Your secret weapon…

Don’t you just hate when you can see those nasty lumps and bumps when wearing wiggle style dresses or skirts? Is there a way to fake that perfect silhouette when you have a curvacious figure without sacrificing comfort?

The answer is YES!!!

What is this secret weapon you ask…?

The Rago 1294 Open Bottom Girdle Extra Firm Shaping

Available in white & black sizes Medium/28 - 8XL/46

Based on my measurements, waist 29 hips 41 and my hips being 10″ larger than my waist, I went with a LARGE/30 .

The fit was amazing and the slimming factor blew me away! The side zipper allows for easy access, not a lot of shimmy required ladies! The hook & eye along the length of the zipper provides an easy and smooth closure. It has non detachable garter hooks. I have yet to wear it with stockings but I do not find the clasps bothersome.

The rigid front panel really works wonders on smoothing my trouble stomach area, while still being able to breathe. I was a bit concerned about the girdle showing through on the bengaline wiggle dresses but it does not seem to be a problem. You would have no idea what the person was wearing underneath…unless you look VERY closely,

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You can wear just about any style underwear and not see those terrible panty lines! Yes, that makes me happy since not everyone wants to wear thongs. COMFORT RIGHT?

I have to mention that the open girdle does not create the dreaded thigh bulge. The material has enough stretch and rigidness to flatter your lovely thighs. I do find a minimal trouble area between the top of the girdle and the bra area. A simple tug & tuck on the girdle & bra seems to fix this rather easily.

So the fit was great…now the real test was to wear the Rago 1294 during an 9 hour work day.

How did it fair?

I have to say this is the most comfortable shapewear I have ever worn, no lie! I always find the stretchy(Spanx) type materials to ride up, shift, or cause uncomfortable chaffing. The Rago 1294 stays in place very well and adjustments are very limited.

It’s not perfect, as all shapewear has its quirks but this is by far the MOST well made and comfortable shapewear at an affordable price! It retails for $56, but a lot of online retailers sell it for much less.

Being a girl on a budget, I picked this one up on sale for $35 at Orchard Corset!!!

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For those that are avid Pin Up Girl Clothing customers, they just announced that they will be carrying the Rago 1294 very soon!

Ladies…this is your secret weapon to achieve that perfect silhouette in your wiggle dresses and pencil skirts!

P.S. This was NOT a paid advertisement by Rago. I am just THAT passionate about this particular item πŸ™‚

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  1. Angeli

    Great post, Jessica! After much thought, I decided to buy the same piece of shapewear. Thank you for the before/after pictures; they helped me feel more confident in my decision!

    • Jessica Meloche

      Sweet! Did you go with expedited shipping to get it that fast? I’m cheap, I always go with the less expensive option even if it takes a little longer. lol. Message me once you get it…I want to know how you like it hun.

  2. Laura

    Hi, Jessica. Thanks so much for this post but mostly for the before and after pictures. Yours and this girl’s (http://www.pinupgirlstyle.com/profiles/blogs/rago-shapewear-the-original-innovator-in-mid-century-under) helped me make my mind on buying it in spite of the 86$ I had to pay for it (I’m in Spain and couldn’t find any cheaper deal).
    I got it today and…oh, ladies! I’m so glad that I purchased it! My hips are 2′ “smaller” and all the ugly bumps and rolls dissapear while wearing it!

    In case it helps somebody else: my measures are 41′-33′-47′ and I ordered a 2X (due to the over 10′ difference between waist and hips that you also mention), it feels great and it’s really comfortable to wear. I must say though that I think an XL would have been more flattering for my waist and tummy (this one flattens a tiny bit my tummy but does nothing for my waist) but then I don’t think I would have been able to close it on the hips.

    All in all, a really great purchase. Tight-fitting wiggle dresses, watch out! my Rago and I are coming! πŸ˜‰

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