While some women are blessed with the perfect curves and silhouette, the reality is most of us have to work really hard to try to keep from being um, lumpy. Even when we work out and eat right, our bodies tend to have a way of putting a little extra in all the wrong places. That’s where body shapers can make all the difference in not only how we look but how we feel about ourselves and our appearance. 

Body shapers aren’t a new concept by any means. Beginning in the 16th century, women struggled to tie themselves into corsets made of metal or whalebone to change their waistline and their overall figure. Thank goodness a day came when that trend changed; I get sore and exhausted just thinking about wearing one every day. 

I personally have owned several pairs of control-top pantyhose in my day, which always helped to keep me tucked in and looking lithe. Well, looking better. It seems in the recent past we’ve seen an uptick in the body shaping industry with the surge in Spanx and other shaping products. After gaining a little weight in quarantine, I plan to invest in some new body shapers to help keep me looking my best until I can get closer to how I want to look. With that, we’ve done some research and pulled up our list of the best body shapers in case anyone else out there needs a little assistance as well.  

Nebility Women Butt Lifter Shapewear, $14.99

This booty enhancer has a high waist designed to flatten your tummy with firm control, hold your stomach in, make your abdomen smooth and tight, and give you an hourglass figure.

Nebility Women Butt Lifter Shapewear Hi-Waist Double Tummy Control Panty Waist Trainer Body Shaper

Maidenform Flexees Women’s Shapewear Comfort Devotion Cami, $26.41

This beautiful camisole transcends softness and redefines comfort by providing an unparalleled level of shaping, support, and comfort.

Maidenform Women's Comfort Devotion Shapewear Cami FL2018

Spanx Firm Believer High-Waist Shaping Sheers, $32

These high-waist sheers disappear on your legs and offer a no-dig look so you won’t see creases under your clothing. The built-in firming control smoothes your stomach, thighs, and rear using an elastic-free waistband for all-day comfort. 


Neoprene Legging With Perfect Control, $108

These leggings are made from a form-fitting neoprene fabric that molds to the body and has high stretch and incredible recovery. They’re designed with a flattering high-rise look and an internal waistband.


DKNY – Women’s Light Control Smoothing Brief, $35

DKNY’s smoothing briefs feel like a second skin and offer lightweight control and shaping.

Women's Light Control Smoothing Brief DK6002

Sheer Sculpt Slip, $62

Invisible under everything, this sheer slip holds in your core while shaping your butt. Its silky smooth construction and mid-thigh length make this sheer bodysuit a sensual necessity for enhancing your body’s natural shape.

Long Skirt Slip

Spanx Higher Power, $42.50

Behind every powerful womn, there’s a pair of powerful panties. One of the most popular innovations by SPANX®, Higher Power extends the control of power panties above the waistline for an unbeatably slim hourglass silhouette.

Spanx Higher Power Shorts

Spanx High-Waisted Shaping Sheers, $32

SPANX shaping sheers feature innovative technology that completely disappears on your legs. Designed with a built-in, high-waisted shaper and comfortable yarns in a variety of shades, these sheers keep your legs looking better than naked.

High-Waisted Shaping Sheers

Ultralight Seamless Shaping Brief, $20

This shaping brief with feminine lace and a contrast stripe at the top waist provides the perfect amount of support while looking beautiful.

Ultralight Seamless Shaping Brief with Lace Insert


We can all use a little help when it comes to smoothing out the lumps and bumps, so consider adding one or more body shapers to your wardrobe. 

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