J Lo wears Spanx, too – here are five of the best control pants on the high street

·Yahoo Style UK deputy editor
J Lo, pictured here on the red carpet, was recently spotted wearing Spanx while out and about in Miami. [Photo: Getty]
J Lo, pictured here on the red carpet, was recently spotted wearing Spanx while out and about in Miami. [Photo: Getty]

It’s official – J Lo wears Spanx.

Judging by her recent ab-baring look at the CFDA Fashion Awards, J Lo hasn’t got an inch to pinch anywhere on her toned frame.

Yet, we were surprised as any to learn the star wears Spanx to create a clean line under clothing, just like us regular people.

J Lo wore a pair of tan control underwear underneath her salmon-coloured Chanel midi-dress while walking with fiancé Alex Rodriguez in Miami, according to US publication Page Six.

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She inadvertently flashed her pants when a gust of wind blew her skirt up.

Frankly, we’re just reassured to know even J Lo has a bit of help to look that fabulous.

Feeling inspired to splash some cash on your own pair? A similar pair of high-waisted Spanx can be purchased for £63 online from the Figleaves website.

Alternatively, we’ve rounded up the best high-street versions of J Lo’s pants.

Marks & Spencer

Marks & Spencer.
Marks & Spencer.

Good old M&S coming to our rescue – the high street hero has a wide variety of shapewear in different lengths (so you can avoid inadvertently flashing yours like J Lo).

Their Magicwear™ low leg waist cincher pants have an adjustable power band with variable control, so you can loosen it after you enjoy your main course. Win.

£29.50 at Marks & Spencer.



While Next might not be your typical first choice for shapewear, the high street brand has a surprisingly vast choice of options.

Their firm control high waist shaping briefs provide the smoothest of lines with the added addition of pretty lace at the top and sides – proving Spanx don’t always have to look ugly.

£18 at Next.


An exciting newcomer on the shapewear scene, Heist’s high-waisted control pants have 20,000 laser perforations, allowing you to breathe easy while you rock a close-fitting dress.

£55 at Heist Studios.



For those who don’t want to spend a fortune on their shapewear, Uniqlo has got your back, with half length control shorts for under a tenner.

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They’re also self-deodorising with a natural cotton crotch – if you’re worried about getting sweaty down there.

£9.90 at Uniqlo.

John Lewis & Partners

John Lewis & Partners.
John Lewis & Partners.

John Lewis & Partners shapewear answers all our prayers: affordable, seam-free and machine washable. Size up for extra comfort.

£20 at John Lewis & Partners.