Review Wednesday: Yummie Tummie Lace Control Teddie

Today’s review is a bit of a departure from the norm for me.  While I do wear and love shapewear, I’m not usually a fan of the modern stuff.  It just seems kind of boring compared to vintage-inspired girdles, cinchers, and merrywidows. That’s why I wasn’t sure what to expect when I received the Yummie Tummie Lace Teddie.

Composed of a nylon/polyester/spandex blend, the Yummie Tummie teddie bills itself as a piece of firm control shapewear able to take you from the “boardroom to the bedroom.”  It reminds me of a bodysuit, with a lace covered demi bra up top, smooth seamless paneling in the middle, and a sheer lace boyshort at the bottom.  The bra has adjustable straps and keyhole style hook-and-eye closure at the back, while the panty has a snap open gusset to make your daily functions as easy as possible.  The teddie is available in sizes XS through XL (fitting maximum dimensions of 39-31-42″), comes in the colors black and nude (nude is only available at the Yummie Tummie webstore), and retails for $108.

I wore the teddy to work all day yesterday and found it surprisingly comfortable.  The boyshort didn’t bind, bunch, or snag and the bra stayed in place all day.  The shaping midsection was also very smooth and barely noticeable.  My chief complaint, however, is that this piece doesn’t offer any shaping power.  It felt almost exactly like wearing a leotard underneath my dress…a nice, warm underlayer but without any of the curve-creating power old-fashioned shapewear provides.

Here’s the verdict: if you’re looking for light control or just a cute, modern one piece to wear under your clothing, this works just fine.  If you’re looking for firming, cinching, or any other figure-reducing power, I have to say there are better out there…and for a bit less money too (check my Lingerie Resources page for examples).

Has anyone reading this experimented with Yummie Tummie?  I’d love to hear what you have to say.

Disclosure: I received the item discussed above free of charge for review purposes only.  The retailer/manufacturer/designer did not influence this review in any way, shape, or form.  All opinions presented here are the authors own.

7 Comments

  1. daisychain
    12/05/10 at 11:39

    this is gorgeous

  2. Petra Bellejambes
    12/05/10 at 14:29

    Dear Treacle ..

    To your Twitter question… "is this worth $108?" … lemme think

    With your figure? You do not need any slimming, so there.

    It is a beautiful looking piece though, and it would not be hard to splash out more than $100 on a really nice bra, cincher and panty set after all.

    Nice review. I think I will keep my tummy the way it is just for now.

    xxoo – Petra

  3. Beth-at-Kuhmillion
    12/05/10 at 21:29

    This struck me as a bit gimmicky when I first saw it. I think that shape wear is more targeted at problem areas (most of us have) and this tries to be a sleek and cute piece while also shaping. I'm not surprised that it falls flat.

    Still, it's a cutie

    -Beth

  4. Panty Buns
    13/05/10 at 9:55

    Normally i'm not much into teddies but i do like and could use some mor feminine shapewear at least until i shape up a little more. i had been wearing Maidenform Flexees or a combination of bustiers, waist cinchers etc., but the Yummie Tummie Lace Control Teddie looks like it initially looked like it had both the shaping qualities and that very feminine look i love so much. Oh well. Light control is better than no control and it is cute. Now i have to go check out that link to Girdlebound.

  5. MissNeira
    17/05/10 at 8:49

    Finally they made one that's super sexy! I love yummy tummy

  6. JP - The Mistress of Corgi Manor
    17/05/10 at 23:32

    Treacle, your first paragraph were exactly the same sentiments in my underwire supported heart. I want control and shapeliness without looking like I'm possesses of bad spirits after a few hours.
    As you know I'm trying to get a fabulous bod from burlesque classes, but until then, i don't want to look like I escaped from the soccer moms.

  7. Pretty Shapewear
    14/09/10 at 19:23

    Treacle – Thanks for this review. I was super curious about the Yummie Tummie Teddie because it was one of the few pretty, feminine non-shapewear looking shapewear pieces I've seen. I am also really curious to try the Cynthia Rowley SLIM shapewear collection…I do really like Flexees for shaping for the price but they so aren't sexy.

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