Slip into one of these smooth yet supportive plus-size shapewear designs

From bodysuits to shaping shorts, we've got you (literally) covered.

For plus-size women, navigating the realm of fashion and, more specifically, undergarments can feel like a daunting task, especially with limited options that cater to specific needs.

However, most retailers have progressed to include more size-inclusive options, including shapewear designed explicitly for plus-size bodies.

While embracing one’s natural curves is always of paramount importance, having the right garments to complement and enhance them is sometimes needed.

From enhancing comfort to boosting confidence, the right shapewear can make a world of difference in how one feels. So, we’ve gathered some of the best shapewear for plus-size women for any occasion.

2024’s top plus-size shapewear

  1. Smooth & Chic Thigh Smoother, $55.97 (usually $79.95), City Chic (here’s why)
  2. Subtile Shaper Bodysuit, $159.95, Simone Pérèle (here’s why)
  3. Triumph Something Else Lace Panty, $39.95, Curvy (here’s why)

The best shapewear for plus size in 2024


Smooth & Chic Thigh Smoother

$55.97 (usually $79.95) at City Chic

Available in either latte or black, these shorts make for a seamless base layer for just about any fit, featuring a power net lining for a smooth, sleek silhouette and a breathable Cotton gusset for comfort.

Key features:

  • Wide high non-roll elastic support
  • Gel tape for securing banding
  • Power net lining for a smooth, sleek silhouette
  • 100% Cotton gusset
  • Thigh support


Subtile Shaper Bodysuit

$159.95 at Simone Pérèle

For shapewear that looks like lingerie, you can’t look past this one-piece bodysuit shaper that hugs and defines your curves with control mesh, responsive knitted fabric and French lace.

Key features:

  • Comfortable sculpting with medium control
  • Offers side support for the bust
  • Stretch lace triangle plunge top can be worn with or without a bra
  • Stretch lace detail at the thighs and butt lays flat for a smooth fit under clothes
  • Boyshort-cut bottom

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Triumph Something Else Lace Panty

$39.95 at Curvy

Perfect for everyday use and comfort, this popular shapewear piece features a reinforced front panel for tummy control and also aims to create slightly smoother lines.

Key features:

  • Breathable and non-constrictive for wearing comfort
  • High-waisted for full coverage
  • Beautiful lace trim for a touch of femininity
  • Tones and smoothens natural shape
  • Stretch fabric provides a smooth finish and gives a slender shape

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SHAPERX Bodysuit

from $17.99 at Amazon

With nearly 30,000 global ratings – the majority within 5 stars – this bodysuit provides tummy control while its whisper-soft and seamless construction makes it a necessity for enhancing your body’s natural shape.

Key features:

  • Adjustable straps and no compression bra design fit for all cups
  • Full back coverage smooths the upper back
  • Snap closure at crotch for easy maneuvering
  • The breast area is made of breathable mesh material
  • Holds in the core, lifts chest, and smooths abdomen


Spanx Shaping Satin Thong

$35 (usually $74.95) at The Iconic

Internationally acclaimed shapewear label Spanx is here to help you achieve a subtly smooth figure from morning to night with zero fuss – especially with this silky satin shaping thong.

Key features:

  • Satin weave; some stretch; lined
  • High-waisted design
  • Thong coverage
  • Part of the curvy (+ size) range, which is designed to complement and flatter fuller figures

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Does shapewear work for plus size?

Designed to smooth and contour the body, providing support and shaping in areas where you’d like it to, shapewear can definitely work for plus-size women. Specifically plus-size shapewear.

Coming in various styles, including bodysuits, shaping shorts, leggings, and camisoles, each of which targets specific areas of concern, it’s important to choose a piece that offers the right support and compression without causing discomfort.

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