Believe it or not, one of the topics I enjoy writing about the most is actually shapewear. For most women, there is such a negative connotation that comes along with the mere thought of the subject. This is why I take the time to feature different brands and styles so everyone can find what works best for them. Yes…I am YOUR guinea pig! When Orchard Corset asked me to try their recent addition of the Scandale Shapewear line, I knew it was time to venture outside my Rago comfort zone again to see how this new brand measured up! Since I am a big fan of the high waist girdles, the Scandale Sirene Cincher Slip (No. 8) was a great place to start.
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Since Scandale Shapewear is brand new to me as well, I knew it was best to consult with the Orchard Corset team when it came to proper sizing. Based on the size chart, my waist (27″) is a size Small but my hips (39″) were an inch bigger than the maximum. In the end, I decided to order a Small since the slip is super stretchy and sizing up would minimize the overall compression capabilities. When the Scandale No. 8 Slip arrived, I was immediately taken with the soft femininity in the design and lovely fabrics. It was evidently clear, this wasn’t your average shapewear and it was time to see what magical shaping powers it held. Needless to say, it took some serious wiggling and tugging on the first try since there is no built in zipper. With loads of stretch in the fabric, it took no time to shimmy into the Scandale No. 8 Slip and finally see if it was all that I had hoped it to be. Before we get to that, let’s talk about the design. The Scandale No. 8 Slip is long enough to shape from your waist to your thighs for that perfect hourglass look. With its unique V front design to prevent the unwanted rolling, contoured seams, a hidden soft lined panty with hook and eye crotch and four detachable garters, they really thought of everything we loathe when it comes to bad shapewear.
There is no doubt, going with a size Small was the sizing right choice and fit wonderfully. After shimmying into mine for the first time, I saw the flawless “S” Curve silhouette the Scandale No. 8 Slip created and was amazed at the incredibly elegant design. The firm compression is not at all uncomfortable like other brands I have tried and I was quite surprised at how it did not restrict my movement despite how fitted it was. It’s safe to say, the Scandale No. 8 Slip cinched me in almost an inch all over and more so in the hips since mine are a bit larger than the size Small allowed. I had a slight muffin roll at the top of the slip but nothing that a minor adjustment could not fix. I was pleased to see there was no cutting into my thighs and surprisingly not too long for my short torso. The detachable garters are a nice versatile option to have since we don’t always wear stockings. The small ribbon detail over the garter tabs just shows you to what length Scandale went for each element in the design.
Most of you already know that I am a devoted Rago Shapewear customer and completely loathe Spanx as a whole. So the questions is, where does the Scandale brand fare in all of this? I can say without hesitation that I will be wearing the Scandale No. 8 Slip when I need some extreme minimizing powers or wearing silky type dress that calls for a seamless silhouette. Although I adore my Rago 1294, it is not well suited for those situations and the Scandale does a fabulous job at both.
The Scandale brand not only provides function and comfort, they do it with elegance. The quality in the craftmanship is quite spectacular and I am definitely looking forward to trying more items from their collection. Don’t forget the exclusive Orchard Corset 15% off discount code for Pin Up Persuasion readers, PINUP2013.
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