Do you prefer to keep your blood circulation in tact? This is the best shapewear for you (really!).
Shapewear has come a long way (you know, from lace-up corsets and stuff). Most of us aren’t willing to wear control-top pantyhose every day or want to avoid taking a deep breath. Which is, of course, very reasonable. But the thing is, sometimes we just want to smooth things out. Add a little shape. Feel a bit more ‘held’. And we want to do that while maintaining blood flow to our extremities. We looked high and low and found the best shapewear that managed to tick all the boxes.
We want you to feel great in your body, so we’re definitely not pushing a whole reshaping of your already gorgeous figure. The best shapewear can just be a tool to feel put together and supported, without completely revamping your bod. Of course, if you feel most comfortable with strong compression, we’ve got options there, too. But really, we want to reframe shapewear as an enhancement to your beautiful body rather than mega camouflage. And we refuse to feel like we can’t sit down or eat a meal while we’re wearing it. These are the gold standard in comfort + support, if we do say so ourselves.
ThirdLove ComfortStretch Smoothing Full Coverage Bra
Bye bye bumps and bulges, hello sleek look under clothes. The newest style from the bra geniuses at ThirdLove offers extra back and underarm coverage, plus smooth full coverage cups. Looking for versatility? The straps convert to an X-back! Available in 2 colors, sizes up to 44H.
YITTY Nearly Naked Shaping High Waist Thong
Lizzo-found brand YITTY (her childhood nickname, actually!) is all about size-inclusive, celebratory shapewear that fits and makes you feel great. Not smaller or bigger; just more pulled together. The Nearly Naked Thong is a now-show pair of undies that shape, smooth, and wick away moisture. Not feeling a thong? They also come in briefs, and you'll probably want to check out the whole YITTY Shapewear Line. Available in multiple colors, sizes XS-6X.
Honeylove SuperPower Brief
Honeylove somehow managed to make shapewear...fashion? The bandage support details on this pair are so edgy and cool, but the real hero here is the effect. Targeted compression sculpts your midsection, flexible boning prevents roll-down, and mesh fabric smooths your bottom for a highly supportive, sweat-wicking shapewear piece. Available in 6 colors, sizes XS-3X. Use code TINYBEANS at checkout for 10% off your purchase!
Truekind Supportive Comfort Wireless Shaping Bra
With the comfort of a bralette, the molded cups of a traditional bra, and the versatility of convertible straps, it's no wonder this Wireless Shaping Bra has such great ratings. Available in 4 colors and sizes S-4XL.
SPANX OnCore Mid-Thigh Short
You had to know cult-favorite SPANX would make an appearance here! Aside from the firm support and famous SPANX shaping, the OnCore Mid-Thigh Shorts are a mid-rise, so they hit at your natural waist if you want to skip on the high-rise option. Available in 5 colors and sizes XS-XL.
SKIMS Seamless Sculpt Mid Thigh Bodysuit
Social media-approved bodysuit? You found it. It's the SKIMS Seamless Mid Thigh Bodysuit flaunts strong compression and targeted control along the waist, tummy, and legs, plus butt-enhancing pockets for a lifted look. Comes in a whopping 10 colors and sizes XXS-4X.
AirSlim Firm Tummy Compression Bodysuit Shaper with Butt Lifter
This compression bodysuit sculpts from your back, waist, and down to your tummy and thighs. It also comes with adjustable and removable straps and a butt-lifter (padding-free). It comes in 3 colors and sizes XS-6X.
Leonisa Extra High Waisted Firm Compression Legging
For those of us who like to feel held in by our leggings, this pair from Leonisa delivers. With an inner layer of PowerSlim for firm compression to sculpt from mid-to-lower tummy, they also have an outer layer that's super soft. Available in black and blue, sizes XS-XXL.
Bodyflexx Double-Duty Bodysuit Shaper
Versatile and functional, this shaper can be worn under a ton of outfits, or paired with a cardigan, denim jacket, skirt, or jeans for a layered outerwear option. Add bust and back support and you'll walk taller all day no matter how you wear it. Available in 3 colors, sizes XS/S-3X/4X.
SHAPERX Seamless Sculpting Thong Body Shaper
This viral bodysuit has been all over social media, hailed as a budget-friendly alternative to the SKIMS version. Believe us when you say you'll pull it out of the package and assume there's no way it'll fit, but it does. It's ultra-stretchy, offers compression except in the bust (so it's great for all bra sizes), and comes in 11 colors, sizes XXS/XS-4XL/5XL.
Express Body Contour High Compression Tee
Everyone needs a great t-shirt in their closet, so why not make it extra-flattering with a sculpting fabrication from Express? It's excellent as a base layer or styled all on its own. Available in 5 colors and sizes XS-XL.
Knix LuxeLift Tank
It's not officially compression shapewear, but we're in love with this tank top from Knix that lets us go braless and smooths our silhouette. It's even designed to relax and adapt to your shape as you wear it! Available in 2 colors, sizes S-XXXL+.
Shapewear Bodysuits 3pk
This is shapewear that's meant to be seen. Bodysuits are back, but don't let that freak you out. Ease into the trend with blazers, cardigans, or wide-leg jeans or pants to offset the fitted top. Of course, even if you're super experienced in the bodysuit arena, this 3-pack is such a steal. Available with a thong back, in multiple colors, and sizes XS-XL.
Cotton High Waist Tummy Control Panties 5pk
Who doesn't love a good multipack? Snag this set of 5 tummy-smoothing undies at a steal (less than $20!) and see what over 12,500 Amazon reviewers are raving about! Multiple colors/prints available in sizes XS-4XL.
Naomi and Nicole Sheer Capri Pantliner
They're calling these 'pantliners', which is a new one to us, but they're so clever. Wear them with your most fitted jeans or pants for extra smoothing, or with a skirt and boots while it's still chilly outside. Available in nude or black, sizes S-2X.
Sheertex Shaping Sheer Rip-Resist Tights
Hold on, because this is wild. Sheertex tights are made with technology featuring one of the world's strongest polymers, typically used in ballistics and climbing equipment. So...it's safe to say they don't rip easily? Aside from this wildly strong fabrication, they offer great tummy and thigh shaping. They have a huge assortment of tights, so check them all out. Available in sizes XS-3XL.
Underoutfit The Comfort Shaping Bra
Underoutfit is created for people seeking the most support + the most comfort. It's no small feat, but The Comfort Shaping Bra does it. It's breathable, wire-free, has sewn-in pads (no hunting around for those removable ones or constantly shifting so it doesn't look like one is pointing in the wrong direction), and they managed to eliminate the old uniboob effect. Available in multiple colors and sizes S-3XL (they also offer a 180 day return window!).
LNDR THE CHISEL Leggings
According to LNDR, 'Think: If Michelangelo made leggings.' THE CHISEL is their #1 bestseller, and it probably has something to do with them being 'the most sculpting performance leggings on the planet', we're guessing. Made using premium recycled polyamide and a higher grade elastane than any other brand (according to LNDR), they're knitted using seamless technology, creating different levels of compression and optimum shaping throughout the leg, thigh, butt, and tummy.
Available in 7 colors, 2 lengths, and sizes XS/S-L/XL, keep in mind that these are intense shaping leggings. If that's a little more...intense...than you're looking for, LNDR has a bunch of different options and levels of shaping in their leggings arsenal.
Believe it or not, catsuits are a great wardrobe addition. They offer shaping under cold-weather clothes, but we're really big fans of throwing them on with a jacket, cardigan, or sweatshirt and just going for it. It's also excellent for workouts! Available in 16 colors and sizes XS-XXL.
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