Shopping for Shapewear Is Hard, But Target Is Here For The Rescue

Anyone who defines themselves as “curvy” knows that the fashion industry’s narrow sizing standards make finding everything from the perfect swimsuit to an everyday dress a challenge. But luckily for us, there’s a simple solution: shapewear. This undergarment is a staple piece for any woman looking to feel her best. 

But you don’t have to take my word for it. Thanks to its rise in popularity, there are a plethora of real women who have shared their opinions about shapewear. In light of this fact, I did a little digging through the review section to see which of the best shapewear pieces on Target are actually worth the hype and, in some cases, the investment. Whether you’re new to the idea of using shapewear, want to feel your best in your favorite pants, or are looking for the perfect piece post-pregnancy, the shapewear you’ve been looking for can be in your hands with just a few clicks.


ASSETS by SPANX Women’s Remarkable Results All-in-One Body Slimmer

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Average rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars

Standout review: “I love this shapewear! I’ve tried them all, all different price points and styles, and I usually hate them. This is my favorite one so far. It smooths without squishing anything down. Other shapewear that holds my belly in squishes down what little bit of butt that I do have and flattens the slight curve I have in my hips. This one skims the curves, slightly lifts the butt and does a decent job of flattening my belly pooch. It doesn’t cut off anywhere, and everything looks smooth.”

Maidenform Self Expressions Women’s Wear Your Own Bra Bodysuit 874

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Average rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Standout review: “I have never worn such comfortable shapewear ever. This was worth every dollar! I wear it all day, and it gives me the figure I have been wanting, as it sucked in my tummy fat and slimmed me down. Can’t wait to order more.”

Maidenform® Self Expressions® Women’s Firm Foundations Bodysuit SE5004

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Average rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Standout review: “Fits perfect. It’s definitely tight enough to shape the body but comfortable enough to wear all day. It’s high enough quality to wear out on the town and tough enough for a hard workout. I was surprisingly impressed and will buy again for sure.”

Whoever says this does not hold you in must be wearing the wrong size. I am 210 lbs and got an XL and this thing holds me all the way in and I can breathe its super comfortable. The price is amazing. Will be buying another one for standby.


Assets by Spanx Women’s Remarkable Results Open-Bust Brief Bodysuit

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Average rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars

Standout review: “Spanx is a bit more expensive, and that is the reason I had never purchased their bodysuit before. I’ve had other less-expensive body shapers that have never fit quite right. This one has every single feature I needed. The fit is impeccable, and the fabric shapes my body in all the right areas without constricting. This garment is now my secret weapon for certain dresses and the best investment I have made, even though I paid a pretty penny for it. But in this case, quality is worth the money. I am more than pleased!”

Assets by Spanx Women’s Remarkable Results Open-Bust Brief Bodysuit is the absolute best! I’ve recently purchased this product because I was in search of something to get rid of a noticeable bulge when wearing a dress. This product gave me the look I wanted. It is very true to size and took me down a few inches around my waistline. My curves are stunning and this product made me feel fantastic. I am able to wear this product with pants and a dress. It is very comfortable and I highly recommend it.

Jockey Generation™ Women’s Slimming High-Waist Shorts

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Average rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars 

Standout review: “My midsection isn’t what I’d like it to be, as I’ve had two kids and surgery to remove a large tumor. So I wanted to try shapewear, as it’s not as expensive or painful as surgery. I’ve worn these Spanx panties for two days now, and I’m hooked. It hasn’t rolled down and fits well. The material is thin like pantyhose, so I roll it on like nylons, and it stays where it should. I’m addicted to the ‘squeeze’ feeling it gives. I’m happy with the purchase.”

ASSETS by SPANX Women’s Remarkable Results High-Waist Mid-Thigh Shaper

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Average rating: 4 out of 5 stars 

Standout review: “Great Shaper to give you the curves you want and get rid of the bulges! Super comfortable to wear all day long. My clothes look so much better when I wear this and I’ve been asked if I lost weight :)!

This shapewear is great. The fit is perfect. My trouble area is my midsection, and this evens and smooths my midsection without any show-through clothing. I have recommended it to my friends.”

