By Daniela Apeloig
No Need for Girdles Here!
Wish you rocked your own personal runway with a body like the Victoria Secrets Angels? Not all bodies are created equal—or proportionate. We know, life is unfair! To level the field—and our tummies—most of us need to tame what nature intended. Think body slimmer to hold in a muffin top or saddlebags, bras that minimize your bust or enhance it. Bodies bulge where they shouldn’t, clothes don’t lie right—fashion emergencies that are easy to fix. To the rescue: the PageDaily Awards for Best Bras, Body Slimmers & Body Shapers. You’ll lose inches and look sexy without going on a diet. We know, you love us. Share the love, and the skinny on these PageDaily Awards, with your friends.
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1. Best Waist Cincher: TC Fine Intimates Just Enough Hi-Waist Shapewear Brief
The only muffin tops you want near you are 100 calorie VitaTops. If your mid-section is the source of all of your fashion-fit trouble, go with the TC Fine Intimates Just Enough Hi-Waist Shapewear Brief for $36. This comfortable high-waisted underwear gives you firm control for a flatter stomach and a smooth silhouette under clothes. It has silicone grippers inside so the briefs don’t ride up. And no visible panty lines! This tummy tucker has a cotton lining so you can wear it as underwear.
2. Best Thigh Slimmer: Spanx Slim Cognito Shaping Mid-Thigh Bodysuit
Kiss those saddlebags goodbye with the Spanx Slim Cognito Shaping Mid-Thigh Bodysuit. Not only will this slim your thighs, but you won’t have to worry about those stomach, rear end, and hip bulges either. This body shaper runs $72–$76 and comes with removable straps that attach to any bra. We may never take it off.
3. Best Back Smoother: TC Fine Intimates Even More Firm Control Torsette
Back fat? It only sounds like something from a Seinfeld episode until it happens to you! And when it does, you won’t be laughing. Don’t cry either. You can wear your own bra while smoothing any spillage with the TC Fine Intimates Even More Firm Control Torsette, $59. Wear that clingy dress you love and hide the back-fat bulge with this body shaper that holds in your waist and flattens the areas around your undergarments.
4. Best Minimizer Bra: Maidenform Lilyette Custom Fit Lace Minimizer Bra
To those of you on the more flat-chested end of the spectrum, you may regard the well-endowed with envy. But the grass is always greener, as those with large breasts will tell you. Common complaints: back pain and inadequate support from their bras. If you have a large chest and want to appear smaller while getting the right support and coverage, then this Maidenform Lilyette Custom Fit Lace Minimizer Bra is the best bra for large breasts. Its lace and crisscross detail will hold you in sexy style, and its budget-friendly price, $18.99, will make you smile.
5. Best Push-Up Bra: Maidenform Like Magic Extreme Push-up Bra
If your small breasts make you feel ho-hum, make them go va-va-voom with Maidenform Like Magic Extreme Push-up Bra, $27.20. This push-up bra instantly adds 2 cup sizes with its extreme padding. The plunging neckline and straps that convert to a crisscross back make this push-up bra versatile. So, go big and go out wearing a variety of shirts, dresses, tank tops, and more.
6. Best Strapless Bra: Simone Perele Velia Strapless Plunge Bra
Won’t go braless? Can’t find a strapless bra that stays put? Your days of bypassing a strapless dress or skimpy tank top are history. The comfortable Simone Perele Velia Strapless Plunge Bra, $82, fits so well, you won’t even notice that the straps are missing. And the plunging neckline means this bra also works under low-cut clothes. The bra comes with matching adjustable straps to take you from strapless to crisscross, halter, and traditional. If you’ve got sexy, revealing clothes, this is the strapless bra for you.
7. Best Convertible Bra: Frederick’s Nine World Wonders Convertible Bra Kit
With 2 underwire cups and a variety of removable clear and elastic straps, Frederick’s Nine World Wonders Convertible Bra Kit gives its bra 9 lives—halter, strapless, open back, cross front, racer back, one strap, low front, low back, or asymmetrical. For $39, the price and the versatility along with the fit will have you purring with pleasure.
8. Best Backless Bra: Fashion Forms Nu Bra Ultralite Backless Bra
Want to bring sexy back? There’s nothing sexy about your bra strap showing with clothes that are low-cut in back. Fashion Forms NuBra Ultralite Backless Bra to the rescue. The self-adhesive bra cups, $32, attach to each other with an adjustable front closure, are washable, and can be reused up to 50 times. For a seamless look plus lift, this bra is perfect under backless or strapless tops and dresses.
9. Best Camouflage Lingerie: MySkins Seamless Bra & MySkins Seamless Panties
Want to wear sheer shirts, white jeans, and nude dresses without putting your underwear on display? MySkins Seamless Bras and MySkins Seamless Panties come in 20 skin-matching colors that make you look bare—but you’re not. No matter your skin color, you’ll find your match, from honey, caramel, and toffee to cappuccino, hazelnut, and espresso. Bras, $60, come in 3 styles: tee shirt, plunge, and convertible. For panties, $12, choose from a full-cut brief, girl short, or thong.
10. Best Plunge Bra: Victoria’s Secret U-Plunge Push-Up Bra
Channeling the plunging J Lo look, but double-stick tape isn’t your idea of a bra? You can steal the scene in your deep V-neck ensemble without your bra being seen. The Victoria’s Secret U-Plunge Push-Up Bra, $42, has pads for moderate lift and convertible straps to wear in a halter, crossback, or classic style.
11. Best Seamless Panty: Commando Low-Rise Thong
Visible panty lines? Oh, the horror! Banish the “OMG VPL!” fashion emergency without going commando. The Commando Low-Rise Thong, $20, has laser-cut edges but no elastic or other trim. The result: the thong fits flat against your body, giving you the naked look without the naked.
Now, no matter where baby’s got fat, you can make sure your fab fashion fits the way it should with the best bras, body shapers, and shapewear.
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