There is apparently a whole segment of the garment industry that wants to help you regain your shape after pregnancy. I’ve been seeing all kinds of post-partum supporters, shapers and sucker-inners that promise to whittle your waist and smooth out your hips and belly.
Uh-huh. If stuff like that worked, Oprah would be giving it away on her Favorite Things show. (Does she still do that on her new channel? Hmmm.) The fact that these are only ever in the bottom row of pictures on maternity and nursing-wear webpages is a dead giveaway that it’s a bunch of Lycra-laced hooey.
I collected a few of the weirder shapers on the market because they’re worth a few giggles. I also included five things that new moms can actually wear!