Shapewear comes in several levels of control, from light through extra-firm. Moderate control shapewear goes a long way towards taming bulges, muffin tops and anyplace where there's a bit more of you than you'd like. Using hidden control panels at the tummy, all-over compression, with targeted extra compression and other figure-smoothing features, moderate control shapewear is probably the most versatile. New knitting technologies not only create garments that are almost completely seamless, but also target specific areas for more or less control. Modern shapewear is constructed to be virtually invisible under clothing, with laser cut leg openings or gripper strips along the leg openings, flat elastic waistbands or waistbands with a non-rolling finish. With so many support levels and target areas to choose from, this is a long way from your grandma's girdle. There are styles for every wardrobe, including body suits, thigh shapers, high-waist contour briefs, waist cinchers, camisoles and more.