Ifs & Butts: 10 Shapewear Styles Guaranteed To Support, Shrink, Or Boost Your Butt
Kim Kardashian may have subtly declared the era of the “slim-thicc” beauty standard over, but many of us still love a nice, shapely booty—regardless of the Kardashian-Jenner stamp of approval.
After all, a good bottom can really spice up an outfit. So whether you want to highlight your rump or you’d prefer to tuck it away, we can guarantee there’s a shapewear style out there that perfectly suits.
Here are our ten best shapewear styles that can support, shrink, or boost your booty.
Notice the cut-outs? No, those aren’t visually strategic. They actually give the most in terms of lifting and supporting one’s rear. Lack of fabric around the “juiciest” part of the butt allows its size to show unimpeded. The fabric around the upper thighs and bottom of the butt is what lifts the bulk of the flesh and fat.
This design, paired with the adjustable straps and high elastic mesh, emphasizes the shape and fullness of the rear. Styles like this are perfect picks for skinny jeans, shorts, and snug body-con dresses.
If you want a shaper garment that lifts your butt and is practically invisible beneath any outfit, you’ll want this bodysuit. It gives an instant lift and highlights the butt muscles (even if you're just starting to work on those).
The highly elastic fabric is soft and comfortable for full-day wear, and the overlapping gusset makes for easy bathroom visits. The high-waist design ensures that no muffin-top happens whilst the open bust cut allows you to pair this with your favourite bra.
And in terms of supporting your peach, this piece has got you covered. Mesh panelling combined with targeted compression strategically lifts your rear and smoothens it out, giving you a nice, seamless, bootylicious silhouette. Making this into its own class of shapewear products with super powers and serious extra lift.
A key layering piece in any wardrobe, this one-piece tummy flattener and booty lifter offers a powerful one-two punch. This is a seamless finish for those days when you need some heavy-duty undergarment sculpting! The Lycra base ensures a discreet fit beneath most any fabric without compromising comfort or breathability. And the adjustable straps work with the power-mesh lining – and the body contour design! – to support your butt, flatten your tummy, and highlight your shapely lower back region.
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Add a little extra oomph! in your lower region with this padded shaper. Shapewear isn’t just about concealing, flattening, or shrinking, after all. Sometimes it’s about emphasizing and adding to the areas where we need a boost of confidence. The butt shape is highlighted effortlessly under any outfit, from a maxi dress to a pair of a bit more demanding pants or a pair of jeans.
Similar to how some of us would stuff tissue or socks in our bras in high school (before we discovered the lovely world of foam inserts), this padded hip enhancer adds a little extra meat—to make things a bit juicier.
A shapewear piece that awaits to show you what it can deliver, and top off those expectations.
Who doesn’t want their booty a little higher, tighter, and toned-er? You might already be logging a couple dozen squats a day, but exercise won’t change things overnight. This butt lifter wear, however, can. If you’ve got an important event in 24 hours and a cute outfit that’ll look better with a bit more booty, slip these shaper shorts on and strut your stuff!
Slim your thighs and flaunt your bottom with this NeoSweat thigh-eraser-plus-butt-lifter combo! Two bands wrap around your upper thighs to slim them while they support them. Their position also allows them to provide ample support for your groin, hamstring, and booty. The ergonomic 3-Strap design allows you to customize the fit perfectly to your body. Just remember that this particular shaper garment is meant to be worn over clothes – not under – as the specific design and cut-outs can cause chaffing or discomfort when worn against bare skin.
High-waist shaper shorts usually provide a good amount of all-over tummy control—especially if there’s a compression band or fabric specifically around the stomach area. Pairing this with a butt-lifting design or cut usually results in a fantastic silhouette: trim waist, tight bum, and smooth, seamless lines all around. If you want to highlight your peachy area in a snug, tight-to-the-curves dress or skirt, the NeoSweat butt lifter shorts are the perfect choice.
Feel like you could do with a little less junk in the trunk? Not a problem. If you need your silhouette to be more slender than shapely, a bodysuit shaper with firm, solid, all-over control is your best bet. The CoreSculpt body sculptor provides targeted compression that flattens and tones your whole body. The fabric is lightweight and ultra-breathable for comfortable all-day wear. Meanwhile, its tight elasticity makes sure every lump, bump, or roll is nipped in and smoothened out.
Yep; this includes your butt!
A tummy-tucking butt lifter may not seem like the right combination to shrink your booty, but we can assure you that this seamless PowerConceal design is different. It’s made of a highly compressive and elastic fabric blend that guarantees slimming, smoothing, and tightening all over.
This piece of shapewear has a high star rating because in addition to butt lifting, it does it so smoothly that any tight dress would fit perfectly without any lumps or bulges.
This shaper tames your waist, butt, and thighs for “a red carpet celebrity look.” However, the high-waist design and adjustable straps also work to lift your bottom. This way, you look tight, toned, and slender—not flat.
This body shaper hugs your curves, slims your waistline, and smoothens your silhouette—all while keeping you comfortably tight and toned! It may not offer as much full-coverage compression as other pieces, but the elasticity and breathability of the fabric make it incredibly versatile.
Wear with any outfit on any occasion you need to achieve a stunningly slender shape. It’s capable of tucking, trimming, and flattening even the most stubborn of problem areas (including your booty).
As you can see, shapewear doesn’t just focus on the tummy or the waist. There are plenty of cuts out there that are specifically designed to hide or highlight certain areas, and it would be remiss not to take advantage of such versatility.
So feel free to browse the market and study all your options. We can guarantee there’s a shaper garment out there that’ll fulfil your needs perfectly.