Skimming vs. Amazon: We Put These 2 Bodysuits to the Test

This article is part of our series battle of brandswhere we compare category-leading products to similar products to determine which ones are really worth the money.

You can’t buy the best shapewear without Skims. The brand, founded by Kim Kardashian, is known for its high quality, including unlimited sizing underwear, bras, comfortable loungewear and innovative swimwear from Skims Swim.

While every new Skims collection hits shelves and restocks brings frenzy, the brand isn’t the only bodysuit in town. Amazon’s REORIA Sleeveless Racerback Bodysuit, which closely resembles the Skims Essential Crew Neck Sleeveless Bodysuit, has gained a quieter cult following.

Since it’s less than half the price of Skims, I had to test out the REORIA Sleeveless Racerback Bodysuit to see if it was indeed the right fit.

Skimming a Glance with Amazon Onesies

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This stretchy, buttery soft bodysuit is true to size and ultra thin. We’ve found that if you have sensitive skin (no tags) or plan to wear this basic bodysuit regularly and as a wardrobe staple, it’s worth the money.

Underlined Reoria Bodysuit 2

The fit may not match the photos, but it’s worth trying it out for yourself as it does a really good job as a comfortable base layer that you can slip on or off – and there are also 24 colors to choose from, compared to Adds some versatility to the Skims’ three color options.

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Underlined Reoria Bodysuit 2


95% nylon, 5% spandex

75% nylon, 25% spandex

size selection

XXS/XS, S/M, L/XL, 2X/3X, 4X/5X

XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL

color options

3 (but one is limited edition)

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Hand wash cold, air dry only

Handwash only


True to size



Crewneck, raw-edged neckline, smooth moisture-wicking material, thong bodysuit, snap buttons at gussets

Racer-back, snap button fastening, high neckline, double-lined thong bodysuit




Skimming and Amazon

It’s one thing for these bodysuits to look alike tucked into jeans—but don’t underestimate the power of a form-fitting bodysuit that photos can’t capture.

Similar versions on Amazon have a much longer crotch cut than the Skims bodysuit, and personally, I don’t have the extra height in the South. However, with this plethora of extra material, it could theoretically provide some people with a more comfortable (but perhaps less seamless) thong. For reference, I’m 5’3″, and it’s fair to say for me that the bodysuit didn’t fit my lower half, but that’s a matter of personal preference.

At Skims the traditional seamless thong fit is more true to size. There’s also some stretch in the material, which I’ll get to in more detail later, but adds to the appeal – while this isn’t a shapewear, it does fit slightly smooth compression. But the Skims Essential Crew Neck Sleeveless Bodysuit has a smaller neck, so proceed with caution if you put on your makeup first or risk putting it on the front.

Amazon vs Skims Onesie

Amazon’s Racer Back Bodysuit is made from 75% Nylon and 25% Spandex, making it super soft and very refined. It’s just not as soft and stretchy as Skims’ 95% nylon and 5% spandex fabric. The extra 20% nylon definitely makes you feel different — and blend in.

To try to make up for this, Amazon’s similar version is double-lined. It also offers 24 options from neutral to vibrant shades. The second layer also helps ensure the bust area isn’t seen through, and since neither the Skims nor this style have built-in bras, this thoughtful detail is even more important when testing out lighter colours.

Not only does the Skims material feel great on my skin, but it looks great too. A single layer of the fabric is so thin that it smoothes, stretches and compresses without the second layer adding extra bulk. Plus, it’s also more sweat and wrinkle resistant. However, the Skims bodysuit only comes in three pastel colors (one of which is a limited edition).

But remember the potential makeup hazards I mentioned above? Thanks to the Skims material, if any makeup or deodorant is mistaken, it can be easily wiped away with just a dab of cold water. Mishaps like this are much harder to undo with Amazon’s version of spot cleaning.

detail and quality


Skims have no labels on the back, so it avoids any potential itching for those with sensitive skin, as well as avoiding the stitches being seen from the back. While Amazon’s bodysuit does have tags (though I don’t mind that), it bypasses the visible seams thanks to the second double layer.

But one thing about the “double lined” – only the front is fully double lined, not the back. There is a second layer on the back, but it only extends halfway down and is open, so if you’re not careful you could get your arm caught when you put it on.

But overall, they’re both super comfortable to wear as stylish, fitted base layers.

REORIA jumpsuit

Anything to do with Skims is exciting. Considering how buttery soft and ultra-thin this bodysuit is, I can see why people are so obsessed (Kardashian factor aside). But it’s also easy to see just how popular halterneck jumpsuits are on Amazon.

At the end of the day, it depends on how often you plan to wear it and what type of palette you buy. If you’re looking for a unisex staple that you plan to wear often as a base layer over cardigans and blazers, I’d invest in the Skims bodysuit as your next wardrobe essential that you can formally wear or casual.

But if you don’t plan to wear it very often, or would rather spend the money to get one Skims and buy two colorful ones from Amazon, I wouldn’t hesitate to try this viral lookalike.

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