This is the most poorly designed piece of shape-wear I have EVER seen! The four little plastic snaps at the crotch are useless! They do not stay closed no matter how you try. I thought maybe it was because I am tall but after reading the other reviews, I know it's just poorly designed! I ended up having to sow mine so that I could wear it to an upcoming wedding. Why hook and islets were not used as fasteners I don't know. A piece of clothing that is supposed to help women feel better about the way they look, that won't even stay closed doesn't really do much for the self esteem. I will 100% be looking at every piece of shape-wear I buy from now on!