Prime Pick: The Best Shapewear ‘Shorts’

Woman Confident in Shorts with Shapewear Shorts by Spanx

You Ask, We Answer: Our Pick for the Best Shapewear ‘Shorts’

A question posed to us recently, by Prime Women: How can I feel more confident in summer wardrobe essentials, like shorts and shorter skirts, with this less-than-perfect figure? 

Spanx Power Short Shapewear Shorts

The answer is easy, comfortable and affordable: Spanx Power Shorts, $36

Now, let’s all get the collective groan out of the way that we have regarding shapewear, both the necessity of it (boo) and the difficulty in deciding which one to call yours (bleh). But, hey! At least there’s an upside-shapewear shorts exist! To be honest, It wasn’t easy finding our perfect pick. We had to sort through a ton of items,  and came to our decision, by taking into account a few things.

Our pick is great for a variety of shorts, from athletic to Bermuda. Many other options are knee-length, which would peek out from most of our summer wardrobe, and are intended more for use under pants. (If you’d like a pair with more length in the legs, our pick would be this.)

The warmer months aren’t always conducive to tight clothing, so we went with a medium compression option. (If you’d like something with more shaping power, our pick would be this.)

Price point, because so much shapewear is very pricey. While we appreciate that the results are worth the investment, we wanted to give you an option for shapewear shorts that was affordable enough for everyday-wear. These aren’t the cheapest out there, but they are the most reasonable considering the quality.

We also read the reviews to see what real women thought. Most of the women who have loved them, proclaim their comfort and add that the firmness was just right in concealing our love affair with brownies, but not too constrictive.

Lastly, we wanted our ‘best of’ pick to have as wide of a size range as possible. These are available in sizes up to 3X!

The Spanx Power Short is available at a few stores, so you can shop this Prime Pick at your favorite retailer:

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