Have bought two of these and highly recommend them over strapless waist clinchers.The vest is sturdy, gives good back support and definitely creates a waistline! Make sure you match your own measurement with the recommended size measurements-- it is supposed to fit VERY snugly and will do no good if it is too large for you. You WILL sweat in it if you wear it for more than an hour or so. It doesn't bother me when I'm wearing it, but I hang it up to dry after every use or else tumble it in dryer on low for 10 minutes or do. If you don't dry it properly, it may mildew. Handwash only. Also, if you are a larger size trying to hold in some of those troublesome bulges, expect the vest to to stretch out after a year or so of frequent use. I bought the beige because it goes best under lighter clothes; even so, if you wear clingy fabric, the hooks on the vest from may be visible through the shirt. I usually handle this by wearing a thin Cami over the vest. In short, I love this vest enough to buy more than one!