How Postpartum Shapewear Has Evolved

How Postpartum Shapewear Has Evolved

Postpartum shapewear has been used by women for generations, including our mothers and grandmothers.


In the past, postpartum shapewear was often made from heavy, restrictive materials that were designed to tightly compress the midsection and help women get their pre-baby bodies back.


Corset history 1500 - 1900 - Andrea Schewe Design  


While these types of postpartum shapewear may have provided some support and compression, they were uncomfortable, hot, and suffering to wear for extended periods of time.


Today, postpartum shapewear has evolved into a range of designs such as binders, wrap and waist trainers.


These modern shapewear are commonly made from breathable & lightweight fabrics such as nylon, spandex, and elastane, which are more comfortable and supported while wearing them.


Waist Trainer for Postpartum Recovery  Waist Trainer Singapore


The compressive support from modern day postpartum binders or waist trainers are also beneficial for women who are experiencing discomfort or pain in their abdomen, back, or pelvis after giving birth.


When choosing postpartum shapewear, it's important to look for shapewear that

  • are made from breathable and lightweight fabrics for your comfort
  • made with moisture-wicking fabric & quick drying
  • made of latex and spandex for effective long term shaping results
  • does not cause pain or discomfort when worn for an extended period of time
  • offers safe and right compressive support
  • offers optimal coverage on your midsection


Every woman's postpartum recovery process is different, so it is important to choose a postpartum shapewear that is tailored to your individual needs and preferences. Please consult with your healthcare provider or reach out to Sugar Shapewear specialist on Instagram DM  or Facebook Messenger if you have any questions or concerns about using postpartum shapewear.