In my eternal quest to find the perfect piece of shapewear, I have looked at the Rago 6207 Long Leg Shaper many times. The thought of shapewear in the style of shorts frightened me… I always worried that the bottom band would cut into my thighs, creating a unattractive bulge. But after Jessica from Pin Up Persuasion raved about them in her post, I plucked up the courage to try a pair. Fondly nicknamed the ‘pants of doom’ after seeing them and how TINY they look unstretched… They really are quite scary to look at!
When ordering Rago and most other shapewear brands, you normally go my your waist measurement. With my waist measuring 27″ and hips measuring 42″, I sized up to the 30″ to accommodate my hips. When I realised there was no zip, I was convinced there was no way my butt would get into them! To be honest, I had fully prepared myself for them to look awful and not work at all.
Much to my surprise, not only did they get over my deriere (after much jiggling and tugging) but they worked AMAZINGLY!
The waist band was a bit big but not unwearably so. My butt and thighs were compeletly smoothed are there was very minimal cutting into my thighs. Now, this might shock you, but I think the Rago 6207 is my new favourite peice of shapewear!
Now let’s get down to the nitty gritty and more importantly, PHOTOS!
The Rago 6207 features Parisian Powernet lace with exclusive contour bands to smooth and shape. The gripper stretch lace band elimnates thigh bulge and stops it from rolling up. There is also a split crotch for when nature calls but I’m a little dubious about trying that!
I mentioned in my previous shapewear post that my problem areas have always been my thighs and butt and I really feel like the Rago 6207 takes care of everything! Plus, it’s much more comfortable and easy to move in than a regular girdle.
I chose to wear this Glamour Bunny dress to show the difference because it shows up all the lumps and bumps. I think the 6207 would only show through very thin materials but for cotton blends like this or bengaline, it’s perfect!
Now the other cool thing about the 6207 is that it still has stocking straps! Just two on each leg but once you tuck the stockings underneath the gripper band, that’s all you need. They stay in place really well and it’s nice to have the option to wear stockings!
The only downside of the 6207 is that it’s not quite as attractive as the girdle+stockings combo. So whilst I can enjoy it’s powers most of the time, it’s a no-go on pinup shoots when there might be a little leg showing! But that’s ok, life isn’t prefect right?!
The Rago 6207 looks a little scary at first but I promise it’s actually a amazing piece of shapewear! There are a couple of other versions like one with a zip so check out the Rago website to see all the different styles. You can’t actually buy from the Rago site but Rita Sue Clothing in Auckland stocks it and there are lots of online stockists like Orchard Corset.
For other Rago shapwewear reviews including their popular longline 1294 Girdle, click here.
x Miss Victory Violet