SlimShaper by Miracle Brands Women’s Tummy Tuck WYOB Bodysuit

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Average rating: 4 out of 5 stars 

Standout review: “Truly one of the most comfortable pieces of shapewear I’ve come across in a while. There’s no real struggle to get into it and it still hugs everything in making clean smooth lines. No shapewear shadows under your clothes either. excellent product. Can’t wait to try the miracle back smoother.

This piece is comfortable and easy to get into and smoothes all lines. I also like it better than the cami shapers that flatten the chest. My only reason for not giving this 5 stars is it started stretching out after a few washes and isn’t a firm hold any longer.

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I Hate to Break It to You, But 2021 Is the Year of the Croc

Fashion has a habit of trolling us with outrageous trends. Crotchless trousers, see-through jeans, ridiculously expensive designer paper clips… All of the aforementioned are very real items sold in the not-too-distant past. But I’d wager no piece garners as much controversy as Crocs. They are, undeniably, a divisive topic of conversation and easily the most Marmite shoes of the modern world. I hate to break it to you, but they’ve made a real dent in 2021, and I know a lot of people aren’t happy about this. When researching this piece, I decided to ask our readers over on the So… Should I Buy This? Instagram group if they love or loathe Crocs, and almost unanimously, over 60 people replied loathe. As one member so eloquently put it, “The little holes are where your dignity seeps out.” 


The thing is, I can’t seem to get it out of my head that, when styled right, they look good. First, I saw Actress Priyanka Chopra wearing the mint green Crocs last summer, and I thought they looked cute worn with jeans and a T-shirt. These even became so popular they sold out. But then, there were others. Out came the über-cool influencers who wore bold yellow Crocs with bright orange jackets or with purple dresses and beige blazers. Suddenly, Crocs became cool. 

This surge in popularity isn’t just anecdotal or some kind of delirium brought on by too much Instagram. According to global fashion search platform Lyst‘s 2020 report, these shoes were the eighth most-wanted item in the world last year, with average monthly searches for Crocs hitting a total of 135,000. True, our response to dressing during the pandemic has meant we’ve steered toward more comfortable pieces—it’s no surprise that Birkenstock’s Arizona sandals are number two on that list or that Nike’s joggers are fourth. Then in April, it was revealed the Crocs has experienced growing online sales. According to the BBC sales “rose by 75.3% in the first quarter and made of a third of total sales for the period.” The Guardian reports it reached £331M in sales “just days after a gold pair of Crocs appeared on the Oscars red carpet, sported by musician Questlove, the awards’ musical director.”

Of course, this isn’t the first time fashion has tried to make Crocs popular but it’s probably the most successful. Both Christopher Kane in 2017 and Balenciaga in 2018 created high-fashion versions of the shoe, with the former offering a marbled and bejeweled Croc and the latter offering a platform-style in bright block colors. However, this time, influencers love them, as do the A-list. Nicki Minaj, Pharrell Williams, and Justin Bieber have been seen wearing the trustiest of squeaky flats. Not to mention those aforementioned gold versions. We already know the fashion industry loves Crocs, so now with the Instagram crowd and celebrities on board, we’ve reached the holy trinity and the tipping point for a trend to go mainstream, which is the case. 

While I realize that it’s still going to take a bit to win some people over, I think this reader’s comment sums it up: “I’ll probably see them loads on Insta over springtime styled well, and by summer, I’ll have converted and been wearing them.” And that, dear readers, is how fashion works. Keep scrolling to see Crocs in action. Then, go on to see the ones you can shop right now. 



Everyone’s About to Own This Color Swimsuit—Just Watch

Summer will be here before you know it, and it’s our job as editors to ensure your seasonal wardrobe is completely up to date. We’ve already bombarded you with tons of summer trend and swim content, but if you ask us, the more the merrier, especially when it comes to swimwear. If you’re looking to upgrade your swim collection ever so slightly, we highly suggest buying into the color trend of the season: bubblegum pink. Instead of splurging on fleeting (yet exciting) new trends, just grab your favorite swimsuit style in this bubbly pink hue and call it a day. Yes, your summer shopping just got 10 times easier—you’re welcome. 

Ahead you will find a large selection of the best bubblegum-pink bikinis and one-pieces on the market from Shein.US. Shein is an affordable brand that sells designer-like pieces, you will surely find the perfect pink suit for your summer adventures in the assortment below. 


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