Survive summer with shapewear

Can’t believe May is finally over and summer is just around the corner. An excellent time to stock up on some much-needed shapewear favorites to start sporting those breezy summer outfits we’re finally ready for ;-)

But what to get? We reached out to some of our favorite gals on social media to find out what THEY’RE looking when it comes to summer-style shapewear and, luckily, they were kind enough to oblige. So let the May shapewear favorites begin!

What’s the social media buzz on summer shapewear?

1. The #1 Summer Shapewear Favorite

After being bundled up in cozy fabrics all winter long, it can be hard to finally break out of full-fledged hibernation mode and once again start flaunting what we’ve got.

Thankfully, the Empetua shaper shorts got your back -and butt- covered! The amazing Daniela from @daniela_diaries chose these little shapewear wonders for their full coverage and comfy, snug fit. “I like them because they are long - they do come up high. Plus, they have that gripper up top that’ll grip just on your upper breast line”. Perfect for those I’m-so-not-ready-for-summer moments hit!

You can check out Daniela’s entire video review here:

Another of our favorite YouTube gals, Stephanie Macedo (@stephgmacedo), seems to agree. “They’re super comfy, and super movable - I love the fabric, it's super soft”, she says in her review. “And I love how it still gives me that compression but I'm still able to move in it”.

So if its comfort, breathability, coverage AND chub rub protection you’re looking for, look no further - the Empetua® All Day Every Day High Waisted Shaper Shorts are your shapewear favorite to go for!

2. Breathable AND Sexy Summer Shapewear

You know you’ve hit gold when a shapewear item doesn’t just fall into one gal’s faves but TWO! Our Curveez products was a shapewear favorite for both our instagram faves Claudia Candelas (@claudiacandelas) and Ijeoma Kola (@ijeomakola) from

I love that the shapewear doesn’t ride up nor down, and hugs you in all the right places!” was Claudia’s verdict, while Ijeoma (looking like a bona fide MERMAID - SO JEALOUS) loved how the hip hugger boyshort helped celebrate her curves. “Shapewear should help celebrate your curves, not make you feel ashamed of them”, she wrote. Preach!

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So listen up, kids - if you’re looking for a little more luxe in your summer shapewear game, then this Curveez boyshort is definitely the way to go!

3. Comfy Shapewear for this Summer

Bodysuit up because boy, are you in for a ride! This May shapewear favorite also got two different shoutouts by not one but two of our Instagram faves: Raeann Langas (@raeannlangas) and Rechelle Lewis (@rechellelewis).

This shapewear is lightweight and comfortable, and perfect to slip under a tank dress like this one”, was Raeann’s main takeaway of her bodysuit. And you can tell she feels awesome just from the pic alone!

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As for Rechelle, she went the tops-and-pants route with amazing results - but we were the ones blushing by the end of her post. “I love the extra support and appreciate a company who empowers women to love their bodies!” she said. Gosh, Rechelle - your words make US proud!

4. Most Versatile Shapewear for Summer

And last -but definitely not least- our most heartfelt review in a long, long time. Meet Justine Marie (@justinemarie55) - mom of two pretty darn cute kids and SO brave for sharing this piece on her postpartum body. Seriously, you need to bookmark her entire video for later viewing, ASAP.

She’s chosen a classic cami from Curveez her summer fave, especially since it helps her feel less self-conscious about her C-section pooch and ready to rule the world. The awesome thing about this cami is that you can actually wear it as-is or underneath your clothes.

I love that it looks casual enough to chase a toddler but also magically makes love handles vanish and flattens that postpartum belly!” she says on her Instagram account. Here she is wearing it as-is and ROCKING her look! Check her out:

So grab your shapewear if you’re looking for some versatility in your closet for this summer ;-) You can also watch all of Justine Marie’s video here:

Don't miss this post: Postpartum Shapewear 101: The Basics

Any other summer favorites you want to add to the list? Leave us a comment on Facebook or Instagram and we’ll make sure we talk about it during our June feature. Thanks for always being there!