I read you question, and the replies you received, and please forgive me....but they made me laugh. I'm 68 years old, and have my ileostomy since I was 15. Due to all the medication ( steroids) up and down weight gains and losses, and then 3 separate abdominal surgeries, my trim teen aged body became....chubby, lumpy and bumpy , with a very well defined "muffin top", that never went away. And the solution, given the times, with the old fashioned "girdle". Obviously, that didn't do much for the muffin top, with was really a belly roll, even though I wasn't heavy. Gone for me was, tucked in shirts in pants and skirts. It was the end of shirtwaist dresses, thank goodness, and I was happy for the A line, and empire style. But I still looked for that smooth line, and tried every light weight "girdle" I could, and even a "one piece garment" , but the bra didn't support the boobs, so had to give that up. I finally settled on wearing....support panties....lighter than the proverbial "girdle". I was only in my 20's, and it was in the 1970's. I checked out spanx, when they came out, and if needed, I would have worn them. The fabric was much more flexible, and I knew that the flange on the wafer I use, would protect the stoma from too much pressure. I've always worn tight fitting bathing suits, and never had a problem. I think, for each person, it's really trial and error. Best of luck to you.