We all want to muster up some of that Kim K confidence when it comes to our bodies, but with summer finally here and the layers coming off, it's completely normal to feel a lack of self-confidence in summer clothing.
If you need a bit of a confidence boost, shapewear bodysuits will be your new best friend. They are designed to flatter your figure, while providing comfort and shape, looking seamless under your clothing.
Look no further than our round-up of the best shapewear bodysuits. No matter your outfit, we have the perfect shapewear ideally suited to you.
Best Shapewear Bodysuits
A seamless bodysuit with shorts that promise to offer tummy control as well as smoothing your thighs. If you're looking for a shapewear bodysuit to hug all areas of the body, this one's for you.
Pros: Sculpts all areas of the body and is invisible under clothing.
Cons: Still need to wear a bra as the bodysuit sits lower.
Review: "Best buy of 2022. When this arrived, I was a bit sceptical. I’m a size 16 and I purchased M. It was a bit uncomfortable trying to get myself in it but once it was on, oh it is amazing. I love all my dresses now as it holds you in the right places, no folds, no heavy fold over which you get with corsets or the other products or the tummy belts.
This is it!! Ladies, if you’ve ever doubted adverts and people telling you to buy one of these, this is the one."
This bodysuit is great for those who are looking for a bodysuit with more coverage and to provide a seamless silhouette. The zip-up front provides extra definition and comfort.
Pros: Features tummy control shapewear.
Cons: Longer than some other bodysuits - one to look out for if you need a bodysuit to wear under a skirt or dress.
Review: "Wow, I look like a Kardashian! This is just great. I literally don’t know where my tummy disappeared to but wow it went somewhere. Definitely recommend, I am a size 12 and I brought a small and it fits perfectly."
A cami-style bodysuit that promises to cinch you at the waist to feel super confident in your clothing, it looks seamless under all different styles of clothing.
Pros: Looks invisible under clothing, also available in black.
Cons: Hand wash only.
Review: "The quality of this item for the price is just outstanding. Really nice, stretchy, breathable material that pulls you in beautifully around the waist, tummy and back. I looked so snatched in my high-waisted jeans it's crazy! I am a large 14/16 so I ordered the XL and it fits like a glove, but I'd like to also order the large for a little bit of extra snatch around the waist. You won't be disappointed."
The ultimate bodysuit to pair with your fave jeans. This body can be worn as outerwear as well as underwear to accentuate, smooth and instantly give confidence. If you're looking for a bodysuit that focuses on tummy control, this is one you should try.
Pros: Can be worn on its own as a top.
Review: "Love the fabric and super supportive. I was a little unsure about sizing on this body but went with the measurement chart. When the body arrived I loved the fabric - i'ts super soft and stretchy however was concerned the body looked too small. When I put it on I realised the fabric just stretches and smooths in all the right places and the fit was perfect. This is very wearable all day and i'ts become my go-to for under any fitted clothes as I can wear it with or without a bra. It also washes really well."
The perfect combo to look seamless and feel supported under all clothing no matter what outfit you decide to wear. This bodysuit has a built-in bra and adjustable straps, making it the perfect underwear essential that adapts to your body shape.
Pros: Comes in both black and nude to work wonders under all clothing.
Cons: We can't find any.
Review: "I have just ordered this product. When I got it out of the bag I was so defeated because I didn’t think it was going to fit at all. But by some miracle, it fit like a glove! It feels so comfy! By far THE BEST shapewear I have ever bought!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!"
We can always rely on a good pair of Spanx on those days we aren't feeling super confident. This seamless body is the ultimate shapewear item we all need in our wardrobes. This bodysuit works well throughout the year and can be worn alone in the summer or under knitwear in the winter months.
Pros: Works well throughout the year.
Cons: A slightly lighter material than other shapewear bodysuits.
Review: "This is the most comfortable shapewear I have ever owned. It doesn't dig into my armpits or bra straps like other slimming tanks I've owned. It is also so cool that I can wear it in the summer. Though it does a great job of smoothing rolls and lumps, I will admit it is not the most slimming shapewear I've ever owned. But it is far and away the most comfortable and makes me look 10lbs slimmer. I love it so much that I ordered a second one."
An all-in-one bodysuit designed to be your new best friend. This bodysuit can replace the need to wear your typical underwear as a supportive bra is included.
Pros: All-in-one bodysuit with bra featured.
Cons: Slightly high leg in you're looking for a bodysuit to smooth the thighs.
Review: "I love this bodysuit. The fabric is fine, soft and stretchy with a lovely sheen.
I'll start from the top! The underwired and lightly padded cups are perfectly positioned to hold your breasts and lift them too, making your bust look extremely attractive. The body is very stretchy, so becomes long enough to fit the torso and hips, but the fabric around the tummy invisibly becomes stronger to create a tight and streamlined hourglass shape of figure."
Flatter your curves with this essential shapewear bodysuit designed to smooth and define. The nude shade ensures the bodysuit will look seamless under clothing no matter what colour outfit you decide to wear. It also helps that this bodysuit is finished with lace trim, adding an extra bit of detail.
Pros: Zip-up front provides extra control, also available in black.
Cons: Slightly longer bodysuit with shorts.
Review: "As a plus-size woman, finding good shapewear is so important. I’ve been looking for good shapewear which won’t cost me a leg as the others have, but they don’t even do the job. I was very surprised about this shapewear. I’m a size UK 20/22 and I ordered size XXL. It fits perfect and holds me well. The material is thick which helps support you. Definitely a must-buy for that price!"
Do I need to wear underwear underneath a shapewear bodysuit?
It is entirely up to you but also depends on the style of the bodysuit. Some shapewear bodysuits are fitted slightly below where the bra would sit and would usually need your underwear to be worn alongside it.
Can I wear a shapewear bodysuit in the summer months?
Yes, of course. If you are looking for a bodysuit that can be worn in the summer months, look for one that has less coverage so that it won't be seen under your outfit.
Are shapewear bodysuits uncomfortable?
They don't have to be. Finding a comfy bodysuit that supports and controls is possible and some will even feel lightweight under clothing.