Shapewear Horror Story Giveaway


My worst shapewear experience was when I was in NYC, in a jumpsuit and I had been out walking all day in the middle of summer.  My shapewear was digging into my thighs so much that I thought I was bleeding.  I was so unhappy.  I kept visualizing a shower and getting into bed.  When I got back to the hotel I was so chafed.  All I could do is just lay there for the rest of the night.  It was so miserable.  I have another friend who stripped down buck naked in the middle of the streets of NYC, got back into her car and drove (naked, mind you) back to her hotel. I still tear up laughing at that story.  

My most common shapewear specific questions are, "Have you found any shapewear that doesn't roll down" and "What is the most comfortable shapewear?"    The absolute worst feeling is having your foundation stuck in a roll and then you have try to dig it out in public or when your shapewear is so hot that you feel like you are melting on the inside.  I die.  HookedUp™ Shapewear combats both of these horrible problems with their specially designed foundation.  Check out their video below to see how it works…and it really does!     

I've been wearing HookedUp™ Shapewear for about a month now and is made out of a super soft and breathable material and hooks to your bra, so there is no roll down…AND that space where back fat usually pops out - it's totally gone! It's my favorite to date.  I love how shapewear is getting better and better as time goes on.  I love the silky soft feel.  In honor of Halloween, I have partnered with HookedUp™ Shapewear and they will generously be giving away 10 (yes, I said 10) pieces of their fabulous shapewear - 1 piece of shapewear for 10 lucky people! Here's how it works: Post your personal shapewear "HORROR" story. My favorite top 5 posts, win!  Don't have a shapewear horror story?  Well don't feel left out, the next 5 winners will be chosen randomly.  Best part? The winners get to choose the size and style they prefer! All entries, including the "horror story" must be entered though the Rafflecopter widget.  There are up to 6 ways to enter.  Travel to the bottom of the post to enter.
Plus size shapewear that doesn't roll down, HookedUp Shapewear



Alright, let's get it started.  As mentioned before, 5 of the winners will be chosen for their best "shapewear horror story."  You will be able to count the "horror story" entry in the Rafflecopter.  It will give you instructions to submit your story in the comments section.   Be sure to keep your story to 2 - 3 sentences. The contest will end at 11:59 pm on November 1st. Winners will be chosen in 48 hours after the end of the contest. International entrants welcome.  Good luck and I can't wait (no, I really can't) to hear your stories.  This is going to be good.  


This giveaway & post are sponsored by HookedUp™ Shapewear.   Opinions are 100% my own

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  1. My Shapewear Horror story is when I was at my aunt's wedding party, and I was wearing shapewear for the first time, and it rolled down the WHOLE time, I went to the bathroom at least 5 times to pull it back up, but it kept rolling down. I didn't, dance or move the whole wedding party because I was so annoyed! :@

    P.S. Sorry if I have any mistakes, English is not my first language!

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  2. For me, I've always had problems with those tiny gussets. I've learned to since pull the whole shebang off and not trust those tiny holes. I've had a night or two ruined due to.. well I'm sure you can guess. XD

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  3. Horror Story? Attending a dinner party with some co-workers, I had grown fed up with my shapwear not only cutting into my thighs but also the ill-placed piping that was digging into my side and determined to draw blood. I was just deciding to go to the bathroom to remove it and just let the rolls hang out when I was pressured by my boss into holding his "potty-trained" 3 yr old. Bottom line: Tight, biting, urine soaked, shapewear made for a very unpleasant evening.

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  4. Thanks for the giveaway. My horror story happened at a dinner party when suddenly at the table my support garment made a "ZAP-ZAPOW-SNAP" sound and the whole table turned and looked at me. The darn thing snapped and gave me whiplash. Folks laughed and I died a little that day! LOL! zvwillis@hotmail.com

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  5. My horror story is every time i put it on and i wear it quite often!! My particular time is when I wore it to a party with a fitted high low dress, I had to continue to go to the bathroom and pull it up and down. My now fiance asked if i had diarrhea or something, once i explained, he just told me " Just take it off, I'm getting annoyed and i'm not even wearing it."

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  6. No horror story, but I do hope to win.

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  7. I was reviewing shape wear for a well known UK shape wear brand. I didn't realise it was a UK size 12 when I was a UK size 20, despite giving them my size before I agreed to do the review. I got the sexy contraption on over my head, then couldn't move it up OR down, and was stuck with my arms in the air, panicking about whether to phone a friend to come and rescue me...

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  8. My horror story is the time that my shapewear just. kept. rolling. up. It was uncomfortable, and I had a day full of big meetings. So on the way to the first meeting, I stopped in an empty stairwell and started vigorously wriggling that sucker back into place. Pulling, yanking, shimmying -- the whole nine yards. And then I heard footsteps on the stairs. Well, hello, vice president of my department ... who happens to be leading the meeting I'm on my way to.

