What Is the Best Postpartum Underwear?

Postpartum Underwear

Having a baby brings big changes to your life, and it takes some time to adjust. As your body recovers, you’ll need comfortable postpartum underwear that supports your figure and helps you heal. The best foundations will be breathable and offer the level of compression you need compression you need. Compression offers health benefits like reducing swelling, but it also has the aesthetic benefit of smoothing your curves under clothes. Soft-shaping briefs, panties, shorts and girdles from Leonisa can help hold you in place and give you confidence as you adapt to your new role as a parent.

What Is Postpartum Underwear, and Why Do You Need It?

After you give birth, you’ll need underwear that can accommodate your body’s needs during its recovery period, which can last up to six weeks. Postpartum briefs, shorts and panties should be designed to hold large pads in place as you experience lochia. Postpartum underwear should be easy to put on and take off and free from closures and embellishments that could snag on your clothes and irritate your skin. Your foundations should also encourage your body to regain its shape as your bump decreases in size. Make sure to keep plenty of clean pairs on hand so your body will feel fresh and healthy during the night and day.

Postpartum Underwear

What Makes for Great Postpartum Underwear?

When you’re looking for postpartum underwear, you’ll want to pick pieces that help you feel your best. Foundations that provide moderate to firm compression can help keep swelling at bay and smooth out your skin. They can also support your lower back when you pick up your baby and, as an added bonus, the compression can help refine your silhouette without feeling too tight. Briefs that wrap your belly can help your abdominal muscles knit together as you move with and carry your child, and you can adjust them to accommodate your changing shape. No matter your preference or body type, you can find styles of postpartum bottoms that suit your needs at Leonisa. Below, we’ve gathered a selection of panties, briefs, shorts and girdles that will keep you feeling great all day long.

Postpartum Panties

As you recover from birthing your baby, postpartum panties are key to smoothing your figure and holding your belly in place. Whatever style you prefer, you’ll be able to choose a design and compression level that will make your foundation easy to wear, comfortable and supportive.

Truly Undetectable Comfy Shaper Panty

When you want an easygoing bottom that will gently smooth your figure, choose the Truly Undetectable Comfy Shaper Panty which is an ultra-soft shaper panty made with flex-fit fabric. This beautifully designed garment provides comfortable compression that will help hold your mid-to-lower tummy in place. The SmartLace® bottom adds a delicate, feminine touch, stays invisible under your clothes, and lightly lifts your butt. The high, flat, perfect-fit waistband will help you feel secure, and the cotton gusset will keep you fresh.

Classic High-Cut Moderate Compression Panty

If you’re looking for an easy-to-pull-on, classic panty that blends coverage, compression and freedom of movement, the Classic High-Cut Moderate Compression Panty is the one. The high-waisted bottom features a satiny, soft outer layer lined with moderate-compression PowerSlim® fabric that will flatten your belly without binding. A ruched seam in the back will help give your butt a boost, and the breathable cotton gusset will keep you comfy.

Extra High-Waisted Sheer Bottom Sculpting Shaper Panty

Sometimes, new moms want a sculpting panty that will help them reclaim their figure while keeping their upper torso free for nursing and other activities. This soft, double-layered panty has an ultra-high waist with a nonslip silicone band and carefully designed seams that create an hourglass shape. An inner lining of PowerSlim® fabric will mold the torso and mid-to-lower tummy yet provide enough comfort to be wearable anytime. A grippy, anti-slip grip lining gives additional support, and the laser-cut boyshorts bottom will boost your butt with a ruched seam. An adjustable, cotton-lined, hook-and-eye gusset provides convenient access to necessities and helps keep you cool.

Extra High-Waisted Classic Butt Lifter Shaper Panty

For firm compression that will support your lower back as it shapes your waist and your belly, choose this classic panty with an extra-high waistband that sits at the top of your rib cage. The back and sides feature flexible boning that will encourage you to keep your posture upright and hold your foundation in place. An inner layer of PowerSlim® fabric sculpts your curves while specialty seams enhance the hourglass effect. The addition of a thong detail and lighter fabric in the back gives a natural-looking enhancement to your butt while an adjustable, hook-and-eye, cotton-lined gusset will keep you fresh all day.

