Sunday, April 25, 2010

Momma Friendly Swimwear

While on my never ending quest for "momma-friendly" products, I was introduced to these fantastic garments and immediately thought "Where have you been all my life?" 

For those of us who are not quite bikini ready, or wouldn't wear one anyway because of modesty,
girltrunks were designed for the everyday woman in mind. For the newly postpartum and breastfeeding Mom, girltrunks are a great alternative to a swimsuit that rides up in all the wrong places and doesn't properly accommodate an abundant, lactating bosom. But really, girltrunks are a great solution for moms in any season of life !

"girltrunks will forever change the way you look and feel at the pool, the beach, the gym or on the go."

 Indeed, they will. 

 girltrunks’ bottoms combine quick-drying polyamide material with  a mesh lining. They are available in two lengths so YOU can choose how much, or how little, of your legs you want to show. You won’t find side pockets on these trunks as they were designed to flatter a woman’s body with a more tailored look.

Above, you see the 'long on short" option, which has an 11 inch inseam for a little more coverage. 

And here, you see the "meet me in the middle" option with a 7 inch inseam. 

The tops are great too. There are two options, the halter and the tank and both are available in the black and white or the polka dot print.  Trunks and tops are sold separately, for a customized fit. While a bit pricey, the bottoms are 79.00 and the tops are 59.00, they are superior in quality and design.

I was sent some samples to review, in my size.  I chose the "long on short" with the halter top in black and white and I was really impressed with the fit, and attention to detail. The great thing about this swimwear is that it can take you straight from the pool or the beach to out to lunch or the grocery store without skipping a beat, and to a busy Mom, this is a dream come true. 

You can move about freely without having to wonder if something is showing that shouldn't be, or worrying about your swimsuit bottom giving you a wedgie. I think the design would also be very conducive to breastfeeding at the pool or on the beach because the trunks are separate from the tops.

Birthwhisperer is all about finding simple, safe and healthy solutions for mothers and this one passed our scrutiny with flying colors. 

They also come with an unconditional 30 day money back guarantee !
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*Birthwhisperer does not receive payment for product endorsements and only endorses products that have been found to be of superior quality and value.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Momma friendly body shapers !

Birthwhisperer is back, after a short hiatus, with the skinny on momma friendly shapewear. It is no secret that becoming a mother changes everything, not the least of which is our bodies. And just as it takes many months to grow a baby, it can take a while to return to our previous states of being. Some of us remain forvever altered, but we can be proud of what our bodies have accomplished through the heroic act of giving birth !

As we transition to our new physiques, it can be helpful to have some foundation garments that "batten down the hatches", if you get my drift. Sometimes we just don't want to too much jiggling going on. And if we have had a cesarean, our tummies may need tender loving care, in the form of gentle support.
In light of all that, I want to share two products that I have found to be extremely helpful, even though I am 19 years postpartum !

The first is ASSETS by Sara Blakely. The photo above shows a woman wearing the footless tights while obviously pregnant. They are so comfortable and give great control without strangling you. They do NOT do that annoying "roll at the waist thing" and come in many different lengths, from thigh length to the style you see here. I love the "Lucky Leggings" style and wear them year round. They are designed by the same woman who designed SPANX but are a little more affordable. I buy mine at Target.

The next product that I have tried is the Kymaro body shaper.
They make upper foundation garments ( like the one pictured here ) and lowers, similar to the one pictured above. I think the quality is very good, although I prefer the first product I reviewed. I think the Kymaro is a little lighter in the control factor, but if that is what you are looking for, this may be the product for you. The Kymaro may be more comfortable in warmer weather.

I hope to be reviewing more apparel for mothers in the coming weeks. Stay tuned !
I have not received any compensation for this endorsement, although I did receive a sample of the Kymaro garments to review.