The right shapewear can smooth out your figure, making you look leaner and more shapely in your clothes. The best shapewear for you will depend on what you're planning to wear over it and what type of control you need.
Full-coverage shapewear usually extends from the bust to the thigh or even to the calf. Thigh and hip shapewear is designed to smooth and flatten your hips or thighs and may look like shorts. Waist shapewear is designed to slim your waist. Stomach shapewear usually resembles panties with a supportive panel covering the stomach. Bust shapewear may be designed either to smooth and minimize or to lift and accentuate the bust.
Shapewear is available in different levels of control, ranging from light to extra firm. Higher-control shapewear provides more structure, while lower-control shapewear tends to be more comfortable. Whatever type of shapewear you buy, be sure that it's cut in a way that will be entirely covered by the clothes you're wearing.