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The Best Girdles to Wear

Bali's Torset Cami

If you've spent a lot of time and money finding the perfect bra, then you may not want to have to choose between it and a body shaper. But Bali's Torset Cami is designed so you can wear your regular bra with its proper support while still benefiting from the tummy-tucking effects of a girdle. Plus, the stay-put hem keeps the cami from riding up, and it's also available in black, suitable under evening wear. "Ladies Home Journal" dubbed it "The Best Shapewear to Hide Your Jiggles."

Frankel Alluring Shaping Bodysuit

Bethenny Frankel's Shaping Bodysuit is one piece of shapewear you won't mind your lover seeing you wear, with its black and gold lacy -- and racy -- design. "More" magazine noted it helps you express your inner sexpot while still confining your outer flab. The bodysuit has built-in contour bra cups for support, and the hidden inner shaping microfiber panels will flatten your tummy. Ity also has an adjustable hook and eye closure.

Jill Zarin Skweeze Couture

Jill Zarin started out in the hosiery industry, and her expertise about tight-fitting yet comfortable garments helped her create Skweeze Couture and the Body Guard, which "More" magazine praised for being amazingly well constructed. An added plus is the range of colors including blush, cocoa, black, white and tan. And the glider snap is easy to open and close and isn't made of metal so it won't rust or be cold next to your skin. Skweeze won't break your bank; every item in the Skweeze line retails for less than $100.

Plie Control Body

Another "More" magazine top shapewear pick is Plie Control Body. It's an all-in-one undergarment with a French weave that tucks you in with graduated compression, slimming and shaping your tummy, waist, bottom and back. It's even great for summer wear because a special moisture-management treatment draws perspiration away from your skin to keep you cool. The completely seam-free fabric is invisible when worn alone, but you can also wear it over your bra.

Spanx Show-Me Sheer Camisole

Spanx is one of the leading names in body shaping garments, with dozens of magazine beauty awards and celebrity endorsements to its credit. "InStyle" and "More" magazine both like the Spanx Show-Me Sheer Camisole made of polyamide and spandex that will smooth your tummy bulges and lift your breasts. The sexy sheer back and satin trimmed V-neck add a va-va-voom factor to any outfit.

Yummie Tummie Lavonne

Another shaper you can wear with your regular bra is Yummie Tummie's Lavonne bustless slip. "Oprah" magazine noted that although it tucks you in, its whisper thin fabric is perfect for when you need a little smoothing under a dress. "Shape" magazine also gave it a nod, naming it Best Body Shaper for Tummy Control. It's available in more sizes than other body shapers, from XS to 3X, plus 30 percent of sales benefit Fashion Targets Breast Cancer.

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