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The Best Shapewear Money Can Buy

You can thank me later.

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Shopping for shapewear can be daunting, especially when there are so many new items on the market to pick from (it's not just Spanx and SKIMS, though those brands are well-known for a reason). So we broke it down: These are the five pieces that every women should have in her wardrobe, whether you're planning to wear an evening gown, a bodycon dress, a pair of casual jeans, or anything else you feel great in. From the everyday to the special-occasion variety, thongs, tights, bodysuits, and more, the five items below are the shapewear pieces to invest in.

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The Thong
Undie-tectable Lace Thong
Spanx spanx.com
$24.00

This waist-clincher has a little something extra. The Undie-tectable thong is exactly what you're looking for when you don't want any bumps whatsoever. Made with elastic-free edges and a bonded waistband, these bottoms are truly...Undie-tectable. On Amazon, they boast reviews like: "If you are debating it...JUST GET THEM!" and: "Truly amazing product...These are amazing! I just ordered a second pair in black..." Enough said.

2
The Tights
Velvet 66 Leg Support Tights
Wolford
$40.20

Tights might not be the first thing you think of when it comes to shapewear, but a well-fitting pair of tights is essential for a confident, comfortable look. The Wolford Leg Support Tights have excellent durability and are perfectly shaped, with a knitted heel and extra-wide comfort waistband that will fit your body without showing under your clothing. 

3
The Wear-Everywhere Piece
The Thigh Short: Honeylove SuperPower Short
Honeylove honeylove.com
$89.00

Honeylove makes innovative shapewear that delivers contouring, posture support, and all-day coverage, with the promise of a waistband that won't roll down. The SuperPower Short is everything you've been looking for, thanks to its targeted compression panels that shapes where you want shaping and leaves space at the waistband and leg so you still feel comfortable all day. Just listen to the reviewers: "My body never looked better!!" and "The overall effect is a lovely silhouette." 

4
The Un-Bra
Body Tape
SKIMS skims.com
$36.00

Boob tape is a blessing to us all, offering coverage and support sans bra. SKIMS Body tape comes in a variety of skin tones and can be worn with just about every garment you own. The tape is made of a stretchy material that will move with your body and stay put for up to 12 hours.

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The Bodysuit
Tummy Control Body Shaper
Miraclesuit macys.com
$69.00

The Miraclesuit Bodyshaper is everything you're looking for in a bodysuit. It features extra firm control with all-over coverage; a no line/no ride edge on the legs; and bra cups that mold to your body. On Amazon, the garment has more than 80 five-star reviews, including ones like: "Best shaper on the market" and "excellent product...a shaper that hold and controls with comfort and support."

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