We all have little things we do to feel more confident in what we’re wearing—not because they’re necessary but because they make us feel our best. For me, that’s self-tanning, heels, and, depending on what outfit I’m wearing, sometimes shapewear. Whether it’s a bridesmaid’s dress for a friend’s wedding or a fitted look for an important meeting, sometimes, a bit more structure underneath helps me feel more polished and confident in my outfit.
But I, for one, think shapewear is one of the most confusing items to shop for. Between all the different materials, cheeky marketing names, and various silhouettes it’s hard to know which brand and style are right for the particular garment you’re wearing shapewear under. Thankfully, there are a handful of brands that kill it in the shapewear department—the reviews say it all. Below, I’m outlining the best thigh-shapewear brands around, but you can also turn to them for your other shapewear needs if you’re looking for another type, as they pretty much hit on the entire category.