These 5 Shapewear Finds Are Essential—Let the Reviews Speak for Themselves


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If you're searching for shapewear to boost your confidence, you've come to the right place. I invested hours scouring the internet and conducting thorough research to bring you the best available options. Based on the reviews I've read, these selections won't disappoint.

 Whether you need something to wear under a special occasion dress or simply want to enhance your everyday look, these shapewear finds are perfect for you. Let's explore the world of shapewear and discover the ideal piece to meet your needs.


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How to find the right shapewear:

Tip 1: Ensure that you choose shapewear that matches the outfits you regularly wear. For example, if you rarely wear backless dresses, there's no need to purchase shapewear specifically designed for that style. Selecting shapewear that aligns with your lifestyle is crucial.

Tip 2: Comfort is equally important, so sizing plays a significant role. If you're shopping online, I recommend ordering multiple sizes and styles from a retailer that offers free returns (ahem Nordstrom). This way, you can find the perfect item for you and easily return what doesn't work out.

Tip 3: Finally, consider your body shape and size when choosing shapewear. Different body types may require different recommendations. Checking the reviews can reveal insights from customers who have a similar body type. Luckily, many shapewear brands offer items catering to specific body types, such as hourglass or pear. By examining the website you're shopping on, you can find additional guidance to steer you in the right direction.

Below, you'll find a fashion editor's guide to the best shapewear available online: award-show style.

The Best Shapewear Bodysuit: Honeylove + Cami Bodysuit

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The Best Shapewear Underwear: Shapermint Essentials + High Waist Shaper Thong

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The Best Shapewear Shorts: Skims + Sculpting Mid-Thigh Shorts

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The Best Shapewear Slips: Skims + Ribbed Long Slip Dress

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The Best Waist Trainers: Skims + Waist Trainer

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Associate Editor

Sierra Mayhew was always destined to work in fashion, but she didn't know it at first. Growing up with no choice but to wear a rotation of school uniforms and activewear, her love for fashion really blossomed when she moved away for college and was able to finally define her very own personal style. Shortly thereafter, she interned at Elle magazine and instantly knew that editorial was for her. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, she worked for ShopBazaar, contributing regularly to, and finally made her way to Who What Wear, where she is an associate editor. When she’s not working, you can catch her always trying to catch a flight, rollerblading through New York City traffic, or exploring the latest luxury vintage boutique.