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  9. You know that hole in the crotch in some of other shapewear out there? I usually never use them, but one day I had to pee so bad that I thought I'd just try to use it. Welp wouldn't you know it that I peed all over the damn thing (thank goodness I didn't get it on my clothes!) I had to throw it out right then and there!

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  10. My horror story happened at a friend's wedding. I was a bridesmaid in the wedding, and the wedding was being filmed for an upcoming reality show. We had all gained some weight between fittings and the wedding, but the dress was a fitted bodice with an A-line chiffon flowy bottom. Should be able to fit, no problems...NOPE!!!!!!!!! The morning of the wedding, I ran to JCPenney because it was the closest store to the venue. I found a swimsuit-style piece that was the closest to my size (read: didn't fit) but did the trick to get the dress to zip up. It was tight, it cut into my groin, and the boning squeezed my chest so hard I could barely breathe. Fast forward through ceremony and to reception (read: pregame alcohol, no food, and teetering on 5 inch platform stilettos) and I passed out just as the head table was announced and asked to take their seats. Fortunately, the bride was marrying a firefighter, so the room was full of EMTs, paramedics, and a few doctors and nurses. After I was cut out of the shapewear and put back into the dress, given some food, I was able to party the night away :-) P.S. no this was not filmed ...at least I hope not!

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  11. So one day I thought that I would wear these cute fitted jeans to work since it was casual day however, I had this muffin top that I wanted to keep in line so I put on a high waisted shaper. I honestly thought it would stay up and in place... I even tested it and danced around in my room to see if it would roll down and it didn't. So I put on my clothes and headed to work. While driving I could feel the shaper start rolling down my back... Not only that the bottom portion of the shaper started rolling up my thighs up to my unmentionables! When I made it to work I ran to the bathroom to see what the problem was, I didn't even get the chance to tell everyone hello because I was hurting from the pain of the shaper rolling up! LOL. When I made it to the bathroom I was dying, the shaper was so tight from rolling up that I couldn't take it off because my muffin top wouldn't allow the jeans to fit properly. So I rolled it back down my thighs and back up over my back rolls thinking that it would stay, I walked to my desk thinking everything was all good but 5 minutes later everything rolled back... I just sucked the pain up because I wanted to look good and not have to call out for the day over something stupid LOL! Not to mention my butt looked like I was wearing butt pads because the shaper rolled up right under my glutes which lifted my rear end even more! I guess I was not only in pain but I was Nicki Minaj for the day! LOL. OMG it was too embarrassing. After I got off work I just went home I cut the shaper off of me and threw the shaper out and laid in bed until the pain went away. LOL! So there's my story. Hhahahhahahahahahahahahhahahaha!

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  12. I was out with my girls for the night at a club. I wore a super cute wrap dress and my shapewear was the high-waisted shorts. I had to continuously adjust the top of my shapewear so that it met up with my bra ALL NIGHT LONG to prevent the back fat from showning!! Mind you, I thought I was doing this without anyone noticing. LOL! I went into the bathroom, looked in the mirror and was horrified to see that my dress was actually tucked into the fold where it rolled down, and the bottom of the shapewear was showing at the hem of my dress!!!

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  13. Thanks for the opportunity to enter for this wonderful shapewear.. My Horror story: It was my 31st birthday. I had lost about 25lbs and wanted to flaunt it. I had an amazing dress and had purchased some under the bra shapewear to make everything look wonderful. I got the shapewear from Walmart I believe and thought it was going to be smash.. Well needless to say it wasn't the day of my birthday.. I tried everything on getting ready.. and I had so much pinching under the bra.. I cried at the thought of wearing it for more than 5 mins. My husband insisted that I looked amazing but deep down.. I was in pain. I thought about the dress and could not imagine wearing the dress with shapewear and since even with the dress I was in more pain. I ended up not wearing this dress had to take the shapewear off. when I did.. I had bruising all on the sides of my bra area.. So bad I had to use Nursing pads for comfort underneath my bra and ended up wearing a nice pair of jeans, and a top. (Happy 31st birthday to me).. I went to my birthday party and looked like a guess I didn't feel like I had worked hard enough to loose the weight.. I spent a few mins when I arrived in the bathroom.. looking over my outfit. I was happy with my choice since it was clothes, but I had lost so much weight that I should have looked and felt like a million bucks.. and I did not.
    I have tried many different shapewear since but really not happy with any of them.

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    1. Hi Shalonda, Congrats you've won with your story. Can you please send me your email? Thanks! chastity@garnerstyle.com

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  14. I wore a corset/shapewear so tight at my wedding that I had bruised down my ribs and hips for my whole honeymoon. Black and blue bride in Jamaica!

