The highest rated best-selling shapewear by request and more

Bohemian wrap dress, see below for description
Thanks to a recommendation from reader laurelcanyoner I bought these very inexpensive microfiber makeup remover cloths. They’re just $6.99 for a pack of five and they’re so much better than washcloths at removing makeup and exfoliating. I still use foaming facial cleanser but I need less. I’m also still so happy with my new Ninja programmable coffeemaker. It makes the coffee faster and I don’t have a problem with grounds in my coffee like with a standard coffee maker. I know I sound like a commercial but it’s true!

Shaping shorts which are so comfortable
Shaping shorts
We got a request for shapewear from Agnes, who writes “I’m going to a family wedding… it’s my husband’s side of the family. They’re an awful, judgmental lot. I really want to look my best. I’m looking for some affordable but good shape wear I could wear under my dress and would appreciate any recommendations.” I looked through all the best-selling shapewear and found these under $10 slip shorts by Bestena. This is one of the only products among the top listings with an A from Fakespot. It has over 340 reviews and 4.8 stars too! They come in white, nude and black and in sizes small to xxx-large. Women write that they’re “comfortable,” “light weight” “smooth under clothes,” solve thigh-chafing issues, and are made of “a smoother nylon type material” that dresses don’t stick to. They’re also said to stay in place and not roll down like other shaping shorts. (If you’re looking for tummy control panties, these have 4.3 stars, 420 reviews and an A from Fakespot. I have a pair like this, not this brand I got mine in Germany, and they make me feel more confident in tight dresses.)

A feminine bohemian wrap dress
Flowy bohemian wrap dress
You know I love dresses, especially midi dresses as they’re more versatile and harder to find. One of my friends told me she wore a dress to dinner because I’m always wearing dresses and it was the nicest compliment! This flowy, feminine wrap dress by Zesica has a Bohemian vibe that women love. It comes in 13 different colorful prints, several of which are florals, and a few different styles, some with cute ruffles at the hem and sleeves. It has 440 reviews, 4.1 stars and a B from Fakespot. It’s also so affordable at under $31. Reviewers call it “perfect for summertime,” “even prettier in person,” and “a light and airy dress.” Some warn that you have to wash it in cold water or it will shrink. Here’s a link to a plus-sized floral midi dress which also has an A from Fakespot. (If you’re looking for a more modern wrap dress, check out this classic cap sleeve wrap dress by Lark & Ro, which we’ve featured before. That’s more my style.)

An easy-to-wear summer button-down dress for less than $24
Super cute spaghetti strap sundress with pockets
I looked through so many dresses trying to find one we haven’t posted yet and so many have D or F ratings from Fakespot. Don’t get me wrong it’s not a chore looking through dresses, it’s just surprising how many have stacked ratings. This adorable button-down spaghetti strap dress with pockets must be new as it’s the first time I’m seeing it. It has 4.3 stars, almost 800 ratings and an A from Fakespot. There are also so many pictures of women in this cute dress. It comes in 28 different prints, colors and cuts and is available in sizes small to xx-large. Women call it “a cute sundress for the price,” “amazing” and “my favorite dress.” It’s also said to be soft and to help hide problem areas as it has an empire waist. Apparently the buttons are just for decoration though. (Here’s a link to a similar but longer dress by Ecoine which comes in sizes up to 3x. That one has a 3.8 star rating and a B from Fakespot.)

Super comfortable wedge sandals
Clarks wedge sandals in black leather
I have a pair of Clark’s wedges which have light green straps and only go with a handful of my dresses (the struggle). They’re so comfortable that I go dancing in them and plan outfits around them. Like dresses, I looked through so many wedge shoes on Amazon and most have D and F ratings from Fakespot. (These companies need to stop stacking the ratings as it gives poor impressions of products which may otherwise be great.) I’m recommending these sandals from Clark’s as they have 4.6 stars and a C from Fakespot, which is frankly higher than most other wedges. They’re also very similar in style to the green wedges from Clarks which I already own. These come in black, navy, tan and white leather options. Reviewers call them “so comfortable,” “an awesome shoe” and “like walking on pillows.” That’s how my green ones are! (These sling wedges from Rockport also have a C from Fakespot. The shoes are just full of fake reviews.)

