does have good support, but the panty part is too uncomfortable. If you have a small rear and short torso, it may be great for you. amy from west bloomfield mi
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: July, 2008
rating Size: 40B

Quick service! Fits perfect. First all in one Ive worn and am pleased with the ease it is to put on. The only thing is I have a hard time with the hook and eyes. Vicky from California
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: June, 2008
rating Size: 44DDD

I would like this to come in a larger cup size than DDD; also, I thought it didn't fit tight enough in the body and at the bust and am worried that a 42DDD will be the right fit in the body but too small in the cup. I also did not like the fact that the panels in the front above the crotch are loose rather than sewn to the bodysuit. Unfortunately, it's the only choice of garment that I have with an underwire that comes close to fitting me. I will probably purchase another one in a 42 DDD, but again, I'm worried the cups will be too small. Marsha from Northfield Center, OH
  • Posted: April, 2008
rating Size: 36C

Surprisingly comfortable; doesn't feel restrictive; don't have to tug too hard to put it on. Very pleasantly surprised. Would recommend. Shelley from New York, NY
  • Posted: March, 2008
rating Size: 44DD

I have been searching for many years now for the perfect one piece body shaper that delivers everything it claims. These garments are the best on the market. I do wish the legs were cut slightly lower but all in all I love this garment. This is my 6th Va Bien Extra Firm Bodysuit. Thanks Va Bien for making such a great garment! Claire from Fairfield, CT USA
  • Posted: March, 2008
rating Size: 40DDD

This garment was for wearing under my wedding dress- it was great especially since my bra size is hard to come by. i am also very impressed with the extreme promptness of your service. thanks for easing my mind with the perfect item and experience for the big day! carla from nrh/texas/usa
  • Posted: October, 2007
rating Size: 40D

Most comfortable all in one I have ever worn. I only wish that the cups were a bit padded and shaped. I'm ordering my third one! Kim from Miam, Fl. USA
  • Posted: August, 2007
rating Size: 42DDD

The bodysuit is wonderful, fits well, very comfortable except the cups could be better shaped. Laretta from Portland, OR
  • Posted: July, 2007
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