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  15. One time I was wearing a corset style shapewear, which hooked up in the front of it. I was at a party, in a lovely dress, which without the shapewear would make me look like a lumpy mess. part way through the night I felt something happen when I bent down to pick up something, and some hooks had undone, needless to say, I wasn't looking to pretty. I ended up leaving early from the party because of it.

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  16. I wore a high waist panty shape wear. While in a corporate meeting I "found out" it had snaps on the crotch. All we heard was one loud *SNAP* then TWO louder *SNAPS*. I was horrified and all eyes were on me as I scurried away to figure this out and ended putting them in bra. So GLAD I wore my regular undies under them!

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  17. Went on a hot date this past Saturday wearing a nice shift dress. I put on on two pairs of Assets and a pair of control top opaque tights. While putting on the tights, the shapewear started rolling up my thighs. Could I pull the legs of the shapewear down? Nope. The tights were cut small in the thigh, so I couldn't get into the leg of the tight without pulling the tights down again, only to have the shapewear roll again. I thought my legs were going to fall off due to lack of circulation. Smh.

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  18. Went on a hot date this past Saturday wearing a nice shift dress. I put on on two pairs of Assets and a pair of control top opaque tights. While putting on the tights, the shapewear started rolling up my thighs. Could I pull the legs of the shapewear down? Nope. The tights were cut small in the thigh, so I couldn't get into the leg of the tight without pulling the tights down again, only to have the shapewear roll again. I thought my legs were going to fall off due to lack of circulation. Smh.

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  19. I was a bridesmaid in a wedding and had shapewear in place to bring out the best in the dress. After walking down the aisle, I'm standing up front during the ceremony and feel how the shapewear has rolled down. I was mortified knowing that the back-fat rolls were winning the war with shapewear on my friend's special day.

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  20. I was wearing some shapewear for my sister's wedding - an underbust corset and a pair of shapewear over-underpants, with the hook-and-eye fastening at the crotch. I only went to use the toilet once, but when I was done, I couldn't get the hook-and-eye closed again, because I couldn't grab the back piece. I had to spend the rest of the wedding with them open and rolling up... So uncomfortable. And embarrassing when my mother pulled me aside to ask what the big lump around my waist was.

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  21. Wow these horror stories are truly, well. horrible. I don't have any since for the longest time I was hesitant to wear anything beyond a long line bra or panty girdle. I have surgical scars I knew I didn't want anything too tight or restrictive pressing on. I found this one shapewear like dress thingy that works perfect. It's not so tight that it restricts breathing, but snug enough to smooth things out under a knit dress. Also since it''s longer, I don't have those indentations on the thighs or have to worry about rolling up. It's prefect so of course when I went to buy a few backups that particular model was discontinued. I'd love to try Hookedup shapewear and see if they are a good alternative.

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  22. So it was a hot summer afternoon in nyc and my lovely husband decides that he wants to have brunch at our fave restaurant. So I agree start getting ready put on my shape wear which he helped me get in it and then I put on my dress. So our favorite restaurant is about a 30 minute drive because is in city island (johnnys reef) and our way to brunch I start feeling short of breath and uncomfortable and my husband asks" honey are you okay" I tell him no babe this new shapewear is cutting me I need to take it off he decides to pull over in the side of the hallway and I get in the back of our van and start taking off my dress ad I ask him to please help me take off my shape wear so he proceeds to the back of the car and helps me out of it. To our luck the police decides to stop behind him and knock on the window they dont see any one in till my husband comes out from the passengers side with his hands up and asks the police officer if he can explain the situation. The police officers grants him the opportunity to explain and we were lucky enough to walk away without any citations. The police officer explained that he stopped behind us because from far it looked as if we were having intimacy. Lol I have never ever wore shapewear again everytime we head out my husbands ask if I have on shapewear.

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    1. Hi Shorty Rock, Congrats you've won with your story. Can you please send me your email? Thanks! chastity@garnerstyle.com

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    2. Thanks for the opportunity to try this new shapewear this will be my first shapewear after that last nightmare. .. I will email you from my gmail address which is nena0917@gmail.com

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    3. Just emailed you thanks again and by the way my name is Zaira. Thanks again for the opportunity.

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  23. I wore a piece of full body shapewear with a built-in bra to a wedding. I thought a one piece would be convenient and I wouldn't have to worry about the roll down effect all day & night. I guess I didn't realize how inconvenient the shapewear would be until I went to use the restroom and had to completely undress to use the restroom because the only way to get access/get out of the thing was to pull it down. Needless to say, sitting in a church restroom with my dress down, shapewear pulled down to my knees, with my boos swinging free was not a moment I expected or anticipated lol

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  25. Sorry about the typo is it not hallway is high way I am mobile. Sorry.

