I suppose you could say they are like support panty hose, but not too restrictive. They come in a lot of sizes so if it feels too constrictive you just go up a size.
However, like linkat sez, they just give you a little bit of holding in.
What is so great about them is that #1, they don't cover your feet. #2 wherever the leg of that particular type ends, it's a very non constrictive, yet non rolling, non creeping band.
I wear regular underwear under them, and if I'm wearing slinky material pants, and bend over, you can't see your panty line at all, unless you pull the material of the pants really tight.
In other words, you can wear a super slinky dress, pants, and you would look like the fantasy people have of a person wearing no underwear.
It doesn't constrict, it just keeps something that jiggles....from doing that.
If you actually weren't wearing underwear, 99% of us ladies, no matter how good your body is, you'd see some sort of lump, bump or bulge.
Aside....I think it's such a crock the way movies and magazines portray some woman wear nothing under her clothes, and looking absolutley sleek.
You go in the dressing room at a fashion show and you'll see all kinds of tricks of the trade being employed to make the model not have certain parts hanging down or swaying in the breeze.
Have you ever gotten a look at what a sexy Hispanic woman is wearing under that va-va-voom dress?
There's all sorts of cantilevers and strut suspension being employed.
hey linkat....do you have Steinmarts up there?
If you go to a dept store the spanx cost like $18 and up...at Steinmart they are $9