The Best Nordstrom Shapewear for Every Budget and Style
Smoothing, shape-enhancing, and available in a variety of silhouettes.
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There’s Nordstrom shapewear for every budget and taste
The right underpinnings are the secret to making just about every outfit look its best. Choosing the best shapewear for dresses, casual pants sets, and other ensembles is one of the personal stylist tips the well-dressed live by.
“What we wear under our wardrobe is just as important as the outfits we choose,” explains Laurie Brucker Amerikaner, a professional stylist and author. “Styling your look with properly fitted undergarments and shapewear can enhance your look overall, but also helps contour and flatter your figure. Look for wider, non-slip bands and hems. The wider banding supports the continuing curvature outline of your frame, while the non-slip texturing prevents rolling and holds the piece in place. I also love to look for strategic and supportive paneling as well as design details that make the item feel more like an undergarment rather than shapewear.”
Finding the right shapewear for each outfit and body type can be overwhelming, so Laurie helped sift through the nearly endless options Nordstorm has to offer ranging from underwear-style to leggings.
Best for daily wear: Spanx Higher Power Shorts
The thick banding on these versatile Spanx makes them one of the best shapewear choices at Nordstrom. They’re easy to wear under dresses, skirts, and your favorite business casual wide-leg pants. The lightweight material doesn’t ride up, bunch, or fall down, and is center seam-free for the ultimate comfort. They’re an affordable Nordstrom shapewear find in three very versatile color options. The extended size range boasts inclusivity for those in regular size small through plus size 3X.
Best under dresses: Yummie Convertible Slip
This easy-to-wear slip-style compression garment by Yummie smooths, flatters, and shapes beneath dresses and skirt-based outfits. Adding smoothing undergarments to your wardrobe is one of the ways you can dress to look younger without changing your sense of style or spending all your hard-earned cash on totally new looks. This slip-style shaping essential comes in nude or black color options, is easy to hand wash, and offers the comfort of easy layering.
Best for plus-size smoothing: Skims Sculpting Seamless Mid-Thigh Bodysuit
This seamless mid-thigh bodysuit is one of the best Nordstrom shapewear pieces simply because the size range is so inclusive. It offers midsection, thigh, rib cage, and bra-bulge smoothing for sizes XXS all the way through 5X. It comes in seven flattering neutral color options and offers the same boost that your favorite butt-lifting leggings do (without anyone knowing).
Best for affordable everyday wear: Wacoal B Smooth Briefs
If the idea of wearing full or half-body compression garments seems overwhelming for everyday wear, these Wacoal B Smooth briefs will be your new favorite panties. They are easily one of the best Nordstrom underwear finds. They offer gentle compression that smooths and flatters beneath just about everything from denim to your favorite summer shorts. The slightly higher waist keeps hip and love handle dips and bumps at bay no matter what you wear. Wearing shaping briefs every day is one of the easy fashion ideas personal stylists swear by.
Best for adding lift: True & Co True Body Lift Triangle Bra
You’ll instantly feel the support of this buttery-soft bra. But the best part is what you’ll see—a visible one-inch lift to your entire bust line. It’s available in seven on-trend colors that pair well with other Nordstrom underwear offerings. It comes in sizes XS through XL and is easy to wash and wear over and over again. It also evens visible skin texture, but if you’re spilling out or finding yourself battling back bulge, you’ll want to check if you’re wearing the wrong bra size.
Best for maternity support and smoothing: Blanqi Everyday Maternity Belly Support Tank Top
This wardrobe staple is a must-have for any mom-to-be, and easily one of the best shapewear options for pregnant women. It’s a layer-ready seamless tank that features moisture-wicking microfiber for breathable comfort. The smooth, stretchy fit works on its own or layered beneath a cozy cardigan, billowy top, or anything else that might be paired with a camisole.
Best for an instantly slimmed appearance: Miraclesuit Surround Support High Waist Shaping Briefs
This shapewear hero was designed to make you look ten pounds lighter in ten seconds much like its swim counterparts. The brand makes some of the best swimsuits on the market. The line has grown a loyal following of devotees who swear by the smoothing, compression technology they sew into every garment. These stylish high-rise briefs shape the tummy and hips and feature sheer panels for cool comfort and modern aesthetic appeal.
Best for slightly higher waisted daily wear: Skims Sculpting Mid Waist Briefs
You’ll live in these sculpting mid-waist briefs from Skims if you’re looking to smooth and flatter the area above your hip line. The seamless construction offers a tucked-and-scooped flat belly appearance and ultra-light material. The silhouette works just as well with your favorite sweater dress as it does with jeans and a tee.
Best adjustable shapewear: Belly Bandit Mother Tucker Corset
Corset-style shapewear is especially great for those who want to control the level of compression and sculpting their underpinnings offer. This top-reviewed waist cincher offers various levels of squeeze-enhanced smoothing that can be dialed up or down depending on your mood, comfort, and outfit. It’s ideal for those with average-length torsos because of the ribbing. But probably should be avoided for petite and extra-tall frames. One five-star reviewer writes, “Spanx controls and hugs things in, but this literally sucks in your waist!”
Best for replacing tucked-in tees and tanks: Yummie Ruby Thong Bodysuit
If your go-to look is a crisp t-shirt tucked into jeans, pants, skirts, or shorts, this Yummie thong-style bodysuit is going to change the quality of your life permanently. It offers all the visual appeal of a solid tank with the hidden benefits of shapewear and sculpting. The thong-style bottom makes it easy to pair with just about any type of bottoms. You’ll love this easy layering piece so much that you’ll want at least one in each of the eye-catching colorways.
Best ready to wear shapewear: Spanx Look at Me Now Seamless Leggings
These versatile leggings are technically shapewear thanks to the smoothing, tightening, and sculpting technology Spanx is known and loved for. But they’re also the type of go-to leggings you’ll want to live in each day whether you’re running errands, hanging out at home, or dressing them up with sophisticated tunics and stylish sandals. They’re made of a stretchy, seamless knit that flatters with a double-layer waistband that won’t bunch up, fall, or fold.
Best under skirts: Commando Control Shaping Half Slip
This seamless shaping slip disappears under clothing, but the smoothing and shaping results are obvious from the first moment you put it on. It’s great beneath skirts of most lengths, offering a slim silhouette, comfortable control, and medium compression. This Nordstrom shapewear favorite also offers easy movement in case you want to walk around the office, hit the dance floor, or do just about anything else. One happy reviewer shares, “This slip smooths out everything.”
- Laurie Brucker Amerikaner, stylist