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Look Out, Kim Kardashian! Our Team Tried Amazon’s Affordable Body Shapewear

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woman holding butt enhancer shapewear panties shorts

Kim Kardashian ain’t got nothing on our team!

We tried some of Amazon’s affordable shapewear, and we’re laying it all on the line. Between tummy control, butt lifting, and literally wearing shorts with a butt, we’re sharing if these are a success or if they fell flat!

1. Emily’s body shaping shorts

hand holding beige shapewear

Amazon Nebility Waist Trainer & Body Shaper Shapewear Shorts$13-$17

If you’re looking to slim up for your next date night, these shorts will be the perfect addition to enhance the curves you already have. These breathable shorts are not just comfortable to wear, but they slim your mid-thighs, tighten your butt, and reduce your waistline while sucking in your abdomen.

before and after of geometric dress with shapewear

Emily already looked fabulous in her Amazon dress before she tried on her Amazon shorts, but you can really see how they gave her a little boost in her dress! She feels even more confident and ready to hit the town.

Here’s what Emily has to say about her shapewear:

“I currently own a pair of Spanx (I wear shapewear anytime I’m going to an event), but I’m blown away by this slimming bodysuit from Amazon! It’s a little intimidating at first with the boning, compressed fabric, and the butt sections in the back, 😂 but it WORKS!

It’s definitely small, though it’s meant to be in order to really compress everything in. The leg opening started to feel snug even around my calves, but it stretches like crazy and was surprisingly comfortable. I’m very prone to bloating but even when I tried to push my stomach out to how it normally looks when I don’t focus on my posture, there was no movement at all—secure and tight!”

Hip Tip: Love Emily’s dress? Check out these other top-selling Amazon dresses under $25 that our team tried!

2. Jill’s tummy control lace panties

black lace high waist panties shapewear

Amazon BRABIC Smooth Shapewear Tummy Control Panties$23

These shapewear panties are a great way to still look sexy while giving you the boost you’re looking for. The lace detail around the legs is something you’d find at an expensive lingerie store, like Victoria’s Secret, but for half the price! Plus, they help control your tummy and lift your butt.

woman wearing white and red strip dress before and after shapewear

Jill is looking flawless, literally! I was loving her in this dress before, but you can really see the difference that these Amazon panties made in her abdomen. These panties slimmed her up in all the areas she was hoping for (and you can’t even tell she is wearing them)!

Here’s what Jill has to say about her shapewear:

“This shapewear is so comfortable to wear, and I really love the added lace feature on the bottom of the panties. I like the boyshorts fit and felt so comfortable in my dress! These are so versatile, too, and would work even better under a pair of jeans or skirt. It totally flattened and smoothed all my lumps and bumps, which is exactly what I was hoping for. I’m already looking forward to wearing them out for our next date night, paired with my favorite dress!”

3. Erica’s mom’s shapewear

black corset vest shapewear on white bed

Amazon Nebility Women Waist Trainer Corset Zipper Vest$17-$20

This waist trainer does so much more than just suck in your stomach! It’s a great piece that provides excellent back support, helps with post-partum recovery, and even helps push up breasts for an improved hourglass shape. This shapewear is a great concealed way to improve multiple areas of your body while doing nothing at all, so you can go about your errands or even wear it to the gym since it’s moisture-wicking!

before and after of woman wearing corset shapewear outside

Erica actually gifted this waist trainer to her mom who has had twins and struggled to get her abdomen back to where she wanted it. You can see in her before and after that this Amazon corset vest totally improved her posture, slimmed her waist and lifted her breasts.

Here’s what Erica’s mom has to say about her shapewear:

“I was so excited to try this on! In my younger years, I was always thinner and bounced back to my normal shape with my first two babies. And then… I decided to have one more! However, this didn’t happen. I got pregnant, but I ended up pregnant with twin boys – two full-term over 7-pound babies at that! Boy, did they change my body! They stretched me out so far, my skin just stayed wrinkly after I lost the weight, and it has never gone away all these years. It’s just something I have had to deal with and accept.

With that being said, I was really excited to get this shapewear product in the mail. I am in LOVE! It fits nice and snug, but it’s comfortable and does the job. As you can see, it really pulls me together and gives me that hourglass shape! Wow! What a difference this thing makes! And, it fits nicely under shirts, dresses, etc!

4. Sara’s butt enhancer shorts

shapewear shorts panties with lace sitting on gray white stripe blanket

Amazon Seamless Butt Lifter Panty Enhancer Underwear$14-$15

Whether you have some improvement to do on your bum (or you’re like me and have no bum), these shorts are NOT what you need in your life! 😬 That’s right, sorry friends, but I’m not a fan of these and would rather embrace what I already have (or don’t have for that matter, lol!)

before and after of butt enhancer wearing black leggings

You don’t have to look too closely to see that this butt enhancer is extremely noticeable. HAHA! Sometimes you just need a good laugh, and this definitely gave me one. If you take a look at my right thigh you can even see how it’s squeezing my skin when I move.

woman wearing white dress with butt enhancer

I even tried it with my favorite white dress thinking maybe something lighter would help mask the lines, but it just doesn’t at all. MY recommendation, if you’re still looking to buy a pair of these, only wear them with loose clothing…or just take my advice and don’t do it at all! 😂

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Comments 40

  1. Darla

    I don’t have a butt at all! President of the concave butt Club! LOL

  2. Me

    You guys crack me up (no pun intended). The butt one is too funny!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)


    • Jennifer

      Yep, spongebob squarepants and I shop at the same clothing store👍🏼

  3. KetaCar

    Oooooo looking forward to trying some of these out for date night. Thanks!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      You are so welcome, KetaCar!

