Contrary to popular belief, beauty doesn’t have to come with pain. In fact, looking your best can be as comfortable as stepping out in silk pajamas, as long as you have the right items. To help you narrow your search, we’ve compiled a list of miracle-working shapewear garments that won’t just shrink your waist and suck in your belly, but are also so comfortable you’ll probably forget you’re even wearing them. It’s time to say so long to Spanx that are so tight you can barely breathe, and hello to flexible undergarments that hide your cellulite and lend a helping hand wherever you most need it.
1. TC Fine Intimates Firm Control Torsette Open-Bust Slip
Is anything better than shapewear that fits as comfortably as a silk glove? We think not. Fortunately, the TC Fine Intimates’ controlling slip does just that. It strategically works to slim your hips, stomach, and waist, all while staying in place with its silicone lining. We love that you can still wear your favorite bra with this, and that you’ll never have to worry about any lines showing under your clothing.
2. Shapeez Tankee Long
No matter how in shape you are and how low your body fat percentage may be, annoying back fat is one problem almost every woman struggles to hide. But not with this Shapeez tank, which is available in both nude and black. Say goodbye to any bulges around your bra line and the dreaded “armpit fat” next to your breasts. This undetected tank will smooth your entire back and torso, making every top fit better.
3. Miraclesuit Back Magic Extra Firm Control High-Waist Thigh Slimmer
Muffin tops are the bane of every woman’s existence. No matter how hard you suck in your tummy or loosen your belt, it seems your pant waistline always finds a way to create a bulge around your hips. Luckily, Miraclesuit’s thigh slimmer is not only ridiculously comfortable, but it also sucks in any hint of a muffin top, back fat, or stomach bulge you’re trying to get rid of.
4. Jockey Strappy Shapewear Tank
If you just need a little bit of help smoothing over your torso bumps and lines, Jockey’s Strappy Shapewear Tank is perfect for you. It will flatten your midriff without constricting your movements or breathing the way many no-budge shapewear tops can. Jockey’s fabric provides all-day comfort, and it’s actually stylish enough to wear on its own instead of hidden beneath your favorite work blouses.
5. ShaperQueen 102 Women Waist Cincher Girdle
If there’s one area we all wish we could snap our fingers and shrink, it would have to be our waist. Fortunately, the ShaperQueen’s girdle can easily do this for you. The high-waist design has targeted, firming control to give you a more feminine silhouette. It’s tight enough to never roll down, you can wear your favorite bra above it, and you don’t have to worry about embarrassing granny-panty underwear lines thanks to the thong bottom.
6. Camellias Women’s Waist Trainer Belt
The Kardashians first brought our attention to waist training belts, and the verdict is in: They really look great. This version from Camellias is comfortable enough to wear under your clothes as you work out or run errands. As an added bonus, this waist belt improves your posture, offers lumbar support, and can ease lower back pain. Hourglass figure, here we come.
7. Khaya Women’s Compression Mid-Thigh Shapewear
Khaya’s take on shapewear combines the best elements of every slimming garment: It gives you the freedom to wear your own bra, stretches down your thighs, and cinches every major problem area on your upper body. It’s truly an all-in-one product, so if you’re just beginning to take an interest in all that shapewear has to offer, we advise starting with this.