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The Best Tummy Control Underwear for Moms, From Briefs to Butt-Lifting Boy Shorts

by Bethany Braun-Silva


The Best Tummy Control Underwear for Moms, From Briefs to Butt-Lifting Boy Shorts
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Moms need all the support they can get, and sometimes that comes in the form of a great pair of shapewear. Luckily, there are many different options to choose from, but it can be hard to know where to start. Clothing companies have been offering tummy control pieces in the form of leggings and swimwear for quite some time, and we’re sure you have your go-to shapewear as well. But for everyday use, tummy control underwear can’t be beat—it works under pretty much any type of clothing. 

 

So what makes a great pair of shapewear? For one, it has to offer smoothing compression support. It should also be comfortable and virtually undetectable under clothes. Whether dressing up for a special occasion or running errands in your favorite pair of jeans, the tummy control underwear on this list checks all the boxes and features beloved brands like Spanx and Soma.

 

We scoured the internet for the best shaping underwear and found eight pairs that are flattering and comfortable. From thongs to shorts, here are the best pairs of tummy control underwear for moms. Check them out below. 

 

Best Overall: Spanx Higher Power Panties

Best Thong: Commando Control Top Thong

Best Brief: Maidenform Flexees Women’s Tame Your Tummy Brief

Best Short: Skims High Waist Bonded Short

Best Cotton: Wirarpa Women’s High Waisted Cotton Underwear

Best Seamless: Soma Intimates Vanishing Tummy Modern Brief

Best Butt Lifter: Miraclesuit Extra Firm Tummy-Control Rear Lifting Boy Shorts

Best Lace: Spanx Spotlight on Lace Brief

 

1 of 8 Image Credits: Spanx

Best Overall

Spanx Higher Power Panties

Price:$38.00

It's hard to compile a "best shapewear" list without including a pick from Spanx. The Higher Power Panties offer compression and are lightweight for comfy, all-day wear.

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Best Thong

Commando Control Top Thong

Price:$38.00

No VPL here! When wearing your favorite pair of jeans or slacks, this control top thong provides compression in your midsection and is invisible under clothes thanks to its seamless design.

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Best Brief

Maidenform Flexees Women's Tame Your Tummy Brief

Price:$21.00See Reviews

This Maidenform brief is rated "firm," which is the second level of compression out of three offered by the company. You can expect your tummy to feel supported and sleek under any outfit.

4 of 8 Image Credits: Skims

Best Short

Skims High Waist Bonded Short

Price:$98.00

This short offers maximum compression and stops right under your bust line for a full-coverage fit. The mid-thigh short also works to contour and shape your legs, and it’s comfortable enough to wear every day.

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Best Cotton

Wirarpa Women's High Waisted Cotton Underwear

Price:$21.00See Reviews

Just because it's compression, doesn't mean it can't be comfortable. These cotton panties offer midsection support and are great to use postpartum, especially after a C-section. Plus, they come in a pack of four, making this a truly affordable option.

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Best Seamless

Soma Intimates Vanishing Tummy Modern Brief

Price:$24.00

This brief has silicone at the edges to ensure that it won't roll or ride up. The double-layer front panel offers light support, and it also comes in several pretty prints like blue and purple floral.

7 of 8 Image Credits: Macy's

Best Butt Lifter

Miraclesuit Extra Firm Tummy-Control Rear Lifting Boy Shorts

Price:$45.00

Lift your butt and smooth your tummy with this firm control short. It has a sheer leg, comes in three shades and features a seamless design that’s invisible under clothes.

8 of 8 Image Credits: Spanx

Best Lace

Spanx Spotlight on Lace Brief

Price:$38.00

These pretty lace panties also offer tummy support, though you would never know it by looking at them. For a gorgeous matching set, consider pairing it with the Spotlight Lace Bralette.