We all love Spanx, with their jazzy colours and funky ladies. But actually when faced with which Spanx to buy it can be really confusing. Spanx make a really large range of bodysuits which can slightly make your mind boggle. They aren’t cheap either, so you really want to be choosing the right thing for your figure and your outfit. If you do get the right one though I guarantee you will be amazed by the difference it makes to your look!

1. Spanx Thinstincts Open Bust Bodysuit

  • FIRM in slimming control
  • SLIMS your hips, thighs, bottom, tummy, waist, midriff and back
  • COVERS your bra
  • Designed to be worn with YOUR OWN BRA
  • Adjustable shoulder straps
  • Opening gusset

This Spanx Bodysuit comes in UK dress sizes 8 to 16 (XS, S, M, L and XL) and colours black and natural.

Summary: whilst it isn’t the STRONGEST in slimming control, it will really smooth everything out and give you a great shape under tight dresses. It is especially good on the back at smoothing out your bra lines and back bulges. It works extremely well under tricky dresses like body cons – so long as they are not too short skirted!

2. Spanx On Core Open Bust Panty Bodysuit

  • EXTRA FIRM in slimming control
  • SLIMS your bottom, tummy, waist, midriff and back
  • COVERS your bra
  • Designed to be worn with YOUR OWN BRA
  • Adjustable shoulder straps
  • Bonded neckline and under arms to prevent chaffing
  • Bottom enhancing pockets to give your bum loads of lift and shape
  • Hook and eye opening gusset

This Spanx bodysuit comes in UK dress sizes 10 – 16 (S, M, L and XL) and colours black and natural. At the moment they are like gold dust and are tricky to find in stock!

SUMMARY: This is one of the strongest items that Spanx do and really works well. It not only slims but also shapes your body. The only reason I wouldn’t go for this is if you tend to suffer from VPL as the legs may dig in. Spanx have made the leg finishing as smooth as possible but VPL can still occur!

3. Spanx Suit Your Fancy Cupped Bodysuit

  • FIRM in slimming control
  • SLIMS your hips, thighs, bottom, tummy, waist, midriff and back
  • COVERS your bust with proper cups so you can wear it in place of a bra
  • It comes with straps that are removable so you can wear it strapless
  • The straps are adjustable and can be worn as traditional, racer-back, halter or criss cross, depending on your preference
  • The back comes to just under your shoulder blades so it can be worn with fairly low backed dresses
  • The gusset is an opening one

This Spanx bodysuit comes in UK dress sizes 6 – 16 (XS, S, M, L and XL) and black and natural colours.

SUMMARY: this is a really good bodysuit to wear with tricky dresses. You can wear it strapless or in a variety of strapped ways. It won’t suit everyone due to the cups – if you are not in proportion, bust-wise please choose an open bust type of bodysuit.

4. Spanx Spotlight On Lace Bodysuit

  • FIRM in slimming control
  • SLIMS your hips, bottom, tummy, waist and midriff
  • REALLY PRETTY lace – it doesn’t look like your traditional shapewear
  • COVERS your bust but is free from underwires and padding
  • Gusset designed to be pulled to the side if you can’t pull everything down to use the loo!

This Spanx bodysuit comes in UK dress sizes 6 – 22 and colours black and vintage rose (natural)

SUMMARY: if you are looking for something that slims you but also looks quite lovely too, this is the bodysuit to choose. It isn’t the strongest in slimming power but it will create a really nice slimming effect on your tummy, waist and around your back where you can sometimes get a bit of a roll. I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone who needs a lot of bust support, but for the more petite among us, this is a really lovely bodysuit to choose.

5. Spanx Suit Your Fancy Plunge Low Back Mid Thigh Bodysuit

  • FIRM in slimming control
  • SLIMS your hips, thighs, bottom and tummy
  • COVERS your bust with lightly padded cups
  • SUPERB plunging neckline
  • STRAPS that can be worn 5 different ways – traditional, halter, criss-cross, racer and narrow back
  • Includes CLEAR straps
  • Removable back clasp so you can wear it with low backed dresses
  • Opening gusset

This Spanx bodysuit comes in UK dress sizes 8 to 16 (Sizes S, M, L and XL) and colours natural and black

SUMMARY: If you have a really daring dress with a low back and plunging neckline this bodysuit is the one to go for. It will trim you up in all the right places without showing on your back or front. Yes, it is a little bit pricey but it is really worth it, especially for special occasions.