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  26. My shapewear horror story began with me looking extra svelt in a fitted outfit ready for a night on the town...and ended with an ice pack. I was so confident in the nightclub with my full body briefer (intentionally purchased two sizes too small) and was drinking plenty when I realized that it was time to visit the ladies room. I wriggled past the stall door and did my business then began to redress. Of course, this small task became an acrobatic feat in a teensy stall with a briefer that snaps between the legs (that's two sizes too small). I reached to grab the back snap which was about MID-BACK but I leaned too far over, lost my balance and almost took the stall door down...with my forehead. *Cue icepack* But I looked GREAT....beforehand!

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  27. My worst shapewear issue was at a work Christmas party. I wore a shapewear piece that itched, made me sweat, and rolled down from the top and up from the bottom the entire night. I couldn't even move without it shifting and scratching. I ended up throwing it out in the bathroom...

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  28. I've been wearing shape wear for a long time now on an every day bases. The worse was at my prom. It was a two piece the bottom was dig in to my inner thighs so bad it was burning. I had to run to the bathroom and put paper towels in the middle of my legs. Trying to enjoy myself all i can think about is how uncomfortable my shape wear is!!

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  29. My shapewear horror story was when I was in 8th grade...We had an 8th grade dance and I wore a cheap brief my mom got me from walmart...It was the worst thing ever! Not only was it embarrassing for someone of my age to be wearing shapewear to begin with, but it kept rolling down and chafed my legs to no end...I have worn shapewear only a handful of times since then and I have yet to find one that is comfortable and doesn't roll down ALL the time....This company seems to have a good idea going, would love to try them out!

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  30. I have a long torso and short legs, so finding shapewear that fits is a challenge. I also have a neurological/chronic pain disorder, which has resulted in nerve damage and pain in my thighs. Wearing shapewear is a double edged sword as it generally gets rids of the dreaded "chub rub" of my thighs, but when it digs in to my thighs it feels like someone is stabbing me! This happened at my recent graduation from my doctoral program (Yay! 22 straight years of school!) and it was killing me! It made it hard to focus on the celebration of the day! It also kept rolling down in the back, settling into my rolls and not only accentuating my back fat, but also causing intense pain in my back as well. In additional to all this pain, when I looked at the pictures, you could see the "nude" shapewear through my black dress in all the pictures! What a nightmare

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    1. Hi Candice, I really think you would like this one...it's extra long at the top and it's really silky feeling.

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  31. I am ALWAYS twisting and pulling on my shapeware! It is a nighmare!

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  32. My wedding day....enough said.... :( a day I'll never forget..

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  33. TMI warning! I helped coordinate an event and was obligated to attend and help out the host. I was on my cycle and couldn't was wearing wearing some Spanx that you had posted on this blog from Zappos.com. I was so busy trying to make sure everything was going smoothly that I couldn't break away to change myself(if you know what I mean). Even after the event was over I had to still hold out because I was helping clean up the boutique where the event was held because they were closing soon. Needless to say I had to wash those Spanx a few times when I got home.

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  34. For me, it was my hens night/bachelorette party. I wore a gorgeous pink dress with these cute little rosettes over one shoulder and I looked hawt! Underneath I had my "skin coloured" shapewear shorts... Not only did they roll down my belly all night long, so I was constantly adjusting. But the stripper bent me over, lifted my dress and spanked my butt!!!! Showing my not-so-skin-coloured shapewear shorts to 20 of my closest lady friends... The horror. The shapewear horror.

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  35. Oh heavens - the chafing - the burning - the kill me now. I need shapewear that doesn't have a deathwish!

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  36. Girl! I had on a bad dress, that fit just right with the help of shapewear that I purchased. I was wearing high brief shaper and a cami shape top. I was undressing for some...um...adult fun and got stuck in my shapewear. I couldn't get it off, so the boo had to help. I don't think i've ever been as shame as I was that day.

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  37. So my now-husband, Daniel and I were going on our first vacation with my family on a cruise. I had been struggling to lose weight so I could wear my prom dress again on the ship (yes, I love my prom dress! Lol).
    With the vacation approaching and me not being able to fit it still, Daniel decided to be a sweetheart and buy me a corset-type shapewear (I was like 19 and had only ever worn girdle panties to weddings, never full shapewears). I put it on and felt instantly slimmer, but couldn't breath well BUT was able to wiggle into that dress. So I packed it for the cruise.
    Girl, I THOUGHT I would look great in everything with that shapewear and packed not only that dress but alot of form fitting clothes... I was in so much pain walking around the cruise ship, taking pics, and sitting for meals... ALL of the professional pictures taken of me on that cruise looked horrible. You could see the pain on my face, the dreaded back fat bulges gathered in the back and on the sides... and I kinda was shaped like a body builder, I aint een know it smh
    I hate all shapewears because they always cut into your skin and roll up, unfortunately as a thick mama I need them... sigh lol

    -Gladis

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  38. I bought a high waist boyshort style shapewear from a plus vendor and was excited that there was no roll down and it went all the way underneath my bra. Well as the day went on the short portion of it gave me a wedgie so bad and painful that I had bruising on my va j j and was forced into a gas station bathroom to remove it and throw it away!

