The 7 Most Flattering and Comfortable Shapewear Essentials, According to Nordstrom Customers
Add these body shapers to your wardrobes, stat!
Great outfits start with the right underpinnings—which is why having flattering shapewear in your lingerie drawer is so important. These functional pieces work to lift, firm, and smooth, all while creating a seamless base to help make your stylish clothing look even better.
Similar to most undergarments, the number of slimming shapewear pieces available can be overwhelming (Nordstrom alone has tons of options to choose from!). Instead of having you sift through them all, we did the hard work for you and found the most-beloved shapewear options on the retailer’s website.
This pair of shaping shorts by Spanx is one of the best-selling shapewear items at Nordstrom for a reason. Not only does the compression fabric control your tummy, hips, and thighs, but it also provides a slight lift for your rear. One customer raved, “This is my first pair of Spanx and I LOVE them! They work on smoothing you out and there is some compression. Super comfy and easy-ish to put on. Very breathable in the right places!”
To buy: $38; nordstrom.com.
Unlike other shapewear, which can look bland, this pair of Spanx underwear is so pretty you’ll want to show them off! The high-waist control top on the seamless panties offers a smoothing effect, while the black lace adds a stylish vintage-inspired touch. Many customers said they are so comfortable, you can barely feel them.
To buy: $24; nordstrom.com.
Looking for a figure-sculpting foundation? Try this bodysuit from Yummy. The scoop-neck bodysuit works to smoothe and shape your figure, helping you create a flawless base under every outfit. One happy customer wrote, “A great bodysuit! It's my go-to under pretty much everything! Gives the perfect smoothing without added bulk. I love!”
To buy: $34; nordstrom.com.
These Lyssé leggings may look like regular leggings but they actually feature a hidden control-top paneling that helps smooth your tummy and hip area. Many customers who left perfect five-star reviews said that the stretchy leggings were super soft, comfortable, and figure-flattering.
To buy: $60; nordstrom.com.
Not only does this shaping tank by Yummie smooth your back, waist, and tummy, but it is also made from a temperature-regulating fabric that keeps you from getting too hot or too cold. One customer called the slimming piece the “perfect shaper top” before adding, “They smooth out my lumps and bumps and are so comfortable.” The tank comes in black, nude, and white, and Nordstrom currently has a deal where you can save $10 if you buy two at a time.
To buy: $34, nordstrom.com.
In the market for a smoothing slip to wear under dresses? Opt for this control slip by Commando. The underpinning is made from a cutting-edge firming fabric that features sleek microfiber on the outside and soft cotton on the inside, to help you create a smooth, flawless look. One five-star review said, “This is a perfect undergarment for a sheer dress or a dress where you want to accentuate your best features in all the right places. It's snug but not uncomfortable.”
To buy: $98; nordstrom.com.
If you're pregnant and looking to keep your clothes looking smooth, give this Spanx maternity shaper a try. The nonbinding shaper smooths the rear and thighs while providing under-belly and lower back support. One happy customer referred to it as “the perfect pregnancy item,” while another said it was “an absolute must if you plan on wearing a dress or skirt during pregnancy.”
To buy: $32; nordstrom.com.