5 Shapewear Pieces That Are Actually Comfortable Enough to Wear in the Summer
These breathable and ultra-sleek styles were made to beat the heat.
There are many reasons to love shapewear—whether it’s a smoothing slip or seamless bodysuit, the right piece provides a great foundation for clothing to drape properly and fit in the most flattering way. But when the summer heat hits, you may find yourself regretting those extra (and extra-tight) layers. Here's the thing though: You don’t have to ditch shapewear when the temperatures climb. We’ve rounded up the best options to keep you cool, comfortable, and confident all season long.
Jockey Slimmers Seamfree Shaping Brief
Only looking for a little tummy-control? Opt for underwear with built-in shaping capabilities, which offer slimming benefits without the body-encasing coverage of full-on shapewear. These high-waisted panties from Jockey come complete with tummy control and an anti-rollup hemline for a smooth, barely-there finish.
To buy: $12; lordandtaylor.com.
Smart Fit Me Slimming Full Slip
A curve-hugging slip, like this one from Amazon, is a great option for those seeking medium compression or a simple layering piece. An added bonus: It even features a set of removable clear straps so you won’t have to sacrifice support for an invisible finish under your favorite strapless dress.
To buy: $38; amazon.com.
Knix Padded 8-In-1 Evolution Bra
This versatile bra (which is both reversible and adjustable as a straight or racer-back style) features moisture-wicking and anti-odor properties, so you can stay dry and smell fresh all day long. Plus, it’s wire-free and stretches with your movements, so you can wear it for hours without feeling the need to readjust.
To buy: $55; knixwear.com.
Assets by Spanx Remarkable Results All-in-One Body Slimmer
Shapewear is often thick and heavy, which is why you’re left sweating and pulling at hemlines. Spanx’s All-in-One Body Slimmer helps define all your best assets, while offering a breathable, dig-free design so lightweight, you’ll hardly even know you’re wearing it.
To buy: $38; target.com.
Yummie Seamlessly Shaped 2-Way Reversible Tank
When it comes to choosing shapewear for warmer weather, you’ll also want to look for options made from heat storage fabrics—a kind of textile that absorbs heat away from your body when you’re warm, and releases it back to you when you get cold—like this 2-Way Reversible Tank from Yummie. It’s the perfect solution to keep you comfortable on an overcrowded commute (and also in an overly air-conditioned office).
To buy: $34; bloomingdales.com.