When asked how she got back into pre-baby shape so quickly, Jessica Alba recently told magazines her secret was wearing a corset non-stop for the first three months after her baby was born. While some think this sounds a little extreme (and painful), lighter and more comfortable post-partum shapewear is exponentially increasing in popularity. For a little extra support as the abdomen shrinks or for full-on girdle-like shaping to, there are dozens of popular products on the market now to give new moms a little extra help to bounce back quickly. Do they work? Reviews seem to be mixed. Still, a little extra support can’t be a bad thing.
Belly Bandit Post Pregnancy Girdle, $66, nordstrom.com
Stretch Fabric Post Partum Support Belt, $25, destinationmaternity.com
Belly Bandit Mother Tucker Support Nursing Tank, $80, nordstrom.com