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Why This $20 Tummy-Controlling Shapewear Is Killing the Competition on Amazon


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When it comes to online shopping, Amazon is king. There are tons of shopping options to be found on the mega-retailer for just about every category imaginable — including shapewear. One piece of tummy-controlling shapewear in particular seems to be blowing the competition out of the water when it comes to both sales and reviews, however, and it’s not the one you might think! (Sorry, Spanx!). 

Meet Robert Matthew’s Brilliance Shapewear High-Waisted Mid-Thigh Boy Shorts ($19.99). Not only did these little beauties nab the No. 1 best-selling position for overall women’s shapewear, they’re also the site’s top pick for thigh slimmers and spandex tummy-control shapewear

What does good shapewear do? 

Shapewear undergarments were essentially designed to slim problem areas, such as the tummy or thighs, eliminate any unwanted lumps or bulges in your silhouette, and ultimately, boost your confidence, particularly when wearing fitted, bodycon pieces. 

Issues can arise, however, if your shapewear is made of poor quality or won’t stay put in the areas  its meant to slim. But according to Amazon customers, neither are a worry with these Robert Matthew shorts, which sold out on the Today show in just 24 hours. 

“Very well made, doesn’t roll, or cut anywhere,” one happy purchaser wrote, with another adding, “Very well made material. After two washes and dries, it is still just as new.” 

Made with a spandex/nylon blend, this premium fabric, though slightly thicker than Spanx, is also lightweight enough to wear in any season, making it a true investment piece. Unlike dated corsets or girdles, it’s light boning provides back support to its wearer in addition to its medium-firm toning properties. 

Others Amazon reviewers were delighted to find its tummy-controlling high-waisted design didn’t fall down or ride up. “It stayed in place all night, even after a couple hours on the dance floor, and I did not have a problem with it riding up my legs or folding down my midsection,” one woman proclaimed. 

It comes in black or nude and the results seem to speak for themselves: More than 1,000 people have given these shorts a 5-star rating on Amazon. 

“I bought this and a much more expensive Spanx version,” one woman wrote. “I kept this. It was comfortable and kept me smooth under my jumper.” Yet another woman said: “The product fits very well..its snug everywhere it needs to be. It also have me a lift in the back. No rolling or pinching.” 

Now, please excuse us while we order one (or maybe two!) for ourselves. 

Where to buy: $19.99, Amazon

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