Shapewear Review: Star Power by Spanx Super Firm Bold Hollywood Full Slip

The Star Power by Spanx Super Firm Bold Hollywood Full Slip is sexy…I’ll give it that. The little sheer detail in the front is what drew me to it when I saw it on the rack at Macy’s. Other details I loved was that it was a 38D, it was seamless, it had adjustable/removable straps and the back looked high enough to provide coverage.

Screen Shot 2016-02-26 at 1.46.37 PMI read reviews on some other sites. Some women who had my same cup size, but bigger hip measurements couldn’t even get this on over their hips. On me, it felt too big. It provided an amazingly smooth silhouette under my dress, but didn’t feel like it was sucking much in.

And this is what upsets me so much about shapewear and how it is created. They either tell you it is S, M, or L, or they give you a cup size and make assumptions about your body size. I am a strong believer that for the price of these garments, the companies should be able to customize them to fit our bodies. Meaning, offer a 38D with an optional hip measurement to go with it. We aren’t all the same. Sure, offering a new variety of sizing will probably up the price in the garment, but wouldn’t you rather shell out a little bit more money for something that actually fits you?

My biggest gripe about this dress slip is that it constantly rode up over my hips. This is why the “ease of use” rating is so low. I wore it with thigh highs and a thong, because usually when you wear a slip with control top panty-hose, it rides up even more. But, after sitting at my desk, then going to a meeting and sitting a bit more, I would have to go right into the bathroom and pull it back down. Really not a fan of that.

In any case, I didn’t do before/after photos with this. I tried to be a little avant-garde by making a black & white collage, but I didn’t think the shaping factor on this did anything to warrant more photos.

I would read more than just this review of the product before you choose to buy it. It’s beautiful & beautifully-made, but your body type is going to be the deciding factor as to whether or not this is the right shaping slip for you. I will be returning this.

Product Details:

Top to Bottom stylish control. The Super Firm Bold Hollywood Slip by Star Power by Spanx provides top notch support and shaping for your best silhouette yet. Comes with adjustable and/or removable straps for versatility. Style #SS2715

Provides extra firm control and shaping
Adjustable, removable straps
Built-in bra
Provides firm control
Sheer panels on both sides
Lined at gusset
Polyester/spandex/elastane: gusset: cotton
Machine washable

So, what do you think? Do you wish Shapewear were sized better, so you could know what works for you? Do you think you would pay more for some customization?

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Shapewear Review: The Super Firm Bold Hollywood Slip by Star Power by Spanx
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 3 stars
  • Good

  • Comfort
    Editor: 100%
  • Ease of Use
    Editor: 50%
  • Value
    Editor: 85%
  • Wow Factor
    Editor: 100%


  • Adjustable Straps
  • Beautiful sheer Inset
  • Higher in the back to provide coverage

  • Cons

  • Wasn't made for my body type
  • Constantly rode up over my hips throughout the day
  • Didn't provide much shaping power

  • Review Summary:

    Beautiful design, didn't provide much slimming power for me, and kept riding up over my hips.

    Miss M

    Measurements: 38-31-34 Age: 39

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