15 Best Shapewear Options for Mature Women

If you gained weight last year or just want to look a little more lithe in a new dress, our 15 best shapewear options will help!

I find myself in the midst of a vicious cycle that happens every year: my holiday and winter weight has added up, and now I’m stuck with a little extra padding. It all starts at Thanksgiving when we eat more than usual for days in a row. Then, it seems silly to try to stay too healthy in the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas, so a bit more damage is done. Finally, we’re faced with holiday parties, meals, cookies, and sweets by the truckload. New years? Time for cocktail calories and appetizers galore because we tell ourselves the diet starts tomorrow.

Unfortunately, once the temperature starts dropping, it’s harder and harder to get outside and exercise, and not always safe to travel to the gym. Pair that with cravings for savory and filling winter foods, and you’ve got the recipe for weight gain. Now, we’re in the thick of beautiful spring weather, and the expectation is that shorts are going to make their appearance soon. And alas, as we see sunny days on the horizon, including graduations and spring weddings, it’s time to get it in gear and get back to a healthier lifestyle.

However, if you’re like me and the pounds go on way easier than they come off, it might be time for a little shapewear. Even if you’ve stayed true to your new year’s resolutions and have worked out and eaten right, having some body contouring and smoothing might still interest you. That’s where shapewear comes in. We’ve compiled a list of 15 top options in a variety of uses that will help you look more shapely come time for spring events. Because we can all use a little help every once in a while.  

Top 15 Best Shapewear for Women

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1. Quince Shaping High-Waisted Thong (3-pack), $29.90

The Shaping High-Waisted Thong is everything you want in an everyday basic – medium compression that shapes without squeezing, breathable fabric that keeps things light and airy, and a seamless design that virtually disappears under your clothes for that clean, no-lines look. Meet your new go-to everyday staple that provides shaping and support to keep you confident, comfortable, and in control all day.

2. Shapermint Everyday Mesh Shaper Short at QVC, $28

Achieve a smoother silhouette and a more flattering fit every day with this shaper short underneath your latest looks from Shapermint at QVC.

3. Quince-Sculpting-Mid-Thigh-Bodysuit, $29.90

The everyday Sculpting Mid-Thigh Bodysuit is essential for enhancing your body’s natural shape. The seamless construction and slimming design flattens your tummy, lifts your butt, supports your chest, and smooths your thighs for that sculpted, no-lines effect.

4. Yummie Ultralight Shaping Brief – Seamless, $20

Want cinching without the pinching? Yummie’s Ultralight Shaping Brief is your answer.  Featherlight and sideseam-free, this brief delivers a sleek, night-on-the-town look with a comfy, night-on-the-couch feel.

5. Thigh Society The Cooling Shorts, $39

The Cooling: The Cooling are our lightest shorts yet, made with silky, ultra-stretchy, hi-tech performance fabric that wicks moisture and regulates body temperature. Sleep, lounge, and layer with them, or wear them alone as the perfect base layer; no undies are required. Gone are the days of thigh chafing and sweaty butt.

6. Yummie Ruby Shaping Fullback Bodysuit, $29

Feel supported, smooth, and stylish with Yummie’s Ruby Bodysuit. Featuring a knit-in hidden tummy panel, this versatile shaping essential provides the perfect foundation for any outfit, regardless of style or season.

7. Honeylove SuperPower Short, $89.00 

Meet the holy grail of shapewear. It’s guaranteed not to roll up or down, no matter how you move. Plus, the targeted X compression sculpts without squeezing.

8. Alice Yummie Tummie®️ 3-Panel Shaping Tank, $38

The unique Alice Yummie Tummie®️ 3-Panel Shaping Tank remains a staple in millions of women’s wardrobes. With its patented technology, it seamlessly smooths your tummy and back while lifting and defining your bust. This must-have tank comfortably eliminates unwanted bulges for a sleeker, more confident you.

9. Honeylove Cami Bodysuit, $99 

The Cami Bodysuit’s one-piece construction is the secret to getting that sleek, “tucked-in” look. The garment is designed to gently smooth your body from booty to bust and is guaranteed never to come untucked. This versatile piece can be worn as a smoothing undergarment or tucked into your favorite jeans. Built-in bust support lets you ditch your bra, and adjustable straps give you extra control over the fit. Plus, the brief bottom is designed never to dig in.

10. Spanx Suit Your Fancy Plunge Low-back Mid-Thigh Bodysuit, $148

Suit Your Fancy Plunge Low-Back Mid-Thigh Bodysuit is the ultimate low-back, low-front solution for when you’re getting glam! Adjustable and convertible straps offer versatility, while sleek shaping fabric works invisibly “backstage” to ensure your style gets all the applause.

11. ShaperX Bodysuit with Tummy Control, $37.99

This seamless shapewear holds in your core, lifts your chest, and smooths your abdomen. Its whisper-soft and seamless construction makes this sculpting piece a necessity for enhancing your body’s natural shape.

12. SKIMS Sculpting Bodysuit Mid Thigh, $74.00

With a mid-thigh length, this essential shapewear bodysuit holds in your core, shapes and lifts your butt and chest, and smooths your upper thighs. Its whisper-soft and seamless construction makes this sculpting piece a necessity for enhancing your body’s natural shape.

13. Yummie 6-in-1 Shaping Tank, $42

Wear this convertible cami three ways—place the adjustable inner panels at the front, back, or all around. Depending on where you place the panels, you can enjoy a varying amount of shaping from level 4 firm to level 5 extra firm. The floating inner mesh panels provide 360° of shaping.

14. SKIMS Sculpting Mid Waist Brief, $34

Invisible under everything, this mid-rise shapewear brief provides core support while shaping and lifting your butt. The whisper-soft and seamless construction makes this butt-sculpting piece an everyday staple for enhancing your body’s natural shape. 

15. Thigh Society The Original, $39

The shorts that started it all! These super-versatile, velvety wonders give off supportive bike short vibes and are opaque so that they can be layered under clothes or worn alone. Because pants are just a state of mind, you know?

Shaping Up

While we’re getting active and counting our calories, we know there’s progress being made as far as getting our bodies summer-ready. However, because those pounds don’t come off quite like they used to, don’t hesitate to give yourself a little assistance: Go ahead and treat yourself to some shapewear so you can look and feel your best! 

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