PANTY/UNDERBUST SHAPERS

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✭✭✭✭ 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.

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