Hey everyone! I wanted to stop by today to share a 3-part series on how I'm getting back in shape, post pregnancy. It's been about a month since I've been trying out a particular corset/girdle to help with my postpartum body goals. To give you a bit of a back story, I've never been into girdles or corsets because they always made me super uncomfortable. I decided to give the Bellefit Maternity corsets a try about a month ago and it has definitely changed my previous thoughts...and my body! I'll be reviewing the corset on 3 categories: fit, comfort, and effectiveness.
The fit on my corset was perfect. The company has you fill out a questionnaire that is aimed to help you determine your true corset size post pregnancy. Not only does the website help you determine your size, but the corset itself comes with adjustable features in the front, side and the crotch area, so I can always adjust the corset as my body changes. I have been wearing the Dual Closure Girdle and this is what it looks like.
The front of the corset/girdle has a hook and eye closure.
This is the zipper on the side of the girdle.
When you unzip the girdle it reveals an additional hook for a more customizable fit. The boning is encased really well so it doesn't stick me when I am sitting down.
As you can tell by this picture, the material over the abdomen area is thick and when I have it on it really pulls up all of my excess skin and fat and makes me feel more secure. The groin area has a hook and eye closure, which you comes in handy when I need to use the restroom. I love that I don't have to take the whole girdle off, just to use the restroom. This small detail helps me keep it on that much longer.
The company even gives an extender for those gals with longer torsos! How awesome is that?!
As I mentioned earlier, comfort is a bit deal for me. The corset has to be comfortable for me to keep it on. Bellefit Maternity delivered in that respect. The corset is designed to give the maximum support without a hint of discomfort. I was amazed at how well the boning was encased and the extra foam on the side of the corset. The front of the corset has two notches of hook and eye closure so that you can hook yourself looser or tighter as needed. The fabric is breathable and lightweight.
I've only been wearing the corset for a little over a month and I typically wear it for about 8-12 hours a day. It is recommended that you wear it all day long for maximum results. After my first wear, I immediately noticed that my waist area appeared to be more cinched. This happens every time. In addition, my waist is more trim as I have lost a few inches within just a few short weeks. I am confident that the corset has helped me achieve these results. I feel supported when I wear this under clothes. I'm not self conscious about my flab any more! It's great to be able to feel more confident while I work on my postpartum body goals. I also love to wear it when I workout. I feel like it is training my waist area back into shape as I sweat! This corset has become my "secret weapon". In addition to these things the corset is especially helpful right after delivery. It helps with getting your uterus to shrink back down.
Stay tuned for more updates on my progress!