Perfect Fit High-Waisted Seamless Shaper Panty

If you want a comfortable, breathable and lightweight panty with plenty of sculpting power, choose this firm compression, high-waisted seamless shaper. The advanced DuraFit® fabric is durable yet sleek enough to glide over your skin and stay invisible under your clothes.

High-Waisted Classic Style Shaper Panty

When you want a supportive, full-coverage panty that will keep your figure in check, Leonisa’s firm compression, high-waisted shaper panty will be your go-to choice. This full-coverage foundation has a soft fabric outer layer lined with a PowerSlim® fabric lining that will sculpt your torso. A strategically designed back seam helps lift and shape your behind while smooth bands at the waist and leg openings stretch with you as you move. The added touch of a breathable, all-cotton gusset will help keep you comfortable at all times.

Lace Stripe Extra High-Waisted Sculpting Shaper Panty

New moms who want to feel pretty will appreciate underpinnings with feminine lace details, and the SmartLace® bands on this high-waisted panty shaper add the perfect charming touch. PowerSlim® fabric gives your tummy firm compression while a moderate-compression waist shapes your figure without sacrificing comfort. The sheer back of this foundation is detailed with striped accents and ruching that will give your butt a natural lift. A cotton inner lining and adjustable hook-and-eye gusset make this panty convenient to wear while the laser-cut leg openings and seamless construction help prevent it from showing through your clothes. Best of all, you can wear this foundation with your prettiest nursing bra and attach your bra straps to the back for extra support.

Firm Compression Panties With Belly Wraps

Leonisa’s belly wraps can help provide customizable compression that you can adjust to suit your changing body. They can also help protect incision sites and hold your healing muscles in place as you recover from your delivery. Belly wraps may be able to reduce swelling from surgery, promote better posture and support your pelvic floor.

High-Waisted Briefs

When you want to smooth your tummy after your delivery, a seamless, high-waisted panty brief will do the trick. These classic styles are easy to pull on and are comfortable enough to wear all day.

Comfy High-Waisted Smoothing Brief Panty

For comfortable, full coverage that will streamline your tummy, pick this high-waisted brief. It features a front panel made from soft, stretchy compression fabric and a center seam in the back panel that enhances the natural curves of your butt. The non-binding waistband, leg bands and cotton gusset will keep you comfortable for hours.

High-Waisted Classic Shaping Brief

If you’re looking for a comfortable postpartum control brief, try this soft, high-waisted shaper made from SkinFuse® fabric. Flexible side boning helps shape your torso and keeps the brief in place. The breathable cotton gusset and mesh back will keep you feeling fresh while the clever design gives your butt a lifter look while staying invisible underneath your clothes.

Shaper Shorts

After you have your baby, wearing a shaper short can smooth out your belly, back, hips and thighs. These garments provide you with extra coverage under skirts and pants, yet they are designed to be invisible under your clothes.

Seamless Maternity Support Panty Short

When you first leave the hospital, it will take time for your belly to start shrinking, so you may find that you are most comfortable when you are wearing maternity support underwear. Our maternity panty short uses soft SkinFuse® fabric to provide targeted compression for your back, hips and lower belly while smoothing your thighs. The over-the-belly panel is made from expandable fabric that will keep you extra comfy as you adjust to life with your new baby.

Well-Rounded Invisible Butt Lifter Shaper Short

As your body begins to regain its pre-pregnancy shape, you may be looking to smooth out your figure under dresses and pants with a no-show foundation. Our ultra-light shaper short is designed to slim your tummy, waist, hips and thighs and lift your butt. The soft SkinFuse® fabric provides targeted compression as sheer mesh inserts and special bands shape your backside. Flexible triangle-shaped cutouts on the thighs help give your legs freedom to move. These seamless shorts are constructed to never ride up while staying comfortable and undetectable under your clothes all day.

Postpartum Underwear

The Perfect Postpartum Underwear Will Keep You Feeling Your Beautiful Best

When you experience the joy of being with your new baby, it’s important to feel comfortable, confident and healthy. Your body will go through many changes as you watch your child grow, and taking care of yourself helps you be your best and experience new motherhood with joy. Investing in special pieces from Leonisa’s full range of postpartum shapewear and underwear is a wonderful way to care for yourself as you cherish beautiful new beginnings with your baby.

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