*Due to the nature of the product we do not accept returns
I was really disappointed with this product. I ordered this belly bandit at the end of my 2nd pregnancy and was really excited to use it. I am starting my 3rd week of post delivery recovery and have been wearing this band faithfully hoping for it to get better. The band starts out comfortable but after a few days of wear it creases along the back and sides. These creases dig into your skin and make it uncomfortable to wear. It also creates a roll between your bra and the top of the band. There is no way I would wear this out under just a shirt, you definitely need a sweater - and the rolls created by the creases are still visible. The band also creeps up when you sit. Once you stand up I am constantly pulling it down so it sits on my hips. Otherwise there is a roll between the top of my pants and the bottom of the band.
If you are reading this review before purchasing I would look at other options. I am wishing I purchased the Brook Burke band.
definitely can't wear it under tight clothes without it being noticable and you have to keep your back straight to prevent bunching (it actually helped my back pain somewhat). after my first baby i couldn't shake the weight but i wore this after my second baby and within 5 months PP i was wearing my pre-kids size 4 jeans again so i'd definitely recommend it...however i did have to buy both a medium and a small and a shrinx hips belt to get that effect which was very expensive.
warning - if you try to wear it in the first day or two after you have your baby it makes your post-birth contractions much more painful
This held in my belly post c-section nicely, but I have to agree with the other reviews. The top on stanly folds over and bunches, it gets quite annoying when you are trying to sit.
I agree with the last review about the product not being great. I bought to use after my 3rd pregnancy & although I did wear around the house, I couldn't wear it out and about as you could see the velcro seam under my clothes. It didn't matter where I closed it and it was evident. Also, the top would fold down when sitting. I am also an average size & ordered a medium which was too big. I had it on the tightest part of the velcro 2 weeks post baby. And with not being able to return the item, I am not wanting to order another in a smaller size. Really too bad it doesn't fit better.
I purchased this to be worn after my 4th pregnancy to try something different. I gave it 2 stars because it did hold in all the jiggly belly fat and I felt different while walking with it. It was very soft and didn't rub anywhere. Those are the positive things. The 3 missing stars are because I couldn't SIT with it! In the first few weeks post partum, you're sitting feeding your baby a lot and instead of the wrap folding while I sat, it just rose up and acted like a painful push up bra. I was constantly taking the thing on and off. I also couldn't hide the huge velcro seam. No matter where I placed the velcro, you could see this long ridge under my shirts. It did make my stomach look flatter though (while on).
I am 5'8 and 160lbs. Just an average size I'd say but it didn't work for me.