Solved: These 5 Brands Make the Best Thigh Shapewear in Existence


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We all have little things we do to feel more confident in what we're wearing—not because they're necessary but because they make us feel our best. For me, that's self-tanning, heels, and, depending on what outfit I'm wearing, sometimes shapewear. Whether it's a bridesmaid's dress for a friend's wedding or a fitted look for an important meeting, sometimes, a bit more structure underneath helps me feel more polished and confident in my outfit.

But I, for one, think shapewear is one of the most confusing items to shop for. Between all the different materials, cheeky marketing names, and various silhouettes it's hard to know which brand and style are right for the particular garment you're wearing shapewear under. Thankfully, there are a handful of brands that kill it in the shapewear department—the reviews say it all. Below, I'm outlining the best thigh-shapewear brands around, but you can also turn to them for your other shapewear needs if you're looking for another type, as they pretty much hit on the entire category.


Spanx is the reigning champion of shapewear—and for a good reason. The brand offers high-quality options at reasonable prices. Their shapewear helps smooth things out and lasts without losing its shape or support. Reviewers rave about its thigh shapewear, noting the comfort, seamless options, and beautiful results under dresses and skirts. The brand's products are also available at major retailers such as Nordstrom and Shopbop, making shopping for Spanx a breeze. 


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Leave it to Kim Kardashian to disrupt the shapewear game like no other and even make it cool. With sizes ranging from XS to 5X and nine shades of nude, Skims is the new go-to for all things undergarment. Reviewers love the fits and range of shapewear options as well as the comfort and wearability of each piece. 


Yummie is another shapewear brand found at most retailers, making shopping for it beyond easy. Reviewers also love the variety in silhouette options and the lack of seams that make it versatile enough to wear under almost anything. 


Speaking of a wide variety of silhouettes, Miraclesuit offers shorts, skirts, and bodysuit thigh shapers that reviewers can't get enough of. According to reviewers, the brand's shapewear holds you in without causing discomfort, bulging, or falling down. They also love the varying degrees of control offered throughout the different options in the line. 


Maidenform is a tried-and-true shapewear brand—there's a reason it's been around for decades. Reviewers always note the comfort level in its garments and that they always stay in place, which is one of the most important aspects when it comes to thigh shapewear. 

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Caitlin Burnett
Contributing Editor