Shapewear…it’s a thing of beauty. And, although there are a million brands of shapewear on the market, Spanx has managed to rise to the top. Ladies, if you have yet to discover this brand, you’ve been missing out.
Let us explain.
Think of shapewear as a type of modern-day girdle – only better! Spanx offers a variety of undergarments, including bodysuits, smoothing bras, shaping panties, leggings, camis and more - all designed to enhance areas of the body.
From the perspective of Spanx advocates, including body-positive feminists, shapewear should not be looked at as a way to hide or shame bodies, it should be looked at as a body-positive enhancement. In fact, style expert, Meredith Shaw, even referred to shapewear as a superpower. And who can say no to that?
Spanx makes it possible for all women to forget about those tiny imperfections and focus on what really matters. Nothing wrong with a little confidence boost, right?
What’s the bottom line?
If you’re in need of a tummy-sculpting, booty-perking, muffin top--eliminating product to give you that boost of confidence you’ve been looking for, give Spanx a try. We promise our list has something for everyone.
While Spanx has actually come out with a number of products for men in recent years, we find the Slim-Waist Boxer Brief to be the most effective in terms of shapewear.
The price. $48 for one pair of boxer briefs…ouch.
These boxers feature a four inch Slim-Waist band to that will minimize your gut, a 3D pouch that supports and lifts, high-gauge cotton for a chafe-free fit, lumbar support to improve posture, and a side fly for easy access when nature calls
Available in two colors: black and white.
The body of the boxers is made of 81% Cotton and 19% Spandex/Elastane, while the mesh consists of 85% Nylon and 15% Spandex/Elastane; and come in sizes S to XXL.
While $48 for one pair of boxer briefs is not cheap, quality shapewear for men is hard to come by—so we would highly recommend giving these boxer briefs a try.
Why you need it: The Slim-Waist™ Boxer Brief fits like your favorite cotton underwear and takes inches off your gut. Comfortable, supportive and profile enhancing—these boxers will forever change the way you look and feel in your clothes
Touted by numerous celebs, including Jennifer Garner, you know this bra has gotta be good. But don’t just take our word for it, try it for yourself—we guarantee you’ll be singing Bra-llelujah!
Currently only available up to cup size DD, so larger chested ladies will have to look elsewhere.
The all hosiery back smoothes out lumps and bumps, while the front-closure design eliminates bulk under clothes. Soft and dig-free SPANX Smart Straps make for comfort 24/7, plus the full coverage cups will create a modest and comfortable fit.
Available in a variety of colors and patterns.
The body of this bra is made of 72% Nylon and 28% Spandex/Elastane, the inner cup is 100% Cotton, and the wing is 91% Nylon and 9% Spandex/Elastane. Bra comes in band sizes 32 through 38 and cup sizes A through DD.
While $70 for a bra isn’t exactly cheap, it is definitely middle of the road for a quality bra—especially one with such impressive back smoothing abilities.
Why you need it: This fan-favorite bra features Spanx Smart Stretch Straps™ and customized back zones that provide added support without compromising comfort.
Designed with a back made completely of hosiery, Spanx engineered this style to be one of the softest, most sumptuous bras in the Spanx® bra-assortment.
The Spanx Power Conceal-Her Extended Length Short truly serves as the perfect base layer under every outfit, as it will smooth, lift, and tighten in all the right places.
Since this short is not high waisted, do not expect the tummy flattening power waistband featured in other Spanx garments. Additionally, because this short is on the long side (by design), it may be too long to wear under certain knee length dresses.
The first layer of these shorts consists of 360-degree shaping, while the second layer fully conceals lumps and bumps. Additionally, the cotton gusset makes panties optional and eliminates visible panty lines.
Expect booty lifting and firming in all the right places. But, our favorite thing about these shorts, is the non-binding leg finish for a smooth fabric-to-skin transition. If you're looking for the perfect base layer to every outfit, look no further!
Spanx level 2 support will make for a firm hug throughout every wear; and available in two colors, natural and black.
The Body of the short is 72% Nylon and 28% Spandex/Elastane, while the Gusset is 100% Cotton. Additionally, these shorts are currently available in size S to XL.
At $70, this short is not cheap, but also could be worse considering how effective this product is at smoothing and lifting.
