Found: The Best Shapewear for Every Body Type

How's your shapewear collection looking? Typically, our Spanx get a lot of wear and tear, so it's important to give that drawer a little refresh every now and then. If you've been wearing the same body-slimming shorts for years now, there's no better time to invest in a new pair now that holiday party season is in full swing. Why, you ask? Old shapewear tends to lose its shape and doesn't offer the same level of support, especially after multiple washes.

And when you're wearing formfitting holiday dresses and skirts (and indulging in amazing food), it's likely you'll be reaching for said body-shapers to smooth and support. Of course, the market of shapewear is vast, so we turned to one of our go-to retailers—Nordstrom—to find the best shapewear, honing in on the three most popular styles: shorts, underwear, and bodysuits. Ready to freshen up your worn-out pieces? Read on to see and shop our roundup of must-have body-shapers.


"These are by far my favorite Spanx. I've tried others but I always go back to these. They hold everything in without being uncomfortable, and I think they give your booty a nice little lift too."

"I've never worn or purchased Spanx before and was pleasantly surprised by these. They're super tight to get up but comfortable once on. I love the length of the leg because I have curvier thighs. I was worried about them rolling and bunching, but so far they have not."

"It does the job! Smooths my problem areas and comes up high on the abdomen, so no muffin top. I'd buy it again."

"After trying lots of different body-shapers over many years, I was skeptical of the Shape Away. I'm happy to say that not only does this shaper help contour my body, but it's comfortable to wear! I love it!"

"Love this! Perfect for under my holiday dresses!"


"This bodysuit is not available anywhere else, curvy girls, so get it here for this price while you can. The 1X fits a size 18W perfectly. Good combination of stretch and support."

"Lovely material with just enough firmness. As a 40B, I can wear this without a bra or with an unlined underwire for more lift."

"Very comfortable. I think this is going to be my new favorite shaper."

"Soft, light, and comfortable. Not as much hold as I would like, but it does smooth my body, and I can wear with whatever bra works for me. I like where the straps are located."

"This is by far the most comfortable lingerie piece of this type I've owned/worn—I bought five of them."


"Love this shaper. It really smoothed my stomach. It was comfortable too. Easy to get up and down."

"These are my favorite for under a skirt/dress. It gives just the right about of flattening I need. True to size."

"These Spanx briefs are classy and comfortable. So we may ask 'What's the big deal wearing beautiful panties?' I've discovered you feel a bit more confident, walk a little taller, they are worth it. Try these. You won't be disappointed."

"This is my favorite shapewear piece. I'm a size 8, 5'10", and sized down to a small for extra tummy control. Highly recommend."

"I love this panty! It's flexible enough to slip on easily, yet it does a great job slimming my waist to prevent a muffin-top look under clothes. It's really comfortable and make me feel good wearing it. I'll be going back for more, even though I have two already—one beige and one black."

Next up, the right way to do shapewear.

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