Wedding ready: 25 best bridal shapewear pieces for every dress style

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While you're in no way required to don shapewear on your wedding day, shaping undergarments can help you look and feel your best as you walk down the aisle. 

Bridal underpinnings, such as waist cinchers and bodysuits, can offer support and comfort in while remaining virtually invisible to the eyes of your guests and your spouse-to-be. 

Depending on your style of wedding dress, you may require shapewear with a thigh-high slit, plunging neckline, or all-over compression. Additionally, to guarantee your shapewear remains undetectable, it's important to shop from a brand that can match your body shape and skin tone. 

To help you check off at least one thing from your wedding to-do list, we've rounded up 25 wedding dress-friendly shapewear pieces, starting at just $24. 

From slips to shaping underwear, waist cinchers to thigh shapers, and ultra-flattering bodysuits, scroll down to shop the best shapewear pieces for brides in 2021.

Best bodysuits to wear under your wedding dress

SPANX Suit Your Fancy Plunge Bodysuit

beige spanx plunging neck bodysuit in nude on a model
SPANX Suit Your Fancy Plunge Bodysuit (Photo via BHLDN)

This versatile plunging bodysuit is a bride's best friend. The tummy-shaping bodysuit can be worn crisscross, low back, or halter and features a thong underwear style.

$148 at BHLDN

Fashion Forms Lace Backless Strapless Bodysuit

a model wearing a backless strapless lace bodysuit for underneath a wedding dress
Fashion Forms Lace Backless Strapless Bodysuit (Photo via David's Bridal)

The perfect shaper for a backless wedding dress, this lightweight stretch lace bodysuit comes complete with padded adhesive cups, underwire support and an open back.

$66 at David's Bridal

Miraclesuit Real Smooth Bodysuit

nude miraclesuit bodysuit for underneath wedding dresses on a blonde model
Miraclesuit Real Smooth Bodysuit (Photo via The Bay)

Available in sizes small to extra-large, this scoopneck bodysuit comes with adjustable shoulder straps and is perfect for wedding dresses with plunging necklines. 

$90 at The Bay

Spanx Thinstincts 2.0 Open-Bust Mid-Thigh Bodysuit

thigh-length spanx open-busy, mid-thigh bodysuit in brown on a model
Spanx Thinstincts 2.0 Open-Bust Mid-Thigh Bodysuit in Chestnut Brown (Photo via Spanx)

Don't let this light and breathable bodysuit fool you: the Spanx Thinstincts 2.0 will suck you in all the places you want it most. The open-bust style is available in four colours. 

$88 at Spanx

AirSlim Sculpting Lace Wonder Bodysuit

plus size model wearing a lace bodysuit in beige for underneath a wedding dress
AirSlim Sculpting Lace Wonder Bodysuit in Beige (Photo via Shapellx)

Achieve maximum uplift and body sculpting and shaping with this Shapellx bodysuit. The lightweight lace design is silky under dresses, and the plus-size-friendly design is available in sizes small to 3X.

$69 $86 at Shapellx

Best waist cinchers to wear under your wedding dress

Spanx Under Sculpture Waist Cincher

blonde model wear a light pink spanx waist cincher a beige bra and beige underwear
Spanx Under Sculpture Waist Cincher in Cameo Blush (Photo via Spanx)

Perfect for those wanting a cinched-in corset look, the Under Sculpture is the strongest sculpting piece Spanx has to offer. Hourglass figure (almost) guaranteed.

$68 at Spanx

Skims Waist Trainer

plus size model wearing a nude coloured waist trainer from skims
Skims Waist Trainer in Clay (Photo via Skims)

Cinch it all in with this top-rated Skims waist trainer. Available in nude and black and sizes XXS to 4X, shoppers say it "cinches my waist perfectly while still hugging my curves in a way that is seamless."

$111 at Skims

Honeylove WaistHero Cincher

plus size model wearing a white Honeylove WaistHero Cincher with straps and underwear (Photo via Honeylove)
Honeylove WaistHero Cincher (Photo via Honeylove)

Achieve your dream hourglass figure with the WaistHero Cincher from Honeylove. Its sturdy boning provides extreme definition and posture support. The top-rated shapewear piece is available in white and black and sizes small to 3XL. 

$139 at Honeylove

TC Fine Intimates Extra Firm Control Waist Cincher

brunette model wearing a black bra, beige underwear, and a beige waist cincher for her wedding day
TC Fine Intimates Extra Firm Control Waist Cincher in Nude (Photo via Bare Necessities)

Feel confident and achieve your desired shape with this top-rated waist cincher. Available in black and nude and sizes small to XL, shoppers say the shapewear piece is "comfortable and slimming."

$79 at Bare Necessities

Maidenform Flexees Easy-Up Firm Control Waist Cincher

model is wearing a black waist cincher with a black bra and black underwear
Maidenform Flexees Easy-Up Firm Control Waist Cincher in Black (Photo via Bare Necessities)

Earning an average rating of 4.2 stars, shoppers say this waist cincher is "comfortable to wear" and "totally smooth under [the] clingiest dresses."

$57 at Bare Necessities

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Best thigh shapers to wear under your wedding dress

Skims Solution Short #2

skims one leg shaping shorts and matching in sienna on a model
Skims Solution Short #2 in Sienna (Photo via Skims)

The sculpting solution to thigh-baring skirts and dresses, these soft and seamless micro shorts hold in your core, smooth your thighs, and give you your best wedding day booty. The Skims shorts are available in nine skin shades and sizes XXS to 5X. 

