Plus Size Shapewear

"Recommended Womens Plus Size Body Shaper Brands and Styles"


If you're looking for the best plus size shapewear brands and styles, but aren't sure where to start and what to choose, then this page will help you in your quest to finding the top recommended plus size body shaper that fulfills your needs.

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On this page you'll find the best of the best - from plus size girdles to the popular plus size Spanx camisole. You'll find a quick low-down on what type of shapewear covers areas of your body figure that you wish to slim down.

Plus size shapewear is an excellent investment and a drawer essential that helps you look trim in a whim. It eliminates all concerns of lumps and bumps that bulk up your body frame under a snug dress or top.

I highly recommend it for when you just need to tuck in the extra bulges around troublesome areas like stomach, hips and thighs. Some womens body shapers can also lift up your chest to reveal more of your torso and slim down your silhouette.

How to Buy Plus Size Shapewear

The first thing you need to do before buying body slimmers is to figure out what you want it to do for you and what you're wearing it with.

Like for example if you're going to be wearing a dress and go dancing, then briefs/plus size girdle would be a better option than a slip. Or if you want to trim down your waist, then you should look for waist cinchers, a type of control panel that wraps snugly around your torso.

Basically figure out what body areas you want to accentuate and/or conceal. Click here to learn more on selecting a body shaper

Shopping Tips:

  • If you're looking for plus size shapewear for maximum support and instant slimming effect for that really waist-trimming Monroe-esque silhouette, opt for compression-based body shapers with Latex.

  • If you just need something to smooth out the bumps when wearing a fitted clothing, look for hosiery-based body shaper made of nylon/cotton and Spandex (elaso known as "Elastane" and "Lycra" in Europe). These give a much lighter support than the compression based.


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Now let's take a look at the different shapewear styles that target the common trouble spots:

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Plus Size Girdles

Targets: Thighs, hips, and up to your waist.

They're made especially for women who want to trim down their thighs, hips and butt. Perfect for Pear body shapes with prominent lower body and those who wish to minimize their curves. Wear it with pants, skirt or dress.

A plus size girdle reminds you of cycling shorts and gives your legs the extra freedom to move around. You can also choose the capri girdle which looks just like leggings.

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Panty Briefs

Targets: Hips, butt and abdomen.

Perfect for a round stomach, butt and hips with wiggly bits.

A pair of panty briefs look like panties and have a control top which smoothes out the bumps and eliminate panty lines when you're wearing fitted pants, skirt or dress.


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Plus Size Full Body Shapewear

Targets: Legs and up to the chest.

They instantly slenderize all of the largest areas of your body for a sleek silhouette.

They're like body suits - reducing waist, belly, butt, hips and legs. Wear them with a long gown or skirt. Some full body shapewear lets you choose your own bra.

If you just want to slim down hips and torso, then you can opt for high cut "swimsuit" body shapers (without the legs).


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Plus Size Waist Cinchers

Targets: Waist and upper hips.

Great for Rectangle body shapes, Apple body shapes, wide waists, love handles, round stomach.

If you only want to define or create a slim waist, the waist cincher would be the right choice. It goes well with any top, dress and shirt.


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Plus Size Shapewear Camisoles

Targets: Bust, stomach, waist.

Great for Apple body shapes, a big and saggy bust, love handles, bloated stomachs.

Wear them as a simple camisole underneath a dress shirt, top or fitted sweater. You can find them in different cuts, from strapless slip to the underwire camisole shapewear for maximum bust support.





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