Jun 09, 2023

14 Best Shapewear for Women in 2023

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Our handpicked selection of brands and styles to smooth, shape, and sculpt.

With its innovative designs and transformative capabilities, shapewear has become a trusted companion for women seeking to enhance their curves and boost their confidence. Whether you're looking to smooth out unsightly seams or sculpt your waistline, shapewear offers a secret weapon to effortlessly accentuate your natural silhouette.

Summer is here, which probably means a handful of special-occasion dresses for which you will need shaping styles. If you're reading this, you're likely also on the market for the best strapless bras and even boob tape. For those in need of plus-sized shapewear specifically, don't miss out on our full list of recommendations.

In this comprehensive guide, we'll dive into the world of shapewear, exploring a range of options crafted to cater to different body types and target areas. The best shapewear brand for you may depend on your individual needs, body shape, and personal preferences. It's important to consider factors such as the level of compression, the targeted areas, and the specific garment design to find the perfect shapewear piece for you.

Shapewear is intended for two purposes. The first is for smoothing out the canvas underneath so that your clothing can take center stage and shine. Think of it as keeping the focus on your fantastic outfit instead of wardrobe distractions like visible panty lines or bulges.

Shapewear is also used to accentuate your natural figure and curves. We're talking about confidence-boosting pieces that help you to feel your very best in what you're wearing. Most shapewear brands will offer different levels of compression that starts with smoothing all the way to shaping and sculpting. These garments are made with compression fabrics for everyday shaping or powerful sculpting for targeted and comfortable control.

There are several reputable shapewear brands for women that offer a wide range of options to suit different body types and preferences. To find the best of the best, we tested and reviewed shapewear from leading brands like Spanx, Commando, Cacique, Honeywell, Yummie, and Yitty. From there, we added the top items based on overall quality, smoothing, shaping, and sculpting. Below, our recommendations for the best shapewear pieces to have in your wardrobe.

This super-smooth bodysuit is so comfortable, you forget it's even there. Out of all of the shapewear we tried, this Yitty bodysuit gave us the best-looking derriere. You can get this shaping bodysuit in black, brown, taupe, ivory, orange, and yellow. Available in sizes XS/S - 5X. You

Cacique's bestselling bodysuit is designed with plus sizes top of mind. It features adjustable, thick straps with an open bust so you can wear it with your favorite bra. Available in taupe, brown, and black, as well as sizes 14 - 36.

Honeylove's bodysuit really impressed us with concealing padded cups, back smoothing, targeted tummy compression, and mid-thigh shaping. This premium bodysuit comes in all black, sheer black mesh, and solid sand. Available in sizes XS - 3X.

This level-2 shaping bodysuit from Spanx is the real deal. It features an open-bust design so you're able to wear your favorite bra while a scoop low back and mid-thigh silhouette smooth and shape everywhere else. The Thinstincts bodysuit comes in four shades, as well as sizes XS - 3X.

Commando's fabrics and finishings feel luxurious from the moment we put them on. These briefs shaped and contoured in all the right places, while a raw hem left them untraceable from the exterior. The classic control shorts come in ivory, caramel, mocha, and black. Available in sizes XS - 3X.

Yummie is known for its affordable and effective shapewear. These high-waist seamless shorts feature level 3 medium compression that comfortably shapes and contours. You can purchase the Isla shorts in black and three nude shades. Available in sizes S - 3X.

The bestselling OnCore features Spanx's most powerful compression for targeted sculpting and booty-lifting. It has built-in panels that go all the way up to your rib cage for the ultimate definition. Available in five shades and sizes XS - 3X.

Honeylove's SuperPower shorts blew us away! Featuring a super -igh rise and mid-thigh length, these targeted compression shorts comfortably sculpt without squeezing. Available in six different hues as well as sizes XS - 3X.

Commando's classic control brief has light-to-moderate compression that's perfect for everyday smoothing. It's made from dreamy raw-cut European fabric that doesn't leave any lines or bulging behind. Available in four hues and sizes XS - 3X.

We were particularly impressed by Honeylove's briefs that have a sheer mesh layer in the front to avoid visible panty lines. SuperPower shaping bottoms offer targeted high compression that sculpts the midsection and flexible boning to prevent roll-down. You can find this in seven different hues as well as sizes XS - 3X.

Knix's shaping slip is made with medium-support compression for a snug fit and lift. It has a scoop neck and back, and hits at the mid-thigh. We love that it also comes with built-in bra support, adjustable straps and removable cups. The LuxeLift slip comes in black and five skin-tone shades. It's available in sizes S - 3XL.

Commando's innovative two-faced tech fabric has light-to-medium compression for a comfortable and smoothing effect. It has a scoop neck front, low back, and mid-thigh silhouette for your summer gowns and dresses. This control slip comes in tan and black, and is available in sizes XS - XL.

Spanx's half slip features level 2 shaping compression with a bonded shaping panel for extra tummy control. It's made with Spanx's signature innovative, no-slip technology so you can hit the dance floor worry-free. Available in sizes XS - 3X.

This high-waist shaping skirt features Yummie's highest compression tummy shaping panel for extra firming and control. It also has clean cut edges that disappear under skirts and dresses. Available in sizes XS - XL.

Sara Klausing covers all things fashion and style for Oprah Daily.

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