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 years. I 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, form-fitting 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 19 others with amazing reviews.
"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." — kjberry
"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!!" — jls
"Great support. I think this will do the job to help smooth out muffin top, but it was not the right one for me, which is a reason for one less star. I was hoping for something I could wear every day, but it is a little too thick and would be too hot for me to wear especially in the summer. I do want control, but I want something more versatile for me for spring and summer months. I did buy a small and a medium and noticed that the medium is a lot longer, about four inches in length." — LuvstoshopatNordstroms
"Definitely plenty of support! The cami is quite long, I am 5'6", and it covers my hips. It does not roll up on me. It is tight enough that it was difficult to get on by pulling it over my head, and there was no way I was going to get it back off going over my head. I thought I might have it on for life. But I managed to get it off by pulling it down over my legs. It went on much much easier by pulling it on by stepping into it and pulling it up. Quality is nice." — Cheryl Schow
"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." — Daisy
"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." — Daisy
"This is the best compression tank. The arm holes don't dig or scratch. It's comfortable and wearable all day. Other's 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." — Spuggers
"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." — pamela
"Great price, fits great, slims great. If you tuck into your pants, it won't ride up. I have tried many slimming camis, and this is my new favorite for now. The only downside is you still need a bra since the fabric is thin and sheer." — beck