Not a very well designed product, in my opinion. The top tends to roll down and become a tight strap around your belly. But I think all high waist tights have the same problem as the same thing happens with Spanx high waist tights and they retail for about $40 a pair. So as far as value goes, the Sha ToBu tights are pretty good, but I think you'd be better off with a waist cincher or bodysuit and normal tights.
I'd heard a lot of positive reviews about Va Bien products so I was keen to try one out and I was not at all disappointed. This is a great bodysuit! It's firm in all the right places but not too firm, wide shoulder straps that don't dig in and the material feels divine against the skin. It has reinforcing around the stomach area and that prevents the tendency that most bodysuits have of forming a tight thin painful strap across the belly.
"Where did it all go?" that was the first question I asked my reflection when I gazed in the mirror. Of course, I received no answer and the mystery location of my waist fat went unsolved. But I'm not one to question providence, nor am I one to question the skilled designers working at Co'Coon. The Co'Coon Thermal Hip Hugger has given me a waistline I haven't seen in years and I highly recommend it.