The Simple (and Comfortable) Shapewear Pieces Every New Mother Should Have

To put it simply, giving birth is no easy feat. But once you’ve already gone through the process of pregnancy—and the maternity clothes that come with it—it’s time to focus on spending as much time as you need with your newborn bundle of joy. But with that in mind, you were just carrying your baby for nine months. Needless to say, your body has gone through a series of drastic changes in a seemingly short amount of time, and your postpartum period is no different.

As you adjust your life to the newest addition to your family, there’s a good chance you’ll be spending the new handful of months in your most comfortable clothes yet (hello, pajamas and loungewear!). But for the moments when you want to give yourself a little more lift, it doesn’t hurt to have some postpartum shapewear for added support.

Whether you want a bodysuit to wear under a sleek dress or a pair of tummy control panties or shorts for your favorite jeans, there are plenty of shapewear pieces to suit your post-pregnancy sartorial needs. Scroll down to see them below. 


Tummy-control underwear is the easiest way to give your postpartum middle section an extra lift, no matter what you decide to wear. Look for those high-waist silhouettes. If you want ultimate comfort, opt for seamless styles.

Made by a new mother, these will keep you supported and comfortable—guaranteed.

You'll practically forget you're wearing these under your clothes.

Want to wear your favorite pre-pregnancy jeans? Slip these on beforehand.

If you want to smooth out your tummy, wear these.

Waist Wraps and Bands

Waist wraps and bands are perfect for new mothers looking for additional support to their everyday ensembles. Pair them with other shapewear options, such as shorts or a bodysuit.

Belly Bandit's corset can be adjusted as you continue to go through the postpartum period.

You can easily slip this belly wrap on at any moment.


Anything with extensive tummy-control is a great option for new moms. And if you decide to wear a skirt and want extra coverage, these are the perfect styles to own.

This shaping brief will be the perfect piece to wear underneath a form-fitting dress.

Leave it to Spanx to create comfortable postpartum shapewear that'll last.

If you want to, let the lace trim of these shorts peek out from underneath a dress.

Without a doubt, these will provide all of the support you need.

Tanks and Bodysuits

For those of you who prefer something that gives you control for all areas of your torso, opt for a shaping tank top or bodysuit. Just be sure to go for styles that help make nursing easier.

Slip on a tank top when you want an easy and simple piece to wear during the postpartum phase of motherhood.

A bodysuit is one of the easiest ways to give your body full support.

Wear these shorts before, during, and after your pregnancy experience.

A classic bodysuit will be an easy item to wear underneath any of your clothes.

Sport this romper for a seamless and smooth look.

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