Best Shapewear Pieces To Look Slimmer in 2022

Honeylove SuperPower Short

We all dream about the photoshopped bodies seen in magazines, which in reality is very difficult to achieve. However, we believe that everybody should feel confident in their bodies and today shapewear is gaining more popularity. You’re likely to find shapewear in all sizes, color shades, shapes, textures, length.

This controversial category has evolved over the years into comfortable garments that can be worn all day without feeling discomfort.

From the uncomfortable Victorian corsets from the past, the evolution of this apparel category proves that women want to feel good about themselves without worrying about the extra pounds.

Victorian French Underbust Corset, ca. 1890
Victorian French Underbust Corset, ca. 1890

 

But first: what is shapewear?

Shapewear is an undergarment intended to cover areas of the body with extra fat that people like to hide such as stomach, butt, hips, or thighs, or multiple areas.

Shapewear is ideal for women who have recently given birth and have not yet returned to their initial weight and shape.

If you’re pregnant, you might want to check with your doctor about whether you can use special maternity shapewear. “Too-tight shapewear may lead to health problems”, says neurologist Orly Avitzur, MD, medical advisor for Consumer Reports. “Any time we put on really tight garments we take the risk of compressing organs or nerves.”

It’s also helpful for women who have gained a few pounds and want to have a slimmer appearance. In the end, looking good and feeling good about yourself is a self-esteem matter.

You can wear shapewear for a wide range of occasions, from special events, weddings, anniversaries to more formal business meetings and events to get a boost of confidence. Shapewear can make you look slimmer in a summer or cocktail dress. You can also wear shapewear on dates to have a more polished look and feel sexy.

Shapewear is so versatile that you can wear it when you go to the gym, as part of your holistic approach to loosing weight. The pieces are so soft and comfortable that they can be worn on a daily basis to hide a few pounds and feel more empowered about your slim silhouette.

 

What is the best shapewear?

It really depends what you feel comfortable wearing.

Celebrity stylist Mickey Freeman says that the qualities of good shapewear include its ability to “slenderize your torso, firmly control and smooth the tummy and hips, shape the waist, improve postsure and complement [your] outfits.”

Start with basics like a mid-thigh shaper, a slip dress, underwear. As you gain more experience with shapewear, you will figure out what works best for you and create your own shapewear wardrobe.

Some of the best shapewear brands include SKIMS, Spanx, and Honeylove.

SKIMS is the shapewear line created by Kim Kardashian West. The idea for SKIMS came from Kardashian West’s own struggle to find shapewear that fit her well and comfortably. “Having that perfect first layer gives me the confidence to wear outfits that I might not wear otherwise,” she says, “and freedom to experiment and try new things is what makes fashion so much fun.”

 

Building a Shapewear Wardrobe

The number of options in stores can feel overwhelming. To help you cut through the clutter, we compiled a list of the best shapewear brands and pieces on the market today.

Think about what parts of your body you would like covered: the full body, or specific parts such as butt, tights, tummy.

Some of these garments are made of light control fabrics that feel like you’re not wearing anything at all. Others use firmer materials for a more dramatic effect. Are you going to wear them daily or for special ocassions only?

In terms of versatility, shapewear include leggings, tanks, full bodysuits, cami tops, thongs, slip dresses, high-waisted shorts, push-up bras, invisible bras, maternity shapewear and nursing bras, sports bras, and more.

For color flexibility, look for pieces in a shade that’s close to your skin tone: nude. Or if you want to look slimmer, buy black garments.

 

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Sculpting bodysuits:

Skims Scupting Bodysuit with Snaps – one of Kim Kardashian’s bestsellers.

