Shapewear Covering The Tummy To The Midriff

Tummy To Midriff Shapewear CoverageShapewear covering the tummy to the midriff comes in the form of waist cinchers. They cover the bit I dislike most about my body. I know I should love my body for what it is, but sorry I don’t. In my slim teens and twenties I was pretty much straight up and down with no “in” bits to talk of. Now, since having a baby (ok stop blaming the baby,  far too many glasses of wine and bars of chocolate) I go out where I am supposed to go in, if you see what I mean. Fortunately, waist cinchers are the strongest style of shapewear available and (in my opinion) give you proper, jaw-dropping, yay I have a waist results!

Some things to think about when choosing this style of shapewear

  • Style. There are 2 main styles to choose from: the tube which you step in to and doesn’t have any fastenings; or the belt which you wrap around your middle. The tube is usually a lot less effective in pulling you in as it is usually seamless, made of compression fabric and not boned.
  • Fastenings. The belt style will usually have hooks and eyes to fasten it down the front. However, some also come with zip fastenings.
  • Boning. A lot of this style of shapewear is boned. This is what gives it a huge amount of strength (and therefore the power to change the shape of your body).
  • Length. If you are quite short in your body then you need to make sure that the sort you choose isn’t too long for you. If it is it will roll up at the bottom. In general, Esbelt tends to be long in the body than the Miraclesuit.
  • Heat. You will feel quite hot in this, so don’t even think about wearing it on an exotic holiday (unless you invite me)!
  • Food! Because this style of shapewear tends to be really really tight it is quite hard to pack away a nice big Sunday lunch. So don’t wear this style if you need to eat lots. However, it is perfect if you want to appear all lady-like and peck away at a little green salad!
  • Drink! As above. You are not going to be able to sink pints of lager but smaller sippy drinks will be fine.

My Reviews On Shapewear Covering The Tummy To The Midriff

Miraclesuit Soft Comfort High Waist Brief

Miraclesuit Soft Comfort High Waist Brief

RRP: £39.95. An extra firm control, high waisted, low legged brief with superb slimming and shaping.

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Trinny & Susannah All In One Body Shaper

Trinny & Susannah All In One Body Shaper

RRP £43.00. Extra Firm Control. Seamless. Wear With Your Own Bra. Opening Gusset. Gives Superb Shape & Control!

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Spanx Slim Cognito Shape Slip

Spanx Slim Cognito Shape Slip

RRP: £109.00. An extra firm control, seamless slip with an underwired bust and adjustable shoulder straps.

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Spanx Power Mama Maternity Shaper

Spanx Power Mama Maternity Shaper

£30.00. A medium control shaper for your hips, thighs and bum with support for your bump and your lower back.

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Trinny & Susannah The Magic Body Smoother Skirt

Trinny & Susannah The Magic Body Smoother Skirt

RRP £33.00. Extra Firm Control. Seamless. High Waisted. Perfect Under Pencil Skirts & Tight Dresses!

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Miraclesuit Sexy Sheer High Waist Brief

Miraclesuit Sexy Sheer High Waist Brief

RRP: £32.50. A pair of extra firm control, high waisted control pants with sheer panels and wonderful edging.

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Naomi & Nicole Amazing Lights Full Slip

Naomi & Nicole Amazing Lights Full Slip

RRP: £44.95. A medium control, silky smooth mid thigh to bust shapewear slip with adjustable shoulder straps.

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Miraclesuit Sexy Sheer High Waist Slip

Miraclesuit Sexy Sheer High Waist Slip

RRP: £41.50. An extra firm control high waisted slip with built in opening panties. Perfect under pencil skirts and body con dresses.

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Miraclesuit Soft Comfort Torsette Body Briefer

Miraclesuit Soft Comfort Torsette Body Briefer

RRP: £59.95. An extra firm control, wear your own bra slimming bodysuit with an opening gusset.

