NOT Your Ordinary SHAPEWEAR! Diva’s Curves (REVIEW)

**UPDATE:  NEW Company Name is “Diva’s Curves
My normal ARMOR under my outfits have been:

Spanx:  Great for when I want to just feel that I won’t wiggle too much and keeps material from sticking.
Corsets:  Were MADE for us Plus Size ladies in mind. Turns our killer curves in to lethal weapons!

Cons:
Spanx just didn’t do too much to truly flatten my double tummy.  Yes, I have not one but two tummies.
Corsets are very constraining and not for my 15+hour days!
BOTH don’t cover my full torso and/or issues such as my back rolls…. or lift and flatten my tummy

In my ever search of the perfect shapewear I came across the compression garments from Diva’s Curves.  I’ve never tried a compression garment and was a little skeptical on it’s comfort and ability to be hidden under my form fitted dresses.

Measurements without compression garment:    49 – 44 – 55          Height: 5’0

I reviewed their size chart and was concerned on how they would fit my short torso and girth.  I messaged the company and was immediately given further information on what size would best fit me.  The long garment would fit like a “capri” on my short stature and was recommended to purchase the short garment as I normally wear short dresses.  It’s important that you choose the correct size as it’s non-returnable due to the garment being used for post medical purposes.   We decided that the 3XL was the right size for me.

Picture is courtesy of: Diva’s Curves

The delivery came FAST as they are local and came professionally packaged.  It arrived at the end of my very long day at work but I couldn’t wait to try it on.  I clocked out and headed to the restroom to try it on.  I have long nails and did take me a tiny bit of wiggling to get in to.  There are hooks (like a bra) and once I got those hooked the zipper was very simple to zip up.

Let me tell you right now… I’ve NEVER worn anything this soft and with such STRENGTH that worked on my waist, flattened AND lifted my tummy as well as even out the rolls on my back AND lift my buttocks. In ADDITION it helped lift my bosom, gave me added back support AND will you believe that the back pain/discomfort that I had only a few minutes ago lessened?!  I was BLOWN AWAY!

Can you feel the EXCITEMENT from my experience?  How about the added claims that the compression garment – when worn daily – will help reshape your body in to a more toned one!  I’ve only worn it for a few days and can’t attest to this last statement as of yet but will keep you updated in the coming months.

So, you have ALL these benefits and then I worried about the shapewear showing through my fitted clothing.  I tried on my thinnest of dresses and you CAN’T SEE ANY telltale sign of this garment being worn underneath.  Not the zipper or a single line what so ever.

The garment is very well made and expect a long life and usage from it.  The material is breathable and it didn’t bite in to my skin – not around my thighs nor any other place on my body.  I have worked out in it and worn it for 24 hours straight and my overly sensitive skin never reacted or gave me issues as it normally does with my previous shapewear.

I gave you ALL the Pros and now for my own personal Con *WARNING: TMI Moment Coming At You*:

The garment is  “full body” – which means it’s not made to be taken off when you need to go to the restroom.  It is crotch-less with a significant opening to not have any issues doing your business with a sturdy snap button to keep the piece together .  If you’re used to croth-less undies or thongs then this won’t be an issue.  As for myself, I am not and it is something I’m getting used to.

I’m really letting it all out in this review as I believe you need to see the product on a short round body such as mine and feel confident on what you are investing your money in knowing my full experience.  As I’ve stated before there is a well sized opening on their crotch-less design and should not be a problem with most people.  I recommend using super stretchy undies you can pull out of the way such as thongs, crotch-less undies and such.

In the following picture you can see the opening as it fits on my 55″ hips with a modesty black bar covering the middle.  I’m hoping this helps put your worries to rest and take the plunge in trying out this product that has made a huge and immediate impact to my health.

*This summer the company is releasing a slip design that I am looking forward to trying out.

Picture is courtesy of: Diva’s Curves









Excuse the poor lighting… I really did my best to get clear pictures.



My “Outfit Of The Day” pictures wearing this shapewear
**Unaltered Pictures**


19 Comments

  1. February 19, 2014 / 12:16 pm

    Good morning love,
    Great review and I appreciate your honesty and ability to share your experience. I see you posted the pink garment is for sale but you purchased the black. Do you think the pink will be noticeable under garments?

