Everyone demands something different from their lingerie; sometimes you want pretty, and other times you just want the reassurance that everything will stay in place. That’s where control undies come into play: a merger between panties and shapewear, it lends the body contouring of traditional shapewear with the paired down sleekness of panties. As someone who loathes the constrictive nature of shapewear (I openly avoid them at all costs!) tummy control underwear has been a godsend for me whenever my outfit requires a seamless look underneath. Because a personal recommendation is always the best endorsement–especially when it comes to lingerie– we took to the reviews section of our favorite places to discover which pairs of tummy control underwear rise to the top. After mining hundreds of reviews (and scrolling just as many pages), we’ve found the best 24 pairs of control panties on the internet, according to women. Whether you’re on a budget or have specific fit needs, keep scrolling ahead to find your next wardrobe solution. Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars. Review Highlight: “This is a great everyday shapewear piece that is perfect for these warmer months. I wear shapewear almost every day and this high-waisted panty goes great under jeans, dresses, and leggings. It’s light and still gives plenty of shaping.” Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars. Review Highlight: “I am over 60 and needed a thong for the “no line” undergarment. This fit the bill as it is modest (my age group), yet sexy (hey, I still got it going on) and showed no panty line in my dress. LOVE IT!” Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars. Review Highlight: “I don’t need too much in regards to shapewear, so this brief by Leonisa, is perfect for me. It has just enough spandex. I don’t know that I’m wearing it, which is what I love!” Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars. Review Highlight: “These have good control and are stylish at the same time. Even though they are expensive, they are not your normal brief.” Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars. Review Highlight: “I purchased these after my c-section for additional support and they’re amazing!! They do not roll down and hug above the belly button nicely! They provide excellent support and relief without being too tight and slimming.” Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars. Review Highlight: “Well made and does a good job of giving a clean line underneath clothes. Worth the price.” Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars. Review Highlight: “Comfortable and sexy, very happy with the way it looks and feels. Lots of compliments!” Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars. Review Highlight: “These were much higher waisted than my usual underwear or even than the pictures on the website, but I love them so much I decided to get them in 2 colors even though I don’t have matching bras for them. I am always so disappointed by plus size underwear or swimsuits that have a cute print or lace on the front and then plain and boring in the back–but not these! They are full coverage so I don’t feel like I have to tug on anything, and the fishnet-looking fabric is not scratchy at all.” Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars. Review Highlight: “Wasn’t sure whether I’d find a good control brief at Asos but this works great. It is comfortable but very high waisted so keep in mind if you are short- I’m 5”3 and it reaches under my bra but I have managed to make it work. Would recommend!” Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars. Review Highlight: “These are perfect for shorter skirts and shorts! I’ve been the proud owner of Spanx shorts forever! But tried wearing them with a pair of high wasted shorts but they were peaking out the bottom when I would cross my legs. So I’m saving my shape shorts for dresses and skirts and these hipster panties for shorts and rompers!” Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars. Review Highlight: “This is a perfect undergarment to get a smooth look without too much compression. It is the perfect panty to wear with knit dresses and tight pants. No panty lines at all.” Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars. Review Highlight: “This panty fits like a glove and holds in all the stuff it’s made to hold in. With this underneath, I can wear my tightest clothing and feel super controlled. Best shapewear underwear I have yet to find.” Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars. Review Highlight: “I wanted undergarments that gave me moderate support for everyday wear without the girdle feel and a high waist. These are replacing my underwear and I plan to purchase more.” Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars. Review Highlight: “It’s great material and very comfortable– like you’re wearing silk.” Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars. Review Highlight: “As a plus-size woman, it is hard to find underwear that is comfortable, breathable, and looks good, in the event someone does see it, LOL. But these panties are so thin and soft and comfortable, but super DURABLE!” Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars. Review Highlight: “I really like these. They give just enough support to feel comfortably held in. I like the soft silky feel and when you put them on they stay in place. The waist also doesn’t roll or slide down. I bought them in every color available.” Rating: 5 out of 5 stars. Review Highlight: “I have never found a shaper I like better than this one. Never rolls down and is super comfortable!” Rating: 5 out of 5 stars. Review Highlight: “I am amazed how much these stretched!! I am 26/28 size. Fit is perfect. Very comfortable, no pressing in, and very sexy! Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars. Review Highlight: “I love the fit and feel of these. I am slowly getting rid of all my others and replacing them with these.” Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars. Review Highlight: “Love them and they are so comfy and sexy and I own nothing else like this. I especially love these to wear with my high waist jeans.” Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars. Review Highlight: “Every aspect of this undergarment fits. The waistband is snug but not binding. It’s a little lighter than shapewear but gives a comfortable sense of stability for everyday wear. The leg openings are also comfortable and I am not having any problem with them inching up or down. I’ve laundered them regularly since purchase, and they are holding up well with no shrinkage or distortion.” Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars. Review Highlight: “I’m a size 8, 140lb, 5”7’ woman , 50 years old with 5 pregnancies under my belt (literally) and these are THE BEST shapewear that I have EVER purchased! I got the M/L and it is very snug in the torso so that it wasn’t so tight to leave lines where the thong. This held my loose bits and actually stayed up all day 15 hours!” Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars. Review Highlight: “I have purchased this garment for my daughters and myself because it works wonderfully, it stays up all day long! It does a terrific job supporting my lower back thus allowing me to work without pain.” Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars. Review Highlight: “Honestly these are a minor miracle for me because they’re giving me the same amount of control as other more intense foundation garments I’ve tried, only these are WAY more comfortable. I actually feel like I could wear these on a daily basis and not just suffer through them for a special occasion.”
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