While the origins of shapewear can be traced all the way back to ancient Greece, we’ve come a long way since the days of rigid metal corsets and stiff, uncomfortable girdles. Today, shapewear is stretchy, lightweight and sleek, thanks to modernized fabrics, improved technology, and—most importantly—a focus on comfort.
There are many different styles of shapewear available to choose from, including slips, camis, thigh shapers, bodysuits, shaping panties and more. So no matter what your outfit (dresses, skirts jeans) or occasion (formal, casual), there’s a shapewear style out there for you—should you want it! Not sure what style you need? Check out our blog post, The Best Shapewear for Your Favorite Dress Silhouettes.
Shapewear often gets a bad rap because of the historically harsh beauty standards it imposed on women. These days, however, shapewear is no longer about shaping the body into something it’s not. Today’s shapewear is about flattering the body you were born with and giving women the confidence to flaunt their curves. So if you don’t want to wear shapewear, that’s fine by us! But if you do want to wear shapewear, that’s great, too.
For those women looking to smooth their silhouette and feel confident in their clothes, check out our top shapewear styles below.
12 Essential Shapewear Styles
Look smooth, feel confident. Bali’s One Smooth U High Waist Thigh Shaper delivers outstanding shaping performance for a fit that moves with you. The comfortable high-rise waist and mid-thigh leg smooth bumps and bulges on your tummy, derriere, and thighs, while clothing glides over the ultra-smooth, sleek fabric.
Maidenform’s Firm Foundation Curvy High Waist Brief was designed to accommodate curves and was crafted based on fittings with real plus-size women. This smoothing style features power-mesh lining and moisture-wicking fabric for your sleekest, most comfortable silhouette yet.
The Bali Lace ‘N Smooth Firm Control Bodysuit delivers 360 degrees of firm control for a smooth, sleek silhouette. Designed in breathable stretch lace, this one piece creates a flawless shape under dresses and pants alike.
Maidenform’s Firm Foundations Curvy WYOB (Wear Your Own Bra) Bodybriefer was specially designed with curves in mind. The smoothing style features power-mesh lining and flex-to-fit lace for ease of movement.
The Firm Foundations Wear Your Own Bra (WYOB) Torsette from Maidenform provides a lacy, lightweight take on curve control. Smoothes bulges and visible lines for a sleeker silhouette. Firm control, innovative fabric with no added bulk. Anti-static, cling-free fabric helps clothes glide on easily and keeps you cool and comfortable.
Maidenform’s Firm Foundation Curvy High Waist Thigh Slimmer was designed to accommodate curves and was crafted based on fittings with real plus-size women. This smoothing style features power-mesh lining and thigh control for your sleekest, most comfortable silhouette yet.
The Full Figure Support Body Briefer from Glamorise features a unique cross under-and-over design in the cup for better uplift, bust definition, and support. Waist trimming and tummy-controlling panels give you the shape you always wanted. Wide adjustable stretch straps pamper your shoulders.
Take your silhouette to the next level with the Convertible Full Slip from Maidenform. This all-in-one slip comfortably smooths out any trouble spots, while the built-in underwire bra with slight padding creates effortless curves. This shaping slip provides the perfect amount of compression to help shape your tummy, waist, and back.
Whether it’s a day at the office or a night on the town, be ready for anything with the Second Skin Bustier from Q-T Intimates. Crafted in soft, smooth microfiber, this piece works great underneath bridal gowns, prom dresses, and evening wear. With just the right amount of light foam padding, this bustier will keep you comfortable and supported.
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The Royal Edge High-Waist Brief from Rene Rofe smooths and shapes with a high-rise waistband and a lace-detailed support panel. Wear it under dresses, tops, skirts, or pants for an irresistibly smooth silhouette.
For all-day support, slip on the Elila Leopard Long Leg High Waist Shaper. Designed to contour, control and smooth from waist to thighs, this sleek and modern shapewear is a must for every occasion.
The Maidenform Long Length Tank is a classic layering piece that smooths your silhouette under clothes. Soft, comfortable fabric and firm control helps you look as fabulous as you feel.
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