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  39. (In my Cecelia voice) Picture this, Charlotte 2013 a wedding lots of people and a suffering curvy girl. I decided to wear shape wear to a good friend’s wedding. I suffered through the heat, the meet and greet, but by the time dancing at the reception came around I had no circulation in my thighs. My shape wear had rolled and creased in my thighs so bad that I left the reception and couldn't even walk to come back to the event. I got to the room and peel myself out of it and just laid on the bed for hours! Embarrassing.

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  40. My worst shape wear experience was bone chilling! A group of girls out for a night on the town in a very crowed club, my favorite song comes on and I start busting some funky fresh moves when it happened, I froze, I had been shot? Nope just the boning in my shape wear popped. The look on my face was sheer panic, scariest moment ever!

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  41. I was a bridesmaid at my Sister in Law's wedding. The venue was a very solemn religious building. While waiting for the pictures to start I had to pee, so I went to the VERY FANCY bathroom. Marble everywhere, brass taps, crystal chandelier, gold framed pictures of Jesus, and me. I undid the snaps at the crotch of my one-piece bathing-suit-style shapewear because I couldn't imagine getting completely naked (the only other option) in that place, and FWOOOSH the entire thing rolls up to my ribcage. I couldn't get it down. I'm hopping all over this amazing bathroom, with my stupid floofy bridesmaid dress pulled up to my neck, knocking things over, trying for about 10 minutes to get ahold of the back part of the crotch of the shaper... it was awful. People were knocking, trying to figure out what the heck I was doing... I'm still mortified. So much for dignity.

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  42. My shapewear horror story was that one morning after getting hubby to help me get into the shapewear, I hopped into the car and started driving for my business trip. Why I thought this was a great idea, I don't know. But I got in the car and about 2 hours into the trip I felt light headed and thought I was going to pass out. And then I realized my foot was going numb. I was DRIVING and was about to lose all circulation in my lower body because I had unwittenly bought the wrong size shapewear and decided to wear it seated for 2 hours straight. Needless to say I had to stop at a gas station and CUT MYSELF out of my "off brand" spanx... lol... I started paying much closer attention to the sizing on packaging or websites.

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  43. When i was 16 i was a Bridesmaid in my mother's wedding. She bough me this long line bra with he wire boning. It was my 1st time wearing anything like that I was so uncomfortable it was way too tight i couldn't dance, move or eat much. The limo ride was the worst part of the night.

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  44. O maior horror que já passei com este tipo de roupa interior... foi num casamento. Levava um vestido lindo, super justo... e a cinta estava sempre a enrolar e a descer na zona das costas... foi horrivel.

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  45. It was winter and I decided to wear all black. My LBD and some black shape wear tights. I had to go to Target and as I was walking in the store, the tights were rolling down and managed to get down my legs. Thank God I had on a dress because had I not, I would've been so embarrassed because they made it to mid-thigh right above knee section.

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  46. My shapewear horror story: I was giving an oral presentation at an offsite board meeting and my shapewear was cutting into thighs so badly that I literary had tears in my eyes but I told them I had really bad allergies. I finished my presentation, took a pair of scissors, ran into the bathroom, and cut the seams all the way up to the crotch area. Needless to say, I couldn't wait to get to the hotel and throw those damn things in the garbage.

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  47. First off, my friends talks about me all the time because I have at least 10 shapers and I try on all 10 when going out to find the perfect fit. But once I had one that was strapless dress shaper and it was my birthday, into the night it starts to rip from the top back to around the waist--#TRAGIC!!! Then began sagging in the seat..immediately goes to the restroom and take it off!! Mines always bulge and dig in my side, so I'm still buying and experiencing....

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  48. My shapewear horror story was the day of my wedding. I for some crazy reason thought I was still a size 10 when I ordered my dress when I was actually a size 14. I brought a well know brand of shapewear that advertised that it would not role down. Great, I thought, this will work wonderfully as I was wearing a strapless mermaid style dress. I tried on the dress with the shapewear and walked around the house and stretched just to make sure everything stayed where it should. Things seemed a-ok and I was confident that I looked great. Fast forward to my wedding day. It was a very hot humid day in Florida. The church was old and the air conditioning was not the best. It took along time to cool the space. Needless to say that between the heat and my nervousness I was sweating buckets. As I walked down the aisle, my shapewear began to migrate down my back, sliding and bunching as it went. By the time I got to the alter, it was around my waist looking like an inner tube pushing up my muffin top. IN A MERMAID DRESS!!!! I could not stop the ceremony to go to the rest room so I just had to suffer through it looking like a bursting sausage. Needless to say...my wedding pictures from the actual ceremony have been "misplaced"...LOL

