Nude is better than black, and thong is better than panty (I wrote a not-so-great review for the black panty version). The compression and slimming effect are great! Best brand I have tried so far. Hook and eye closure is a must over the gusset option. Took a star off for the rubber. After I take it off, the rubber smell stays on my skin for 5 min. My husband doesn't like this item lol. My issue is with my love handles/sides (I'm a size 2/XXS) and this fixes that problem amazingly!