Shopping for Shapewear Is Hard, But These 35 Reviews Help

Emilee Geist

Anyone who defines themselves as “curvy” knows that the fashion industry’s narrow sizing standards make finding everything from the perfect swimsuit to an everyday dress a challenge. But luckily for us, there’s a simple solution: shapewear. This undergarment is a staple piece for any woman looking to feel her best.

But you don’t have to take my word for it. Thanks to its rise in popularity, there are a plethora of real women who have shared their opinions about shapewear. In light of this fact, I did a little digging through the review section to see which of the best shapewear pieces on Amazon are actually worth the hype and, in some cases, the investment. Whether you’re new to the idea of using shapewear, want to feel your best in your favorite pants, or are looking for the perfect piece post-pregnancy, the shapewear you’ve been looking for can be in your hands with just a few clicks.

Shaping Shorts

Arabella Shapewear with Thigh and Tummy Control ($10)

Average rating (48 reviews): 3.7 out of 5 stars

Standout review: “These shaping shorts will not cut inches off your waist but will smooth everything out. I’ve felt more confident in all of my work dresses, as they’re very comfortable to wear, even in the 90-degree heat. I also like how it removes panty lines and makes my more slim-fitting pants look very smooth and well fitted. These are better than I expected, and the price is just right.”

Burvogue Shapewear Tummy Control-Butt Lifter High Waisted Shaper Shorts ($25)

Average rating (1317 reviews): 4 out of 5 stars

Standout review: “This is my first time buying compression undergarments (or shapewear). After several misses, I’ve found something I truly love. Since they offer true compression, I wear them to work out all the time. This is exactly what I was looking for without breaking the bank.”

Nebility Waist Trainer Shapewear Body Shaper Shorts ($20)

Average rating (5315 reviews): 4 out of 5 stars

Standout review: “I have had four pregnancies and am trying to get back in shape. Simply putting on the shaper, I feel so tight and toned. It doesn’t roll down or bunch up, either. Between wearing this and continuing my workouts, this will get me back into my former clothes in no time!”

A2Y Seamless Ribbed Shorts ($9)

Average rating (40 reviews): 4 out of 5 stars

Standout review: “These are so comfortable and fit so well! They’re the same quality as the Skims I already own, and they’re comfortable to lounge in. I’m going to order many more.”

Bali Shapewear Cool Comfort Hi-Waist Thigh Slimmer ($22)

Average rating (1953 reviews): 4.2 out of 5 stars

Standout review: “This is the best shapewear I’ve ever owned. I’m about a size 16-18 and usually have issues with shapewear rolling up/down or being too tight and pinching in certain areas. This fits like a glove! Not only was it perfectly tight enough to do what it’s supposed to do, but it was also super comfortable and stayed put without rolling or bunching up.”

Bestena Slip Shorts ($14)

Average rating (5687 reviews): 4.4 out of 5 stars

Standout review: “These are the best shorts for under dresses. I had tried out a couple of different brands before, and these are the absolute best! They don’t roll down, and they fit perfectly. I highly recommend them.”

Yerkoad Shaper Shorts With Waist Trainer ($19)

Average rating (122 reviews): 4.6 out of 5 stars

Standout review: “This garment was very comfortable and fits nicely. The most noticeable feature of this body shaper is the comfort of the shaper and, most importantly, the ease of putting it on. I felt very well held together, and it looked great underneath my jeans. I am extremely satisfied with the purchase and look forward to many more.”

Bodysuits

MySexy Shapewear Seamless Bodysuit ($24)

Average rating (703 reviews): 4 out of 5 stars

Standout review: “I’m so happy with this purchase. I own a lot of shapewear, but this is my new favorite. It’s not only a soft fabric but gives you a nice shape, and it makes you look sexy with the lace and the design.”

Iris & Lilly Support Bodysuit ($23)

Average rating (73 reviews): 4 out of 5 stars

Standout review: “I love this shapewear! I’ve tried them all, all different price points and styles, and I usually hate them. This is my favorite one so far. It smooths without squishing anything down. Other shapewear that holds my belly in squishes down what little bit of butt that I do have and flattens the slight curve I have in my hips. This one skims the curves, slightly lifts the butt, and does a decent job of flattening my belly pooch. It doesn’t cut off anywhere, and everything looks smooth.”

ShaperX Shapewear Zipper Open Bust Bodysuit ($34)

Average rating (3802 reviews): 4.1 out of 5 stars

Standout review: “I’m thrilled with this product’s quality material, fit, lace accents, and carefully thought-out design. The open bosom area gives a lift, which was unexpected, and the double-closure design was genius! Not only using hooks but also a strong zipper that does not show under my dress or T-shirts. Overall, I love its shape, and I feel amazing in it—would highly recommend you buy it. ”

Khaya Shapewear Bodysuit ($17)

Average rating (731 reviews): 4.2 out of 5 stars

Standout review: “Being a larger size, curvy girl, I am always skeptical when buying formfitting shapewear like this, especially online. Upon receiving this piece, I had my doubts, thinking ‘this tiny thing is not going to fit me,’ but was quickly proven wrong. I tried this on, and I instantly fell in love. Even though this isn’t advertised, this is the first type of shapewear that I have been able to wear braless. It is extremely comfortable, supportive, and smooths the little bumps and rolls on my stomach and sides. I would give this a 10/10.”

