I’ll let you be the judge. Before I reveal what I’m wearing under my T-shirt in the three pictures below, take a look and see what you think. Do they all pretty much look the same to you, or is one better than the others? My analysis comes after the jump.



Here’s what I wore in each picture:

A. TC Firm Control Camisole
B. Panache Superbra Molded T-shirt Bra
C. Miraclesuit Camisole

And here’s what I think of each:

A. TC Firm Control Camisole

  • “TC” stands for Total Comfort, and it really is comfortable. It didn’t feel like shapewear at all, but it did smooth out some of the bulges in my back.

  • I videotaped myself jumping up and down in each undergarment, and surprisingly, the bounce factor was the same in both the TC and the bra. It’s not a sports bra, but there is adequate support.
  • The negative is pretty clear from the photo: there is no real lift. I would supplement it with the Bring It Up Instant Breast Lifts that I wrote about here and here.
  • I wore the size 40 in a regular, not plus, size. The shelf bra fit completely over my breasts.
  • It has adjustable straps.

B. Panache Superbra Molded T-shirt Bra

  • Of the three, I think this offers the best profile. But it’s not shapewear.  [June 7, 2011 Note:  What was I thinking?  I now think this profile looks enormous and that my profile looks smaller in the Miraclesuit.]

  • Next week, read about why I will avoid wearing this Panache at all costs in the future.

C. Miraclesuit Camisole

  • This was the least comfortable. I was very aware of the paneling that held me in.
  • It was the most supportive. It was actually less bouncy than the Panache.
  • The profile seems a little pointy to me, but otherwise not too bad.
  • The fabric in back folded a bit. I was surprised that it doesn’t have adjustable straps.


I didn’t buy either camisole because I don’t need one right now. If I do, I’ll probably buy the TC Camisole because it’s comfortable and does it’s shaping job, but I’ll use Instant Breast Lifts with it.