Women of a certain age are likely to remember the panty girdle, an itchy uncomfortable foundation shapewear garment that never let you forget you were wearing it. Today's panty girdles are a vast improvement. Whether long leg, brief or thong style, panty shapewear is made of fabric that is comfortable against the skin and is often seamless, almost invisible under clothing. Some panty girdle have shaping pads or seams for a shapely rear. They also have targeted control, with font panels to tame the tummy. Long leg styles will trim thighs sometimes have wide flat hems or silicone grippers to keep the panties in place. Some, reminiscent of vintage style, have contour bands to firm waist, hips and lower back. Whatever style you prefer, 4-way stretch fabrics and modern manufacturing techniques can promise a panty girdle that will give you the look you want.