Who says shapewear is meant to be hidden and not seen? Here is a roundup of summer's hottest shapewear styles that will smooth, sculpt, and flatter your body, all while giving you the confidence needed to show off your shape. From lacy briefs to seductive corsets, this list is so sexy, that it will feel as if you are browsing lingerie rather than actual shapewear pieces.
The Second-Skin Slip
Without a doubt, a nude-colored slip is a must item for every woman, regardless of shape and size. A necessity under shifts and body-skimming dresses, a body-shaping slip should feel like a second skin, not a second garment. Don't own one? Make room for a sexy version that will have you not only looking great, but feeling even better. ResultWear's Marilyn Full Zipper Slip shapes your body by firming bumps and accentuating your curves. This ultra-flattering body shaper slims the tummy, hips, and thighs, all while looking nothing like a slimming device. Additionally, this nude slip boasts a cleavage enhancing ruched bust, an ideal feature for lower cut dresses.
The Half Slip
Just like its full counterpart, the half slip is an essential shapewear item when wearing curve-hugging skirts. For summer, look for one with breathable material like Spanx's Sexy Chic Half Slip for the shapwear's Haute Contour line, a super-seductive collection of pieces meant for showing off, rather than being kept hidden. This half-slip targets the tummy, thighs, hips, and derriere with a cool breathable fabric that won't cling to clothes.
The Bike Shorts
Decorated with lavish lace trim, these jersey bike shorts from Only Hearts will become your new wear-with-everything fashion piece. A great way to slim down both the thighs and rear, these scalloped lace shorts are a sexy replacement for any type of undergarment. While these adorably chic shorts can be worn under almost any type of clothing, they will truly feel like a lifesaving garment if they happen to protect you from any wind-producing mishaps. Purchase in nude to wear under summer's light colored garments.
The Alluring One-Piece
Bethany Frankel's Skinnygirl shapewear collection is surprisingly fashion forward, ultra-flattering, and best of all, super affordable. This Alluring Shaping Body Suit, as seen on the former Real Housewife herself, is a must piece to add to your shapewear collection. Available in either a black/champagne combination or a fiery cherry red hue, this sexy undergarment can be worn underneath your clothing, or even as part of your ensemble. With shaping panels at the waistline to manage any type of muffin top mishap and molded underwire cups that lift and enhance the breasts, this one-piece is not only hot, it's also super functional. Pair this sleek piece with a skirt and cardigan for a sexy/demure look that will have you feeling super feminine and alluring.
The Sculpting Briefs
Ever thought that you'd see the words sexy and control panties in the same sentence? Neither did I. Until I saw these boudoir-styled sculpting briefs from Mission Control. These alluring briefs feature built in power-mesh control panels, a device meant to give your rear a lift while helping you keep your tummy in check. Made from breathable mesh, these modern styled panties will become part of your summer eveningwear essentials.
The Waist Whittler
Another great piece from the Skinnygirl line is this sultry boudoir waist-cincher, a sexy shaper that will whittle down your waist instantly upon wear. Both flattering and supporting, this cincher features seductive hook and eye front closure for easy adjustment. Boning material is meant to provide extra shape to produce an hourglass figure.
The Hose That Smoothed
Get inspired by Kate Middleton and the uber-leg-enhancing nude pantyhose. Perfect for both work and more formal occasions, Spanx's In-Power Line body pantyhose provides moderate control to smooth out any unwanted bumps and bulges. Made from a sleek yarn, this convenient and flattering hose will not cling to your clothing. A great wardrobe staple that you will be thankful for owning as soon as you try it on.