***My apologies to my male readers. I'm talking undergarments today (in case you didn't get that from the title). You've been warned.***
I have a confession to make...I wrote about girdles yesterday because I was staring at a blank page with no ideas. I had no idea it would be so interesting to so many people. Several of you asked what kind of shapewear I'm wearing....and since yesterday proved that I have no boundaries...I'll tell you.
First, a quick disclaimer(required by the government) that none of these companies have paid for my endorsement in any way. If they'd like to send a few free samples as a thank you....I wouldn't turn it down.
A few of you recommended Spanx. I've tried them, and they just didn't hold the flab enough for me. If they work for you, great! You're a lucky girl. If you need something a bit stronger to tie down what you've got...then here are my picks.
For everyday wear, I really like the Flexees tanks. They look like a regular tank top but have a magic underneath layer that holds it all in. The are long enough to just below my hip bone. They are available in black and white. (I own both) I bought the maximum firm control. They don't roll up from the bottom and look great with a t-shirt and shorts/jeans. I really love that they smooth out the bubble of fat that comes up over my bra strap on my back. (You know that cute thing that grows by your arm pit? Gone. Like magic.)
If I'm smoothing out my waist, behind and thighs, it's the Miraclesuit extra firm control high waist thigh slimmer. It's a big long name, but it works. It stays in place as long as you don't get overly ambitious and buy one that's too small. It's especially good post baby for reminding that skin where it actually belongs. It's kinda hot in the summer, so if you're not going somewhere special, I'd skip this one when it's warm outside. (It's a girdle but they don't call it that.)
Need a better bra? I like the Bali Comfort-U minimizer. After nursing 6 babies, my girls have gone from a C to a DD. It keeps things locked in place and up front where they should be. I really like that it is designed to reduce bra bulge. (I'm not that fat. Even skinny girls get bra bulge.)
I'm also a fan of the Victoria's Secret Full Coverage Minimizer bra. It's feminine, pretty, does the job and their bras last FOREVER if you care for them properly.
Finally, if you are looking for a swimsuit that holds it all in....you have to try the Miraclesuit swimwear. Oh my goodness, y'all. Finally I don't feel as if I have to hide my post-baby body under a beach towel. Kinda pricey but totally worth it if you swim often.