The most classic “shaper” that comes to mind when people think about shapewear is the tummy trimmer. Also known as a control brief, the tummy trimmer started out as a pair of tall panty briefs with things like reinforced panels and constraining fabrics to help women look slimmer and more toned. It’s a slightly more comfortable evolution of the corset, and it helps trim the bulge that some women develop just under the natural waist (you know, the one that never seems to get smaller no matter how much you exercise!) as well as the waistline itself. The classic tummy trimmer is a great choice for everyday wear, to go under your office wardrobe or even your “running errands” clothes. Here are some top picks to get you started!
Back to Basics with Grenier Tummy Trimmers
Looking for a basic control panty to tame the bulge and help you look and feel trim again? Grenier offers some great medium support tummy trimmers at a very reasonable price point. Our top pick for a no-frills, medium-support panty girdle is the Grenier Medium Support Panty Girdle 456. Tummy control panel helps provide moderate control and shaping – nothing too heavy-duty, but it’s comfortable enough for everyday wear.
Alternately, if you want something a little more sexy that still offers medium support, try the Grenier Shapewear Boy Leg Shaper 503. This great control panty features edge floral pattern lace and a pretty print, without the more obvious visible tummy control panels. Hides discretely under clothing and helps you feel a little more feminine and sexy – this ain’t your grandma’s shaper!
Lightweight, Comfortable Control Brief for All-Day Wear
If you want just a little general tummy control that’s great for all-day wear, go for something like the Venus Comfort Control Brief. This control brief is lightweight, and is designed to slim and smooth. I’d rate it as light support. It’s great if you want to reduce the “jiggle” and look firm and controlled under your clothes, but it’s not going to magically make you look or feel 10 pounds slimmer. What it is, though, is comfortable enough to wear all day, day-in, day-out, making it a great choice for under your office wardrobe or even under a favorite t-shirt and jeans.
High Waist Control and Derrière Shaping with a High Waist Panty
A big problem for a lot of us fuller-figured girls is the dreaded “muffin top” over the top of a tummy trimmer, which basically defeats the purpose. If you worry about spilling over the top of your control brief, or if it rolls down in a most obnoxious manner, try something like the Bodywrap High Waist Panty 44811. This high waist design is great because it provides shaping for your tummy, your waist – and your rear! It disappears under clothing, and the high waist design helps prevent roll-down and the dreaded muffin top bulge. It’s important to snag this shaper in the right size, though, because if it’s too small, you could still have problems with fit, rolling top and bulging. (That’s true of all shapers, though!)
Do you have a favorite tummy trimmer? We’d love to hear your picks!