    • February 19, 2014 / 2:49 pm

      Thank you Terri!
      I posted the sale for the Pink Garment because it is the one that is on sale for $75 at this moment.
      As for any garment the undergarment may show depending on the coverage of the item your wearing over it. Their pink is a light pink and don't foresee any issues with it BUT you can use a neutral slip over it if it is an issue. =)
      Hope this answer helps! Their full site address is: http://www.ElsasCurves.com

    • February 22, 2014 / 10:19 pm

      I have not tried Squeem and just checked their product line. They have a similar product comparable to this but it only goes up to under the bra line.
      My issue will be the rolls on my back being more pronounced from where the squeem will end. Elsa's Curves comes up and around me and helps lessen the back bulge. It's also SUPER comfortable in comparison with corsets and spanx.
      Price wise it's also at even pricing as their shorts but not of the same design. Hope this makes sense LOL!

  2. March 27, 2014 / 11:11 pm

    Hey Mz Liz! I just received my curves wear in the mail and I love it. I see what you mean when you say it uplifts and supports you well. It's very securing and no jiggle. I love that! Thanks lady!!!

    • March 28, 2014 / 2:06 am

      Woot Woot!!! It's like NOTHING I've EVER experienced. I wish I could describe the material better but I tried my best.
      I'm so GLAD you tried it out and love it!

  3. February 14, 2015 / 11:18 pm

    I'm glad to have read ur review. Been looking for a girdle for a while since having my baby 10-13-14. Now after reading this I'm more confident about trying something new.

    • February 15, 2015 / 12:47 am

      YAY!!! Congratz on your baby and please let me know what your experience is with it after you tried it for a bit.

  4. October 2, 2015 / 1:04 am

    Hi, I am thinking about giving this a try. I see you got the short short one, did it rise up at any time or was it comfortable all the way through? I want to order one but not sure if the long short is to long and if the short one rises up more than a regular underwear. Thanks in advance 🙂
    Jennifer

    • October 2, 2015 / 1:33 am

      Hello!
      I don't know what you mean by rise up? It stayed in place and remember it's an open crotch so it doesn't move when you move around or bend. It seriously fits like a glove as it's a "compression" garment that is also used for post operation recovery.
      P.S. I wore regular undies over it as I couldn't get used to being crotchless.

  5. michael fisher
    March 22, 2016 / 2:37 am

    “Ms. Liz, where did get those black and white shoes from,they look good on You

    • March 22, 2016 / 2:53 am

      I actually found these on Ebay. Do a search on Ebay for “Retro Mary Jane Pumps”

  6. Lakesha Moore
    May 23, 2016 / 3:37 pm

    So with the open crotch, I don’t have to get naked to go to the bathroom?

  7. Heather
    June 6, 2016 / 3:56 am

    Hi, as you lose weight can you tighten the garment like other shapewear I see. If I lose 30 lbs do I have to buy another size or can I use this garment. Thank you for your time

    • June 6, 2016 / 4:16 am

      Hello! This line is not adjustable as it is a “compression garment.” Depending on where on your body you loose your weight you may need to buy a size accordingly.

  8. VaJezatha Payne
    February 26, 2017 / 7:26 pm

    the sizes only fits the short plus size? the chart stopped at 3x. im 6’1″ and 330 pounds. i usually wear a 3x but if it fits you, it would be too small right?

  9. VaJezatha Payne
    February 26, 2017 / 7:27 pm

    the sizes only fits the short plus size? the chart stopped at 3x. im 6’1″ and 330 pounds. i usually wear a 3x but if it fits you, it would be too small right?

    • February 26, 2017 / 8:06 pm

      Hello!
      Since my review they have extended their sizes to 5XL. Please take your measurements and follow their size chart. Keep in mind these do have “some” stretch and are meant to compress your body. My measurements are a little bigger than the 3XL and it worked perfectly.
      Here’s the link to their measurement info and size chart:
      https://www.divascurves.com/pages/size-chart

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