Monday, November 23, 2009

Forgive bodyshaper review and giveaway.

Guys, this one might not be for you. My apologies in advance . . .

I recently had the opportunity to try out the Forgive bodyshaper from Amon Maternity. No, I am not pregnant. This is a bodyshaper for the post-pregnancy body -- or, in reality, anyone who would like a little extra "support" through the mid-section. You see, not everyone has the bounce-back ability of Heidi Klum. I certainly wasn't ready to walk down the Victoria's Secret catwalk 5 weeks after my son was born, that's for sure!

OK, I know what you're thinking. I'm not ready to walk down any catwalk -- Victoria's Secret or otherwise. But that's beside the point. The point is that not everyone returns immediately to their pre-pregnancy body the way Heidi does. Some people might want a little extra something to keep their middles in check.

Vanessa at Amon sent me a black Forgive, size medium, and I tried it out. I've worn other bodyshapers before, most notably Spanx, so I had something to compare the Forgive to. Overall, I liked it. I liked the seamless control band that goes around the belly. It was comfortable and there was no "spillover" at the top because the bodyshaper is smooth and doesn't cut in at all. That's one problem I've noticed with Spanx: The top of them can sometimes cut in and create a bulge where there wasn't one. (And, yes, I've tried different sizes, so it isn't that I was wearing one that was too small.) Also, there are no visible seams to create bumps, another issue I've had with the Spanx versions.

Anyway, the Forgive bodyshaper created a nice, smooth foundation for under my clothes. And, being that it is a bodyshaper, it actually did that. I had a super flat tummy!

My only wish would be for them to make a bodyshaper that is a little longer in the leg, to smooth over the hip area (the bodyshaper is just a brief).

Buy it:

The bodyshaper retails for $25 and is available on the Amon Maternity web site here.

You can also find it at several specialty maternity stores throughout the US and in Canada. A list of retail locations is available here.

Win it:

I am so happy to be able to share this giveaway because it is ultra generous! One lucky winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to the Amon Maternity store. Entering is simple: Leave me a comment and let me know you want in. You can get extra entries by doing any of the following (please leave one comment per entry):
You don't need to be pregnant or even have had a baby to enter. Seriously, the bodyshaper is good for anyone who wants some smoothing or support under their clothes!

This giveaway will run from today through Sunday, 11/29 at midnight EST. The winner will be selected using random.org and announced on Monday, 11/30.

Good luck!

16 comments:

  1. oh i sooooo want it. and yes the spanx i have has left a bulge wherever the spanx ends ??? which looks worse than if if didn't wear the thing.....

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  2. Although I have never been pregnant, I'd love to give it a try!

    I'm hesitant to become a fan on FB or follow on Twitter or people might get ideas when they see the word 'maternity'. ;)

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  3. Although my body is pretty close to Heide Klums at this point (yeah right!), I would love to win it!

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  4. I'd love to try this out!! I'll never be ready for the catwalk, but I can try to look my best.

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  5. I will need this after the holiday for sure. LOL!! Thanks for hosting. Will come back friday..

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  6. This would be so wonderful. My maternity wardrobe is lacking!
    veniceangel@hotmail.com

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  7. I would love the Be*hold Band! Thanks for the giveaway!
    andreapaetkau at gmail dot com

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  8. I follow Amon Maternity on twitter!
    andreapaetkau at gmail dot com

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  9. I tweeted! http://twitter.com/ampaetka/status/6011910510
    andreapaetkau at gmail dot com

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  10. I've had 5 pregnancies from 2002 thru 2008. I not only need this sort of undergarment, I've *earned* one. :-) Thanks for the chance to win.

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  11. Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!

    Sarah
    untenuredteacher at yahoo dot com

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  12. I'm a FB fan of Amon Maternity (Sarah Bee)

    Sarah
    untenuredteacher at yahoo dot com

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  13. Neat product! I'd love to be entered. Thanks for hosting.

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  14. Please include me in the giveaway. I would love to try it!

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  15. I loved my Amon band to support my pregnant belly when I was pregnant. Now I am in love with the Amon bodyshaper! It was perfect when I needed tummy support while trying to lose the baby weight. And to be honest, I still use it now (a year later) when I want that extra support. Unfortunately Amon Maternity is no longer selling their stuff on their website. They recommend purchasing from www.mabelshop.com. And they offer free priority shipping.

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