The joys of above-65 weather are too many to list, but one frightening part of summer is the inability to rely on tights and well-hidden bodysuits to smooth out our figures – in winter, the extra layer is appreciated. Not so much under gossamer sundresses when you’re already sweating.
The trick to wearing shapewear in the spring? Be very specific about the area you want to target. Less catchall slimming wetsuit; more targeted tummy control.
See three specific, spring-friendly solutions below, and browse our Shapewear Guide on SheFinds for all of our favorites.
Assets' Mid-Thigh Shaper ($24-$26 at Target) shapes hips, thighs and tummy, and unless it’s the most humid of afternoons, it won’t feel suffocating; it’s just sort of like wearing bike shorts under your clothes.
You can wear a Yummie Tummie tank ($62 at Bare Necessities) as outerwear, or under a shorter tank or tee; the smoothing tummy panel provides control without looking like shapewear.
To get rid of bra bulges, wear a Shortee Unbelievabra ($75 at Unbelievabra) under a shift dress or summer sweater. The back is smooth like a camisole, and the front offers the support of a regular bra.