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Top 10 Best Shapewear for Every Body Type, According to Textile Experts

Best Shapewear: Shapewear can help you look and feel your best, but it needs to be able to smooth while still feeling comfortable. With so many styles to choose from, it’s hard to know which ones actually offer tummy control or can help slim love handles, muffin tops, and more. These must-haves, picked by the Good Housekeeping Institute Textiles Lab, offer something for everyone regardless of your target areas or style preferences. While you’re shopping, don’t miss our best bras for large busts to keep the ladies in check and best slimming swimsuits.

Spanx Power Short – HIGH-WAIST SHORTS

Spanx Higher Power

Spanx Power Short    $18    SHOP NOW

Behind every powerful woman, there’s a pair of powerful panties. One of the most popular innovations by SPANX®-Higher Power extends the control of Power Panties above the waistline for an unbeatably slim hourglass silhouette.

  • Soft hosiery fabric slims from lower thighs through the waistline
  • Legband-free design eliminates bulges
  • Wear as underwear to eliminate VPL (Visible Panty Lines)
  • Double gusset-eyelet opening for total ease when nature calls
  • Cotton blen guesset makes panties optional & eliminate VPL (Visible Panty Lines)
  • Model is 5’10 and wearing a size Small
  • 87% Nylon, 13% LYCRA® Spandex/Elastane – Imported
  • Care Instructions: Machine wash cold, gentle cycle. Use only non-chlorine bleach when needed. Line dry. Do not iron

Shapewear can help you look and feel your best, but it needs to be able to smooth while still feeling comfortable. With so many styles to choose from, it’s hard to know which ones actually offer tummy control or can help slim love handles, muffin tops, and more. These must-haves, picked by the Good Housekeeping Institute Textiles Lab, offer something for everyone regardless of your target areas or style preferences. While you’re shopping, don’t miss our best bras for large busts to keep the ladies in check and best slimming swimsuits.

Spanx Power Short – Comfortably Smooth Slip Shorts

Spanx Power Short

Spanx Power Short    $18    SHOP NOW

Our Power Short is made with seamless yarns and offers smoother results with less squeeze. We designed it to be your most comfortable, everyday essential!

  • Shaping zones target the stomach and provide 360° of support with gradual release for comfort and movement
  •  Cotton blend gusset makes panties optional & eliminates VPL (Visible Panty Lines)
  • Support Level 2: Shape – A Firm Hug
  • Model is 5’10” and wearing a size Small
  • 56% Nylon, 44% Spandex/Elastane – Imported
  • Care Instructions: Machine wash cold, gentle cycle. Use only non-chlorine bleach when needed. Line dry. Do not iron

This do-it-all style shapes your thighs, butt, and hips with extra emphasis on the tummy. The higher rise is designed to get rid of muffin tops and there’s a no-slip waistband to help it stay in place. The best part is you can wear it all day: The lightweight, seamless fabric offers medium firmness, so it’ll smooth without feeing like you can’t breathe.

Spanx Shape My Day Girl Short – Maidenform Shapewear Hi-Waist

Spanx Shape My Day Girl Short

Spanx Shape My Day Girl Short    $25    SHOP NOW

Super control that’s comfy enough for every day…24/7/365! We made this girl short with seamless yarns for ultimate comfort and fabric that provides stability, support and a ride-free fit. So go ahead…shape your day!

  • Seamless zones = comfortable shaping, perfect to wear every day
  • 360° seamless waistband anchors garment in place
  • Designed with flat edges for an invisible fit
  • Polymer strips on the leg openings offer a ride-free fit
  • Support Level 2: Shape – A Firm Hug
  • Model is 5’10” and wearing a size Small
  • 53% Spandex/Elastane, 47% Nylon – Imported
  • Care Instructions: Machine wash cold, gentle cycle with like colors. Use only non-chlorine bleach when needed. Lay flat to dry. Do not iron

These shorts are also lightweight and seamless so they’ll smooth without feeling too constricting, plus they don’t come up as high as the previous pair. Think of them as a layering bottom that you can wear under anything, whether skirts, dresses, or pants. Not to mention, they’re super affordable so you can even buy multiple pairs if you want to wear them every day.

Spanx Haute Contour Nouveau Thong Bodysuit – Firm Control Slip

Spanx Haute Contour Nouveau Thong Bodysuit

Spanx Haute Contour Nouveau Thong Bodysuit    $74    SHOP NOW

Treat yourself and indulge in the chicest slimming from SPANX®, Haute Contour®. Designed with powerful mesh and silky details, now you can have your shape and sexy too!

  • Lightweight breezy, sheer fabric that is invisible under clothes
  • Wire-free bust for added comfort
  • Double-lined front tummy panel for added compression
  • Adjustable straps
  • Hook & eye closure—for total ease when nature calls
  • Support Level 2: Shape – A Firm Hug
  • Model is 5’10” and wearing a size Small. Her bust is a 34B
  • Body: 69% Nylon, 31% Spandex/Elastane. Front Lining: 60% Nylon, 40% Spandex/Elastane. Gusset: 100% Cotton – Imported
  • Care Instructions: Machine wash cold, gentle cycle with like colors. Use only non-chlorine bleach when needed. Line dry. Do not iron

If you’re looking for tummy control but don’t need thigh coverage, this high-rise brief has firm control around the tummy and a silicon waistband to help keep it in place. It’s designed to smooth bulges and create the look of hourglass curves.

