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. 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.
"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."
"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!"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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!"
"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."