Arileibrand Full Body Shaper ($35)

Average rating (20 reviews): 4.2 out of 5 stars

Standout review: “I have never worn such comfortable shapewear ever. This was worth every dollar! I wear it all day, and it gives me the figure I have been wanting, as it sucked in my tummy fat and slimmed me down. Can’t wait to order more.”

Spanx Oncore Panty Shapewear Bodysuit ($90)

Average rating (505 reviews): 4.3 out of 5 stars

Standout review: “Spanx is a bit more expensive, and that is the reason I had never purchased their bodysuit before. I’ve had other less-expensive body shapers that have never fit quite right. This one has every single feature I needed; the fit is impeccable, and the fabric shapes my body in all the right areas without constricting. This garment is now my secret weapon for certain dresses and the best investment I have made, even though I paid a pretty penny for it. But in this case, quality is worth the money. I am more than pleased!”

Irisnaya Shapewear Bodysuit ($20)

Average rating (215 reviews): 4.4 out of 5 stars

Standout review: “Fits perfect. It’s definitely tight enough to shape the body but comfortable enough to wear all day. It’s high enough quality to wear out on the town and tough enough for a hard workout. I was surprisingly impressed and will buy again for sure.”

Panties

Leonisa High Waist Compression Thong ($15)

Average rating (215 reviews): 3.7 out of 5 stars

Standout review: “I can’t wait to wear these once the COVID-19 pandemic subsides. I tried them on with a tight skirt and saw a significantly improved difference than without the panty. I’m very impressed.”

Arabella Matte Microfiber Shapewear Brief ($6)

Average rating (47 reviews): 3.8 out of 5 stars

Standout review: “I am a size 14-16, and finding the perfect fit in anything can be challenging. However, I bought these shapewear panties in an XL and am very impressed by the fit. There is full seat coverage with no ride up. It comes to my natural waist without binding anywhere. It smoothes out my stomach under clothing to give me a nice line. I like that there is no lace or ornamentation to irritate or cause show through texture. I’d recommend buying them.”

Spanx High-Waisted Tummy Control Higher Power Panties ($36)

Average rating (2451 reviews): 4 out of 5 stars

Standout review: “My midsection isn’t what I’d like it to be, as I’ve had two kids and surgery to remove a large tumor. So I wanted to try shapewear, as it’s not as expensive or painful as surgery. I’ve worn these Spanx panties for two days now, and I’m hooked. It hasn’t rolled down and fits well. The material is thin like pantyhose, so I roll it on like nylons, and it stays where it should. I’m addicted to the ‘squeeze’ feeling it gives. I’m happy with the purchase.”

Dream Slim Body Shaper Briefs ($10)

Average rating (1072 reviews): 4 out of 5 stars

Standout review: “This shapewear is great. The fit is perfect. My trouble area is my midsection, and this evens and smooths my midsection without any show through clothing. I have recommended it to my friends.”

Arabella Matte Seamless High Waist Shapewear Thong ($13)

Average rating (33 reviews): 4 out of 5 stars

Standout review: “I have a few of these Arabella Women’s Shapewear Undies. They offer great tummy support. I especially like them around that time of the month. They are well-made, hold up well after many washes, and are priced fairly for the quality of the item. Also, they are comfy, which is important.”

Maidenform Brief ($10)

Average rating (1125 reviews): 4.1 out of 5 stars

Standout review: “These are a bit high on the tummy, but that’s what I wanted. No muffin top at all, whether you’re slim or have a bit of weight on you. They smooth everything out.”

Joyshaper Seamless High Waisted Panties ($14)

Average rating (15 reviews): 4.8 out of 5 stars

Standout review: “I ordered five different pairs of shapewear panties from all different brands, and this is, by far, my favorite. Will definitely be ordering another pair in the other color, too!”

Shaping Tanks and Tops

Delimira Shapewear Shaping Camisole Tank Tops ($23)

Average rating (430 reviews): 3.7 out of 5 stars

Standout review: “This is precisely what I’ve been looking for, and I’ve tried numerous control vests! Perfect, fabulous quality, incredibly comfortable, seamless, fabulous length, and lovely bold black color. Highly recommended. Try to avoid vanity size. Go for your proper fit digits, and you won’t be disappointed!”