An expandable selfie stick that can fit in your purse
I’ve resisted buying a selfie stick until now, but I just bought this expandable wireless one for just $14. This would be great for taking photos and videos with friends. This has 74 reviews, 4.4 stars and an A from Fakespot. It fits most major phones. Users say that it’s so compact and lightweight when folded, “about the size of two thick lipstick tubes,” that it holds phones securely, and is “super convenient especially for traveling.” It’s also said to be easy to set up and use with one-button operation. Update: I bought this and it’s tricky to reconnect to bluetooth so I’m returning it! I recommend this wired selfie stick instead.

A wireless rechargeable LED motion-sensor closet light
My closet is dark and I need a solution for that. This very bright rechargeable 78 LED strip light should do the trick. This has 980 reviews, 4.3 stars and a B from Fakespot. It attaches to an adhesive strip that’s magnetic so you can easily remove the light to recharge it. It’s rechargeable by USB. The light unit is magnetic and will automatically to any metal surface. Reviewers say the lights “work perfectly” and that they love “how easy this is to program and use.” This would also be a great gift to install for an elderly person who needs automatic lighting when getting out of bed or going to the bathroom. They have a video on the listing showing how versatile and useful this light is. I just bought one.

An umbrella that flips inside out so it won’t get your stuff wet
It’s been raining so much lately I’ve been thinking about umbrellas. (If you listen to our podcast this week there are several moments where I got startled by thunder!) This umbrella has a unique design that flips inside out so that the wet part drips down and not all over everything. This has over 2,700 reviews, 4.4 stars and a B from Fakespot. It comes in 26 different colors and prints and is $23. Here’s a link to a cheaper version of this umbrella which is only $17 but might not hold up as long.

I want to do a back to school post for Thursday (is it that time already?) so let me know if you have any recommendations for that or for other products you like. Thanks for reading and commenting on our affiliate post!


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  1. bored at work says:

    Those wrap dresses are so cute! I usually love them on anyone else wearing them, and on me it looks like I’m wearing a nightie…

    • delphi says:

      I have purchased 4 of the Zesica dresses, and LOVE LOVE LOVE them. You do have to size up one full size if (like me) you have boobage and broad shoulders (damn slavic peasant heritage), but they are comfy, flattering, and even though I’m WAAAAAY shorter than the models, they aren’t dragging the ground. You do need to hand wash in cold water and hang to dry unless you need to shrink them (for whatever reason), but for the price these dresses are fabulous. They also have knee-length versions of the midi/full-length dresses, and they are just as nice.

      /not a bot
      //just a really oddly-shaped girl who wants affordable dresses
      ///all they need now are pockets

    • AnnaKist says:

      Ha! Same here. I love the red dress, but at my height, I’d have to chop off at least a foot of it. There goes the border… Those platforms… I used to have an identical pair, back in the olden dys. They were so comfortable.

  2. astrid says:

    I love these posts! I ordered the shapewear and dress. Keep ’em coming.

  3. Erinn says:

    ” “I’m going to a family wedding… it’s my husband’s side of the family. They’re an awful, judgmental lot. I really want to look my best. I’m looking for some affordable but good shape wear I could wear under my dress and would appreciate any recommendations.” ”

    Anges, girl, I feel your pain. Solidarity to you.

    I’ve also added the wrap dress in red floral to my cart. Wish me luck haha, I also have a wedding to go to next month. I also need to find shoes for it, but I don’t want to spend as much as the Clark’s are in Canada because I will rarely wear them. But I unapologetically love wedges. I’m clumsy, I’m short, and I’m dealing with chronic pain. Wedges make things better.

    Note to Celebitchy – I just changed the .com to a .ca in the link, it kept the referral code portion, so hopefully it’ll still work.

    • SamC says:

      I’m with you on wedges; I don’t get the hate for them that comes up so often on this site. They are cute, comfortable, can walk (or run!) in them on any surface, don’t have to worry about heels breaking off, or worse, wobbling and falling, but still get the extra height.

