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Kymaro New Body Shaper

*Est. $30
Reviewed
December 2011
by ConsumerSearch
Kymaro New Body Shaper

Figure-smoother? Yes. Miracle-worker? No.

Pros
  • Smoothes and softly shapes
  • Comfortable
  • Improves posture
Cons
  • Tends to bunch up
  • Difficult to determine size needed

The Kymaro New Body Shaper is one of many products aimed at women that claims to take inches off their figures. The main undergarment is worn over the midsection to smooth out any bulges or rolls, giving the body a sleeker silhouette and the appearance of being slimmer. A second undergarment is worn like shorts to smooth the hip area.

Users who have tried the Kymaro New Body Shaper report mixed results. None have found that it takes off "10 to 20 inches" (as the package claims), but most say it does smooth their figures, making clothes fit better. Satisfied users also say the Body Shaper is comfortable to wear, and some note that it improves their posture. Customers disappointed with their results say the Body Shaper rides up easily and doesn't do much improve the look of their figures. Both happy and dissatisfied customers agree that figuring out the right size to order can be a bit tricky. It seems that the Body Shaper is a good solution for customers who want to make the clothes they already own fit a bit better, but not for those who are looking for a miraculous answer to dropping garment sizes.

A reporter at KFVS in Cape Girardeau, Mo., tests the Kymaro Body Shaper with a viewer and gives it a B-plus for being comfortable and smoothing her figure, but noting it does not take off inches. The Good Housekeeping Research Institute also puts the Body Shaper to the test, finding that it comes up short by being stiff and likely to bunch up. Users on Viewpoints.com are split down the middle; half say the Body Shaper smoothes their figures, while the other half see little to no results. Reviewers on Amazon.com are more satisfied, with most saying they like how the Body Shaper smoothes their figures and offers extra back support. A handful of reviewers on Walgreens.com also like the Body Shaper, pleased with how it smoothes and supports.

Our Sources

1. KFVS (Cape Girardeau, Mo.)

As part of a regular "Does it Work Wednesday?" segment, Lauren Keith tests the Kymaro Body Shaper with a viewer who volunteers to try it on. The viewer says the Body Shaper is comfortable and doesn't roll up when she sits down. Both Lauren and the viewer agree that the Body Shaper helps to smooth out the shape of her body, but dismiss the claim that it will make wearers look 10 to 20 pounds thinner as false. When Lauren measures the viewer's waist, she finds that the Body Shaper has taken off half of an inch. Overall, they give the Kymaro Body Shaper a grade of B-plus.

Review: Does it Work Wednesday -- Kymaro Body Shaper, Lauren Keith, Dec. 22, 2010

2. Good Housekeeping

The Good Housekeeping Research Institute puts several infomercial products to the test, including the Kymaro Body Shaper. All of their testers find the Body Shaper to be stiff, uncomfortable and likely to bunch up and feel overly constricting. The only tester who sees a difference in her size also complains of a noticeable ridge where the Body Shaper ends. The fact that the Body Shaper material washes well is the only positive outcome of the Good Housekeeping test.

Review: The Best (and Worst) Infomercials!, Good Housekeeping Research Institute

3. Viewpoints.com

More than 100 customers review the Kymaro Body Shaper on Viewpoints.com, and their opinion is split almost even on whether they would recommend the product. Many say that the Body Shaper is comfortable to wear and that it works well to smooth their figure, while others do not care for the way it fits and didn't see any noticeable results. There are several comments about how difficult it is to determine what size you will need, which affects the results you will see.

Review: Kymaro Body Shaper Reviews, Contributors to Viewpoints.com

4. Amazon.com

More than 80 customers review the Kymaro Body Shaper on Amazon.com, and while most of them are generally happy with the product, they do notice a few drawbacks. Many say it works to smooth out their bodies, making their clothes look better, but warn that it doesn't take off the 10 to 20 pounds that the advertisement claims. Some also comment that the Body Shaper makes them stand straighter, and that improved posture also helps to slim down their body shape. The most frequent complaint from both happy and dissatisfied customers is that figuring out what size to get can be a challenge. A few of the unhappy customers also complain that the Body Shaper has a tendency to ride up the longer you wear it.

Review: Kymaro New Body Shaper Top/Bottom Set, Contributors to Amazon.com

5. Walgreens.com

About a dozen customers review the Kymaro Body Shaper on Walgreens.com, and most rate it at 4 stars out of 5. Many say that the Body Shaper works well to smooth out their figures and offers a nice amount of back support, which improves posture. One customer finds the material around the arms and shoulders to be uncomfortable, and another complains that the material rips after just a few months of use.

Review: Kymaro New Body Shaper, Contributors to Walgreens.com

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