While some women are perfectly content with their postpartum bodies, others — especially those who recently went through childbirth, had a C-Section and/or have nagging stretch marks — might not feel their sexiest. And when it comes to being sexy (and enjoying yourself), it’s more about how you feel than how you actually look. Because, let’s face it, he’s not focused on your tummy; you are.
So if you need a little boost of confidence this Valentine’s Day, there are plenty of lingerie options to minimize your trouble spots and accentuate your assets. Because no one should feel self-conscious and distracted over such an unimportant issue.
Here are 5 examples of post-baby lingerie:
1. For C-Section Tummies:
SexCies is lingerie designed specifically for women who have had a C-Section or abdominal surgery, as the creator found that her C-section tummy caused some serious intimacy issues. Because typical lingerie can actually accentuate the “puckering” problem of a mommy pooch, the SexCies has a “Fold Flattener” to smooth the extra skin, faux-fur lining to reduce irritation of the scar area, and removable underwear so that you never have to take the SexCies off. (The SexCies will be available by this Valentine’s Day, but you have to sign up for more info.)
2. For Breastfeeding Moms:
For those breastfeeding, Amoralia took their popular Nougatine bra and added a shapewear camisole so that you not only look beautiful, but feel sexy. (Figleaves, $74)
3. For Extra Baby Weight:
If anyone knows red-hot sex appeal, it’s Agent Provocateur — arguably the most desirable lingerie ever. This Post-Control Brief is actually designed to help your post-baby figure return back to normal, but we love the pin-up glam look — even if you have nothing to hide. (Agent Provocateur, $140)
4. For Hiding Stretch Marks:
For those women who only have simple stretch marks and slight puckering, Agent Provocateur’s suspenders are both incredibly flattering (for you) and jaw dropping (for him). But at $110 – $290 a piece, they’ll certainly cost you.
5. For Post-Nursing Moms
If you recently stopped breastfeeding, you might be more self-conscious of your deflated breasts than your post-baby belly. This Miraculous Bustier by Victoria’s Secret lifts you up and out, increasing your fullness by up to 2 cup sizes. Plus, the lace-up corset hides any lingering imperfections. (Victoria’s Secret, $68)