Figure8Moms Guide to the Best After-Baby Shapewear and Compression Leggings 2019
Leggings are the most versatile after-baby transitional pant when you find your maternity pants are too big and your pre-pregnancy pants are too tight. In come compression leggings - wonderful wardrobe marvels that give a little bit of nip and tuck to the tummy and a gentle squeeze to energize your legs. You don’t have to be a mom to fall in love with compression leggings. Once you’ve tried them, you’ll wonder how you ever got on without them.
How are shapewear leggings different from regular leggings?
Shapewear leggings are designed to be flattering. They feature targeted compression to smooth and sculpt your body. Shapewear leggings give you tummy control, lift your butt and slim your legs.
Is there a difference between shapewear leggings and compression leggings?
Yes! Technically speaking, there is a difference. While in women’s wear (and in this guide), shapewear leggings are interchangeably called “compression leggings,” the distinction should be made that in sportswear, “compression leggings” refers to athletic performance leggings. Athletic compression leggings are usually much tighter than shapewear leggings and are designed to optimize bloodflow and support muscles during intense physical exercise. The compression leggings featured in this guide are not athletic performance leggings. Their main purpose is body sculpting. Our shapewear leggings offer targeted compression in the tummy and rear and gentle compression to slim and energize your legs.
Can I wear shapewear leggings all day?
Yes! Wear them as you would normal leggings. Our compression leggings are designed to be comfortable for all day wear. They give you full freedom of movement and keep up with all your daily activities. Can I wear compression leggings while I’m pregnant? We don’t recommend wearing compression leggings during pregnancy. Check out our maternity leggings guide for our recommendations on great leggings to wear during pregnancy. There are styles that offer belly and back support specially for pregnant bodies.
Do shapewear leggings eliminate the need for shapewear?
Shapewear leggings are designed to be worn alone, without additional shapewear. They provide light to moderate generalized support. They don’t take the place of post-partum belly bands and binders which give firm, targeted support intended to help you recover from pregnancy and birth. See our Post-Pregnancy Guide for more information on after-baby recovery.