If you are in search of that sleek hourglass silhouette but those sweat sessions haven’t quite given you the slenderizing something-something you need — not to worry. Shapewear is here to save the day, and your next ensemble. The best body shapers have come a long way from their girdle heritage, with sleek, innovative, and even sexy selections. And while Spanx is ubiquitous in the shapewear world with the brand’s impressive collection of smoothing and sculpting bras, panties, shorts, bodysuits, camis, slips, hosiery, and more, plenty of other options are worth consideration for their nearly magical shaping powers, too.
So, whether you’re looking for a booty boost or a tummy trim, achieve an instant nip and tuck with these seven body shapers. They’re literally for every body, meaning all shapes and sizes can benefit from the smoothing and contouring they provide.
1. Cosabella Never Say Never Sexy Shapewear Thong
If you think a sultry thong is out of the question when it comes to body-shaping intimates, then Cosabella’s Never Say Never Sexy Shapewear Thong will quickly change your mind. The glamorously retro, high-cut panty features stretchy lace detailing and a power mesh lining hidden on the inside that shapes the tummy and waist. Shapewear is also disguised as lacy lingerie in Du Mi Shapewear’s 586 Firm Control Thong. The pretty panty with a stretch lace waistband features firm control with 55% spandex and wide side and back panels to shape, smooth, and sculpt the tummy and love handles.
2. Belly Bandit Mother Tucker Shorties
Lumps and bumps be gone! If you want 360 degrees of targeted compression for the tummy, tush, and thighs, then check out Belly Bandit’s Mother Tucker Shorties. They’re designed to stay securely in place without any awkward tugging and adjusting, and a clean-cut leg finish means they won’t dig into you. We love the lightweight, barely-there material which is invisible under clothing.
3. Triumph Perfect Sensation Bodydress
Nothing short of a go-to, must-have body shaper for many cocktail dresses and long gowns, the Triumph Perfect Sensation Bodydress is an all-in-one smoother and slimmer with no panty lines to worry about. With the built-in bra’s lightly padded cups and straps that are both adjustable and removable, this piece is even more versatile. Silicone grips keep everything in place so you can wear this one with your strapless frocks as well.
4. ShaToBu High Waist Shaping Tight
Not only do the ShaToBu High Waist Shaping Tights promote an hourglass figure by sucking in the tummy and slimming and smoothing the waist and hips, they burn calories, too! They were scientifically developed by a female chiropractor with a technology that incorporates resistance bands into the tights, making muscles work a little harder during everyday activities like walking and climbing stairs. So you’ll be lightly and effortlessly toning and torching calories every time you wear them. That’s the kind of multitasking we can really get behind.
5. Miraclebody Skinny Signature Jeans
Shapewear isn’t just for under-there. Now, your body shaping secrets can see the light of the day (and none will be the wiser). Miraclebody’s Skinny Signature Jeans with embroidered back pockets are designed to sculpt, mold and conceal for the ultimate slimming experience while still looking like your favorite pair of denim. More than 40% stretch lifts the backside while smoothing and slimming the thighs.
6. Yummie Tummie Mercer Tank
Yummie by Heather Thomson’s signature tank collection promises you’ll look five pounds thinner just by putting one on. The slimming tops shape comfortably with no squeezing or pinching, plus the tank has a longer hem so it won’t ride up on you. No muffin tops allowed here! Try the Mercer tank, which features a hidden inner shaping panel and adjustable bra straps. It also hugs you around the middle to smooth and shape comfortably for everyday wear — by itself or layered underneath a blazer or ensemble.
7. Sassybax Armed & Dangerous Top
If it’s your arms that are a problem area for you, then say goodbye to any flab and jiggle with the Sassybax Armed & Dangerous Top. Firm compression on the arms gives the appearance of smooth, firm upper arm tone while the torso compression likewise smooths the tummy from under the bra line to the hipbone for a sleek midriff silhouette. Excellent as a layering piece or as a standalone outerwear top, you’ll be nothing short of, well, stylishly armed and dangerous.