No matter what you're wearing, these shapewear styles from Spanx will have you looking smooth, seamless, and fabulous — all for under $100

By Kami Phillips
Updated June 17, 2020 05:20 PM
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If there’s one thing most celebrities swear by on the red carpet — even if they don’t admit it — it’s shapewear. These highly functional pieces have become important parts of an outfit, lifting up and sucking in anything and anywhere that may need a bit of smoothing. And who doesn’t love that?

We all want to look and feel our best when we get dressed, and Spanx really comes in handy if you want a little help smoothing things out (or if you’re just looking to purchase quality underwear that doesn’t show visible panty lines). But with so many shapewear options available, it can be difficult to know exactly which styles work best under each outfit without adding bulk or bulge in the wrong places. That’s why we’ve picked out our favorites from the industry-leading brand (all of which are under $100!) and matched each one to the outfit it works best under.

These are the best under-$100 Spanx shapewear pieces to shop:

Scroll down to see why we chose each shapewear piece and learn more about what to wear with them.

If you’re wearing a clingy dress

This bodysuit smooths the torso, slims the tummy, and eliminates muffin-tops — perfect for under a body-con style — while still allowing you to wear your own bra.

Buy It! Spanx OnCore Open-Bust Mid-Thigh Shaper Bodysuit, $88; nordstrom.com

If you’re wearing a pencil skirt

These lightweight shaping shorts are made of a breathable compression fabric that smooths any unwanted lumps and bumps without weighing you down. They hit at the mid-thigh on many people, so there’s no weird line visible under a pencil skirt or fitted dress.

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Buy It! Spanx Thinstincts 2.0 Mid-Thigh Short, $58; spanx.com

If you’re wearing a T-shirt

This wireless bra lifts, smooths, and supports while banishing any bulge under your favorite tee or tank.

Buy It! Spanx Bra-llelujah! Bralette, $48; nordstrom.com

If you’re wearing a white dress or jeans

Say “goodbye” to visible panty lines with this pretty lace Undie-tectable thong. The wide waistband is comfortable and smoothing, and the elastic-free edges make it basically seamless under your clothing. It’s perfect to wear under just about anything, and the nude style is especially great for under white dresses and jeans.

Buy It! Spanx Undie-tectable Lace Thong, $14.40–$39; amazon.com

If you’re wearing a clingy sweater

This breathable camisole is made from fine-gauge microfiber that’s super soft and lightweight. Designed to flatten the tummy and smooth the waist without compressing the bust, this camisole is great for wearing under thin sweaters and tops. The adjustable straps can even be converted to racerback.

Buy It! Spanx Thinstincts Convertible Camisole, $58; nordstrom.com

If you’re wearing a mini dress, mini skirt, or shorts

The Butt Naked...But Better Shorty panties provide support and a secure fit that stays in place without feeling like you’re wearing full-on shapewear. Since you won’t have to worry about constantly pulling them down and adjusting, they’re a great option to wear under mini skirts, mini dresses, and shorts.

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Buy It! Spanx Butt Naked...But Better Shorty, $20; spanx.com

If you’re wearing your favorite jeans

If you don’t love wearing thongs, then you’ll love these panties. With a high-waist control top, these briefs smooth your waist, tummy, hips, and butt, and the seamless technology means no VPL (visible panty line) under your favorite jeans.

Buy It! Spanx Undie-tectable Brief, $24; spanx.com

If you’re wearing a long-sleeve top or dress

This semi-sheer top is made from lightweight hosiery with a seamless silhouette that fits perfectly under sweaters and tops to smooth any unwanted bumps or lumps in your arms. It can also work as a layering piece for under dresses and sleeveless tops when the temps drop in the colder months.

Buy It! Spanx Arm Tights Layering Piece, $30; spanx.com

If you’re wearing an evening dress

If you’re looking for all-over control, especially in your thighs and tummy, these high-waisted shaping shorts are the answer. With a double layer of compression fabric, they’ll suck in, control, and shape your tummy, hips, thighs, butt, and waist for a seamless look. Try it under dresses and gowns for a flawless feel.

Buy It! Spanx Power Conceal-Her High-Waisted Extended Length Short, $88; spanx.com

If you’re wearing a slip dress, pencil skirt, or clingy skirt

Slips don’t always stay in place, but this SmartGrip Half Slip eliminates that problem. The innovative no-slip technology molds to your body and stays in place so you don’t have to worry about readjusting throughout the day. It’s perfect for under any clingy slip dresses or skirts or for added smoothness under a form-fitting pencil skirt.

Buy It! Spanx SmartGrip Half Slip, $68; nordstrom.com

If you’re wearing a cardigan, sweater, or sheer top

This lightweight bodysuit is made from a breathable fabric that wicks away moisture and smooths for an all-over seamless fit. Wear it as a base layer under sheer tops for added coverage or under cardigans and open tops.

Buy It! Spanx Thinstincts Panty Bodysuit, $68; spanx.com

If you’re wearing a pencil skirt or a clingy dress or skirt

If you’re looking for shapewear that doubles as lingerie, these lace mid-thigh shaping shorts are for you. Made from soft lace and graduated mesh, the shorts offer light shaping in the waist, tummy, hips, butt, and thighs. Plus, they come with a comfortable waistband that won’t dig in or roll down.

Buy It! Spanx Spotlight On Lace Mid-Thigh Short, $60; spanx.com

If you’re wearing a jumpsuit or maxi dress

Smooth things over from bust to toe with the Suit Your Fancy Open-Bust Catsuit. Perfect for wearing under a clingy maxi dress or jumpsuit, this bodysuit offers shaping from the bust down. The open-bust design works with practically any neckline and allows you to wear your own bra for added comfort.

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Buy It! Spanx Suit Your Fancy Open-Bust Catsuit, $98; spanx.com

If you’re wearing jeans, shorts, or simply prefer to wear thong underwear

For anyone who prefers to wear thong underwear, the new Thinstincts Bodysuit is for you. Made from the brand’s breathable and moisture-wicking lightweight fabric, this bodysuit will keep you cool, dry, and visible pantyline-free. It’s ideal for wearing under jeans, shorts, or clingy dresses.

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Buy It! Spanx Thinstincts Thong Bodysuit, $68; spanx.com

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