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#1 of 2 Old 02-15-2009, 06:28 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Okay, I'm almost 5wksPP and being very gentle on myself this time around. Practiced lying-in, enjoying food, taking any exercise very slow, positive self-talk, etc!

Now that I'm going out and about a bit more I would like a little seamless shaping underneath, though!

I have been using the Belly Bandit and have shrunk from a S to XS! The BB is good but shows through most of what fits me now (esp. since most of that is form-fitting!).

So...what about Assets or Spanx? I looked at the Sensational Shaper on target online...looks like it goes from the mid-thigh to the rib cage? No seams? I am petite (tee hee) so would that be an issue? Has anyone tried shapers and what do you think? Does it really pull you in?

I'll keep wearing the BB at home/night, as it is working great. It is sooo supportive for the whole core area and has really helped me with posture as I am slinging ds all the time.

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Okay, I'm almost 5wksPP and being very gentle on myself this time around. Practiced lying-in, enjoying food, taking any exercise very slow, positive self-talk, etc!

Now that I'm going out and about a bit more I would like a little seamless shaping underneath, though!

I have been using the Belly Bandit and have shrunk from a S to XS! The BB is good but shows through most of what fits me now (esp. since most of that is form-fitting!).

So...what about Assets or Spanx? I looked at the Sensational Shaper on target online...looks like it goes from the mid-thigh to the rib cage? No seams? I am petite (tee hee) so would that be an issue? Has anyone tried shapers and what do you think? Does it really pull you in?

I'll keep wearing the BB at home/night, as it is working great. It is sooo supportive for the whole core area and has really helped me with posture as I am slinging ds all the time.
I'm quite a bit bigger than you (more of an XL, L) but I found the Assets at Target were cheaper than spanx, but didn't work as well. I got the shorts that go up to the bra line. They smooth everything down and are comfortable for a workout, (so my belly doesn't fly up and down during step aerobics, or over my boobs when doing a downward-facing dog) but they are not holding up too well in the wash, and they do nothing to draw my stomach in the way the belly bandit does. Not firm enough I guess. For $20 I actually think they aren't worth it because I'd rather pay $60 for one spanx and have it a) work and b) last longer.

I found something at wal-mart by a brand called "Work It"--it's a panty brief style with a high rise waist, up to the bra line. It's microfiber feel, I got one in black one in nude. Those are lasting well and much firmer, actually pull me in. But they are uncomfortable to wear after a while because of the crotch issue They are super cheap compared to other shapewear so I'd recommend checking out what they have at Wal-Mart. If you only need lower-belly flab support they have some cut panties there, boy short style cut in a "v" shape hipsters, but firm support, those worked after my first baby, now my whole belly is a wreck and those won't cut it any longer
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