I'll admit it. I'm not a huge fan of shapewear. It has more to do with my fantasy that I could get the same results if I just spent more time at the gym.
Shapewear has saved my fashion life more than once. After the birth of my children, control top pantyhose was my new best friend. Today's lingerie world has far more fashionable and effective ways to keep everything in place. Even Hollywood actresses count on shapewear to achieve body perfection on the Red Carpet.
I wasn't sure what to think of the Rago Perky Lift when the brand sent me a black bodysuit to review.** I'm familiar with Rago, since they've been producing high quality body shaping garments since 1945. So I knew the piece would be well-designed and made to last.
The Rago Perky Lift is unlike any other shapewear I've worn. It tackles back fat, tummy toning, and boob lift --- all in one product. You wear it with your own bra---or none at all, according to some reviews. The wide elastic band cradles and lifts the bust up to 2". The bodysuit is made of medium to firm material that tightens and smooths out the torso and any lumps and bumps in back. It's easy to step into and remove.Rago Perky Lift Bodysuit Image via HerRoom
The bodysuit can be customized where it counts. Shoulder straps are adjustable and 4 rows of sturdy hooks allow you to shorten or lengthen the body. Unique front placement means you won't be fumbling around trying to unhook yourself when nature calls.
I'm a 34DD, 5'5", a bit short-waisted, and tried the Medium. I didn't have to adjust the torso, although I did tighten the straps. The Rago Perky Lift fits band sizes from 28 to 50, with cups from A to G. If you're not familiar with the Rago brand, you can find all their products here.
Anyone who wants a smooth, sexy silhouette under their clothes will appreciate this unique piece of shapewear. I wish I'd had one for those immediate post-pregnancy months, when everything needed firming and lifting. Those of us who carry around heavy breasts will be relieved to have a way to take the burden off our backs and shoulders.
My only complaint is that wider straps might be visible under certain sleeveless tops, depending on the cut of the armhole. But, then again, I live in sunny Southern California where yoga wear is my daily uniform.
What about you? Have you tried any shapewear pieces? What are your areas of concern? Back lumps, tummy bumps, or breast lift? What do you think of the Rago Perky Lift?
**Full Disclosure: I received a sample of this product for review, but opinions are my own.
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