5 Panty Girdle Picks

Panty Girdle - Ever since Spanx stormed the lingerie market and took the world by surprise, the popularity and interest in shapewear and control undergarments has grown by leaps and bounds.

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Thanks to celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Garner, Kim Kardashian, and even Oprah who brag and show off their favorite Spanx shapewear, girdles and bodybriefers have never been more popular.

Let's face it, we all want to look slimmer, whether we're at work, at school, on a date, and especially for a special event like a wedding or party.

While most all of us have at least one panty girdle stuffed at the back of our lingerie drawer, not all shapewear undergarments are created equal. Read on for our 5 popular shapewear brand picks...


Probably the most recognized brand of panty girdles and shape wear is Spanx and Assets by Sara Blakely.

They feature smooth body hugging nylon and microfiber shapers with a micro elastic band around the inner part of the leg, which prevents the fabric from riding up.

Stretchy spandex and nylon ensures a close fit, with maximum shaping and slimming in light, moderate and super control choices. This brand is priced on the moderate to high side, with options to just under $100.


Playtex is a traditional favorite of many of our mothers and grandmothers.

The famous Playtex girdle panty features heavy duty support with a very subtle floral fabric design. Old-fashioned, but it gets the job done.

That said, the quality of Playtex lingerie is head and shoulders above the rest. If you're looking for long lasting, attractive girdles, opt for Playtex. However, be prepared to splurge a bit; this shapewear averages around $55.

Did You Know?

Shapewear offers 3 different levels of support:

  • Light - for a smoother silhouette. Great for lighter clothing and everyday wear.
  • Medium - for more control. Best choice for knitwear.
  • Firm - for maximum control, when you want to look your thinnest.


Bali is yet another brand of shape wear that is a well known North American lingerie brand. Bali offers different levels of tummy support, ranging from moderate to extra firm.

If colors are appealing, Bali offers more than just white shaper panties, unlike some of its competitors. For most girdles, choose between black, tan, light blue and white. At $22-$32 per pair, Bali is an affordable option.


If it is coverage you're looking for, consider girdles from Maidenform. Maidenform offers styles like boy shorts, high cut briefs and full brief panties just to name a few.

The  offer more color and design choices than many of their competitors, and are a dependable, established lingerie company that's been around for more than a century. 

As far as pricing goes, Maidenform is very reasonable. $28-$38 buys a pair of versatile panty girdles.


Flexees offers a great selection of shape wear that is second to none. Whether it's for a bachelorette party, your own wedding, a date night out the town, or just an average day at work or school, there are tank tops, boyshorts, waist nippers, torsettes, hi cut panties, high waist thongs and briefers to suit every shape wear need.

Plus, they're a great option whether you're a size small or 4X; the size range has you covered. Moderately priced under $75, this line of shape wear is widely available in most department stores and online.

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