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I’m often asked the same question both in-world and through my blog – what is the best mesh body out there? Unfortunately the answer isn’t so simple, because there isn’t one *best* mesh body on the market (and I’m not trying to be politically correct here, I just honestly see pros and cons in all of them), however there will be a *best* mesh body for YOU – it all depends on your taste.

To help with this decision, I’ve decided to write mesh body reviews – a mixture of my personal opinions and the facts about each body’s inclusions, limitations and features. Now please note that I obviously don’t have every single body on the market listed here, and that is simply because I will not review mesh bodies that I haven’t worn for at least a week, and if for whatever reason I’m not sent a review copy or I’m unable to access them of my own accord, they won’t be listed here.


As always my standard disclaimer applies – the reviews may become out of date (I’ll do my best, promise), all pros and cons are my opinion (love it or hate it) and if I get something wrong, I’m always happy to be corrected 3 not sure what I’m talking about? A few definitions for you:

Alpha cuts – each body comes with a selection of alpha cuts (parts of the body that can be made invisible to increase the body’s compatibility with normal mesh clothing), because remember, a mesh body cannot ‘wear’ an alpha like a system body can. Where the designer ‘cuts’ the alphas can become important with a mesh body, because you don’t want to have to make your whole chest invisible just to fit into a crop top!

Clothing layers – mesh bodies often have two clothing layers – one designer for top/pants, one for panties/bra. The panty/bra layer is usually like a ‘painted on’ layer (much like system clothing on a normal avatar), however the top/pant alpha layer often sits a – or so back from the body, and has certain features (ie. Doesn’t dip in between the breasts, the layer goes straight across, to create that realistic mesh-wearing look of your clothing). Wrist tattoos for guys ideas if you’re not sure what I mean, look at some of my posts with sweaters/tops on, you’ll see the clothing doesn’t dip in between the breasts, it goes straight across. Amazing!

Omega appliers – put simply – one day, a creator noticed just how many appliers were required when buying mesh bodies/body attachments in SL. Amazing 3d tattoos 2013 hd slink, azz, booty, lolas and the list was only getting longer! So they decided to create one single universal applier that could apply clothing to any and all of those body parts or bodies. One applier to rule them all! Now it hasn’t quite worked that way – slink and TMP are not on-board with the omega appliers and as such their products do not respond to omega appliers – but most others (including belleza, maitreya, lena) do! Want to know more? Check out the omega webpage HERE.

I am helping a friend who is investigating male mesh bodies, and I see a problem: clothes. I spent a LONG time figuring out my lara body, and frankly, I’m thinking that most men aren’t vain enough to devote so much effort to a body. I came to look at my mesh avi as an art project, but figuring out the omega applier defeated me — the documentation is awful. Best female foot tattoos I now only buy maitreya-style clothing, and have gotten good with all the alpha cutting, so can wear my older mesh stuff if I REALLY want, but seldom do. From what I’ve read, however, the male alphas are generating complaints: no one body has emerged to be as popular as maitreya, belleza, slink or even TMP (which sounds like a horror), so clothing designers perhaps are at a loss (I don’t really know, most of my male SL friends and acquaintances have small wardrobes). I told my friend to upgrade his skin first — at least he can have body hair, which I find far sexier than the hairless look. He doesn’t like the hyper-muscled bods, and neither do I, nor do some men commenting on forums. I’m directing my friend to this blog and these comments, so I hope others can respond to my comment in a way that will help him.

I would recommend the maitreya lara for anyone just starting SL or just getting into mesh, unless they really really want a larger curvier shape (belleza freya) or somehow missed getting a mesh body but have the slink hands and feet with a wardrobe full of slink shoes and nails they can’t live without (slink bodies would be a good alternative).

Also no other body comes close to having the same amount of current (not old stuff from 3 years ago) content created specifically to fit the shape, making it by far the easiest body to shop for clothing and accessories (look at the poll results of mesh bodies on this site or just inspect people in world and you will quickly see why more designers create for lara than any other body).

The last thing I would recommend is for someone new to buy one of the less expensive mesh bodies to save a few lindens if the body won’t allow them to use all the items being created for the more popular mainstream bodies as few if any designers create fitted mesh for anything other than maitreya, belleza, slink (some now doing TMP – we’ll see how long that last as the poll shows them low and I rarely inspect someone to find them wearing TMP).

I would recommend against from TMP – even with the release of their dev kit and discounted pricing, they are still a very closed system compared to other bodies (they don’t support omega, nor can their skins [the shops] be used on other bodies) with a record of poor customer service and a shopping HUD that will make most people want to pull their hair out.

Oh gosh i have to comment re your remarks re TMP. Good mens tattoos horrible shopping experience, rude customer service (i tried with 2 of the supposed ‘helpers’ in the store and they were both unbelievably rude) hugely overpriced bodies and then having to purchase every single item, eyebrows etc, separately…but finally the lack of clothing available to purchase. I bought a body, bought a head and limited clothing..Since at that time the only place to buy for TMP was their store (that nightmarish circlular white ball they called a ‘shop’ ughhh) their shopping hud is a nightmare as well. It almost had me in tears at one point. I agree the body looks good but that is about the only plus. Back of neck tattoos for females the ONLY plus. They also still have 3,500K of mine which is not refundable ..Since yu have to change your linden dollars into their TMP currency. I made the big mistake of putting a lot in there s i thought i would be purchasing again and again. Not. No way. Awesome back tattoo ideas TMP was greeted with such excitement but has been a very dissapointing experience. I finally gave up and went with maitreya lara that i love and was able to find a ton of gorgeous clothes in fitmesh for it.

I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you before I forget. I have been in SL for almost 8 years total. I took a break a couple years ago and just came back this past weekend. My AV always looked good but coming back I really noticed the difference in quality from some others in a club. When I left mesh was just hitting SL and a few places had it for clothes. I tried a couple but nothing ever fit and I just didn’t get the big deal.

By sunday night had a brand spanking new mesh avatar that still looks like my old avatar and even have some new clothes that fit and look better than anything I have bought since I started my SL journey. I can only say that because of MBA and all the people that have left comments. Wrist tattoo designs for guys I was able to get all the basic stuff done and make sure it was what I need/wanted with just having the demo and following the tutorials. My inventory is full of poor choices made at 3am because it looked good in a pic or on a notecard. This is one of the rare times I won’t have to go back and do it again because someone gave me some bad info or I was taking a shot in the dark,