Why you need it: This Extended Length Short from Spanx was designed for women looking for a bit more thigh coverage. The Power Conceal-Her is made of lightweight, comfortable, double-layer fabric.
What isn’t there to love about these leggings? Sliming, smoothing, and stylish, you can wear these leggings just about anywhere and feel confident doing so.
$98 for a pair of leggings is a bit much. But, remember, this is not your average pair of leggings.
Designed to hit at natural waist for great coverage and no muffin tops. Plus, these leggings are Center-seam free—no more camel toe!
These leggings are advertised as a Spanx level 2 of support. What does that mean to you? Expect a firm hug.
Finally, these leggings come in a variety of colors including black, navy, wine, and bronze.
The body of the leggings is 87% Nylon and 13% Spandex/Elastane, while the waist lining is 80% Polyester and 20% Spandex/Elastane. Additionally, these leggings are available in size XS to XL—also available in plus sizes.
$98 for a pair of leggings is pretty, shall we say, steep. But, in addition to the shaping and support you can expect from these leggings, the quality is unrivaled. Highly, highly recommended.
Why you need it: The signature Spanx Power Waistband will keep you comfortable and confident all day or night. Not only will these leggings flatten your tummy, but they will perk-up your backside as well. Plus, the stylish faux leather design is versatile enough to dress up or down, making them perfect for any occasion.
If you're looking for a piece of shapewear that is comfortable, yet effective, for everyday wear, then look no further...more power to ya!
Full coverage panties just aren't for everyone. We also wish Spanx would give us a few more color options to choose from.
Shaping zones target the stomach and provide 360⁰ of support with gradual release for comfort and movement, while the high-waisted design eliminates muffin top and the ruching detail will make for your best-looking bottom. Panty also features a no-slip strip at waistband for a stay-put fit
These panties are Spanx support level 2 (firm hug) and are available in two colors: nude and black.
The Higher Power Panties are created with 51% Nylon and 49% Spandex/Elastane and come in sizes S to XL—also available in plus sizes.
At $38, these panties are probably the most inexpensive item our list. While nearly $40 may seem pricey for a pair of panties, the Higher Power Panties will give you a confidence boost that is worth every penny.
But, if you’re looking for something without so much coverage (or something a bit more date night worthy…if you know what we mean), then maybe the Undie-tectable Lace Thong, the Butt Naked…But Better Thong or even the Undie-tectable Lace Hi-Hipster Panty is more your speed.
Why you need it: Higher Power Panties were reformulated using softer yarns and offering smoother results with less squeeze for lightweight, all-day shaping that’s center-seam free. Spanx carefully designed this panty to be your most comfortable, everyday essential!
As the best-selling bodysuit from Spanx, you can expect a next level transformation from the OnCore Mid-Thigh Bodysuit. Seriously, this bodysuit takes care of just about every possible problem area you code think of and can be worn under just about anything.
The super tight fit, though by design, may be a bit too uncomfortable for some to handle for more than a few hours.
The bonded tummy and side panels will flatten your tummy to perfection, and the bonded neckline and under arms will smooth your back and sides without causing any rubbing or irritation.
Butt pockets keep your rear in gear by anchoring and preventing the dreaded uni-butt. Non-compression bust offers a smush-free fit with adjustable straps to fit any and all body types. The bodysuit also features a double gusset eyelet opening for total ease when nature calls.
With Spanx level 3 support you can expect a firm hug from this bodysuit, and the bodysuit is currently available in two colors: black and natural.
The OnCore Mid-Thigh Bodysuit is creating using 80% Nylon and 20% Spandex/Elastane. Available in sizes S to XL.
$98 for an undergarment seems a bit crazy, but, with everything this bodysuit can accomplish as one single garment, we believe it is well worth the investment.
Also, if you're more accustomed to wearing strapless, strappy, or plunging necklines, check out the OnCore Open-Bust Mid-Thigh Bodysuit, the Suit Your Fance Strapless Cupped Mid-Thigh Bodysuit, or the Suit Your Fancy Plunge Low-Back Mid-Thigh Bodysuit, also by Spanx.
Why you need it: Looking for a total transformation? You’re in the right place. This bodysuit is lightweight, but will blow you away with its powerful, sculpting shape. The front features fully bonded panels for a tabletop flat stomach with edge-bonded side panels for comfortable, squeeze-free slimming.