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Spanx In Power Line Super Higher Power

Spanx In Power Line Super Higher Power

RRP: £35.00. A super pair of firm control, high waisted, mid thigh magic knickers. My go to shapewear when my jeans are too tight!

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Miraclesuit Classic Inches Off Step In Waist Cincher

Miraclesuit Classic Inches Off Step In Waist Cincher

RRP £38.50. Extra Firm Control. Boned. No Fastenings. A Really Neat, Discreet, Effective Waist Cincher

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Mama Spanx Maternity Footless Pantyhose

Mama Spanx Maternity Footless Pantyhose

RRP: £26.00 A superb pair of sheer, footless slimming tights that support and grow with your bump.

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Trinny and Susannah The Magic Corset Vest

Trinny and Susannah The Magic Corset Vest

£45.00. An extra firm control, seamless shapewear vest top designed to be worn with your own bra.

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Spanx In Power Line Super Footless Shaper

Spanx In Power Line Super Footless Shaper

RRP: £24.00. A pair of firm control footless tights which stops cellulite or VPL under tight trousers.

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Miraclesuit Fuller Figure High Waist Long Leg

Miraclesuit Fuller Figure High Waist Long Leg

RRP: £37.95. A pair of fuller figure high waisted magic knickers for UK sizes 18 – 26.

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Naomi & Nicole Amazing Lights Adjustable Slip

Naomi & Nicole Amazing Lights Adjustable Slip

RRP: £25.95. A medium control, silky smooth, high waisted slip with an adjustable waist, flat sewn seams and wonderful edges to hold it in place.

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Miraclesuit Sexy Sheer Shaping Waistline Brief

Miraclesuit Sexy Sheer Shaping Waistline Brief

RRP: £22.95. A pair of extra firm control, low waisted briefs with a closed cotton gusset and sheer panels.

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Spanx Heaven High Waisted Thong

Spanx Heaven High Waisted Thong

£52.00. A medium control, soft, silky, high waisted slimming thong with good tummy control.

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Naomi & Nicole Luxurious Shaping Torsette Slip

Naomi & Nicole Luxurious Shaping Torsette Slip

RRP: £47.50. An extra firm, wear your own bra, shapewear slip with built in knickers and padded shoulder straps.

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Esbelt Top Shaper

Esbelt Top Shaper

RRP £33.00. Extra firm control. Wear with your own bra. Soft, wide shoulder straps. Beautifully smooth compression fabric.

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Spanx Heaven Brief

Spanx Heaven Brief

RRP: £37.00. An amazingly soft pair of medium control, waistline briefs that are so discreet under pretty much all clothing!

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Spanx New & Slimproved Higher Power

Spanx New & Slimproved Higher Power

RRP: £35.00. A pair of firm control, lightweight and breathable, high waisted magic knickers. Perfect for getting too tight waistbands to fit more easily.

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Esbelt Waist Cincher Slimming Corset

Esbelt Waist Cincher Slimming Corset

RRP £42.00. Totally Transforming – THE strongest shapewear out there! Made from rubber and boning with cotton lining.

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Esbelt Waist Cincher Fashion Corset In Pink

Esbelt Waist Cincher Fashion Corset In Pink

RRP £48.00. Totally transforming. A beautiful, boned wrap around waist cincher – takes inches from your waist.

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Body Wrap Bride High Waist Long Leg Panty

Body Wrap Bride High Waist Long Leg Panty

£46.95. A very pretty pair of high waisted, seamless, mid thigh magic knickers with lace print detail.

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Naomi & Nicole Amazing Lights Adjustable Girl Short

Naomi & Nicole Amazing Lights Adjustable Girl Short

RRP: £25.95. A medium control, silky smooth girl short with an adjustable waist, closed gusset and flat sewn seams.

