NAME: Calvin Klein Underwear Core Sculpt
TOPS: Crew Neck, V-Neck, Tank
COLORS: Black, White
TOP WORN: Tank, Small
FIT: True to size
FABRIC: 82% Cotton, 18% Elastane
LAUNDERING: Machine wash cold; Tumble dry normal, low heat
The Look: Sleek, trim and sexy. As a piece of apparel, the look is fine. It’s clean, well proportioned, and expertly made. The underarm mesh panels are unobtrusive (this is necessary when you work out) and the small Calvin Klein logo centered at the top of the back of the shirt is equally discreet. The fabric has the slightest sheen to it, and in combination with the wrinkle-free fit, the look is nothing but luxurious — which is saying a lot for a piece from a shapewear collection.
The Fit: Shapewear that promises to battle your bulge usually does, but it also usually prevents you from breathing. Calvin Klein Underwear, however, has designed their shapewear to both streamline your appearance and keep you oxygenated. It noticeably reduces the appearance of love handles and extra fluff around your midsection and with extra length at the bottom it fits around your hips, which means you may even be able to get into those skinny jeans. The collection features mesh panels under the arms for breathability and comfort. The super stretchy fabric is just tight enough to remind you you’re wearing it, which is by no means a problem. In fact, we found that by wearing this tank we became more conscious of our body and our posture. All in all, a home run.
The Construction: As one can expect from Calvin Klein, the construction is impeccable. Perfectly sewn and pieced together, the shirt’s design is made to maximize the streamlined effect it provides. The Core Sculpt tank is tagless, too, which is always a bonus.
The Underwear Expert Opinion: This tank makes for a perfect silhouette. It combines construction and design to provide an unparalleled wearing experience. Clean-cut, masculine and streamlined, the design is perfect for just about anybody (small or large.)