I Wore This Tummy-Control Tank for a Week, and I Finally Get the Hype

Alright, I'll be the first to admit that my shapewear collection is a bit old and tattered. I haven't purchased a new pair of Spanx in years. Really, it's been yearsI still reach for the ones I bought for my senior high school prom, so that's a good seven years ago—yep, don't shame. And I'm still in the midst of building a solid collection of shaping bodysuits, underwear, and tank tops for those days and nights when I need a bit of extra support (looking at you, formfitting bodycon dresses). 

I was finally compelled to purchase a particular tummy-control tank top when I came across it during Amazon Prime Day, and this one wasn't even part of the deal. I was just utterly intrigued by the reviews and the nearly 425 positive comments that praised the tank's capabilities. "This is the most amazing lingerie product I've ever purchased," wrote one customer. "Life-changing," shouted another (as expressed by the three exclamation marks used). You can see why I was tempted.

The tummy-control tank in question was Bali's Lace 'N Smooth Cami, and let's just say my life did, in fact, change. The top isn't like your usual shapewear pieces, in that it's actually super pretty, thanks to the all-over lace design that's quite romantic. (Let's just say I actually feel good wearing it.) It also has softly lined cups for a bit of added support, which means I don't have to wear my bra either. I haven't tested out a ton of these tummy-control tanks, but I did notice that the length seemed a bit longer than most, too, so it smoothed out my stomach and hip area and made for super easy tucking, which is great, whether I'm wearing it with my favorite summer jumpsuit or a tee-and-jeans combo.

I am now officially a tummy-control tank devotee, and I'm never turning back. Ahead, see the cami that seriously changed my life, plus 17 others with amazing reviews.

My #1 pick:

Other top-reviewed tummy-control tank tops:

"This is literally the perfect camisole. Smooths without crushing! I wear it with or without a bra, and it's equally comfortable. One of the best purchases I've ever made—I have it in black as well." — Nordstrom reviewer

"I have bought a few of these tanks in different colors and I love them! I wear them under tops/sweaters when I want to have a more slimming look and feel." — Nordstrom reviewer

"Perfect! Good quality. Great color. I wear a convertible EVERY day and really wanted to have more colors other than the typical black, tan, white. This was the perfect find with the perfect amount of support. Looks and feels great under any shirt or blouse adding just a peek of color to coordinate with any outfit!!" — Amazon reviewer

"I bought this because I literally hated how other shapewear shifts fat and basically gives you an extra roll of fat on your body. Skims actually sucks you in and cinches your waist and lifts your butt. I love the various colors to go with my skin tone. One of the best products I bought in 2019!" — Skims reviewer

"I ordered a small like I normally would. Don't order your regular size. I prefer a form-fitting feel so small usually works where others might order a medium. This garment fits like a tiny XS. But it will hold you in. I found it to be too much. So order one size up from what you normally would order. Better yet order two different sizes and send one back. The material is very nice and the item is well made." — Amazon reviewer

"I really love this tank. Supportive without being overly constructive. I have worn it with and without a bra." —Nordstrom reviewer

"This bodysuit is EVERYTHING! It looks great with and without a bra. It slims and puts everything in place without squeezing. The thong does not ride up the leg and pops out of regular waist rise pants. it is the perfect bodysuit! I have it in black too! I’m 5’2 120 lbs and 32DDD chest. This fits beautifully and definitely recommend." — Nordstrom reviewer

"Great quality! Very comfy." — Revolve reviewer

"Love it, a must-have for a new breastfeeding mom!!!" — Nordstrom reviewer

"I love this tank top! I normally wear a size small and I ordered a size small! It fits perfectly. The fabric is very durable and easy to clean too! I normally match it with a pair of cute shorts for mountain biking, and it's very easy to clean after a long muddy ride. The fabric is stretchy but not too restrictive either, so I wear it to the gym often too. I get lots of compliments each time I wear it." — Amazon reviewer

"Excellent product! Slimming, comfortable and flattering." — Amazon reviewer

"The tank top fits well and looks amazing. It's also slimming. Perfect buy." — Amazon reviewer

"Really comfortable. Great underneath sheer shirts." — Amazon reviewer

"I was looking for a white form-fitting tank top that I can wear with anything and anytime. WOW! I was very impressed with this shirt. I normally wear a size small, so I ordered a size small, and it fits perfect. I can see myself ordering more of these too." — Amazon reviewer

"This is the best compression tank. The arm holes don't dig or scratch. It's comfortable and wearable all day. Others I've tried made me feel like I'm being tortured. This is so much better. The three bands are perfect. I am so happy I found this on Amazon. My last one is in tatters from wearing it constantly for several years." — Amazon reviewer

"Was looking for a tank that was light wear but with a little give without stretching out and found this. It's exactly what I was looking for." — Amazon reviewer

"Very happy with this camisole! The fit was as expected and gives a little bit of shaping, but not so much that it feels uncomfortable all day. I like the higher neckline, which is hard to find." — Amazon reviewer

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I'd buy this in multiple colors.

Honeylove gets so many good reviews. It's a must-try.

The suspenders keep them as tight as possible.

I couldn't leave you without a glam option.

Next up, The Best Tummy-Control Shapewear to Invest In ASAP