Shape-wear Shorts and Undergarment Layers


There are times when I appreciate some kind of shapewear under thinner dresses or dresses that are a bit more fitted. And there are other times when I just want a layer underneath a dress for comfort! I’ve tried some that are great and some that are terrible, but I recently tried 5 shorts to see which one I liked the most for summer! See my results below.

Skims Soft Smoothing Seamless Shorts (#1) – I had a bit of trouble with this pair rolling down on me, but I think that is due to the thicker material made for smoothing. I liked this short but between this and the Spanx version (which is the most similar), I think I prefer the Spanx option!

Commando Zone Smoothing High Waist Shorts (#2) – this felt the most supportive/shaping. I liked the waist support and how soft the material felt! My only note was that when I walked I would hear it when I would take steps.

Thigh Society The Staple (#3) – if you are looking for a layering short that is *NOT* shapewear aka will not smooth/press/support in a way that feels like shapewear does, this is what you want. It feels like a thicker version of wearing nylons, is super breathable, and stays put. The legs rode up a little bit on me but that is not a deal breaker for me.

Thigh Society The Cooling (#4) – the lightest weight option for a layering short is this one. It’s not going to provide shaping or support, it’s simply a lightweight, thin layer to wear underneath your outfit! This is one of my favorites for sure, especially when the temps rise here in the summer.

Spanx Shorty Seamless Shaper Shorts (#5) – I liked how low-profile these were. I did notice the legs ride up occasionally but that is sort of inevitable with shorts like these. Overall, these are a great staple for a smoothing short!

My friend Caralyn has a ton of advice in this department so be sure to check out her blog posts below!

https://www.caralynmirand.com/home/2021/3/15/shapewear-solutions

https://www.caralynmirand.com/home/2022/8/16/things-i-tried-from-skims

https://www.caralynmirand.com/home/2023/3/14/shapewear-solutions-i-love

https://www.caralynmirand.com/home/2024/2/21/7-ways-to-know-if-your-shapewear-fits

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