Big girls don’t cry

Not if you give them something nice to wear. Maybe. Daily Mail columnist Sarah Vine tried on half a dozen examples of “shapewear,” which are supposed to present the illusion of (comparative) svelteness without exotic technology like metamaterials or computer graphics. Although she ranked this one third, it’s my favorite of the bunch:

Floral print Magi-Sculpt dress by Marisota worn by Sarah Vine

Really, really comfortable on, this one. I loved the pattern too, and the length is great, just below the knee. It has an integrated internal control slip which is not so tight as to be uncomfortable, but sufficiently robust to boost my confidence.

The only downside: too informal for some occasions.

This is how it’s supposed to work:

The £65 price doesn’t seem out of line.

(Via Fark.)

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