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Unread 10-23-2007, 12:23 PM
What not to wear....help

Just curious to know from sisters who have already returned to work, what not to wear or what to wear on my first day back at work on 10/29/07. Should I wear my support panties because I find that they become annoying after a couple hours but will they help me for a 8 hour workday? What about support hose? I feel like I am going to war and want have all the right combat gear ! I am getting anxious about this since my warddrobe has consisted of sweatpants, t-shirt, baseball hat! I got a manicure/pedicure last week and now I need my hair fixed, it is a mess
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Unread 10-23-2007, 01:08 PM
What not to wear....help

Something supportive feels good around the belly, and I felt more protected from being bumped while wearing these garments. I found the nicest ones from Target, they were called Assets, you can get them in tights, leggings and other forms. They were a little pricey at around $10 a pair, but I went back and got more. You can find them in the underwear/lingerie dept. I actually went with the leggings and body shapers (like bike shorts.) No ride up and extremely comfortable. Good luck and go easy on yourself! Tami
Unread 10-23-2007, 01:36 PM
What not to wear....help


Do you work primarily on your feet or sitting down? Can you wear your support panties for a while and then take them off if they feel uncomfortable? I did that a couple of times during my first week back at work. I wore skirts at first -- less clingy/binding -- with no hose. I have essentially an office job, so I sit for a good part of the day. I found it very helpful to make sure I got up and walked around frequently. Sitting in my office chair wasn't completely comfy, and I found a chair that tilted back slightly. I used it for the first week or so until sitting was more comfy.

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Unread 10-23-2007, 02:16 PM
What not to wear....help

The Assets are great - they are made by Sara Blakely who also makes Spanx. I have found them to give me the support I need and they are comfortable. I have a pair of Assets and Spanx

Can you take a pair of back up panties and pants with you? If you find yourself getting very uncomfortable it'd be nice to have an option.

Someone else on the board said they bought some maternity pants with panels in the pockets and found them great for the first few weeks back to work.

I bought some elastic waisted pants - not my favorite but they are comfy and I will get rid of them once the swelling and tenderness are gone.
Unread 10-23-2007, 02:49 PM
What not to wear....help

Thanks guys for your suggestions. Can one be fashionable and comfy at the same time-perhaps so! I have lost 15lbs since surgery so I want to wear something cute but not too constricting! Wondering if I will get swelly-belly after lunch?
Unread 10-23-2007, 03:02 PM
What not to wear....help

I hear ya, Shawndenise. I think you're smart not to wear anything constricting. With regard to the post-lunch swelly-belly, I could definitely feel it by the end of the day during my first week back. Not painful, but just uncomfortable. That got better and better over time. Now I only feel it by the end of the week if I've had a really marathon week.

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