To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

'Open gusset' pants are an absolute game changer for anyone going on a night out

'Open gusset' pants are an absolute game changer for anyone going on a night out

The shaping underwear truly is a game changer!

This article contains affiliate links and LADbible Group might make a commission on anything purchased.

Shapewear has come a long way in recent years and one of the brands at the forefront of design and fit is SKIMS. And a specific pair of their seamless pants have seriously impressed shoppers.

Not only do they offer a strong level of compression and help to lift and define the buttocks but women have praised their open gusset.

If you’re not quite sure what an open gusset is or how it could be beneficial to have one on an item of shapewear, essentially there is an opening at the gusset or crotch of the pants. And if you’ve ever struggled to pull a pair of shapewear pants or shorts up after going to the bathroom, you will know just how much of a struggle it can be, particularly if you’ve had a large meal or are feeling particularly bloated beforehand.

The innovative pants come in a range of shades, including skin tone hues.

This open gusset saves you from having to remove them while you’re out and about and takes the stress out of worrying about having to pull them back up.

So what else do you need to know about the SKIMS Seamless Sculpt Mid Thigh Shorts? Keep reading…

What do I need to know

The Seamless Sculpt Mid Thigh Shorts come in a variety of skin-like shades, as well as a true black hue and they’re priced at £38 a pair.

They start at a size XXS – which equates to a US size 0 or a UK 4 – all the way up to 4X – a US size 26-28 or a UK 30-32.

As well as the aforementioned open gusset, the pants also have a silicone band inside the waist to prevent them from rolling down, with them hitting the leg at a mid thigh length.

And in terms of the compression, you’ll find what the brand call a ‘strong’ compression along the tummy, waist and thighs, as well as pockets at the rear to lift and add definition.

If you’re looking for them to compress and smooth, SKIMS recommend ordering “your usual size for maximum compression,” or “for added comfort and all-day wear, we suggest sizing up.”

What are customers saying?

The pants have hundreds of five-star reviews, with many commenting on the comfort

One happy shopper exclaimed: “I was sceptical of SKIMS as I thought it would be all hype and no substance. But I couldn’t have been more wrong. The quality is first rate as is the shape it provides me. They don’t cut me in half or ride up. Love this product.”

They also feature a high waist and defined pockets on the rear.

While many were impressed by the fact that you don’t need to remove them to pee. One shopper explained: “Initially I thought “Oh god, I bought a girdle.” But then I truly forgot I was wearing them! They were unbelievably comfortable while also doing a fabulous job of keeping my tummy supported. Bonus: I had NO IDEA you don’t have to remove them to pee!! I’m already shopping for more SKIMS products. I’m 100% impressed!”

Another customer outlined: “I wore these for my wedding day! The slit in the crotch is what sold me on these LOL I didn’t need any one helping me to the bathroom because the shorts are bathroom friendly! They also have amazing support and sculpting for the lower tummy. I never had any issues with them rolling up on the thighs or down on my waistline. So good and I think a very reasonably price.”

The SKIMS Seamless Sculpt Mid Thigh Shorts are available on the SKIMS website and at the likes of Selfridges, Harrods and NET-A-PORTER.

Featured Image Credit: Jenna E/Skims/Getty Stock Image

Topics: Shopping, Fashion, Style