Review: I Tried the Sculpting Honeylove SuperPower Short and the Results Are Shocking

Updated: Aug. 30, 2023

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As I’ve gotten older and experienced weight fluctuations, I find myself on a relentless pursuit of the perfect shapewear that not only lives up to its promises but feels like second skin. I know firsthand the struggle to find the best shapewear that sculpts, smooths and makes me feel comfortable wearing tight-fitting clothes again. So when I discovered Honeylove’s extensive line of shapewear, specifically the Honeylove SuperPower Shorts, I knew I had to try it for myself. 

The Honeylove SuperPower Shorts promise to sculpt, uplift and smooth while keeping you at ease throughout the day. But do they truly live up to these claims? That’s exactly what I’m here to uncover. For my Honeylove SuperPower Shorts review, I tested these by breaking down the features, materials, fit and overall performance.

What are the Honeylove SuperPower Shorts? 

Women trying superpower shortsStephanie Hope/Rd.com

The shapewear is one of Honeylove’s impressive pieces designed to provide a comfortable and confidence-boosting experience. They sculpt and shape the body while offering a level of comfort that defies traditional shapewear norms. These SuperPower Shorts promise to smooth out any unwanted lines and give a streamlined silhouette, perfect to wear under dresses, tight tops and skirts.

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Honeylove SuperPower Shorts product features 

The standout feature of the SuperPower Shorts is their construction. These shaping shorts offer a snug, yet gentle fit that’ll flatter curves without feeling too constrictive despite its high compression. They meticulously target key areas, such as the abdomen, hips and thighs, providing a gentle lift and tuck where you want it the most.

The high-rise waistband not only stays in place, but the seamless design minimizes the risk of lines under clothes, making them effectively discreet. However, what truly sets them apart from other shapewear I have tested is their innovative engineering. Honeylove utilizes a combination of compression and strategic paneling for a supportive and breathable fit.

The SuperPower Shorts also feature an anti-slip silicone strip at the leg openings, ensuring they stay exactly where you want them without having to adjust constantly.

First impressions

When I first pulled the Honeylove SuperPower Shorts from the bag, my first thought was “Did I get the wrong size?” They looked unbelievably small, but since I used Honeylove’s quiz to ensure I chose the right size for my body, it must have been right. I chose the sand color to match my skin tone better, so if I wore a light, sheer-like dress, I wouldn’t have to worry about it showing through.

The first thing I needed to do was actually put them on and let me just say, it’s a workout. After heaving and huffing to pull the suit up my body, it fit absolutely perfectly. I could breathe normally and despite being “high compression” it felt like a nice hug instead. The shorts are soft to the touch and have an impressive stretch to them. Although my waist is the smallest part of my torso already, the boning on the sides of the shorts pulled my waist in even more, creating a beautiful hourglass silhouette.

How we tested it 

Women trying superpower shortsStephanie Hope/Rd.com

Once I got it on, the first way I tested it was by bending over multiple times and in different ways. I did this to ensure the shorts themselves would not roll down. I sat down on multiple different chairs and couches and even sat on the ground. Much to my surprise, the SuperPower Shorts did not budge.

Next, I tested it by wearing it under different types of clothing. I tried it under bodycon dresses, tight tops, pencil skirts and even my jeans. As expected, the seamless design of the shorts makes it nearly impossible to tell I’m wearing shapewear underneath my clothes.

The last test I conducted for my evaluation was to wear it for an entire day. I spent a Saturday with my husband wearing a tight lavender dress and I couldn’t have felt any more confident. The shapewear stayed exactly in place, never rolled down and kept me cool. It also never felt like it was too tight on my body. I actually felt like I had additional back support and tummy control while wearing it which was a nice bonus.

One of my absolute favorite features I tested was the convenient gusset. I was able to use the public restroom without having to peel the shapewear off my body and put it back on which would have been an absolute nightmare.

Pros 

  • Seamless design
  • Available up to 3X
  • Sizing Help quiz is super accurate
  • Strong compression
  • Available in six colors
  • Convenient gusset

Cons 

  • Shorts might be too long for mini dresses and skirts

FAQ 

How do you wash Honeylove undergarments?

“Hand wash garments with cold water, or put the garment in an intimates bag and wash on the cold cycle in your washing machine,” says Betsie Larkin, founder and co-CEO of Honeylove. “Always hang to dry!”

How often should you wash shapewear?

“Honeylove shapewear is built with a 100% cotton gusset so they can be worn without underwear,” continues Larkin. “That allows you to achieve maximum seamlessness and take advantage of the bathroom-friendly gusset in our thigh-length styles. If you do go commando, we recommend washing the garment after each wear.”

Should you size down with shapewear?

“If you’re between sizes and want a more compressive fit, it may be appropriate to size down,” Larkin notes. “Otherwise, our garments are true to size. You’ll get the intended level of compression for your body size if you follow our sizing guidelines”

What other reviewers had to say 

“The compression is snug but not uncomfortable,” says verified Honeylove shopper Alyson T. “Of four major name brands, [Honeylove] is absolutely the best fit. It pulls me in and smooths me out beautifully.”

One verified reviewer, Danielle C., says this is a bridesmaid must-have. “These are a new staple for wedding wear. I felt secure, comfortable and thin all evening.”

“I’ve finally found a garment that flattens my tummy not just in front, but on the sides,” begins verified Honeylove shopper, Shari W. “The front cross band works wonders and gives amazing support. I wasn’t even sure of what size to order, but after giving my measurements, they recommended the perfect size to order. And it’s definitely true to size. I’m loving it.”

Final verdict 

Women trying superpower shortsStephanie Hope/Rd.com

I absolutely love these Honeylove SuperPower Shorts. This is the first pair of shapewear that I have owned where I’m completely comfortable while it actually sucks in the areas that bother me the most. It’s also not so tight that I notice any extra building around my hips, which is a common issue for me when wearing shapewear.

They fit perfectly under all of my dresses, skirts and surprisingly even my jeans without being too bulky. These shorts are compressive, supportive and impressively seamless. I would absolutely recommend these to anyone who wants an excellent pair of shapewear.

Where to Buy the Honeylove SuperPower Shorts 

Women trying superpower shortsvia Merchant

Buy the shorts on the brand’s website for $89. They’re also available in different styles, such as the brief and thong versions. Get ready to feel the most supported and confident you’ve ever been with the Honeylove SuperPower Shorts.

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About the expert

  • Betsie Larkin: Betsie Larkin is the founder and co-CEO of Honeylove. She spent years touring the world as a vocalist for some of EDM’s biggest acts. She reached for shapewear to feel confident on stage but found every product she tried rolled down, had no structure and squeezed in the wrong places. Larkin wanted shapewear that was bold and effective, not apologetic and flimsy. After a fruitless search for the perfect pair, she set out to create her own. Her first product became a viral success, and Honeylove was born. They now have a full and ever-evolving collection of shapewear, in addition to bras and everyday apparel.