Hi! I attached a photo of the back of this item for you. I would love to help you find the perfect shapewear piece. Although SPANX and Assets have almost identical silhouettes, there are definitely some differences in the features. The fabrics are not identical. I've listed the make-up of each below for your convenience:
SPANX Slimplicity Open Bust Mid-Thigh Shaper:
Body: 76% Nylon, 24% Spandex.
Assets Red Hot Label Open Bust Mid-Thigh Shaper
Body: 77% Nylon, 23% Spandex.
Lining: 82% Nylon, 18% Spandex.
Gusset: 100% Cotton.
Assets, in general, offer a nice level of compression, but their make-up is similar to control-top pantyhose. These garments will definitely smooth, but they are generally more breathable and stretch easier. This particular Assets piece has a closed gusset and offers firm control.
The SPANX Slimplicity Open-Bust Mid-Thigh Shaper offers an open gusset and offers more spandex throughout the garment for better compression and a smoother silhouette.
I would say both are extremely similar pieces. If you're looking for stronger compression and a longer-lasting garment, I would go with the SPANX piece. If you're looking for a piece to wear more infrequently and you don't mind replacing it, I would choose the assets piece.
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