The Best Tummy-Control Shapewear to Invest In

The Best Tummy Control Shapewear



There are areas of our bodies that we would all like a bit of extra control on, whether it's a bit of lift in the bust or butt or a little added support in our hips and thigh area. There's certainly nothing wrong, either, with turning to a pair of Spanx or shaping shorts when you're 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 areas you want to do so. 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, or 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:

1. Bali Shapewear Double Support Brief 

"It does a great job. It doesn't give a muffin top. It minimizes your belly without being tight on the waist and legs. I would definitely recommend."—Reviewer

2. Spanx Open-Bust Bodysuit

"This body shaper is excellent at smoothing out any little unwanted tummy or back rolls. I am a mom of C-section babies and I have been looking for a shaper that's comfortable and which really works. Also, it does not flatten your bottom."—Reviewer

3. Spanx OnCore High Waist Mid Thigh Shaper

"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!"—Reviewer

4. TC Adjust Perfect Waistline Thigh Slimmer

"Definitely smooths bulges and holds you in. There is some boning in the back, which was unexpected, but isn't visible or uncomfortable."—Reviewer

5. Yummie High Waist Shaper Thong

"Smoothed out my stomach but ran a little small. Good purchase overall."—Reviewer

6. Wolford Tulle Control Shapewear Shorts

"Amazing! Smooth, slimming, easy to wear. Sucks you in."—Reviewer

7. TC Back Magic High Waist Shaping Thigh Slimmer

"This TC 'Shape Away' high-waist shapewear is my new favorite. I have other items of shapewear including the brand that most people think of when they think of shapewear but this TC brand beats them all! It is very well made, comfortable and most of all does the job. My first time wearing it was for my granddaughter's wedding. I put it on at 2:00 in the afternoon and didn't take it off until almost midnight that day. It was never once uncomfortable and it made my dress fit like a dream."—Reviewer

8. Belly Bandit Mother Tucker Compression Shorts

"Starting wearing these a week after my C-section. Very comfortable and highly recommend."—Reviewer

9. Yummie Shaping Tank

"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!"—Reviewer

10. TC Waist Cincher

"This cincher flattens and gives the appearance of a more slim silhouette. You will feel the pressure of the material but that just means that it's getting the job done, won't leave home without it!"—Reviewer

11. Commando Control Slip

"If you just need a little something to control and give you a smooth appearance under your dresses, this is for you! Very comfortable and does not ride up. Love! Not necessary to wear a bra with this if you have a medium-to-small bust."—Reviewer

12. Commando Control Top Thong

"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."—Reviewer

13. Spanx OnCore High-Waist Shaper Shorts

"The legs stayed down and the top stayed up over my stomach all night. Very comfortable. Well worth the money."—Reviewer

14. TC AdJust Shaping Liner Pants

"Cinches you in and keeps you warm as well. This is a no-brainer!"—Reviewer

15. Yummie Seamless Shaping Briefs

"A great smoothing effect and gives support."—Reviewer

16. Wacoal Visual Effects Underwire Shaping Bodysuit

"Exactly what I was looking for: comfy, lightweight and something I can wear instead of a shaping panty and a bra. I always feel like I'm yanking my bra down and my panties up! I have a few dresses that don't need a slip but need something 'solid' underneath. Very soft and the bra part fits perfectly."—Reviewer

17. Spanx Higher Power Mid-Thigh Shaping Shorts

"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!"—Reviewer

18. Skims Sculpting Seamless Bodysuit

"It's important to remember this is marketed as 'everyday' shapewear for sculpting. If you're looking for the heavy-duty body contouring shapewear this isn't it. I love that this smooths my curves without trying to eliminate them. [It's] also thick enough to wear as a top under jackets or blazers."—Reviewer

19. Commando Ultimate Opaque Control Top Tights

"This past fall, I ordered a variety of brands, including Nordstrom, Spanx, Wolford, Smartwool, and Commando. This pair was the winner."—Reviewer

20. Miraclesuit Shape Away High-Waist Thigh Slimmer Shorts 

"It worked like a charm! I wanted a slimmer waistline and I got one. It was very comfortable too, which also surprised me."—Reviewer

21. Wacoal Beyond Naked Shaping Shorts

"These have a comfortable smoothing effect, and no pinching or rolling up of the waist band."—Reviewer

22. Bali Easylite Smoothing Slip Short

"I bought this to wear during the summer with sundresses, both for modesty and to prevent thigh chafing. They fit perfectly and stay in place while being comfortable."—Reviewer

23. Maidenform Flexees Firm Control Convertible Slip

"This is a great slip and has the little crotch piece that holds the slip down when you wear it for a long time. The stretchy material is great and not too thick, but also not that thin stuff that doesn't hold anything."—Reviewer

24. Chantelle Minimizer Shaping Bodysuit

"Once I started to wear Chantelle, I wear no other brand. This bodysuit is firm control, yet completely comfortable for all-day wear. It's very pretty with a well-shaped bra and that smooths the back."—Reviewer

25. Soma Vanishing Edge High Waist Brief

"I was in two weddings this season, and these undies were an absolute God-send! I didn't think they'd make too much difference, but man, was I wrong. My dresses fit better, and I look slimmer. Definitely recommend investing in it, especially if you are in an upcoming wedding!"—Reviewer

26. Knix High Rise Shaper Brief

"These Knix Shapers are not only comfortable but they actually do the trick for your midsection! Available in awesome colors."—Reviewer

27. Honeylover Superpower Shorts

"I love the superpower short more than any other shapewear I've tried! It's comfortable and wearable for long periods of time, really makes you look toned and sculpted in the waist and in the backside, and prevents thigh chafing!"—Reviewer

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This story was originally published on an earlier date and has since been updated.