The best tummy-control shapewear will slim your silhouette and boost your confidence, whether you’re slipping into a dress for a fancy occasion or just your regular work clothes. Lucky for you, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite tummy-targeted shapewear pieces that will smooth over muffin tops and love handles and keep you cool even in the summer heat. Keep scrolling to shop FIRST’s picks for the best tummy-control shapewear so you can slip into your clothes without a second thought.
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Shapewear Tummy Control
Bali Smoothing Cotton Brief
Bali's Smoothing Cotton Brief is an excellent light tummy-control shapewear option. While these briefs won't reshape your body like Spanx, they do come with a targeted tummy-smoothing section that offers some support. Plus, they're made from a breathable cotton and spandex blend.
"So glad I found this. Cotton is breathable, whereas the other 'girdle'-like thingies I've had have been hot polyester. This doesn't give me quite as much 'firming' or flatness on my tummy, but it does hold everything in place, and I'm not jiggling when I walk. Plus, I know it's breathable, and I'm getting circulation, if you get my drift," one customer wrote.
Where to buy: $21.70 (originally $31) for a two-pack, Bare Necessities
Best Shapewear Tummy Control
Yummie Cooling FX High Waist Briefs
One common criticism of shapewear is that the material retains heat, making you feel hot and uncomfortable. Fortunately, shapewear brand Yummie — which has Oprah's endorsement — is solving that problem with its Coolng FX High Waist Briefs. This seamless tummy-control shapewear is made of a breathable nylon and spandex blend that's soft yet powerful enough to flatten the stomach area. Yummie also has a thong version of its Cooling FX High Waist Briefs ($39, Nordstrom).
Where to buy: $39, Nordstrom
Firm Tummy Control Shapewear
Body Wrap High Waist Brief Panty
There are dozens of plus-size tummy-control shapwear options for plus size women but we especially love the Body Wrap High Waist Brief Panty from Addition Elle. These confidence-boosting high-rise briefs smooth your problem areas, giving your body a sleek silhouette. They also come with detachable hooks that clip on to the back of your bra to prevent them from slipping.
Where to buy: $22 (originally $44), Addition Elle
Shapewear Tummy Control Thong
Spanx Suit Your Fancy High-Waisted Thong
The best tummy-control shapewear for dresses is Spanx's Suit Your Fancy High-Waisted Thong, which solves the dreaded problem of visible panty lines. Its skin-hugging fabric smooths your sides and midsection to ensure you look fabulous in your frock. Thongs get a bad rap for shifting during wear and just generally being uncomfortable. Spanx prevents that problem with its "Topnotch Crotch" design so you can look and feel fantastic.
Where to buy: $64-$68, Spanx
Best Shapewear For Tummy Control
Spanx Higher Power Short
These lightweight tummy-control shapewear shorts from Spanx are seam-free, meaning you don't have to worry about that annoying center stitch that may make your stomach look bumpy if you're wearing a skin-tight dress or high-waisted skirt. If you're looking for extreme tummy-control shapewear, these probably aren't the shorts for you. That said, they are an outstanding everyday option if you need minimal smoothing.
Where to buy: $38, Spanx
Shapewear For Tummy Control
Spanx Shape My Day Girl Short
Spanx's tummy-control shapewear is loved by many, and its Shape My Day Girl Shorts are a great place to start if you're new to the brand. The waist band is tight enough to anchor the shorts to your waist without the band rolling down, and the flat edges prevent these them from bunching up under pants. These shorts sit under the belly button depending on how long your torso is, so they won't cover your entire stomach. That said, they're appealing if you don't need the leg coverage of longer shapewear.
Where to buy: $50, Spanx
Lower Tummy Control Shapwear
Spanx Shape My Day High-Waisted Girl Short
Enjoy the slimming powers of Spanx's much-loved Shape My Day Girl Shorts but in a high-rise version. One benefit of tummy control shorts shapewear is they're easy to slip in and out of compared to bodysuits, and these Spanx shorts come with the added advantage of a cotton gusset that makes panties optional and makes visible panty lines a thing of the past.
Where to buy: $60, Spanx
Womens Shapewear Tummy Control
Miraclesuit Back Magic Extra Firm Control High-Waist Thigh Slimmer
Miraclesuit's Back Magic line can't be beat when it comes to extreme tummy control shapewear. Not only will it trim your tummy, but it also smooths back bulge. This soft, stretchy shapewear offers slimming support without any boning, so you can wear it all day pain-free.
Where to buy: $60, Bare Necessities
Tummy Control Shapewear Plus Size
Spanx Spotlight on Lace High-Waisted Brief
While we love its firming and sculpting abilities, plus-size shapewear for tummy control isn't always the most appealing undergarment in your drawers. These lace high-waisted briefs from Spanx are a fashionable middle ground that softly shape your figure.
"I bought this is my regular size, and it fits perfectly. Firming and sculpting where it should. It smoothed out my tummy, hips, and love handles, but allows the booty to be free, with no [visible panty lines] like some other body suits. This item feels quality, I won't be ripping lace anytime soon," one satisfied shopper wrote.
Where to buy: $37 (originally $74), Addition Elle