Spanx Bra-Llelujah Illuminate-Her\U2122 Full Coverage Floral Zebra

Spanx Bra-llelujah!\\u00ae Illuminate-Her\\u2122 Full Coverage Floral Zebra

Spanx Bra-Llelujah Illuminate-Her\U2122 Full Coverage Floral Zebra    $39    SHOP NOW

The Illuminate-Her™ collection adds an artistic twist to the fan-favorite Bra-llelujah!® full coverage bra. Artist, Paige Gemmel, collaborated with Spanx to design an exclusive collection that’s not only supportive and beautiful, but also gives back. This collection supports Chop Art, an organization that empowers homeless youth through art, and founded by female entrepreneur, Malika Whitley.

  • We put art on a bra! Limited edition Paige Gemmel designs
  • All hosiery back —smooths out lumps and bumps!
  • Front-closure eliminates bulk under clothes
  • Soft, dig-free SPANX SMART Straps™ = comfort 24/7
  • Added back and strap support in 36C+
  • Model is 5’10” and wearing a size 34B
  • Cups: 72% Nylon, 28% Spandex/Elastane. Cup Lining: 100% Cotton. Straps: 80% Nylon, 20% Spandex/Elastane. Wing: 89% Nylon, 11% Spandex/Elastane – Imported
  • Care Instructions: Hand wash only. Only non-chlorine bleach when needed. Lay flat to dry. Do not iron

Perfect for all-over compression that you can wear under dresses, this Spanx brand slip creates the look of smooth curves and a flatter tummy. It even has rear-lifting panels in the back so you’re covered from all angles. The straps on top are adjustable too, so you can ensure the perfect fit.

Spanx Pima Cotton Ribbed Tank

Spanx Pima Cotton Ribbed Tank

Spanx Pima Cotton Ribbed Tank    $25    SHOP NOW

Everyone needs a go-to knit in their life and trust us when we say, this is it! Smooth lines and baby-bottom soft fabric create the perfect rib knit. The best bit? Wear it alone or layered for twice the style!

Shop SPANX® leggings and denim to complete your look!

  • Ultra-soft and durable Pima Cotton creates the perfect tank!
  • Model is 5’10” and wearing a size Small
  • 97% Cotton, 3% Spandex – Imported
  • Care Instructions: Machine wash warm only. Only non-chlorine bleach when needed. Tumble dry low. Low iron if needed.

If you typically wear an everyday layering tank, this one’s for you. You can throw on this style under tops to slim and smooth, but it won’t feel as constricting as regular shapewear. It’s also designed with increased compression at the midsection and is made to fit up to a G cup bra without compressing your bust.

Spanx Spotlight On Lace Bodysuit

Spanx Spotlight on Lace Bodysuit

Spanx Spotlight On Lace Bodysuit     $37    SHOP NOW

Nothing to hide! Spotlight on Lace is lingerie that’s more than just a pretty base! Designed with graduated mesh that targets the tummy, this lust-have bodysuit is lingerie that does more for you while offering the softest, lightest shaping possible. Trust us…the spotlight will be on you in Spotlight on Lace.

  • Targeted tummy-shaping panel provides a flawless finish
  • Pretty, flexible lace moves with you for a comfortable fit
  • Free of underwire and padding for total comfort
  • Adjustable and convertible straps—wear 5 ways (see size and tech for more details)
  • Cotton gusset makes panties optional & eliminates VPL (Visible Panty Lines). Pull to the side when nature calls
  • Support Level 2: Shape – A Firm Hug
  • Model is 5’10” and wearing a size Small. Her bust is a 34B
  • Fit-flexible cups accommodate sizes A-H. Check size chart for further details
  • Convertible straps can be worn V-back, Criss Cross, T-Back, Racerback or traditional strap style.
  • Lace: 84% Nylon, 16% Spandex/Elastane. Mesh: 72% Nylon, 28% Spandex/Elastane. Gusset: 100% Cotton – Imported
  • Care Instructions: Hand wash in cold water. Do not bleach. Lay flat to dry. Do not iron

This one-piece holds everything in comfortably and stays in place better than sectional shapewear. There’s also light lining around the cups since you won’t need your own bra.  The lace pattern looks nice, but the brand also claims it makes the style more breathable. Plus, with the bottom closure, you can pee without changing into your birthday suit.

Spanx OnCore Open-Bust Panty Bodysuit

Spanx OnCore Open-Bust Panty Bodysuit

Spanx OnCore Open-Bust Panty Bodysuit     $42    SHOP NOW

Looking for a total transformation? You’re in the right place. This sculpting shaper is lightweight and powerful, featuring fully-bonded front-panels for a tabletop flat stomach and edge-bonded side panels for comfortable, squeeze-free slimming.

  • Flat-out flattening thanks to a bonded tummy and side panels
  • Non-compressing molded rear that maintains your natural shape without the smush
  • Adjustable straps
  • Hook & eye closure at gusset—wear as underwear
  • Support Level 3: Sculpt – A Super Firm Hug
  • Model is 5’10” and wearing a size Small. Her bust is a 34B
  • 80% Nylon, 20% Spandex/Elastane – Imported
  • Care Instructions: Machine wash cold, gentle cycle. Use only non-chlorine bleach when needed. Lay flat to dry. Do not iron

This style has the stay-in-place benefits of a bodysuit, but gives you even more compression than the previous style and you can wear your own bra if you prefer. It has all-over smoothing benefits, but panels in the midsection give extra support. This one also has the bottom closure that’s a lifesaver in the bathroom.

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