Purchased this in-store, and it's incredible at smoothing and shaping your figure. Unfortunately, the bottom part of the dress constantly rides up, creating a ridge around the hips, so it's fine for a sit down dinner/occasions where you can go to the bathroom and sort it out, but definitely less comfortable for long events.
...and especially that I can use my favourite bra! I usually wear S or M and I had to buy this one in M, as it is a bit tight (and has to be to do what it promises). Gives a great shape, holds in the tummy and gives me a flattering look in a dress.
In all the years I have used this site this is the first time I have returned anything. I was looking for support around the tum and bum as well as no VPL so I could wear form fitting dresses . This item is labelled as firm control, I disagree, it is light control. If you have a good figure and you just want no vpl then this may work for you sadly not for me. I wear spanx normally which are a bind to get into but once in place do a good job. This was easy to get into but I felt like it really did nothing once on. There is a 'knicker' inside which also meant I couldn't wear support pants as well. Not a brilliant finish either there is no hem on the bottom just a rough edge. Sorry overpriced too. If in the future you stock something along these lines but perhaps with control panels in the middle I would buy it.