Ugh, shapewear. We know it best as the annoying lingerie item that tries to keep all your squishy body bits looking tight, all while making it hard to breathe. But is any of it actually comfortable and practical to wear? The women of Ladylike were skeptical, but they thought they'd give different brands of lingerie a try.
Kristin tried Spanx, even though she isn't normally a fan of shapewear in general:
Freddie tried DKNY and her main concern was definitely feeling too ~constricted~:
Safiya tried Miraclesuit, and was worried about any potential muffin-top situations that could come from being squeezed too tightly:
Chantel tried Maidenform, was worried about sweating, and was pretty sure she just looked like a wrestler:
The first test was the panty line test. We donned tight dresses and tried to see if our photographer could capture any panty lines.
Our judge Curly determined the winners to be...
Saf and Miraclesuit!
Kristin and Spanx came in second.
Freddie and DKNY came in third...
...and Chantel and Maidenform came in fourth.
...although Chantel very strongly disagreed with judge Curly's decision:
The second competition was the pee test: We raced head to head see just how quickly we could get out of our shapewear in order to use the bathroom.
...and after some squished struggles...
Safiya and Miraclesuit again came out on top!
Fred came in second and struggled with the tightness of her DKNY shapewear:
Aaaaaand so did Chantel and Kristin, who were the third and fourth slowest.
The last test was a sweat test! We all used our sweat to see if we could get the tattoos to stay on without water.
Chantel and Maidenform ended up the least sweaty:
Freddie and DKNY were a litttttttle stickier:
Kristin and Spanx were about as sticky as Fred:
And Saf and Miraclesuit were the sweatiest:
Like, really sweaty.
Overall, because it had a lack of panty lines and it was easy to remove, Saf and Miraclesuit were the winning pair!