The Best Tummy-Control Shapewear to Invest In

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.

Shop tummy-control shapewear:

1. City Chic Smooth & Chic Control Briefs

"Great product, heavy-duty enough to hold up yet light enough to breathe. There is no better bang for your buck!"

2. Spanx Open Bust Mid Thigh Bodysuit

"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."

3. Spanx Onccore 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!"

4. TC Shape Away High Waist Shaping 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."

5. Yummie High Waist Shaper Thong

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

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6. Wolford Tulle Control Shapewear Shorts

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

7. ITEM m6 Shorty Shaping Shorts

"I’ve tried other shapewear brands before and was always bummed about how much money I spent and how awful they were. These are amazing! They are beyond comfortable. They don’t roll on your legs or your waist."

8. Belly Bandit Mother Tucker Compression Leggings

"They feel wonderful as the comfort to compression ratio is perfect. I reach for them as soon as I take off my work clothes—my new go-to."

9. Yummie 6-in-1 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!"

10. Nicky Kay Kay Sculpt Tights

These perfect leggings combine shapewear and activewear in one. Better yet, the high-waisted design works to improve posture, too.

11. Commando Strapless Control Shapewear Slip

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."

13. Spanx OnCore Open-Bust Mid-Thigh Shaper Bodysuit

"A wardrobe staple! Smooths everything out but still allows me to breathe."

14. TC AdJust Perfect Waistline Briefs

"Fits true to size. The rubber/silicon seams on the inside keep this underwear in place. Great tummy control for those bloated days."

15. Wacoal Shape Air Brief

"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."

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."

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!"

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."

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." 

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

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