Problem Areas and Solutions

This is Love Shapewear's handy guide to the most common problem areas and provides advice on shapewear solutions that can help.


For smoothing and trimming your tummy area it’s best to choose from our high-waisted products. These offer coverage starting from just below the bra line which helps create an hourglass silhouette. In addition to our high waisted products you could try a waist cincher which will offer great control around your waist, or a Bodysuit for great control all over.  Camisoles, vests and tanks are also great for smoothing lumps and bumps and we also offer a range of these that can be worn as outerwear!


We offer a super range of thigh slimmers and slips which are really effective for shaping and controlling the thigh area.  Many of which can also be purchased as a high waisted product for coverage in both areas at once. You could also consider our leggings and hosiery for smoothing in this area.


Most of our products that have coverage around the bottom will support & smooth. We also carry some specific lines that will control, shape and even boost your bottom. Our range of hosiery & leggings can also give you a lift and provide good support too. 

Muffin Top & Love Handles

We have a great range of  camisoles, bodysuits and high waisted products to smooth you in all the right places; but for the best results we recommend a firm control, high waisted product for this common problem area.


Many of our body shaping garments are designed with high backs to smooth and support this area. For the best results look for a product that has a high back with wide straps.

Product Types


Perfect for shaping several areas at the same time including your tummy, back, waist & bottom. Many of our body shapers should be worn with your own bra to achieve a perfect fit. We have a wide range of body shapers to cover everyday shaping to special occasion, sexy shaping!


 Full slips are multi-tasking and great for wearing under fitted dresses & skirts. They hug and smooth you to give a seamless, smoother appearance whilst remaining invisible under your clothes. Super soft fabric and vintage lace can add real sex appeal for a special occasion. Half-slips can be versatile and equally effective on your lower torso.

Briefs, Thongs & Shorts

Shaping briefs can lift and boost your bottom and provide comfortable support for everyday wear.  They help to flatten your tummy and smooth your silhouette. Our wide selection includes high waisted briefs for firm tummy control, shaping thongs with pretty lace and sassy shorts for under or outer wear!

Waist Cinchers

 These are fantastic for creating curves in all the right places!  They also smooth and slim your tummy and waist.  Love Shapewear offers a variety of styles and sizes including some that you can work out in.

Camisoles, Vests & Tanks

These garments can be worn under your clothes or as outer wear and are perfect for layering.  Great for smoothing and really help to define your body shape. We stock many different styles, from racer back vests that you can wear to the gym, to sexy lace over-laid tanks that can be worn out, day or night.

Thigh Slimmers

These products are great for controlling and shaping the thigh area. Many of the products we stock are also high waisted for control in several areas at the same time. These products are best worn under trousers, shorts, skirts and dresses.  If you’re planning on wearing a skirt or dress have a look at our range of slips too!

Leggings & Hosiery

We offer a range of great leggings and hosiery that control, shape and support. These products are super as layering pieces and are very discreet, only you will know that they are shaping. 

Control Level Guide

Light Control           -         Smoothes and provides a toned appearance

Medium Control       -         Controls and smoothes your body shape

Firm Control            -         Shapes and defines you with support

Extra Firm Control    -         Transforms your body shape with a slimmer appearance.

Additional Tips

Generally we would recommend you buy shapewear in the normal size you would wear i.e. if you are a size 14 or a medium, buy a size 14 or a medium in shapewear.  Do not be tempted to buy a size smaller for extra control – it will have the opposite effect and will be extremely uncomfortable!

Some brands are considered to come up quite small and in such cases we may recommend that you go up a size. If you are in-between sizes it usually works best for you to go up a size rather than down a size. Please refer to our panel reviews & size guide for more advice.

If you choose to wear lingerie with your shapewear, go for seamless briefs and smooth bras if you want them to be undetectable beneath your clothes.