Our ability to coax our figures into shape has come a long way since lace-up corsets and girdles. Modern knitting machines can create fabrics with different levels of control and virtually no seams. Firm control shapewear camisoles use compression to smooth hips, back and tummy while providing support and shaping to breasts. The camisole bodice often has molded, underwire or shelf cups that shape and lift without the uni-boob look. Some firm control camisoles are constructed with a hidden control panel around the center for extra tummy control. Styles include camisoles with wide straps, adjustable straps, strapless and even some styles that come to just under the bust, letting you wear your own bra. Look for a shapewear camisole that is long enough to fit over your hips to avoid ride-up.