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Tummy flatteners for every day wear.....

(22 Posts)
virgononvirgin Sun 04-Sep-11 13:15:47

I have developed a horrid flabby belly (post surgery - laparatomy, not nice) to the point where people think I am pregnant. I know it will shift eventually, but in the mean time I need to get me some big tummy pants to give me a better shape. Am a size 14 round the waist at the moment due to bloating. Also sick of wearing baggy clothes to hide which makes me look even more pregnant sad.

Can you recommend something that is suitable to wear every day. I already have some girdle type things from M&S, but they are only suitable to wear for few hours at a time (as in they are VERY tight), and I probaby couldn't get into them now anyway. Will need to get couple of pairs too so not too pricey. Any recommendations for something strong enough to hold me, but not make me have statue posture all day and be comfy?? [Not asking too much emoticon].


gilbonzothesecretpsychocunt Sun 04-Sep-11 13:49:36

I have this

It's not as effective as the girdle pants but it's comfy. It's not one that will take a size off you but it will disguise bulges!

virgononvirgin Sun 04-Sep-11 14:52:52

Thanks gilbon. Any other recommendations?

peppapighastakenovermylife Sun 04-Sep-11 20:15:33

I wear the M&S support vests (£12) - they are fantastic and comfortable enough to wear all day smile

Buy a size too big and step into them

RockChick1984 Sun 04-Sep-11 20:46:27

I got some big support pants from matalan, they were about £6 but are not so stiff as a lot of others, I wear them most days and they just hold in my overhang where my tummy is still wobbly from pregnancy, although they don't take me down a dress size!

Marrow Sun 04-Sep-11 21:57:23

Bumping this. I had three laparotomies last year so tummy is a disaster zone. I really need some extra strong but comfortable support.

virgononvirgin Sun 04-Sep-11 23:16:17

peppa does the vest give you support on your lower tummy though? mine needs support from below, if that make sense.

marrow I had a laparatomy three years ago too but can't remember how long it takes for tummy to go down. Also have they always cut you in the same place? (sorry if being nosey, but tbh cried when I saw my tummy post surgery, I didn't have a washboard stomach beforehand, but I just couldnt believe it was MY tummy) sad

Marrow Mon 05-Sep-11 19:41:58

No, not always cut in same place. First one was at bikini line (like a c-section scar) and second and third ones were a foot long vertical incision. My tummy is very deformed now and really protrudes sad

peppapighastakenovermylife Mon 05-Sep-11 19:59:53

Yes it supports from top of hips down to bottom of hips and down over stomach - lovely smooth lines.

BarryKent Mon 05-Sep-11 20:04:23

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

peppapighastakenovermylife Tue 06-Sep-11 13:04:25


Yes, yes two vital rules - one size bigger and step in!

No, wasn't me who recommended them originally but I am now a convert and feel weird not wearing them grin

GeetTallBird Tue 06-Sep-11 13:07:16

Why a size bigger? Surely a size smaller would suck you in!

WhollyGhost Tue 06-Sep-11 13:08:09

I saw them reccomended here, and bought a couple in my actual size, couldn't even get them over my head blush

CeliaFate Tue 06-Sep-11 13:31:38

Thanks for this thread! I've got those M+S vests - almost killed myself trying to get the fecker on over my head, didn't think about stepping into it! grin

virgononvirgin Tue 06-Sep-11 13:53:31

Just been on M&S website and couldn't find them sad. Lots of 'bodies' etc but no vests, and nothing at the £12 mark? Did you all get them last year or something?? [abolutely gutted emoticon]

Apologies if am being blind/thick, no doubt the next post will be somone linking to them in every colour and size blush

CeliaFate Tue 06-Sep-11 14:07:55

Well, you did ask! grin

ChunkyPickle Tue 06-Sep-11 14:11:56

is it this one?

for 12 quid I'll give that a go to try and cut down wobble I think...

virgononvirgin Tue 06-Sep-11 14:48:46

Thanks Celia....I knew it...[embarassed]....I looked in shapewear.....

porcupine11 Tue 06-Sep-11 14:53:12

Get the same support pants but in one or even two sizes bigger, then they will do their job without feeling uncomfortable.

Those vests really bug me as they always ride up.

Jazzicatz Tue 06-Sep-11 15:03:50

I have just bought some from Primark and surprisingly they are really very good. Only £4 for the pants and they come in several lengths. I have the ones that come up under the bra and they are great, holds everything in but not too tight, and doesn't ride down.

netbook Tue 06-Sep-11 15:55:40

Do the M&S ones give you monoboob?

WhollyGhost Tue 06-Sep-11 16:48:49

don't all vests? confused

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