$69 at Skims

Honeylove SuperPower Short

model with afro wearing brown thigh shaping shorts - Honeylove SuperPower Short in Mocha (Photo via Honeylove)
Honeylove SuperPower Short in Mocha (Photo via Honeylove)

Suck it all in with these top-rated SuperPower Shorts from Honeylove. Available in four colours and sizes XS to 3XL, shoppers say the shorts "live up to the hype" and are "breathable" for all-day wear.

$89 at Honeylove

Spanx OnCore High-Waisted Mid-Thigh Short

brunette model smiling wearing a black bra and brown thigh and stomach shaping shorts
Spanx OnCore High-Waisted Mid-Thigh Short in Cafe au Lait (Photo via Spanx)

These best-selling Spanx thigh shapers offer the brand's most powerful compression. The high-waisted shorts are available in five skin shades and sizes XS to 3X. 

$78 at Spanx

CoreSculpt Tummy Control Body Shaper with Butt Lifter

plus size model with short black hair wearing a white bra and beige body shaping shorts
CoreSculpt Tummy Control Body Shaper with Butt Lifter in Beige (Photo via Shapellx)

$65 $108 at Shapellx

Spanx Thinstincts 2.0 High-Waisted Mid-Thigh Short

blonde model wearing Spanx Thinstincts 2.0 High-Waisted Mid-Thigh Short in Champagne Beige and nude bra(Photo via Spanx)
Spanx Thinstincts 2.0 High-Waisted Mid-Thigh Short in Champagne Beige (Photo via Spanx)

Available in sizes XS to 3XL, these best-selling Spanx shorts come in four colours and are lightweight and breathable for every day (or big day!) wear.

$72 at Spanx

Best shaping underwear to wear under your wedding dress

Spanx Plus OnCore High-Waisted Briefs

model with upper body cut off wearing a beige waist cincher for weddings
Spanx Plus OnCore High-Waisted Briefs in Soft Nude (Photo via The Bay)

Flattering for plus-size brides, these tummy control high-waisted briefs are available in sizes 1X to 3X. Plus, they're available in black.

$80 at The Bay

Miraclesuit Extra Firm High-Waist Brief

model with her head cut off wearing a beige bra and matching beige high waisted underwear
Miraclesuit Extra Firm High-Waist Brief in Nude (Photo via The Bay)

These high-waisted briefs are designed to lift the lower abs and squash any possible muffin top. The comfortable mesh briefs are available in nude and black.

$55 at The Bay

Commando Control Briefs

model with upper body cut off wearing brown high waisted control shorts
Commando Control Briefs in Mocha (Photo via Shopbop)

These body-smoothing Commando briefs feature a double-layered tummy panel and seamless edges. Plus, they're available in four skin-matching shades.

$61 at Shopbop

Yummie Seamlessly Shaped Ultralight Nylon Shorts

model with upper body cut off wearing beige shorts for underneath a wedding dress
Yummie Seamlessly Shaped Ultralight Nylon Shorts in Almond (Photo via Shopbop)

These wallet-friendly nylon shorts feature light compression and non-slip rubber binding at the hem. The shorts are available in three colours: black, frappe, and almond. 

$25 at Shopbop

Danielle InShapes High Waist Shaping Thong

smiling dark hair plus size model wearing a black bra and beige tummy control shapewear
Danielle InShapes High Waist Shaping Thong in Frappe (Photo via Yummie)

This high-waisted tummy-shaping thong features an extra-wide shaping band for total support. "Seriously perfect compression," writes one Yummie shopper. It gives you a "completely snatched look."

$24 $36 at Yummie

Best slips to wear under your wedding dress

Maidenform Built-In Bra Convertible Full Slip

brunette model smiling wearing a beige shapewear slip with built-in bra
Maidenform Built-In Bra Convertible Full Slip (Photo via Davids Bridal)

Featuring a built-in underwire bra with light padding, this convertible slip smooths and shapes your tummy, waist, and back. "I love this!" writes one David's Bridal shopper. "It exceeded my expectations by smoothing and defining the areas I wanted it to."

$87 at David's Bridal

Yummie Wear Your Own Bra Shaping Slip

model wearing a braless yummie shaping slip in nude and black bra
Yummie Wear Your Own Bra Shaping Slip in Nude (Photo via Yummie)

This braless slip smooths and shapes the tummy, hip, and thigh area for an all-over flawless look. The slip features a firm, level four compression.

$34 $78 at Yummie

Spanx SmartGrip Slips Open-Bust Full Slip

model wearing a black bra and beige Spanx SmartGrip Slips Open-Bust Full Slip in Foundation (Photo via Spanx)
Spanx SmartGrip Slips Open-Bust Full Slip in Foundation (Photo via Spanx)

Thanks to Spanx's SmartGrip technology, this open-bust slip won't budge or gather, no matter how much you get down on the dance floor. The dress-friendly slip is available in sizes XS to 3XL.

$88 at Spanx

Victoria's Secret Shapewear Open Bust Contour Slip

model standing in beige bra and beige shapewear slip - Victoria's Secret Shapewear Open Bust Contour Slip (Photo via Victoria's Secret)
Victoria's Secret Shapewear Open Bust Contour Slip (Photo via Victoria's Secret)

Designed using lightweight mesh, this open bust slip gives a subtle lift to the chest while smoothing the stomach, waist, hips, and thighs. The contour slip is available in black and blush and sizes XS to XL. 

$79 at Victoria's Secret

Maidenform Firm Control Convertible Slip

model posing in thigh-length beige slip - Maidenform Firm Control Convertible Slip in Latte Lift (Photo via Bare Necessities)
Maidenform Firm Control Convertible Slip in Latte Lift (Photo via Bare Necessities)

$68 at Bare Necessities

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