We’re still in the month of Syawal according to the Islamic calendar, so the vibrant celebrations of Hari Raya Aidilfitri remain in full swing! Unfortunately, with all the delicious food we’ve been sampling at every open house, our brand new Raya clothes are starting to get a little tight, particularly around the stomach. Uh oh, this year’s Raya pictures are bound to require some editing — is anyone an expert at Photoshop?

There are several ways to overcome this by visibly adding on some extra calories. You can either hit the gym, go on a diet, or ,as our personal favourite (as it requires the least amount of effort), purchase some high quality shapewear. We may not have easy access to SKIMS, AKA the hottest shapewear brand of the year, but we can support these equally amazing brands instead.

What is Shapewear?

Shapewear is a tight-fitting undergarment designed to compress certain areas of the body to create a smoother, slimmer appearance. Its primary goal is to offer support and control, all while remaining comfortable for the wearer. While wearing shapewear, you can flatten your midsection and accentuate your curves. These garments are often made from elastic materials such as spandex or Lycra and come in various styles, including bodysuits, waist cinchers, and leggings.

How Do I Find My Correct Shapewear Size?

Avoid selecting shapewear that is a size smaller than your actual size, as this is counterproductive; you’ll end up with visible rolls of body fat in the same places you wanted to smooth out. Simply measure your body with a measuring tape and purchase the shapewear sizes that correspond to your measurements, never a size too small or too big. When in doubt, always ask for help from a shop assistant, they’ll aid you in finding your perfect shapewear size.

Does Wearing Shapewear Help With Losing Weight?

Unfortunately, wearing even the tightest shapewear on earth won’t help you lose weight. The purpose of these garments is to temporarily hide the effects the pizza slices you consumed had on your body, not to get rid of the calories altogether. So if your goal is to permanently shed your belly fat, opt for diet and exercise instead.

The Best Shapewear in Malaysia

1. Sorella

The word ‘Sorella’ means sister in Italian, resembling the brand’s dedication to providing care for women through quality lingerie. They have a line of shapewear girdles, including ones with high waists and long legs to both flatten the tummy and slim the thighs. If your concerns lie more in your pelvic region, Sorella also offers shaping briefs and pelvis braces. Their shapewear comes in multiple colours, including blue, black, dark brown, light brown, mid-brown, dark grey, mid-purple, and ash purple.

Why we love it:

  • Affordable prices
  • Variety of colours
  • Has designs for plus sized women


  • Might not be slimming enough for some people

Price Range: RM49.00 – RM69.90

Where to buy: Sorella

2. Triumph

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Triumph can trace their origins all the way back to the 1880s, a rich history of corset-making that evolved into producing contemporary undergarments. Their shapewear selection comes in beige, black, pink, green, purple, and gray. You can find shaping briefs with high waists, long legs, and shaping panties at Triumph. They even have lacey briefs and panties laminated with powernet and trim if you have an eye for aesthetics. Triumph’s shapewear is designed with butt lifting effects, so you can flaunt a more toned bum.

Why we love it:

  • Provides medium-level control
  • Shapewear with lace
  • Bum lifting effects


  • Not plus-sized friendly

Price Range: RM89.90 – RM299.90

Where to buy: Triumph


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XIXILI is an award-winning Malaysian lingerie brand that caters to every woman, no matter the shape and size. Their extensive range of cup sizes and bands is a clear testament to that. XIXILI’s shapewear range is no different, as their seamless cropped bustiers offer sizes up to D75! They also carry short and long girdles with firm control for those days when you require extra shaping around the midsection—no judgement here! Peep XIXILI’s full coverage high waist semi sheer girdle above; you’ll look extra snatched with just one garment.

Why we love it:

  • Large breasts-friendly
  • Firm control
  • Smooth, satin-touch


  • Limited colour range

Price Range: RM49.90 – RM239.90

Where to buy: XIXILI

4. Neubodi

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Neubodi is another amazing Malaysian innerwear brand that you should definitely check out. Founded in 2008, Neubodi keeps on growing in terms of scale and quality, an obvious development when browsing their wide range of shapewear. Alongside their high and mid-waisted girdles, contour leggings, and seamless sculpt panties, Neubodi also carries corsets and waist cinchers. Don’t worry about gasping for breath at the function, these shapewears are made with breathable materials and comfort in mind.

Why we love it:

  • Wide range of shapewear
  • Some collections are crafted with anti-aging ingredients
  • Open gusset for bathroom trips


  • Higher price points for full coverage garments

Price Range: RM59.90 – RM799.00

Where to buy: Neubodi

5. Plié

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Are you a new mommy or about to become one? Plié caters specifically to you, as their shapewear is maternity-friendly. The Pliē Maternity Series includes high-waisted maternity shorts, leggings, and breast-feeding bras, which all help to shape the body while providing extra support, comfort, and even blood flow and temperature regulation to women who are expecting. For new mamas, Pliē also has postpartum bodysuits to keep you feeling good about your body as it goes through changes after giving birth.

Why we love it:

  • Maternity-friendly shapewear
  • A fully shapewear brand with extensive selections
  • The Emana line is made with “smart” yarn that improves the skin’s firmness and elasticity


  • Higher price point

Price Range: RM259.00 – RM868.00

Where to buy: Plie


Truthfully, you needn’t look too far when it comes to finding the best shapewear in Malaysia. Everyone’s favourite clothing brand, UNIQLO, has just the garment for you if you’re looking for some pelvic and thigh support at affordable prices. Their AIRism Body Shaper Non-Lined Half Shorts, available both in smooth and support variants, come in three colours each: black, beige, and brown. These shapewears are equipped with quick-drying technology and made to hold in your lower belly as well as lift your thighs and hips.

Why we love it:

  • Affordable prices
  • Quick drying technology and smooth to the touch
  • Comes in three colours


  • Limited shapewear garments

Price: RM39.90

Where to buy: UNIQLO

7. Kiss & Tell

Kiss & Tell may be known for pretty and delicate footwear, but their shapewear range also deserves a shout-out. For very economical prices, you can purchase high-waisted girdle panties, shorts, corsets, and even girdle tops at Kiss & Tell. If you’re looking to compress your body from the waist up but feel apprehensive about corsets, the open-bust girdle tops are a safe bet. Kiss & Tell even carry sizes up to XXXL for all the girlies with extra love handles out there.

Why we love it:

  • Affordable prices
  • Mesh lace corsets and girdles
  • 24 hour shipping


  • The girdle tops only come in one size

Price Range: RM69.00 – RM99.00

Where to buy: Kiss and Tell

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