We get a lot of offers for free things and to be honest, we don’t always take up on the offer. If it’s something that I think I can use or that can help others, I like to try it. And lately, I have been more open to that.
Let me start by saying this, I was given this product in return for an honest review.
When I was approached about taking on reviewing Lipo Queen Shapewear, my aversion to it was the name. Do I understand that it is because its founder, Dr. Trott is known as the Lipo Queen™, yes. But for me, a person who has had gastric bypass surgery and has spent a lifetime dealing with what society says are the imperfections of my body, I found the name to be something I feared.
But I do love shape-wear, as I have a lot of excess skin covering my body from loosing over 200 pounds. And from all of the reviews that I had read, I decided to try the product. The biggest reason being is that Lipo Queen shape-wear is owned by a woman.
The second thing is that the shape-wear is for everyone – she, he, they, them. They have thought of everyone and we love an inclusive brand.
The shape-wear is quite expensive, but is worth it. It’s different than Spanx. I wasn’t fearful of it rolling down, but I was out of breathe putting it on. It took work. Like me jumping up and down and trying to squeeze my ass into them, not knowing if I would ever make it in them, and if I would be able to, would I ever be able to get out.
I wasn’t sure.
Now, I didn’t have anywhere that I needed to go, but I slid the Luna (the one that I chose to test) underneath my leggings and over sized sweatshirt. I was wearing it for me – which I believe anyone should wear anything.
The Luna is described as, “Ensuring a design for all, The Luna delivers midsection compression and glute contouring brief to accentuate all the right curves.”
And well…. it’s not that it doesn’t deliver on those promises.
Normally shape-wear that I get had thigh protection. Chub rub is no ones friend. But as I have progressed in fashion, I was like I will be wearing this with a pant set.
Automatically I noticed that it was VERY TIGHT. I am positive that I got the right size, but LORD, was this thing tight. I felt like I couldn’t sit down, that I was going to blow a stitch, and don’t even ask me to bend over.
But I was going to persevere. My goal was to wear it at least 4-5 hours, as that would be the normal amount of time I would wear shape-wear.
So as sitting down felt out of the question, I decided a walk would be good for the system. Let’s see how I can move? I was determined to figure out how to wear this item and if I loved this or not.
Here’s my observations –
- Lipo Queen is extremely hard to put on.
- The Luna is breathable material and after about 90 minutes in it, I still felt supported, but it felt easier to wear.
- I have rather large breasts, a shorter torso, and the way that the luna lined up with my bra felt itchy and that part of the piece would roll. I was thankful that it had straps, or I would have been worried about it rolling down the entire time.
- I read that after time, it’s not so hard to put on – so go into this with the idea that it is like Doc Martens, you need to wear it in.
- It truly does have a slimming effect (my leggings were loose around the waist), but as I have body issues, it made my thighs look bigger and there fore, I would definitely pick an item that has thigh coverage also.
- I have loose skin from loosing over 200 pounds, and it was uncomfortable trying to fix that skin in the Luna. Putting it on – it arranged my skin how it wanted to, but that doesn’t. always work for a person like me with extreme weight loss.
Overall, I would give the Luna 4 stars. It’s definitely a great garment for an event and will bring you down a dress size. However, for a person like me, with excess skin, it was hard to wear, navigate, and after four hours of wearing it didn’t become comfortable in places.
Learn more about Lipo Queen shape-wear, here.