There are areas that we would all like a bit of extra control on, whether it's a bit of lift in the bust or the butt or a little added support in our hips and thigh area. When the holiday season comes around (and with it lots of great food and form-fitting dresses), it becomes all the more necessary. And there's certainly nothing wrong, either, with turning to a pair of Spanx or shaping shorts when in need of a little oomph—celebs do it all the time, especially when it comes to walking the red carpet.
Luckily, the market is chock-full of great shapewear that promises to smooth out any lumps or bumps in your problem areas and in turn, boost your confidence. And today, we're honing in on all the best tummy-control shapewear that we think is 100% worth the investment. These are pieces you can wear whenever you feel the need to trim your tummy, shape your waistline, and support your back. Ready to see our finds? Read on to shop the shorts, briefs, and bodysuits that promise ultimate tummy control without sacrificing comfort, plus reviews that have us convinced.
Shop tummy-control shapewear:
"Smooth fit and stay up much better than Spanx. If you’re looking for a nice piece to wear to give you a more polished, smooth look, this is it!"
"A great full body shaper. Works and is nice and thin, so not too hot."
"These are absolutely wonderful! They go up nice and high so they cover all of my stomach and sides, which is what I was looking for. They give me that extra confidence boost to wear form-fitting dresses!"
"Definitely smooths bulges and holds you in. There is some boning in the back, which was unexpected, but isn't visible or uncomfortable."
"This is my first time buying a SPANX item and I LOVE it. It really does smooth the lumps out. I would always buy the cheaper versions of shapewear but sometimes you have to spend a little bit more if you want good quality."
"Smoothed out my stomach but ran a little small. Good purchase overall."
These are game-changing.
"Great shaper. No lines anywhere and works well."
"One of the best postpartum items ever. Provides such great support and let's me feel like I can wear my regular clothes sooner after baby. I feel way more confident when wearing this! Also felt like it supported my back well while holding babe and nursing."
"I bought this for post-surgical support, but it’s so comfortable—and effective—that I will be wearing it more frequently at work. Time to get another one in nude!"
You'll wear this under everything, trust us.
"This is my favorite shapewear piece. I am a size 8, 5'10" and sized down to a small for extra 'tummy control.' Highly recommend."
"I discovered the Try a Little Slenderness Bodysuit when I couldn't locate my usual brand. Now it's the only bodysuit I buy. It offers just the right degree of support without constricting. I only wish Wacoal would offer it in different colors."
Scoop this piece up while it's on sale.
"Wacoal makes the best control panties but I find that they discontinue ones I like fairly frequently. I then panic for a while. This is a new one for them and I like it better than the last version. Please don't stop making it."
"I have another bust open shaper from Spanx, but it isn't this firm. Although this is kind of pricey at $98, it does a good job holding everything in while smoothing the back. Also, it is fairly lightweight to provide so much support, so that's a win."
"Easy to get on (unlike some shapewear) and fits nicely, smoothing all of the key areas! The leg length is perfect, and they didn't creep up! I think you too would be satisfied with these shaping shorts!"
"These are the perfect weight, and I love how they control that roll on my back that I intend to lose! In the meantime, these will keep me looking more put together."
"I ordered this to wear under the gown for my son's wedding. It is really very comfortable, but I had to order a size up. When I washed it, it shrank a little, even though I did not put it in the dryer."
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