Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 25
Rated 1 out of 5 by JustMy2Cents Deserving of Zero Stars
I purchased this shaper brief maybe 3 years ago. It still fits and is in excellent condition. I thought I'd pick up a couple of new ones since QVC has the 5 easy pay special. Good opportunity to stock up on some items.
When I received them, I took one out of the package and immediately knew it would not fit me. It looked like a small. I'm a size 14/16, but ordered the 2X as I mainly like them for smoothing under fitted skirts and dresses. I do not like shapers to fit tight. Previously I had purchased the 1X, and it still fits great. I thought I'd try a 2X to maintain a smooth fit and hope it would not cinch in too much around the thigh as most do. I wanted it to be undetectable in a body con dress.
These shapers are defective. They are labeled 2XL instead of 2X, which should have been a clue there was going to be a fit problem. This is not standard US plus sizing. In addition the fabric has changed significantly. It's very heavy and has no give at all. It has an opening in the crouch which the previous version didn't have. I had no problems pulling those up and down when needed. The fabric was such that it had that type of give. I tried to get one of the new ones on and could not get it over my thighs. A 2X should have had generous give as it is technically two sizes too big for me. Something is seriously wrong with the sizing and fabric of these shapers. There was nothing wrong with the original lipo in a box shaper, so I don't know why they had to change the fabric, design and completely botch the sizing/fit. I thought the lightweight breathable fabric was signature of Lipo in a Box. It looks like since the company was sold this product line has changed for the worse. I was afraid this would happen. Looks like I'm on the hunt for a new shaper.
On a side note, the underwire Lipo in a Box camisoles I purchased appear to be manufactured by the same company as previous versions unlike the shaper/brief. Uncertain about quality as I haven't tried them yet but they look very good and are still the same signature Lipo in a Box fabric. Hoping they haven't made any significant changes that will affect fit or quality. I wear them daily and there simply are no other cami shapers like it.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Cela Not the same, so disappointed!
I too have worn this product for MANY years. Since they first came out and I have worn the same size. Large. The fabric is different on these. Much more like tight spandex I found with the Spanx products. I could not get this one to go over my thighs! I am very disappointed, I probably have 20 pair of these that I've worn over the years. I will have to return this order.
Rated 1 out of 5 by deda14 not the same
I ordered LIB several years ago before SPANX came on the scene and love it. These are not the same. I could not breath in these. It's as if they tried to copy SPANX and failed. They did not expand and the quality of the material has changed not for the best. I returned them.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Mz Nimox If it aint broke dont fix it
I admit that my disappointment is based on previous experience. The old material this brief was made from felt and looked better. Also this brief is much longer. It goes past my knees. I had my other for at least 5 years and proudly bragged about it to anyone who would listen. Im going to use this one, but Im not excited about it. Im actually going to stitch the hole that came in my old pair because I like them better. True to size. Purchased 1x. I wear 18w/20w in clothes
Rated 5 out of 5 by Darlene G Want More
I have the black in an L and would love to order the nude in an L or XL. However, this has been out of stock for a very LONG time. I also have this in the longer leg version in both the nude and black. Love this and so much more convenient with the bathroom friendly opening. PLEASE RESTOCK!
Rated 5 out of 5 by NancyPants My 3rd lipo in a box
This is my third purchase of these. The first 2 were ordered approx. 3 years ago to wear under formalwear and they have held up well. Thought I would add a new pair. I love the support they give me and honestly think they give my back support. This pair seemed to have longer legs then the others but did not cause a problem at all. Like the opening for using the bathroom. I would recommend to anyone who likes a smooth silhouette.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Plus size diva Best control garment
I love this product, the fit is perfect no problems with it rolling down or riding up. I will definitely purchase more.
Rated 1 out of 5 by NYCgal12 What happened to this brand?
I always thought this company made the best shapers - far superior to Spanx and others. But I just reordered; the material is now thin and cheap, the sizing is WAY off, and it's leaving lines where it's cutting me off! These are being returned immediately, and I won't be reordering!