The Best Shapewear for Every Outfit
Worried about your bottom line or a bad case of muffin top? Shapewear can make you look 10 pounds slimmer—but only if you pair the right shaper with the right outfit.
Here, we break down the best shapewear option for every look: skinny jeans, a strapless dress, a pencil skirt, and more.
Clingy wrap dress
It's not easy to feel slim in such a tight dress. To the rescue: an all-in-one micro-thin full-body shaper slip like the TC Fine Intimates Even More Full Slip Torsette ($72; barenecessities.com) that lets you wear your own (most flattering) bra.
These Lycra-loaded pants show every bump and cranny. Another pitfall: muffin-top spillover. Solve both problems with a shaping thong, says stylist Suze Yalof Schwartz. We like Assets Red Hot Label by Spanx Luxe & Lean High-Waist Thong ($42; spanx.com/assets).
Off-the-shoulder (or strapless) little black dress
A super-slim, narrow fit shows everything, from tummy overhang to a rear that needs a little firming. You need new, not-your-mom's control-top tights with a high firming panel, Schwartz says. Try Hanes Hosiery Silk Reflections Ultra Sheer High Waist Control Top Tights in Black ($28; amazon.com).
Dress with a plunging neckline
Sheer or lace T-shirt
This wearable trend isn't too risqué if you slip on a long (so it won't ride up), smoothing, opaque camisole underneath, Altman notes. We love one of Rachel Zoe's "Major Must Haves" from Jockey—the Strappy Tank ($39; amazon.com). The bottom and top are knit T-shirt material, so if they peek out, no one can tell you're shaping.