This Spanx Bodysuit Has Replaced Every Top in My Wardrobe

POPSUGAR Photography | Kyley Warren
POPSUGAR Photography | Kyley Warren
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Despite all the craze surrounding shapewear, I've long been skeptical about the necessity of the product (sorry, Kim). Sure, it can be great for accentuating curves and creating a more smoothed-out look, but I've always questioned whether the discomfort and debilitating tightness that results from wearing these undergarments is ever really worth it; my conclusion up until very recently was no. Fortunately, many brands have (seemingly) sensed my qualms and worked to bring the shapewear industry into a new era with pieces that are designed to make you feel good and look good, rather than just the latter.

Spanx is one of many such labels. I'd previously tried the brand's mid-thigh bodysuit and determined it was key to "achieving the perfect going-out look," so I was excited to learn that Spanx was expanding on its comfy shapewear category with a bevy of new pieces. Given my love for layering, the Spanx Suit Yourself Boat Neck Ribbed Bodysuit ($88) immediately caught my eye, as it combines the comfortable benefits of a classic bodysuit with the flattering fit of functional shapewear. The styling options with this slimming bodysuit are endless, and it feels buttery soft against my skin — so much so that I often forget I'm wearing it at all.

Ahead, I break down everything to know about this top-rated Spanx style. From its easy-to-use snap gusset to its breathable design, keep reading for my full Spanx bodysuit review.

What I Like About This Spanx Bodysuit

First and foremost, I love how comfortable this piece is. I've long categorized bodysuits as a nighttime style; like a corset, they're something you might wear for a date night or club venture, but will be more than relieved to take off after the fact. However, this Spanx bodysuit has made me rethink my relationship to the wardrobe essential. Despite its ribbed design, the style is thin and lightweight, and the material is remarkably soft. It feels more like a second skin rather than a long-sleeve layer, and I feel comfortable wearing it year-round thanks to its breathable design.

I also appreciate the product's snap gusset feature. Unlike other slip-on bodysuits that I've tried, this style is fitted with a snap gusset at the bottom of the product, which allows you to snap it on or off (hence the name). This functional detail might seem small, but in reality, it simplifies the process of going to the bathroom, as I don't have to completely undress in the restroom stall.

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What to Consider Before Buying This Spanx Bodysuit

The biggest thing to note is that unlike other bodysuits, this style is designed to fit like traditional shapewear thanks to its hidden core-shaping technology — which is a staple for Spanx. The piece has contouring capabilities that provide a more smoothed-out look around the waist, highlighting curves and delivering a figure-flattering fit for essentially all body types. As someone with a curvier shape, I love this because it removes any possibility of the bodysuit fitting awkwardly, especially when styled underneath jeans or high-waisted pants. However, if you're someone who dislikes the tighter feel of shapewear and would prefer something with a bit more stretch, I recommend shopping out another style; check out our guide to the best bodysuits for women for alternative options.

Who Is This Spanx Bodysuit Best For?

If you've been looking to experiment with wearing more shapewear but have (understandably) been put off by the product's usual tightness, this bodysuit is the perfect happy medium for you. The style is fitted with Spanx's signature soft ribbed fabric, which is designed to hug the body in a way that accentuates your figure without limiting movement or making it difficult to breathe — unlike a corset or contoured bodysuit. It smoothes out rough areas but is still lightweight enough that it feels breathable, making it a great option for layering in the spring or fall. The slimming bodysuit also boasts a rounded neckline that adds a more sophisticated element to the style; I can wear it with jeans and everyday sneakers for a casual look, or dress it up with a blazer and tailored trousers for a more formal office style. The options are endless, so you're bound to get extended wear out of it.

Where Is This Spanx Bodysuit Available to Shop?

This comfy bodysuit is available to shop at Spanx, Nordstrom ($88), and Revolve ($84).

Additional Details

  • This Spanx bodysuit is available to shop in US women's sizes XS-3XL.
  • Unlike slip-on bodysuits, this style is fitted with a snap gusset that makes it easier to take the piece on and off.
  • The style is available to shop in three colorways: parchment white (my shade of choice), classic black, and a soft indigo blue.
  • The bodysuit is machine washable; per the brand, simply run it through a gentle cycle with similar colors and tumble dry on low.



Kyley Warren is an award-winning writer, editor, and affiliate strategist with more than four years of experience in the publishing space. She currently works as an assistant editor on POPSUGAR Shopping and is an expert on all things related to shopping and fashion. She previously worked with Entertainment Tonight as a style commerce writer, and her byline has appeared in publications globally.