As you go through pregnancy and the postpartum phase, one word that accurately describes the changes to your body is miraculous. Truly, it’s nothing short of incredible to grow and nurture a human being. But—real talk?—these physical changes can also bring about some complicated emotions and it can be a struggle to regain body confidence after having a baby.
That’s why we love Belly Bandit postpartum shapewear: Founded by sisters, the Belly Bandit team gets this journey and they offer the products to help all women feel their best—before, during and after pregnancy. In fact, the company was launched more than 10 years ago after one co-founder’s awkward encounter with a well-meaning person who assumed she was pregnant. (Hint: She recently had a baby. Double hint: DON’T ASSUME ANYONE IS PREGNANT.)
Inspired by that cringey moment, the new mama and her two sisters teamed up to create postpartum and pregnancy shapewear plus more. And while shapewear is traditionally a secretive undergarment that doesn’t receive a whole lot of attention, Belly Bandit proudly brings this topic into the light—because the more we see our experiences reflected by others, the easier they can be to handle.
What makes Belly Bandit postpartum shapewear different
Belly Bandit gets that postpartum mamas have unique wants and needs. We’re not about to sacrifice our comfort when we’re already short on things like sleep and personal time! Belly Bandit rose to the challenge of creating effective and truly wearable shapewear by using proprietary fabrics for their Belly Wraps and Mother Tucker products.
By stretching in the places you want and holding in the places you need, you can get a smoothing fit without feeling like you’re laced into a corset. There are even products designed to support you and your body while overcoming common postpartum discomforts—like wraps that help with Diastasis Recti or C-section recovery.
When it comes to your postpartum shapewear, this isn’t just about supporting your physical body—but also about supporting yourself as you transition into this beautiful new phase of life. Many of Belly Bandit’s products even work as supportive pregnancy shapewear and well past the Fourth Trimester, so hang onto them if you plan to grow your family.
Here are our favorite products from Belly Bandit to help you look and feel your best.