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I've been pregnant multiple times, and every time all I wanted was comfort and support as my belly grew. Comfort because I was so tired (and rightfully so, considering I was growing brains and fingers and eyes) and support because by the end of the nine months, your belly gets mega heavy. Like I want a little shelf under my belly at all times kinda heavy.
When I found out SKIMS, the famous undergarment brand by even more famous founder Kim Kardashian West, was launching a maternity line, I was excited. I'm not currently pregnant but after carrying twins less than a year ago (and measuring 47 weeks pregnant the day I delivered!) I know how hard pregnancy can be on your body.
Given that Kim has gone through uncomfortable pregnancies herself, I had high hopes that this line would be everything I ever dreamed of. Thankfully, I have a coworker who is pregnant with her third child and was willing to try all of these for us to review. I also got to review some items from their regular shapewear line on my six-month postpartum body.
Of course, like everything Kim Kardashian West touches, the line's announcement was received with backlash from some who argue that pregnant people don't need shapewear and should embrace their growing belly. Support, however, does not mean compression, and that's the key point of this line. Unlike other shapewear garments from the brand, the maternity collection offers support with a thinner material for the areas going over the belly allowing for less back pain, less pelvic floor issues, fewer stretch marks and just general comfort.
So we put some of the items in the SKIMS new maternity collection to the test. Here's what we thought:
If you like something you see, or want to explore all of their maternity and shapewear products, you can shop the entire SKIMS collection here.