Postpartum shapewear is new to me. I went without it for my first two kids but I’ll admit I was not happy with having an unsightly flabby stomach for so long after. I literally threw out tops that were not flattering around the midsection to wear. This is because I had no idea how well a shaper would work when worn under my regular tops and dresses! This product tucks not just my tummy but trouble areas like my thighs and bottom. I do like that I can still nurse my little one while wearing this as most shapewear for moms postpartum don’t have this option.
The material is 78% Polyester and 22% Spandex and can be machine washed but I prefer to wash it by hand and air dry. It’s anti-bacterial The material is soft and comfortable on my skin when worn. It’s a nice breathable fabric so I never get too hot. The sizing is not too big or too small for my petite frame. There’s no pulling or strain to any part of my back, shoulders, or neck. However when wearing it for extended amounts of time and moving around a lot, it does ride up a bit (not a ton) and I really wish it didn’t. I’m not sure if getting a larger size would help with this issue since it’s suggested to get a size smaller than what you normally would wear.
Nursing my daughter while wearing this is a breeze. The crossover style is much like a sleep bra. It doesn’t give a ton of support in the chest area so that’s something to keep in mind. You’ll need to make sure to wear nursing pads as there’s no pads or padding in the bra top. Since worn under ones clothes it’s great if you are wearing any top you’d need to pull up instead of down for nursing but works with either. It’s just with a top that needs to be pulled up your skin will be covered underneath by this shaper! So that’s definitely a win.
I do like how it makes my figure look under my tops and dresses. There’s no sign of a muffin top or weird flabbiness here or there. It’s something to wear when going out till I can lose the weight and my body gets back to normal from after my pregnancy!