Shapewear is every woman’s best friend, but for those who may be expecting, maternity shapewear is the perfect wardrobe solution to keep you looking and feeling amazing throughout those 9 months.

Mama Spanx

Mama Spanx

Here’s 10 reasons why you should invest:

Maternity shapewear gives you a slimmer, more streamlined silhouette whilst adding support to your bump, meaning you can continue wearing figure hugging outfits with confidence.

Celebrity mums-to-be love the instant transformation maternity shapewear can deliver. Model Chrissy Teigen was spotted recently trying to get into SPANX Maternity tights with the help of her husband John Legend, whilst Cheryl was also rumoured to be a fan when she was expecting baby Bear!

They’re good for your back! Posture can be improved from wearing maternity shapewear as it supports the spine.

Maternity shapewear grows with you! SPANX have the Power Mama Maternity Mid-Thigh Shaper Shorts which comfortably shape the rear and thighs, whilst providing lower back support. What’s clever is the tummy panel grows as you do, with the soft yarns stretching to accommodate your burgeoning bump.

They widen your wardrobe! Maternity shapewear doesn’t stop with high waisted pants! Brands have been utilising the shaping technology within leggings, tights and jeans to give a super flattering style that will ensure you feel comfortable and confident at all times.

No slip or bunching. When your bump is growing, your old underwear and tights can feel uncomfortable, either riding up or slipping down. Maternity shapewear expertly stays in place for easy wear all day or night long.

No need for a whole new wardrobe – just because your shape is changing, it doesn’t mean you have to shun your wardrobe for loose fit smocks. A pair of shapewear will keep you in your old clothes for longer!

Never have a VPL again - there’s different styles of maternity shapewear, from shorts to tights to help prevent any lines from showing!

Keep dazzling at those black tie events – just because you’re pregnant doesn’t mean your social life stops. You still want to look amazing at that wedding or party. When you hit the high street to go dress shopping, maternity shapewear is your best friend – slip on a paid and you’ll instantly feel your confidence surge when you take to the changing room.

They’re safe! As long as you choose maternity specific shapewear (don’t wear traditional constricted tummy versions) then this form of underwear is a great choice throughout your pregnancy.

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