As shapewear possibilities are practically endless when it comes to wearing dresses, it can be difficult to choose just one. Should you get a slip or a thigh shaper? Bodysuit or briefs? 

Depending on the dress you want to wear, we’ll help you choose the right piece of shapewear for a flawless foundation. Give some thought to the length of the dress, the fit (is it loose or tight?) and the neckline. 

Just as you wouldn’t wear a bra with straps and a strapless dress, it doesn’t make sense to wear the wrong style shapewear. Below, discover how to embrace comfort and curves while wearing your summer dresses by choosing the right body shaper to wear under dresses.


Shapewear to Wear Under A-Line Dresses 

We’ll start with an easy one: A-line dresses. A-line dresses are extremely versatile and look good on just about every body type. Many work dresses are A-line, as are quintessential wrap dresses. 

There are multiple shapewear options available for this style of dress, but we’d start by recommending our Cooling FX® Mid Waist Thigh Shaper . This is a great thigh shaper to wear under A-line dresses, as it provides Level 4 Firm Compression to accentuate the flattering cut of the dress while letting you move easily and freely. It sits at the mid waist with an extra wide shaping band to target your tummy, and features Lightweight NILIT® Breeze yarns to keep you feeling cool and comfortable.. Expect a silhouette of true perfection.


What to Wear Under a Bodycon Dress to Look Slimmer

For nights on the town with a date or your girlfriends, flaunt your curves in a sexy bodycon dress. Shapewear is a must when it comes to what to wear under a dress to look slimmer, as curve-hugging bodycons aren’t the most forgiving. 

To slim while providing a smooth base for the tight dress, wear a full coverage slip in the same cut as your dress. Our Hidden Curves Firm Shaping Slip is lightweight, yet very effective in slimming and highlighting your enviable curves.


Choosing a Body Shaper to Wear Under a Strapless Dress

A strapless dress isn’t as limiting for shapewear purposes as you might think. You can still wear our range of high-waisted briefs or thigh shapers when you’re searching for shapewear to wear under dresses for total midsection control. 

Try our Ultralight Seamless Shaping Short with light compression and a built-in Yummie hug for your waist. Wear any strapless bra you prefer and still get the support of shapewear on the bottom. Try a comfortable strapless bra from our collection; they provide bust support without unattractive seams showing through your dress.


Best Shapewear for a Long Dress

Whether you’re slipping into a tight midi, flowy maxi, or an evening gown, the best shapewear for a long dress is the kind that provides all over coverage, yet moves with you. You want a streamlined shape that won’t break the smooth silhouette from top to bottom, so choosing a bodysuit is a great idea. 
Our new Comfortably Cool Wear Your Own Bra Shaping Singlet Bodysuit  is the perfect shapewear for long dresses as it seamlessly melds to your body.

Providing shaping from under the bust down to your thighs, it is designed to pair with a bra of your choosing and has a knit-in shaping panel at the tummy. Made of Wincool® Nylon cooling yarn, this bodysuit is a dream under long dresses in the heat of summer!

It’s such a treat to pull out beautiful dresses in the summer, and wearing shapewear will help you make the most out of this fun and carefree season. Remember, the best body shaper to wear under dresses is the one that makes you look great and feel even better. Always choose the option that’s right for you and that will give you the range of support you need!