Shapewear for Your Workweek

Jacqueline Wells

You may think of shapewear as something reserved for celebrities walking the red carpet at the Oscars, but it can actually provide a huge boost to a woman’s everyday working wardrobe. You put a considerable amount of time, effort and money into your professional clothing, so it’s crucial to invest in the appropriate foundation garments to ensure it looks better on you than it does on the hanger.

Whether your working wardrobe is full of pant suits or skews more business casual, here’s our guide to what you should be wearing underneath it all.

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DKNY Modern Lights Thighslimmer

Under pencil skirts

The DKNY Modern Lights Thighslimmer is a lightweight, breathable mesh shaper perfect for creating a smooth silhouette under pencil skirts. It helps control muffin top and compresses the waist to help all types of skirts, dresses and pants fit better without a hint of VPL.

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SPANX Power Series Higher Power Short

Under pants

SPANX’s Higher Power Short is a great all-in-one, high-rise shaper short. It covers all your bases by targeting the tummy, waistline, back and rear. By compressing the waist up to an inch, it can make the difference between feeling comfortable in your pants and squirming through staff meeting.  

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SPANX In-Power Line Below the Knee Shaper

Under skinny pants

The SPANX Below the Knee Shaper works to “airbrush” cellulite, making slim and skinny-cut pants look and fit like a dream. The shaper firms the bottom, eliminates panty lines, controls the tummy and thighs and cinches the waistline. Adjustable leg bands let you control how far down they reach—wear them for a smooth line from your waist to anywhere between the knees and ankles. And they’re footless, so you can wear them with ankle boots and stilettos alike.

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SPANX Trust Your Thin-stincts Camisole

Under knit tops

The SPANX Trust Your Thin-stincts Camisole is great under sheer, form-fitting tops and gives a seamless, toned look under knits. The bust is made from a non-compression fabric so it slims without the smush—that means no dreaded uni-boob. The wide band along the bottom anchors the cami in place so it won’t ride up.

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Wacoal Slenderness Hidden Wire Seamless Body Briefer

Under dresses

The WACOAL Slenderness Hidden Wire Seamless Body Briefer smooths and sculpts instantly. It’s just the thing for trim the waist, control the tummy and show off a smooth silhouette under dresses of any style.

No matter what your office dress code is, you’ll feel confident and professional with the right shapewear for the job.