You’re bound to have heard the word, but what exactly is shapewear? Well shapewear actually encompasses quite a lot including figure-flattering knickers and leggings to bodysuits and vests. Typically available in black and nude, the idea is that they are effective at helping you to achieve a smooth silhouette under trousers, tops and dresses and more.
It can feel daunting entering the world of shapewear but we’re here to help you find the best shapewear pieces that will smooth out those lumps and bumps you might feel conscious of so that you look your best and feel confident.
Regardless of your preferences, whether you want to slim your waist and hips, make that muffin top disappear or need some extra support for tummy control if you're concerned about the stomach area, we’ve rounded up the best shapewear brands that you need to know about.
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The best shapewear
Delimira Women's Plus Size High Waist Control Panties
Available in five different shades, the high waist design of these control pants eliminates those pesky muffin tops. There's a no-slip strip on the elastic waistband for a stay-put fit.
Gotoly Shapewear Bodysuit
Composed of nylon and spandex, this slimming body shaper is made of quality high-elastic, soft, comfortable and breathable fabric. There's no chest pad so that you can wear your own bra as well as an adjustable crotch space design with adjustable hooks.
Joyshaper Shaping Control Vest Tops
This cami vest top is designed to push up your breasts and support your stomach, while creating a smooth and streamlined shape. It offers full coverage and control for your upper body. The seamless design makes it invisible under your clothes.
Maidenform Wear Your Own Bra Take Inches Off Black Singlet
With no elastic edge to ensure smooth lines, this sleek singlet is ideal for low cut dresses with a plunging neckline.
M&S Medium Control Secret Slimming Full Slip
With Secret Slimming technology, this ladies' full slip offers the ultimate lightweight supportive shapewear. Finishing just above the knee with non-wired support, it helps to create a streamlined look for your favourite outfits by sculpting and shaping your tummy, waist and hips, all while remaining completely invisible
Cool Comfort 2Pack Anti-chafing Shorts
Ideal for smoothing and flattening as well as preventing chafing in hot weather, these mid-length shorts offer a comfortable finish in any outfit. Available in four different sizes.
Joyshaper Women's Shaping Half Slip
There's no need to stay away from tight-fitting outfits with this firm control half slip which is designed to smooth the waist, tummy, bottom and upper thighs. We love that it's finished with a delicate lace hem for a pretty, feminine feel.