I bought this is my regular size, and it fits perfectly. Firming and sculpting where it should. It smoothed out my tummy, hips, and love handles, but allows the booty to be free, with no VPL like some other body suits. This item feels quality, I won't be ripping lace anytime soon. If you're new to Spanx familiarize yourself with the shaping guide. This item is a level 2, so it's not the most tummy controlling piece they have, but it pulls you in more than the thinstincts, etc.