Shapewear doesn't always live up to its promises, according to a pair of unsatisfied customers. Massacusetts residents Annique Bellot and Tara Stefani have filed a class action lawsuit against both Maidenform and Wacoal for what they say are false claims about the products' permanent results.
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In the suit, the women claim that Wacoal's $60 iPant and Maidenform's $38 Flexees Instant Slimmer products mislead customers by promising to “permanently change women’s body shape and skin tone.” Both products are made with a nylon microfiber fabric called Novarel Slim, produced by a Spanish company called Nurel. Bellot and Stefani say they paid up to 50 percent premiums for this type of shapewear and were led on by false advertising. The iPant, for example claims it will “reshape your lower body in 28 days with lasting results,” according to the lawsuit, by releasing "ingredients into your skin while you move"Read More »from Lawsuit Claims 'Slimming' Shapewear Made False Promises