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    1. Congrats you've won with your story. Can you please send me your email? Thanks! chastity@garnerstyle.com

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  49. My best friend's wedding was on the hottest day of the year in May. I bought a high-waisted panty shaper to wear under my pastel pink maid of honor's dress. Every lump and bump showed through that dress. I was extremely uncomfortable and sweating everywhere, but powered through the ceremony and beginning of the reception. When it came time for me to make a trip to the restroom, I could not get out of the shaper! I don't know if it was the heat or swelling, but it was like the shaper was glued to me. I ended up having to cut myself out of the darn thing. My skin was irritated and inflamed underneath I've hated girdles and shapers since then.

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  50. Every Sunday morning having to ask my husband and 2 kids to pull and tug so I can fit into my "armor." I just don't do it anymore!!

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  51. I promise you don't want to be driving after having on shapwear all day thats now being rude to your inner thigh/panty line area. I'm on I95 ftom Orlando and I just couldnt take iy anymore. It was time for the shapewear AND my undewear.to go. I put the car on cruise and preceeded to get my dress up.and shapwear down without wrecking my car. After all of that, I felt free. Free at last, free at last thank God almighty my inner thigh was free at last!!!!!

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  52. I promise you don't want to be driving after having on shapwear all day thats now being rude to your inner thigh/panty line area. I'm on I95 ftom Orlando and I just couldnt take iy anymore. It was time for the shapewear AND my undewear.to go. I put the car on cruise and preceeded to get my dress up.and shapwear down without wrecking my car. After all of that, I felt free. Free at last, free at last thank God almighty my inner thigh was free at last!!!!!

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  53. I promise you don't want to be driving after having on shapwear all day thats now being rude to your inner thigh/panty line area. I'm on I95 ftom Orlando and I just couldnt take iy anymore. It was time for the shapewear AND my undewear.to go. I put the car on cruise and preceeded to get my dress up.and shapwear down without wrecking my car. After all of that, I felt free. Free at last, free at last thank God almighty my inner thigh was free at last!!!!!

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    1. Not while you were driving!!! Lawwwddd that has to worse than texting and driving!! LOLOL

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    2. YES, doll!!!! I couldn't take the pain. Momma's lady parts had to get free!!!!

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  55. Man!!! My horror story happened wearing a bodycon dress while on vacation in Dallas, Tx. It was labor day weekend 2012 and I was wear a high waist thigh shaper. Now I admit sometimes I do go down a size when I wear that particular brand so I was comfortable breaking out a brand new one while on vacay. So I put my shapewear on then my bodycon everything was fine until I noticed myself pulling the shapewear over my knees, keep in mind I'm wearing a sexy bodycon with heels in 100° degree weather. So we went to the movies and as a plus size girl you gotta be ultra confident, so I walked to the walk up movie counter pulling my dress down trying to cover up my shapewear. After the movie I pull my dress down and leave out of the movie theater. Now keep in mind I'm trying be confident walking to car in 6in heels. Get to car sit down and I see my shapewear torn and sagging to the middle of my damn calf! I started to think that no matter how much I tugged on my dress or pulled it down it was still sagging to my freaking calf! Not mention it was one side that did that.

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  57. So...apparently I put a quarter size hole in my spanx as I was putting them on. Didn't realize it until my girlfriend asked me if I had been bitten by something because there was a quarter sized bump on my thigh. The "bump" was the fat from my thigh squeezing out the hole...LOL

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  58. My boyfriend of 3 months didn't realize that I wear shapewear EVERYDAY; until the morning after a night of hard drinking. Usually at night, I would go to the bathroom, take them off, and stash it under the sink until morning, but this particular night I went to bed with them on instead. So we "do the do" and in the morning , as I'm gathering my clothes, he finds it and goes "WTF is this thing?" He was confused when he said it, but then proceeded (and still proceeds) to tell me to let it go, being my natural self is the most flatttering thing I can do. Awwww, side note, we'll be 6 yrs strong in December!

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  59. My shapewear horror story? Failing to wear undies under your shapewear shorts, then splitting your shapewear down the middle and being informed by a small child that they could "see your girl stuff yuck!" because you didn't think you needed to glue your knees together because you were wearing black shapewear shorts! Horrifying.

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  60. Walking in a fashion show, I kept having to pull my shapewear up but that would make the legs of the shapewear show below the dress. So I'd pull the legs up, which only make it bunch up under what I was modeling. So I had tuck and hide under my bra and any way I could disguise the terrible shapewear. It was suppose to assist me with making the designers clothes look awesome, but I didn't feel comfortable or awesome.

