This is a long-overdue review of Kim Kardashian’s SKIMS‘ shapewear that I had promised a few months back. If you’ve been following my blog, you probably remember I started this review series with the underwear just before the summer.
If you didn’t catch that one you can see it here. I know the underwear is probably not the most sought-after item on SKIMS’ website, but because they were running a sale at that time, I thought I could take advantage of it and do that review first.
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Ok. With that out of the way, let’s talk about the product itself.
The Essential Scoop Neck Bodysuit comes in two options: sleeveless, and long sleeve. The one I got it’s the sleeveless one, but they are basically the same product.
On the website, Skims described this bodysuit as: “second-skin feel with a wide double neckline that is also made to flatter your figure. It can be used alone or as a base layer”.
The “second-skin feel” description is accurate. As soon as you put it on, you feel very comfortable as if you were not wearing anything at all. Probably because the material is so thin.
I wouldn’t recommend wearing it by itself as the website suggests because the material is almost see-through. But I should mention I got this in beige. Maybe a darker color won’t be as revealing. Overall, I think this bodysuit was meant as a base layer more than to be used by itself.
It’s very flattering on the body, and although it doesn’t help “shape” it, it accentuates your figure and makes you look more put together.
1. The Fit
SKIMS sizing varies a lot, so it can be tricky to figure out yours depending on what kind of product you get. With the underwear, I had to size down as they tend to stretch because of the material.
This bodysuit is true to size. But that was for me. I would recommend looking at their size chart before making any purchases. The brand does seem to be inclusive of all body types, so finding the right fit won’t be a problem for you. And if it’s your first time, I would definitely recommend trying it on first at a Nordstrom store near you, if you can.
The Essential Scoop Neck Bodysuit is $68. A bit overpriced, in my opinion, especially when compared to similar options in the market.
Like I mentioned earlier, the material is thin with a composition of 95% Nylon and 5% Spandex. Not bad, but again, nothing special about it either.
Essential Scoop Neck Bodysuit: The Final Verdict
Generally speaking, this bodysuit does what it’s supposed to do. The quality is good — not great — especially when you consider the $68 price tag. At such a price point, I expected better material and construction.
It’s a nice bodysuit overall. It looks good on the body and it does help flatter your figure. But if you’re looking for something that will give you support, this is not it.
If you’re curious about the brand and want to give it a try just because you know — it’s Kim Kardashian’s brand — go ahead. But otherwise, save your pennies. You’d be better off getting something from Amazon instead. I would try something like this one, that is much more affordable and of similar quality.
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