      • Erinn says:

        And none of that nonsense that happens when you walk on grass with pumps. I hate that so much ahha. But I refuse to stop loving wedges. I will occasionally agree on the dislike but they have to be BAD wedges for me to not like them.

      • Becks1 says:

        I don’t dislike ALL Wedges, just the big clunky ones that Kate wears, LOL. I hate pretty much every pair of wedges we have seen her wear.

    • joanne says:

      Thank you, Erinn for that information about the link. I’ve been trying to figure out how to do that.

      • Erinn says:

        and I’m not 100% sure if it WILL work, but the fact that it didn’t redirect gives me hope. I’m just still on an amazon binge so I haven’t checked out yet haha.

    • Agnes says:

      Thanks, girl! Lol

      I got some shape wear. I will spandex myself within an inch of my life and curse being at an outdoor wedding in 90+ degree heat. Lol

  4. launicaangelina says:

    I love a good shapewear and need something breathable in the Texas summer heat. Im trying those and the closet light. Also, I’m definitely checking out the dresses. I just bought one on Amazon that’s so cute and flattering, and there are many solid color options, but only a couple of patterns. I’m going to buy a couple more. It has a B on Fakespot.
    Eliacher Women’s Deep V Neck Adjustable Spaghetti Straps Summer Dress Sleeveless Sexy Backless Party Dresses with Pocket (M, Black Flower)

  5. Vanessa says:

    I can personally recommend that flip out umbrella. We recently moved to Pittsburgh and surprise! Turns out it’s one of the rainiest cities in the US. So I had to stock up on umbrellas and this one is by far my favorite. It’s actually on my list to purchase a few more for car and garage.

  6. Tootsie McJingle says:

    It is so crazy ironic that you’re recommending shapewear because I just got those tummy control parties that you mentioned in the second half of the paragraph from Amazon yesterday. I tried them on last night and they seemed to do the job and were comfortable! Now let’s see if they’re comfortable enough to spend three hours at the theatre on Friday!

  7. Cee says:

    Oohh I need shapewear. I own spanx and I swear they do nothing for me.

  8. Agnes says:

    Thank you for the shape wear recommendation!

  9. Alice says:

    I have the umbrella and the sundress with the pockets. They are both awesome!!! And as I say (every time I wear the dress), ‘a dress with pockets!!!’ Happy shopping ladies! I now need that wrap dress!

  10. Mab's A'Mabbin says:

    Just put three of those umbrellas in my cart!

  11. Mejia says:

    M problem with shapewear is that it usually bunches and is a pain to pull down to pee. If anyone has suggestions on comfortable shapewear that breathes and is easy to pull down hit me up!

    • delphi says:

      The trick we used to help actors with quick-changes from sticky fabrics (yes, even theatre uses synthetics…shock, horror) was to have them rub inexpensive women’s deodorant on the widest part of their hips, the top of their butt cheeks, and the back of their thighs. Helps with chafing and helps clothes not stick. Wouldn’t recommend it on date night, but it works to help with getting those buggers on/off when you have to use the facilities. 🙂

  12. nikki says:

    Thanks for the shapewear recommendation: I was overwhelmed looking through reviews, so I’m going to take your word for it and order one. CELEBITCHIES: Can anyone recommend a sundress with support for large breasted women? Honestly, I think products (bras, bathing suits, sports bras, negligees, sundresses) for large breasted women could be a future post of its’ own…So difficult to find anything that really supports without chafing or cutting or looking like a granny 🙁

    • Celebitchy says:

      I could do that but would need help with it because I have always been flat-chested and don’t have this experience at all.

      • nikki says:

        Never mind, thanks for trying Celebitchy. I have the experience, but haven’t got recommendations for you.

  13. India Rose says:

    I heard the second crack of thunder during the Celebitchy podcast and nearly jumped out of my skin! That must have been nearby! Holy moly. Scary!

    My kids are always asking for umbrellas and we’re always losing them, so I should look into these. Thanks for the fun podcasts and the product posts!

  14. SilentStar says:

    Does anyone know which shapewear is best for tall people? I have a really long torso and unfortunately the party that is supposed to hug you under your boobs always slips down towards my waist.