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Shapewear Sale – Figleaves – 30% Off Figleaves Own Brand Shapewear

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Shapewear Giveaway – Magic Body Fashion Low Back Strap Bra Converter

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Trinny & Susannah The Magic Bum Tum and Thigh Reducer

Trinny & Susannah The Magic Bum Tum and Thigh Reducer

RRP £38.00. Extra Firm Control. Seamless. Closed Gusset. Gives Superb Shape & Slimming Control!

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Miraclesuit Sexy Sheer Shaping Singlette

Miraclesuit Sexy Sheer Shaping Singlette

RRP: £53.95. An extra firm control mid thigh bodysuit with an opening gusset and adjustable shoulders straps. Wear with your own bra for a lovely shape.

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Miraclesuit Fuller Figure Adjustable High Waist Briefs

Miraclesuit Fuller Figure Adjustable High Waist Briefs

RRP: £33.50. A pair of extra firm control, high waisted briefs in UK sizes 20 – 28.

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Miraclesuit Sexy Sheer Shaping Step In Waist Cincher

Miraclesuit Sexy Sheer Shaping Step In Waist Cincher

RRP: £44.50. An extra firm control, step in, boned waist cincher made from double layered sheer fabric.

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Spanx Slimplicity Open Bust Camisole

Spanx Slimplicity Open Bust Camisole

RRP: £54.00. A firm control, seamless, wear your own bra shapewear top that hides bra lines and back boobs.

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Spanx In Power Line Super High Footless Shaper

Spanx In Power Line Super High Footless Shaper

RRP: £26.00. A pair of firm control, high waisted, footless tights. Perfect under very tight trousers!

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Spanx Slim Cognito Shaping Bodysuit

Spanx Slim Cognito Shaping Bodysuit

RRP: £64.00. An extra firm control, seamless bodysuit that you attach to your own bra.

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Trinny and Susannah The Magic Body

Trinny and Susannah The Magic Body

RRP £55.00. Firm Control. Seamless. Wear With Your Own Bra. Opening Gusset. A Super Strong Knicker Leg Bodysuit!

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Esbelt Waist Cincher Slimming Vest

Esbelt Waist Cincher Slimming Vest

RRP £52.00. Totally Transforming – the strongest shapewear out there. Made from rubber & boning for super strength.

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Miraclesuit Classic Inches Off High Waist Thigh Slimmer

Miraclesuit Classic Inches Off High Waist Thigh Slimmer

RRP £34.95. Extra Firm Control. High Waisted. Closed Gusset. Superb Tummy Control.

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Shapewear Sale – Matalan – Smoothing Control Slip

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Naomi & Nicole Luxurious Shaping High Waist Brief

Naomi & Nicole Luxurious Shaping High Waist Brief

RRP: £22.50. A pair of extra firm control high waist briefs with a seamless front and amazing tummy control.

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Body Wrap Bride Superior Derriere High Waist Pants

Body Wrap Bride Superior Derriere High Waist Pants

RRP: £41.95. A super looking pair of firm control, high waisted knickers with lace print, seamless fabric.

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Esbelt Better Bum Padded Briefs

Esbelt Better Bum Padded Briefs

RRP £33.00. Adds incredible shape and lift to your bottom. Discreet padding to give you a bigger, rounder bottom.

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Body Wrap Bride The Pin Thin High Waist Thong

Body Wrap Bride The Pin Thin High Waist Thong

RRP: £35.95. A simply gorgeous little high waisted slimming thong that is neat, discreet and effective.

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Spanx Look At Me Leggings

Spanx Look At Me Leggings

RRP: £58.00. A superb pair of opaque, strong outerwear leggings guaranteed to give you an amazing shape!

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Spanx In Power Line Super High Shaping Sheers

Spanx In Power Line Super High Shaping Sheers

RRP: £28.00. A fab pair of 15 denier silky, sheer tights with built in firm control high waisted magic knickers.

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Mama Spanx Maternity Full Length Pantyhose

Mama Spanx Maternity Full Length Pantyhose

RRP: £24.00. Support your bump & slim your hips, thighs & bum with these 20 denier sheer maternity tights.

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