Irisnaya Shapewear Bodysuit Scoop Neck Tank Top ($26)

Average rating (4605 reviews): 4.1 out of 5 stars

Standout review: “I love the fact that this shapewear can serve a dual purpose. The quality of the material is so pretty that I have been wearing it as a top. It’s clinging yet not too tight. It gives me the hourglass shape without trying so hard.”

Maidenform Flexees Shapewear Comfort Devotion Cami ($17)

Average rating (3257 reviews): 4.1 out of 5 stars

Standout review: “So I purchased this in anticipation of wearing it to work versus the uncomfortable waist cinchers that I have that require zippers and clasps. To my surprise, this feels like I’m wearing a normal cami underneath clothing and does smooth out my overall figure.”

Euyzou Seamless Compression Tank Top ($11)

Average rating (257 reviews): 4.2 out of 5 stars

Standout review: “I love these! I had a baby 10 weeks ago (as of this review) via C-section. While I lost all the weight right away, my shape is another story. These are really good at smoothing everything out. I also bought this as an alternative to buying nursing shirts. I figure with these I can wear a nursing bra and then be able to lift my shirt and not show my belly when I need to nurse. I’m so glad I bought this.”

Arabella Seamless Slimming Tank Top ($16)

Average rating (70 reviews): 4.2 out of 5 stars

Standout review: “If you’re looking for a great support alternative, this tank is it. I’ve been using this in place of Spanx, and it works well. I feel well supported, and my clothing fits better because of it.”

Milumia Skinny Halter Shapewear Bodysuit ($14)

Average rating (317 reviews): 4.3 out of 5 stars

Standout review: “I love the neckline on this bodysuit, and it’s really slimming. The material is a soft cotton, and the bodysuit snaps, with a full-back thong. This is just something you could wear with anything—it really is the perfect wardrobe staple.”

Mangopop Square Neck Bodysuit ($10)

Average rating (783 reviews): 4.4 out of 5 stars

Standout review: “I’m completely obsessed with this bodysuit; the quality is better than the expensive bodysuits I’ve bought at other retailers. The material is matte spandex that is thick, which makes it very flattering and shape sensitive. I would recommend buying this!”

Corsets and Waist Trainers

Eleady Waist Trainer Corset ($20)

Average rating (1037 reviews): 4 out of 5 stars

Standout review: “I was in search of a waist trainer to use after a sculpting procedure, and the extra support and ability to breathe was really important for me. This waist trainer is really comfortable, as it has multiple eyes to hook into, so you can customize the fit of the garment. If there were multiple colors, I’d likely buy them all. Definitely recommend this product.”

Gotoly Waist Trainer Corset Shapewear ($26)

Average rating (1660 reviews): 4.2 out of 5 stars

Standout review: “I am always looking for inexpensive waist trainers, and this met my expectations. First off, the material is like silk on the outside, so it feels great running my hands across it. It fits as expected and keeps everything in line. I rotate between standing on my feet or sitting at a computer at work, so this helps to remind me of proper mechanics. I recommend this to anyone who wants to try. My only regret is I should have gotten the short sleeves.”

Moolida Postpartum Belly Wrap C-Section Recovery Shapewear Belt ($16)

Average rating (3132 reviews): 4.2 out of 5 stars

Standout review: “I had a C-section and started using this shapewear after. I really wish I had had one of these four years ago for my other pregnancy. It gives support in all the right places to help your muscles shift back to where they belong, and it also helps with posture. I would definitely recommend for anyone after having a baby.”

ShaperX Boned Corset ($40)

Average rating (1037 reviews): 4.3 out of 5 stars

Standout review: “After reading countless reviews and product descriptions as well as watching YouTube videos, I finally just decided to try shapewear. I started with this corset, and I am so glad I did because this corset is the real deal! When putting on clothing, this corset gives me an instant hourglass figure and forces me to correct my posture (which people have noticed). It not only pushes up my breasts and makes them look perkier, which is an added bonus, but it’s extremely comfortable. The entire corset is extremely well-made and is of high quality!”

Ecowalson Shapewear Waist Trainer ($24)

Average rating (8050 reviews): 4.3 out of 5 stars

Standout review: “I’ve been struggling with lower-back pain for the last few months and was having trouble while working out. My trainer suggested that I try shapewear in the form of a waist trainer. I was leery of trying it but am glad I listened to him. I feel it made a huge difference in my back.”

Ebinbum Shapewear Waist Trainer ($15)

Average rating (225 reviews): 4.4 out of 5 stars

Standout review: “I have purchased and used several waist trainers over the years. But this waist trainer has everything I love from each of them. I am extremely happy with the purchase.”

FeelinGirl Waist Trainer ($37)

Average rating (93 reviews): 4.5 out of 5 stars

Standout review: “Ladies, let’s talk about this trainer. I am in love! It fits like a dream and does not ride up (wore it at the gym). It’s not only super comfy, but it’s easy to put on, and most importantly, it covers my mommy pouch. I definitely recommend this trainer for anyone looking to test out waist-training shapewear.”

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