✭✭✭✭ PLAYTEX FEEL FABULOUS (IBK04IK) ABOUT R269,95; EDGARS, DONNA
This high-waist shaper won’t roll down or dig in. It flattens the tummy area well and contours the body nicely, creating a flattering outline. It is, however, a little restrictive. The fabric is soft and provides just the right amount of support. But while the fabric around the butt area has more stretch and is breathable, it’s less supportive.
Verdict: If you want a body-shaper that targets the tummy area to create a svelte look, this will do the job effectively.
✭✭✭✭ MAGIC SHAPEWEAR TUMMY-FLATTENING SHAPER (503580832) ABOUT R280; WOOLWORTHS
This garment offers good tummy control, but the snug fit is uncomfortable after a few hours and makes it tricky to put on and take off. The fabric is soft and there are no unsightly lines. However, one tester found that the low cut of the panty dug in, causing bulging.
Verdict: Excellent control, but the shaper is restrictive after a while.
✭✭✭✭ TRIUMPH SECOND SKIN HIGH-WAIST PANTY (3248) ABOUT R230; TRIUMPH OUTLETS
This soft, stretchable shaper is breathable and very comfortable. Curvier testers felt that it provided good support around the tummy and minimised rolls, but most found it unflattering on the butt. The high-rise finish contours the waist without feeling restrictive, and the garment is practically invisible under clothing. But it did roll down over time.
Verdict: Firm control and great support without compromising on comfort.