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  61. My shapewear horror story was at a funeral. I don't know about where you live but around here all the men congregate at the back of the building which also happens to be the hallway where the restrooms are at so there were plenty of witnesses to see my event. I had a pair of shaping underwear on with a dress. Went to the restroom and when I came out the back of my dress was caught in the shapewear so my behind was showing. I was in my late teens so imagine how that shaped my life. To this day if I wear a dress I am forever tugging and checking the back of it.

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  62. I am a 40D, there is no such thing as a NON horror shapewear story for me. I miss out on SO many amazing beautiful clothes cause of the "girls". As for horror story. I was in a play, if was the FINAL dress rehersal and one of the dance numbers involved a lot of high kicks. Because I'm short I was in the front line. After the first high kick I felt the strapless bra start to "move" and "wiggle", a few kicks later the strapless bra was around my waist and my "girls" were ALL over the place. WORST THING EVER!!!! The director was speechless, I just stopped dancing... I ducked taped the strapless bra on every night after that. As you can seem I need this.

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  63. Not really horror, but I normally try not to eat and drink a lot when I wear shapewear, but this night I didn't realize how much I consumed and lets just say I had an accident trying to run to the restroom at the Mexican restaurant I try to forget it but my Besties won't allow it!!!! Lol!!!!

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  64. Yay, really hope I win! I hate when my shape wear rolls down!

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  65. I've never worn shape wear & only ever tried it on once. The plus size store I usually shop at had this new girl & I did not have much confidence in the assistance she'd provide as she was this tiny thing & I couldn't imagine her being able to grasp the issues that us larger ladies face when shopping for clothes. Yeah, I shoulda listened to my instincts!! I asked her what size shape wear I should try & she recommended going down 2 sizes, so I tried one on with a great deal of her help, all the while wondering how the heck I'd get this thing on by myself at home. I then attempted to try on a dress but got light headed & started seeing stars almost immediately, so I sat down only to have my intestinal distress issues 'voice' a loud & messy protest of which I will spare you the gory details. The sales girl had to go get scissors & the manager to cut me out of the thing. To this day, I don't even look at the shape wear as I pass by even though I have some clothes that would sit much more nicely on my curves if my jelly was locked & loaded!

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  66. I wouldn't call it a "horror" story, but more like embarrassing! Picture this, you're at an amazing birthday party having a grande ol' time, and your shapewear is cutting like none other... Well that was me! The shapwear I was wearing was great because it covered me right under my breast. As the night progress, my shapewear was moving right into a tuck that caused such great pain. It felt like a razor blade piercing through my skin. I tried everything I could to keep my mind off it. Laugh, continue drinking, dancing, or whatever, but nothing was working. So finally after 4 hours, I ran into the bathroom of the facility, got out my skirt, and snatched every bit of bodywear off me. My cousin came into the bathroom and asked what was I doing, and I told her. She was busting with tears laughing... Then asked how will I walk out with it. I politely rolled it up as tightly as I could and put it in my bag... I was so miserable, but it felt so good to get out of it..

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  67. Goodness, which one of my many shapewear horror stories do I share?!?!?!? Ok here its the best (worst) one. Brought the corset shapewear from our friends in Ashely Stewart, name escapes me but I remember everyone talking about how much good it was cause it even help redefine your figure over time...side eye. I think the regular price was $100 and I got it on clearance for like $30!! Talk about a deal! So I get one a size smaller at the salesgirl suggestion because it would really set the silhouette that I wanted. I looked about 2 sizes smaller! Again...side eye! Fast forward to the event..Ladies night/Jewelry Party...a sister really wanted to get that smooth small waist and curvy look and the corset did its job. I was looking good even though I felt a bit...constrained...chalk it up to the sacrifices of a curvy girl wanting to look good. I must have been very hyped cause all was well in the beginning..Drove to the party, was mingling, sipping, talking, laughing...life was good. Time for the jewelry party to start and so I go to sit down and discover that this causes a bit of some trouble. Corset has gotten so tight that the bottom flares up and everything that was contained is threatening to become undone so I chose to stand instead to pull the corset down and that's when all hell broke lose....I could feel all of the fasteners popping and coming undone underneath my clothing releasing all of my wonderful goodness back to its regular size. needless to say, party was over for me and I think I ditched the corset in the middle of the highway as I drove home. yeah....never again!

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  68. My worst "foundation" story is the one I'm currently living. I have not found any shapewear that I'm totally happy with, but have some pieces that will do, so I keep them until they're literally threadbare. One of my current pieces has one of those tummy-tuck panels in the front (kind of V-shaped) and when I pull it up I guess I'm a little rough because what's happened now is I have two hand-size holes in the top that kind of act like handles when I pull them up. I would curl up and die if anyone besides my husband saw what shape my shapewear is in...