  4. Elizabeth M

    So, how did the ladies fare when a potty break was needed (except for the bustier option of course). Easy?

    • Emily (Hip Sidekick)

      Going to the bathroom in my shapewear set was fairly easy. Compared to just typical undergarments, it requires a bit more effort to pull the bodysuit down and back up each time, but not so much that it would deter me from wearing it. Hope that helps, Elizabeth!

  5. Amanda

    Gotta be honest but the waist corset thing made the after photo look like a projectile ready to is clear she’s got ample shapewear underneath her top. Looks like “ plastic surgery “ for dressing up.

    • Helen

      Yeah I don’t think it helped posture, she’s leaning forward and it looks kinda silly. I’m glad they all put themselves out there for this post though!

    • LS

      I think Erica’s mom looks great with the corset!

  6. Christa

    Had my 3rd kiddo 2 months ago…had been shopping around for shapewear so this post was perfect, thank you!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      You are welcome! Congrats on #3, Christa!

  7. scamp

    Great post! Y’all crack me up… Thanks!

  8. Lynn

    Be careful with these, especially if you are postpartum. Your belly mass doesn’t just disappear, it has to go somewhere. It usually gets pushed deeper into your body and displaces other things and can really put a strain on weak spots, contributing to diastasis recti, prolapse, hernias, and pelvic floor issues like incontinence because it just puts so much pressure on your pelvic floor.

    • Rae

      A lot of doctors will recommend shapewear after giving birth. The hospital gave me a compression wrap after delivery. It helps to repair the abdominal muscles. Other shapewear accomplishes the same thing. Just ask your doctor first if it is safe for you specifically.

    • Lase

      There’s nothing wrong with shapewear. In Nigerian traditions, when a lady gives birth, her stomach is pressed with a cloth dipped in hot water to melt the fat and then wrapped tightly with a heavy cloth, so all the fat is melted and pushed out. And it works very well. And no one has died yet or had a weird looking stomach with displaced organs 🙂

      • Lase

        And also impurities in the stomach are pushed out as well.

  9. Sue

    Who would ever want their butt bigger?

    • OregonLexy

      Me 🙋🏼‍♀️mines flat as a wall thanks to my moms genes 🧬 wish I had my dads – they have natural big buts 🙅🏼‍♀️not like the Kardashian’s Artificial

    • Angela

      I feel the same! I wish my butt was smaller!

    • Naomi

      I don’t mind my behind getting bigger as long as my stomach is trying to complete!😂

    • Cranberry

      Uhhhh what exactly is wrong w/ having a big butt? Some of us are naturally blessed w/ ample curves. :shrug:

      • *Angela-Miles*

        I agree cranberry, dont see nothing wrong. I was born with natural ample curves and dont hide them, Hair flip Lol!

  10. sona bran

    Interesting how EVERYTHING changes. When I was young, we did EVERYTHING to lessen our ample butts.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)


    • peretz12

      I guess I was born the wrong generation. My butt would’ve been perfect back then. 😒

    • Debbie

      Absolutely true. When I was in my late teens in the 80’s everything was about being small/thin. Mini skirts and all. I loved those days. I am still not a big girl but I love woman that embrace their bodies and don’t have the pressure my generation had. My daughter has a butt and she loves it. It makes me proud to know she is not pressured in any way to look like you have eaten nothing for weeks. I gave birth to her in 1992, I lost the 40 bls in months. I only put 20 back on in the last year. I do have a pouch so I am seeking to buy a pair so that it help to flatten my stomach.

  11. Marie

    Wow! Erica’s mom wins, but I wonder how long a person can last in that corset.

  12. traci

    Do they offer plus size version? Past a 12/14, I’m an 18 and would like to try it

  13. k80

    If for no other reason – i would like these simply for the fact that they made Emilys pants look like they fit 100% better. It took some of the awkward wrinkles in the fabric. Yes her butt looks better but it surprises me that it actually made the overall look so much better 😁

  14. candice

    Thanks I ordered one have a wedding I’m going to coming up and want to feel a little more confident.

  15. Vanessa C

    I needed this post last month when I was shopping what to wear underneath my wedding dress!

  16. Sharon

    I knew if I lived long enough that really big butts like mine would be the “in thing” to have one day! lol Thanks Kim K! 🙂

    • Michelle (Hip Sidekick)


  17. Melissa

    The Butt Lifter panty makes me think of a scene from the movie, I’m Gonna Git You Sucka. In this scene Keenan Ivory’s Wayons’ character has met a woman in a bar. He soon finds out that everything about her is fake, which of course includes her butt.

  18. Colorado Amy

    I’ve never worn shapewear and this post has convinced me to get one, the Brabic Smooth Shapewear. I’m in my mid-40’s and I have a few dresses I don’t wear because they don’t conceal my tummy very well. Hopefully this shapewear will fix that problem and I’ll feel comfortable wearing the dresses. I love when you guys recommend or don’t recommend products and that you find cheaper products that are comparable to name brands.

  19. Lily

    Haha great recommendations ladies!
    Sara, I love that white dress! Looking for one just like it. Please let me know where you purchased it from. =)

    • Sara

      Hey Lily! I purchased it from Zara back in the spring, so not sure if they still have it! Hope you’re able to find what you’re looking for! Have a great day 🙂

  20. Big Belly

    I have a larger belly that I am very self conscious of. Does anyone have these with a big belly? I am a 14/16 with pcos. In the past these types of garments rolled down my stomach when I moved. Do these roll down?

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