LIY Ambassador, Skye here! I believe that when it comes to shapewear, everybody can benefit from it! Whether you’re slim or curvy, shapewear underneath fitted clothing just makes everything look so much smoother and svelte. Plus, it helps avoid the dreaded panty line – #nothanks. I’m excited to share a few options with you today, including my ratings for each and my favorites! I really hope it helps you find the perfect shapewear for you! [Note: All shapewear is true to size!]
Dress Without Shapewear
Dress [true to size] // Similar Heels // Strapless Bra
For reference, here is the dress shown with no shapewear! Now, let’s put these 5 shapewear to the test…
Skims: Save Your Money
Rating: 2 out of 5
I had high hopes for these, but ultimately I was pretty disappointed in them! They immediately rolled right down from the top and would not stay up after that! They also had no booty coverage at all and fit me very weirdly in the crotch area. Even though they were soft, I still would not recommend these.
Rating: 3 out of 5
I’m not a thong wearer but these were so incredibly soft and comfortable! Once I had them on, I honestly forgot I was wearing them at all. For me they did not offer much slimming or shaping, but they did do a great job smoothing out my tummy area. I think these would be perfect to wear with white pants or under your leggings for working out!
Rating: 4 out of 5
For the price, this shapewear knocks it out of the park! They are so comfortable, with smooth, thin fabric, but offer the perfect blend of support, slimming, and smoothing! They also have full thigh and booty coverage, so I felt like everything looked exactly like it should with them on. These were one of my top two!
Assets By Spanx: WINNER!
Rating: 5 out of 5
Oh my goodness y’all these babies are SO COMFORTABLE. They felt like I had NOTHING on, stayed in place all night for a dinner we went to recently, and made me feel like a supermodel. Even though they are incredibly smoothing, I did not feel constricted or uncomfortable in them and have also been using them as a base layer under dresses. In short, these were my absolute favorite and I will definitely be getting a lot of use out of them!
Rating: 4 out of 5
If you’re looking for a little more control and shaping to go with your shapewear, these are going to be your best bet! As the OG name in shapewear, these are a foundational piece that I think every woman can use in her wardrobe. Keep in mind that since they do offer more shaping, they are not quite as comfortable as some of the other options, but if that is what you are looking for in shapewear these are going to work great for you!
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