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).
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.
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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.