Hard to believe women can get the waist-nipping look of a modern-day Scarlett O'Hara without elaborate corsetry. Thanks to modern manufacturing techniques and fabrics, there are shapewear panties that can provide contour, sculpt the waistline and offer control of hips, tummy and torso.
Some poplar models use a wide control band at the waist that tames bumps and bulges. There are also high-waisted panties that have shaper bands on the sides to whittle down the waistline. Many styles of waist-cinching panties have seamless sides to make them invisible under clothing. And, with the current popularity of thongs, some brands offer shapewear panties that slim back, tummy and hips with minimal rear coverage, meaning no visible panty lines.