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Flaunt your curves: shop the best shapewear from SKIMS, Spanx and more

No more sausage-casing underwear!

Shapewear has a bad rap for forcing you to squeeze your body parts into pieces that are impossibly tight. As a result, you end up looking and feeling like a sausage. Not ideal.

But in recent years, brands specializing in offering support for areas that need smoothing began popping up. Leading the pack is no other Kim Kardashian with her SKIMS line that sells shapewear that makes you look more polished when wearing tighter clothing. By 2028, the shapewear industry is expected to balloon to a whopping $3.7 billion. That's a lot of waist trainers to go around.

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Buyers are faced with an embarrassment of riches when it comes to shapewear. But ultimately, it all boils down to what makes you feel comfortable and confident. To help you with your shapewear needs, here are some brands where you can snag reliable curve-enhancing underwear. From the revolutionary SKIMS to the tried-and-true Spanx, these companies have pieces that fit your every need.

Best shapewear for tummy

SKIMS shapewear for the tummy

Sculpting High Waist Brief, $36, SKIMS

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Leave it to Kim K to know all about tummy control. Her multi-million dollar brand, SKIMS, offers a broad selection of what she calls "sculpting solutions" to smooth out what needs smoothing and help you look your best. Whether you need a bodysuit to enhance your curves or shorts to make your thighs appear slimmer, you'll find what you need in their collection.

Commando shapewear for the tummy

Classic Control Short, $58, Commando

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What's great about Commando's shapewear collection is they're wear-tested by real women to ensure the right fit, so you know the sizing isn't catered to models. Their selection offers options that provide light to tight compression, and each piece is made out of patented honeycomb construction for enhanced breathability and resistance to piling.

Knix shapewear for the tummy

High Rise Shaper Short, $55, Knix

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Knix's shapewear collection may not be as extensive as the others, but the pieces sure are versatile. For example, their shorts have comfortable compression zones specifically engineered to smoothen the upper and lower stomach and even lift and define your butt.

Spanx shapewear for the tummy

OnCore High-Waisted Mid-Thigh Short, $78, Spanx

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A pioneer in shapewear, Spanx boasts a vast collection of form-flattering undergarments for just about any occasion. Their Oncore Collection is designed with proprietary sculpting technology to help you achieve the coveted hourglass shape.

Best shapewear for legs

Honeylove shapewear for legs

SuperPower Short, was $89 now $62, Honeylove

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Thanks to high compression and sweat wicking capabilities, these shapewear shorts from Honeylove have gotten many rave reviews. Flexible boning also prevents them from rolling down.

Yummie shapewear for legs

Mid Waist Thigh Shaper, was $39 now $24, Yummie

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Balancing form and function, Yummie's thigh slimmers come equipped with cooling technology to ensure your comfort even while wearing multiple layers. They also lift your rear area and offer the firmest compression possible.

SKIMS shapewear for legs

Sculpting Legging Below the Knee, $62, SKIMS

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Of course, Kim K's shapewear brand also has an impressive selection of pieces that target the thigh area. They have sculpting shorts that go below and above the knees, as well as pairs that go just around your mid-thigh.

Maidenform shapewear for legs

High Waist Thigh Slimmer With Cool Comfort® Fabric And Anti-Static, was $54 now $37.80, Maidenform

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Another veteran when it comes to intimates, Maidenform's thigh slimmers are designed to celebrate your curves even when wearing dresses, skirts, and jeans. They feature 360-degree shaping, which offers enough stretch sans the bulk.

Victoria's Secret shapewear for legs

Extra High-Waisted Firm Compression Legging, $75, Victoria's Secret

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Victoria's Secret used to draw flack for only selling underwear for certain body shapes, but they have since upped their game to be more inclusive. Their shapewear collection features pieces made out of fabric that slims, sculpts, and supports all the right places simultaneously.

Shapewear for legs & tummy

Yitty shapewear for legs & tummy

Nearly Naked Shaping Mid-Thigh Bodysuit, $69.95, Yitty

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Co-created by Grammy-award-winning singer Lizzo, Yitty prides itself on its inclusivity, offering sizes from 6X to XS. Their Nearly Naked collection features shapewear that goes undetectable under clothing garments and is sustainably designed, too.

Commando shapewear for legs & tummy

Commando Two-Faced Tech Control Slip, $118, Nordstrom

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Perfect for wearing under dresses and gowns, this technically innovative slip dress from Commando will keep your curves refined and give you a boost of confidence.

Miraclesuit Flexible Fit Shapewear Leggings, $62, Macy's

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Smooth your stomach area and legs down to your ankles with these shapewear leggings that won't roll up.

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