Skims Scupting Bodysuit with Snaps
Skims Scupting Bodysuit with Snaps

 

Le Mystere Women's Sophia Strapless Bodysuit
Le Mystere Women’s Sophia Strapless Bodysuit

 

Nebility Women Butt Lifter Shapewear Hi-Waist Double Tummy Control Panty
Nebility Women Butt Lifter Shapewear Hi-Waist Double Tummy Control Panty Body Shaper

 

Honeylove SuperPower Short
Honeylove SuperPower Short

 

SPANX Women's Oncore Open Bust Mid Thigh Compression Bodysuit
SPANX Women’s Oncore Open Bust Mid Thigh Compression Bodysuit

 

SPANX Womens Plus Size High Waist Brief
SPANX Womens Plus Size High Waist Brief

 

Strapless bodysuit

SPANX Women's Suit Your Fancy Strapless Cupped Mid-Thigh Bodysuit
SPANX Women’s Suit Your Fancy Strapless Cupped Mid-Thigh Bodysuit

 

TC Fine Intimates Extra Firm Control Convertible Bodysuit
TC Fine Intimates Extra Firm Control Convertible Bodysuit

 

Plus-size shapewear

Shapermint High Waisted Body Shaper Boyshorts Tummy Control Waist Slimming and Back Smoothing Shapewear for Women Plus Size
Shapermint High Waisted Body Shaper Boyshorts Tummy Control Waist Slimming and Back Smoothing Shapewear for Women Plus Size

 

Bras

Shapermint Compression Wirefree High Support Bra for Women
Shapermint Compression Wirefree High Support Bra for Women

 

Bali Women’s Comfort Revolution Wirefree Bra

 

Bali Women's Comfort Revolution Wirefree Bra with Smart Sizes
Bali Women’s Comfort Revolution Wirefree Bra with Smart Sizes

 

Yummie Women's Peyton Seamless Wire Free Strapless Convertible Bra
Yummie Women’s Peyton Seamless Wire Free Strapless Convertible Bra

 

Camisole tops

Maidenform Women's Long Length Shapewear Camisole
Maidenform Women’s Long Length Shapewear Camisole

 

Maidenform Women's Comfort Devotion Shapewear Cami
Maidenform Women’s Comfort Devotion Shapewear Cami

 

Underwear – thongs, slips and panties

SPANX Women's Everyday Shaping Briefs
SPANX Women’s Everyday Shaping Briefs

 

Wolford Women's Cotton Contour Control Shorts
Wolford Women’s Cotton Contour Control Shorts

 

SPANX Higher Power Panties
SPANX Higher Power Panties

 

Rago Women's V-Leg Panty
Rago Women’s V-Leg Panty

 

High-waist shorts

SPANX Tummy Control High-Waisted Power Short
SPANX Tummy Control High-Waisted Power Shorts

 

Shapermint High Waisted Body Shaper Shorts Shapewear for Women Tummy Control Thigh Slimming Technology
Shapermint High Waisted Body Shaper Shorts Shapewear for Women Tummy Control Thigh Slimming Technology

 

TC Fine Intimates Women's Plus Size Just Enough Hi-Waist Thigh Slimmer
TC Fine Intimates Women’s Plus Size Just Enough Hi-Waist Thigh Slimmer

 

Skirt slip

Wolford Women's Sheer Touch Forming Skirt
Wolford Women’s Sheer Touch Forming Skirt

 

Yummie Women's Hidden Curve High Waist Firm Control Shapewear Skirt Slip
Yummie Women’s Hidden Curve High Waist Firm Control Shapewear Skirt Slip

 

Vanity Fair Women's Anti-Static Nylon Half Slip for Under Dresses
#1 Best Seller: Vanity Fair Women’s Anti-Static Nylon Half Slip for Under Dresses

 

Tights

Commando Women's Control Top Ultimate Opaque Matte Tights
Commando Women’s Control Top Ultimate Opaque Matte Tights

 

Leggings

Shapermint High Waisted Medium Compression Leggings
Shapermint High Waisted Medium Compression Leggings

 

RAGO High Waist Leg Shaper Medium Shaping
RAGO High Waist Leg Shaper Medium Shaping

 

 

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