Review: Underworks Cotton Concealer Muscle Shirt: chiaroscuro13

October 22, 2009

Reviewed by chiaroscuro13

Product name: Underworks Cotton Concealer Muscle Shirt

Manufacturer’s website

Cup size at time of use: 33A


Comfort: 5/5

  • This make and model is very soft and comfortable to wear. The shirt itself is like a shirt within a shirt. It has two layers to it: the first layer is nylon spandex covered by a layer of cotton. The hem is extremely long and can be pulled down to comfortably reach past the thighs. Because of the single layer of binding and length of the hem there is no bunch or ride up. This shirt tends to trap heat I think because of the cotton layer so I end up sweating more in this shirt than in others. This shirt really does stretch and recoil with my body making it the least intrusive binder. Unlike some other binders who are made with an athletic or tapered look in mind, this muscle shirt does not impose any shape to squeeze into nor does it have any pressure points. The best way to put on this shirt is to pull it overhead, it is impossible to pull up from the floor which makes putting it on a little harder. Make sure your skin is completely dry when pulling this binder on and it will go easier.

Effectiveness: 3.5/5

  • I decided to go with a size smaller for this particular binder because the shirt utilizes only one layer of nylon spandex to bind. I found that this binder was not any more effective with a smaller size of achieving a flatter chest than my previous binder. It did in fact conform more to the contours of my chest and accentuate my breasts too much. I’d recommend wearing two layers of tees to counter out the accentuation factor.

Discreetness: 4/5

  • Due to the cut style of the muscle shirt sometimes the top of the collar would be visible. The collar sits higher on the neck than the cut of a regular tee so it is often peeking out; in order to pull down the collar I had to pull out from the sleeves instead of down the front. There really isn’t any discreetness problems when this shirt is worn under clothing but I would not trust it enough to wear it on the outside because of the accentuation factor even though it is made for both under and outside wear.

Overall: 4/5

  • Other information:
    Time of purchase: 2/29/08
    I received this product three days after purchase.
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