Whether you're into ever changing fashion trends, seasonal trends, or uniquely yourself, I feel like this two piece has more to offer!
Crop tops have integrated into mall stores and even Walmart! The trend is still going on strong so what can you do next that's a little different? Well, I'm absolutely in love with the cross over neckline top which is what makes it stand out. It's definitely flirty and it would look great with harnesses or lower necklaces like I've coordinated.
Color/Design - It's cream colored instead of white but in pictures it pics up very white on me. The other colors are very vibrant and lively. It's safe to messily eat avocado with this because the stain will blend in, LOL. I personally love this floral print. I'm kinda picky with florals and what colors they combine with the design. This one suits my taste very well.
Material - It's a stretchy and light material of 96% Rayon and 4% Spandex. Very comfortable!
Fit - I got a size M and it fits nicely. It helps that it's stretchy but since clothing sizes aren't tailored to each body, I feel like I would be more comfortable in a L for my top and S for my bottom.
Quality - It's something that looks and feels like it's mass produced but good enough quality for daily wear and tear if you're not too concerned about it. I'd say this can offer a long time of wear.
Price - For $24.99USD, I think it's a good and fair price for a two piece considering I can make so many outfits with them separately!
I thought coordinating it with a splash of yellow would look cute and happy!
This is only Part 1 because Part 2 will be the results and my concluding opinions.
For now I'd like to share my initial impression of this item and why I wanted to try it.
First I'd like to discuss why I wanted a waist cincher.
Aesthetically, I've never been as curvy as I'd like so I wanted to try something out that may help influence that. Of course, my natural body build can only be changed so much so it's one of those it doesn't hurt to try kind of things. In the end if it doesn't work it's still something that can be used for a quick slim down for uncomfortable bloating days, special events, or for cosplay.
Now what about the anxiety part?
I find myself pacing and incapable of keeping still or clutching at my stomach and trying to squeeze myself in when I'm anxious. Squeezing your stomach muscles is one form of relaxation. However, when I'm trying to go to sleep and my anxiety is keeping me up, it's counteractive. I'm hoping that using a waist cincher will help do that for me and that I can go to bed easier. It's not a solution to get rid of anxiety, but it may help relieve some of it for my body's personal needs.
Okay, so let's take a look at this!
I'll let you know what everyone wants to know first!
It immediately took off about 2 inches off my waist. The description claims that it will sustain a loss of 1-4 inches for 30 days of use of 8-10 hours a day. Click here for more details on the product. When it comes to my stomach I'd consider myself of average size so it's taken off pretty much the amount I thought it would. By the end of the month, if I commit, I would like to believe that I'd lose 1 inch realistically. However, I do exercise pretty regularly. My eating habits right now are just to eat enough to feed my body while practicing moderation within a limited budget. Ultimately, the most important thing is to stay fed and survive! I'm also drinking a body cleanse tea from MateFit.me right now, which may or may not have an influence in this.
Putting it on is definitely going to be a challenge. You need a few concentrated minutes to get it done. It really squeezes you in and it can be uncomfortable because of that but it shouldn't be to the point of difficult breathing. I suggest wearing a bra or sports bra underneath so the ribs of the cincher doesn't poke into you. It's a bit long for me cause I'm short so when I sit, it either bends out below my waist or pokes into my boobs, haha. For me it's definitely not smooth all over when sitting and will be noticeable under tight clothing but fitted to baggy clothes that don't cling to shape will look fine.
The design seems to be for people with more curve than myself cause it's tighter up top than the bottom for me, but I'm sure the way it fits is different from person to person depending on their body build. Also, my body naturally carries more fat on my upper body and if you're like me I might suggest a vest instead of a cincher to smooth out your back. I don't like vests though cause they're uncomfortable for my shoulder muscles which tend to be tense.
As for how it looks, I think it's pretty but it's not as pink as I'd like. It has a strong hue of purple but I don't mind. It'll show through thin white clothing which I would suggest a neutral color. As for me, I plan using this at night when I sleep rather than in the day but I'm sure I'll switch it around. This design and color suits my closet pretty well which is also why I chose this design.
Anyways, that's it for Part 1.
If you're interested in any of the below:
- smaller waist
- curvier figure
- anxiety relief
Then check in again after a few more weeks to a month for Part 2!