You need a specific faja if you’re recovering from a C-section. 1
They have a black version for the low-maintenance girl. 2
The compression on this corset is serious. 3
It features two rows of hook-and-eye closures designed specifically for C-section incision, allowing you to tighten when additional compression is needed. With that said, you can also use this faja if you had a natural birth and just need some belly flattening. ($108.75, Bellefit.com).
Shapewear can be cute and comfy. 5
If you’re not about tight and compressed fajas, a bodysuit shapewear piece that feels more like regular clothes might be exactly what you need. This crew-neck short sleeve bodysuit features smoothing and shaping technology that’s designed to regulate body heat to keep your tummy flat, your waist cinched it, and leave you as comfortable as possible. It’s also a stylish piece you can pair with everything from jeans, skirts, and dress pants ($68, Yummie.com).
There's a long-sleeve version, too. 6
This nursing top is everything but frumpy. 7
For the girl who wants shapewear she can instantly take off. 8
Unlike fajas or shapewear panties, this postpartum band wraps around the stomach area and can be layered over underwear. It works to smooth and flatten your stomach, while also providing comfort and back support for when you’re carrying or breastfeeding your baby ($25, Target).
These post-pregnancy leggings will have you bouncing back in no time. 9
This post-partum panty is unlike any of the others. 11
Slip shapewear is genius. 12
If your focus is on the tummy down. 13
Because your post-baby booty matters, too. 14
This is a perfect pick if you just want to look smooth underneath your dresses. 15
Shapewear can be sexy. 16
Waist trainers are game changers. 18
There’s a reason why Kim Kardashian swears by this waist trainer. Apparently when incorporated into a workout routine, this corset-style waist band, encourages sweating that flattens the stomach, cinches the waist, and rids you of water weight. Perfect if you’re looking to reduce a post-pregnancy belly ($109, Whatsawaist).