While I’m a huge proponent of online shopping, the reality is that certain items aren’t easy to buy online. Items like denim and bras where fit is the most important aspect (and varies drastically across different brands and styles) are especially hard to order online when you’re just guessing a size and hoping for the best.
It’s items like these that I look to the reviews for guidance. Not only do reviewers often give lengthy descriptions of the product, but they provide personal context about themselves and how that particular item worked for them given their body type, height, etc. I find this infinitely more helpful than the basic product description because I can search for people who describe themselves as having a similar build to my own and use that to guide my purchasing decisions. Plus reviewers are brutally honest about whether the product is worth your time and money so you know upfront if you’re getting a quality item.
Since shapewear is another category that’s particularly tricky to shop for online, I went ahead and scanned the reviews at sites like Nordstrom, Shopbop, Amazon and Spanx to see which styles stood out. With a combined total of over 3,400 reviews (!), below are the 20 best shapewear bodysuits I found.
Spanx Suit Your Fancy Plunge Low-Back Mid-Thigh Bodysuit ($148)
“I ended up getting it in the nude in small to wear underneath dresses and I don’t regret it for one minute” says one reviewer. The plunging neckline makes it versatile enough to wear under almost anything.
Spanx Suit Your Fancy Low Back Bodysuit ($148)
It also comes in nude.
Cosabella Marni Low Back Thong Bodysuit ($148)
This review really says it all: “Love this bodysuit! I’m 6 ft tall, and I ALWAYS have problems finding a bodysuit that’s long enough in the torso! But this on is just perfect!”
Bali Body Shaper With Cool Comfort ($27)
One Amazon reviewer points out “the support and fit of the bust part” as being her favorite aspect of this bodysuit.
Yummie Ruby Scoop Neck Thong Bodysuit ($38)
From what I can see, reviewers like this one for comfort.
Skims Fits Everybody Cami Thong Bodysuit ($58)
“I’m literally obsessed with this bodysuit!”
Wacoal Visual Effects Underwire Shaping Bodysuit ($85)
“I absolutely love the fit of this garment. It was the quality that I expected and more.”
Only Hearts Second Skins Tank John Romper ($74)
The nude color makes this safe for under any color.
Spanx Spotlight on Lace Panty Bodysuit ($78)
The lace detailing is so pretty.
“The feel of the material is excellent and this body shaper is as comfortable as a piece like this could be” writes one reviewer. The nude color is also a smart investment as it can be worn under so many things.
Spanx Oncore Open-Bust Mid-Thigh Shaper Bodysuit ($98)
It also comes in black.
Chantelle Lingerie Soft Stretch Padded Bodysuit ($68)
The built-in padded bra makes a great foundation to any outfit.
Skims Seamless Sculpt Sculpting Thong Bodysuit ($62)
You can just tell the stomach panel is super supportive on this one.
Oh La La Cheri High Leg Underwire Lace Teddy ($46)
Almost too pretty not to show off.
Irisnaya Tummy Control Bodysuit ($17)
Amazon reviewers are loving this one.
Ow Intimates Asta Romper ($75)
Is it just me or does this one look oddly comfortable?
Good American Square Neck Thong Bodysuit ($89)
A bodysuit you’ll actually want to wear.
Spanx Suit Your Fancy Strapless Cupped Panty Bodysuit ($148)
For your strapless dresses.
Nebility Waist Trainer Bodysuit ($20)
“If you’re on the fence about this item, don’t be. It’s well worth it to grab” one Amazon reviewer writes.
Ow Intimates Tyra Bodysuit ($64)
Clean and effective.
This article originally appeared on Who What Wear
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