Shimmying into shapewear can involve a lot of squeezing, tugging and struggling, but it doesn’t have to be that way. These days, there are tons of options on the market that don’t include aggressive corsets (unless that’s your thing) and will still give you a serious boost of confidence. Plus, plenty of shapewear brands have expanded beyond mere underthings, offering everyday essentials like sleek leggings and bodysuits that are made for showing off, but still hug you in all the right places. And when it comes to finding the best shapewear out there, we trust celebrities — after all, they probably wear the stuff more than anyone else.
Ahead, shop the slimming, smoothing shapewear brands that A-listers like Kendall Jenner, Taylor Swift, Kim Kardashian and Katy Perry swear by.
While perhaps best known for its barely-there thongs — who could forget when Rihanna layered one beneath her see-through gown at the 2014 CFDA Awards? — this stylist-loved brand also offers plenty of fuller-coverage options ranging from bodysuits to high-waisted briefs, and at fair prices to boot.
Commando Whispertank Bodysuit ($68)
Commando High-Rise Bikini ($34)
Commando Ballet Stretch-Jersey Turtleneck Thong Bodysuit ($88)
While stars have been especially obsessed with Spanx’s faux leather leggings as of late, the OG shapewear brand’s shaping shorts and seamless undies are bestsellers as well.
Probably the most expensive brand on our list, Wolford is well loved by celebrities, who layer its tights and bodysuits beneath all their designer looks.
Wolford Stretch Modal-Blend Turtleneck Thong Bodysuit ($210)
Wolford Velvet de Luxe 50 Tights ($32)
Wolford Cotton Contour Control Shorts ($145)
Founded by shapewear queen Kim Kardashian, Skims sells “solutionwear” an an inclusive range of sizes and shades, along with cozy lounge clothes, cotton basics and much more.
Skims Sculpting Short Mid Thigh Shorts ($34)