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  69. Today I decided to wear a high waisted support thongs today to give me a little support under the dress I wore. I thought I would layer the foundation with a regular pair of thongs for good measure. The elastic in both undergarments cut a little too deep and became quite painful. I had to duck into the bathroom or by office to pull out the wedgie all day. The most painful part of my day was a 30 minute mock counseling session for class. Midway through the assignment I could feel the garment creeping up and slowly cutting off my circulation in the same way a rubber band feels around your finger. Soon as the timer rang I couldn't wait to bail to the bathroom to dig it out. Doing so felt like getting your eyebrows waxed...I had to do it quick, sharp pain, then sweet relief. I wish they made more support things because the top part fit GREAT!

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  70. Hmmmm my worst shapewear story had to be when I was wearing my body suit, which my fiance' likes to call my suit of armor and I had been drinking water all day long, and I went to go the restroom and the hooks got caught on my tights and well...it was all bad! Luckily, I was able to unhook myself before I had a little accident, but those snap in the middle suits are a no-go for me. I have to go potty entirely too much!

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  71. Oddly enough-my Dad's funeral. Black shapewear under a black dress. Rolled down while I stood in line half-way giving people the one armed hug so they didn't get the "lump" pressed into them, introducing my step siblings, and shaking hands. Stood there for over an hour with a bizarre lump just above my pubic bone before I could sneak out to the bathroom and roll myself back up! NOT a good look at any time!

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  72. My story is not actually horrifying but more so the fact that I can't find shapewear that's going to look good on me w/o looking like shapewear through my clothes. I also like shapewear that's comfortable and allows me to breath and not have to take short breaths or feel like I may need a shot of oxygen by the end of the night.

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  73. Great giveaway! My horror story is more so about not having shapewear. I recently held an event where I had a professional photographer there. I wore high waisted jeans so you know those sometimes hide a bit of bulge anyway. Needless to say, when I got the photos back, I looked like a can of busted biscuits. Next time, I'm wearing the shapewear!

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  74. My horror story had me almost lose my shapewear not because it was rolling or too hot...but because I bought it way too big, it was my first piece and I wanted to look good for my great grandmothers funeral..so I went to catherines and bought a long leg spanx..in a size 10X!!!!!...I am ample booty'd so I thought that I had to make room and get it large....well LAWD the whole day I kept grabbing and pulling it up..this thing came all the way up to my breast and over them and I am a Triple D cup...lol I called catherines thinking maybe they had mixed up the sizes and the lady said GIRLY your supposed to buy according to your panty size..smh lets just say next time I get shapewear I will be consulting someone first!!!

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  75. My brother's wedding, as a long and wonderful place that jump high, I'm one of the bridesmaids and I'm standing at the altar when my aunt came to warn me that my shapewear was appearing in the pictures and - of course - the filming. More terror that only if I were my wedding!? Tense!

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  76. The darn thing just kept rolling down to the and rubbing me in between my rolls, or as we call them, chicos. No only that, but because it rolled down, everything that it was holding in place sort of jiggled out. I never wore one again.

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  77. I don't wear shapewear most of the time. It never fits properly, and having a long torso makes it even more difficult to find an ideal piece. However, in light of the recent holiday, I do make an exception: costumes. And with costuming as my hobby, I struggle into shapewear all year round for conventions, photoshoots, and yes, even Halloween. It's essential when I want to be a spandex or PVC vinyl clad superhero and need smooth lines! For one such character, I resorted to using a hook and eye corset contraption with straps as well as a boned shaping panty, as nothing else fulfilled my needs as a femme fatale clad in a black vinyl catsuit. It was suffocating to get on, but even worse once I tried to pose. It's not easy to be in theatrical makeup, styled wig, and stiletto heels for nearly eight hours, but even worse when the corset has rolled up, the panty has rolled down, and you're sporting either a spare tire or a pregnancy belly in all of your photos. It was hard to channel sexy, strong, and mysterious when your shapewear says otherwise.

    But the worst part? Taking it off at the end of the day to discover boning in the corset exploded out of the casing and has cut into your skin, causing you to bleed into your outfit. It didn't heal for almost a month!

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  78. At a party dancing with body dress on I feel my shape wear rolling down I tried to pull it up but it wouldn't. I ended up with a six pack of hotdog rolls on my back and forget a muffin top I had a keg of beer stomach. To make things worse I was told congratulations when are you due #flatlined

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  79. I've been looking for some really good shapewear I hope I win

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  80. I wear shapewear a lot! When i met my boyfriend 4 years ago, he saw my shape wear the 1st night, we laughed a lot like the Bridget Jones movie, i was embarrased but it was a very funny moment :)

    (Sorry for the mistakes, i'm French ^^)

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