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- Susie Kostaras, Racked Boston editor: "While it's not shapewear in the traditional sense—and depending on your size might not have the same effect—Hanky Panky makes a great high-waisted tho
- Tiffany Yannetta, Racked New York editor: "Whatever I eat goes straight to my stomach in a matter of five seconds—it does not pass Go, and it definitely does not collection $200. My favorite shaper is the Vict
- Nicola Fumo, Racked market editor: "DKNY's Smoothie Shorts ($18) are quickly becoming a su
- Nicola Fumo, Racked market editor: "This brand Hooked Up has brilliantly designed a system that actually attaches to your bra, so the thing doesn't slide or roll or wind up anywhere but where it's suppo
- Natalie Alcala, Racked Los Angeles editor: "As soon as my baby arrives, I plan on wearing the Belly Bandit ($69.95) daily for six
Special occasion dressing calls, from time to time, for special occasion underthings. The topic of shapewear incites hotly emotional reactions: Women who proudly proclaim they've never tried the stuff, women who whisper that they're addicted to the difference it makes—that they're in it right now. For those new to the category, consider this your entry level primer. After the jump, five editor-approved pieces for smoothing things out, without committing to a shrink-wrap bodysuit.
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