I loved the feel of these but found the thinner fabric around the buttocks to be really annoyingly thin and unnecessary. The entire piece should be the same thickness and maybe then they would rate better than spanx for me. This might be the way they are designed in order to give girls more round and perky buts but it just made my bum look squishy and bubble like. I prefer the spanx design around the bum, it's more about smoothing and firming not making your bum bubble like. What a shame because the fabric feels lovely.