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14 Best Shapewear for Women to Wear under any Outfits

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It’s not always easy to find the right shapewear for women. You might have tried undergarments to smoothen or cover your skin in years past. Perhaps you were limited to a spandex leotard from the gymnastics era or a slip that was, well, slippery. It’s clear that those days are over.

There’s good news! There are tons of carefully designed bras and shapewear for women at your disposal. Are you ready to get on board the shaping-shorts train. We have you covered. You need a bra that has a comfortable underwire to provide extra support? Done. There are so many options that you can choose from. This makes it easy to find something for every style. We looked high and low for the best shapewear, whether it’s classic underwear styles or those that can be worn with the most difficult outfits.

Now it is time to choose the best pieces of shapewear from all the options. Spanx, Skims and Commando are bra designers who have taken shapewear to new heights. The proof is evident in the happy customer reviews. Find the best bodysuits for women, including extra-firm, high-waist, tank tops and form-fitting tank shirts.

Best Shapewear Leggings: Spanx Spanx Look At Me Now High-Waist Seamless Leggings

The key selling points are: Spanx’s Look At Me Now leggings are available in a variety of lengths. This high-waist version has been a fan favorite. These leggings can be worn with any clothing in your closet, from T-shirts to bulky knits. They also work well for day-to-day tasks as well as night out on the town.

Customers say that these leggings are extremely comfortable and provide the right amount compression for lounging. They look great under long tunics or sweatshirts. But they are also suitable for work under tall boots or flats.

Skims Sculpting Snaps Bodysuit is the Best for Bodybuilding

The key selling points: This bodysuit is not too big. It stretches. It’s not surprising that TikTokers are obsessed with it. The app has received over one billion views of unboxings and try-on hauls. This bodysuit molds to your body and has button snaps at the bottom that allow you to change (or go to the bathroom) without difficulty.

Customers’ comments: The thing was tiny when it came out of the box. I didn’t really know how I would get it on. But it stretches without losing its shape. It feels soft and comfortable, but is strong enough to support you without making it uncomfortable. There are snaps at the bottom for easy access to the bathroom.

Best Open-Bust Shapewear Bodysuit: Shaperx’s Open-Bust Bodysuit

The key selling points: A supportive bodysuit is the best choice for those who prefer the support and comfort that comes with a bra. This is a great choice for those with post-surgery or postpartum needs.

Customers say: This compression garment is perfect for my third C-section. It is both slimming and stretchy. It’s my third week of wearing it after my C-section. I love the style and fit.

Best Boy Shorts: ThirdLove Sculpt Shorts

These shorts are perfect for those looking to layer formal wear under a wedding guest dress. The ThirdLove pair has a semi-thick fabric which gives it a smooth feel and sculpted look.

Customers’ comments: I tried many smoothing options to make my wedding dress more comfortable, but these were the best for my hips. They were also very soft and comfortable. They were so soft and comfortable that I wore them throughout the night.

Best Mid-Thigh Bodysuit: Spanx oncore Bodysuit

The key selling points: This onesie, which is thigh-slimming and bike-slimming, can be worn underneath jumpsuits. However, it’s so comfortable that you might feel tempted to do some exercise in it.

Customers say: This is the most comfortable and supportive shapewear they have ever owned. It’s comfortable and works well. I could wear it every day. They are comfortable and not too tight. It’s great! I am a 38D, and purchased the XL. It fits well. It can boost your confidence.

Wacoal Red Carpet Strapless Shaping Suit is the Best Strapless Bodysuit

The key selling points: You don’t have to stress when you wear a strapless gown. Wacoal’s Red Carpet Bra bodysuit is a great option. It stays on all day. This bra is perfect for all occasions.

Customers’ comments: I searched high and low to find this type of shaper. I have had to return some that didn’t work out. This one ticks all the boxes! It provides great support (I am a 38DD cup), is very comfortable, and stays in place. It was the perfect fit for me. It was definitely worth it!

Best Briefs: Commando Classic Control Briefs

The key selling point: Shorts that don’t squeeze your legs after you put them on. Sign us up. These shapewear shorts are lightweight and can be worn underneath clothes.

Customers say that the fabric is thin but smooths beautifully. The openings at the legs aren’t so tight that they leave red marks after I have worn the control short for a while. This product is a great buy.

Best Shapewear Thong: Werena Tummy-Control High-Waist Thong

The key selling points: A shapewear roundup is incomplete without at least one high waist thong. It will fit under even the most tightest clothing, but it won’t make your skin feel tight. It can be used with white dresses, skirts or semi-sheer pants.

Customers say: These are my favorite and I have them all! These are great for controlling your stomach! These are great for controlling my stomach when I don’t feel like wearing my waisttrainer. They fit true to size. The small is perfect for me.

Empetua Shapermint High Waist Shaper Shorts are the best

The key selling points: Comfortable enough to wear all day. This pair is a great choice. The waistband is extra high, so you can slip it under your bra strap if you need maximum coverage.

Customers say: Where are the lumps? For years, I struggled to get a smoother look in dresses that were too tight. These Shapermint high waist body-shaper pants are amazing! For a smoother look, you can pull the shorts up all the way to the breast for a flattering appearance. This product is so exciting that I plan to order two more. I use mine more often than I should. You can measure, as I think I could have gone down one size without it being too tight. The rubber support keeps the top from slipping down is great! All remains in place.

Best Lace Bodysuit: Bali Lace ‘n Smooth Firm-Control Body Former

The key selling points are: This lace bodysuit targets the stomach and waist and features a built in underwire bra for just enough support. It also features a lined gusset and hook-and-eye closing for quick bathroom breaks. It looks great under an oversized jacket. But be aware that the lace is not opaque and you will need to adjust your coverage.

Customers say it is beautiful and doesn’t make you feel bloated like a sausage. It’s soft enough to be comfortable and smooth. These are my favorite. I have at least 30. This is the most functional and beautiful bodysuit I have ever seen.

#1 Skims Solution Shorts: Best Single-Leg Shapewear

The key selling points: These shorts can be worn with high-slit dresses and skirts for special occasions.

Customers say they love these! They were perfect under my wedding gown. I would definitely buy them again.

Best Slip Dress: Commando Fitted Slip Dress

The key selling points of this slip are: This slip is your low-key workhorse that can be worn under all kinds of dresses. The slip is a slim fit with raw edges and a weighted edge for no slip wear. You can adjust the straps to get the perfect fit.

Customers say it is soft and opaque, but not see-through. “Before I bought it, I had read some reviews. Although the price was higher than what I would pay for a slip of leather, I think the cost is well worth it. The slip isn’t too tight under a fitted dress.”

Best Bonded Shorts: Spanx OnCore shorts

The key selling points: Ask your friends about their favorite shapewear, and they will likely be raving about the Spanx OnCore Shorts. They might look like your average mid-thigh-shorts, but they are actually a lot more than that. The front panels are fully bonded and the sides have edge-bonded sides. This allows for serious shaping.

Customers say: These were worn to my wedding underneath a dress that revealed every bump, lump, seam, and so forth. No other undergarment I’ve tried combined like these. You can’t see seams and panels underneath a dress that displays everything. These were perfect for my stomach.

The Best Maternity Shapewear: Skims Maternity Nursing and Sculpting Bra

The key selling points: This nursing bra is perfect for postpartum and nursing women. It has drop-down panels that allow for easy feeding, as well as a ribbed underneath for extra support.

Customers say: I’ve been searching for a nursing/maternity bra for more than a month. Before I became pregnant, I was a 36DD. I am now a 38E. This bra is my favorite. I have tried at least six bras. It makes my breasts look great and is very comfortable.

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