I wear the tighter tanks as well...almost constantly...it smooths my accessory wonderfully! I've also found a few pairs of dress pants that hit right at or above Penelope and I love how I look and feel in them
I'm currently in the search of the perfect jean. I'm also in the process of shedding some lbs so once I hit an acceptable shape I'll start looking for investment jeans. Right now I'm wearing Maurices jeans and got the high wasted ones and wear longer tops...it works for now, but I am so looking forward to getting a better fitting pant!
I've not tried the taping, but it's always been in my mind b/c Summerstorm told me about it over a year ago when I first met y'all.