I was pleasantly surprised how well this holds you all in. I have a dress that I was not quite fitting in for my sister wedding and I was worried I would have to go get it altered or a different dress well I put on the shaper and my dress zipped right up. I was so shocked and excited. At first it feels like a tight fit and feels like it won’t fit but it stretches and adjust to your body. I thought it would be too tight but it wasn’t and it’s breathable. Worth the money! I already recommended it to my mom and other friends as well.