Gwyneth's Sexy After-Baby Girdle

09/08/2006 at 11:00 AM ET

Leave it to Gwyneth Paltrow to make wearing a girdle sexy. As her alternative birthing guru, Dr. Gowri Motha, reveals in this week’s issue of PEOPLE magazine, Gwyneth has relied on Agent Provocateur’s waist-cinching Postnatal Control Brief, $120, to help her hide those extra pounds she’s still carrying after giving birth to her second child, son Moses, in April. But this undergarment isn’t like anything hanging in grandma’s closet: With red satin detailing and detachable suspender straps (the better to wear with sexy thigh-high stockings) it’s sure to help shape your body — by getting your heart racing! (Note: It’s currently out of stock, so you’ll have to be patient if you order one!) — Galina Espinoza

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Erin Prouty on

As if Gwen would tell someone she was wearing this contraption. I find it a good way to sell a product though especially if you want your butt to look like a piece of cardboard!

Jen Stone on

Girdles rock! It helps your stomach bounce back faster after you have a baby. That and breast feeding. We all need all the help we can get!

Gilliane on

Grandma was a pretty young lady once, and she was even prettier than today’s young ladies in her girdles and all. Girdles make a huge difference, fabulous under the tightest pencil skirts for instance. You get used to them in about two weeks, after a couple of months you don’t mind at all, after a year or so you will actually love wearing your girdle and what is does for you. I think that the girdles with suspenders for stockings are the prettiest of all, a lot of men love them too , especially the vintage girdles! |The biggest secret is getting one to fit you exactly, then it can be comfy with fab support and looks.

Just like a bra a girdle requires training in, after that you will never look back.

For it will mould and shape you into a Hollywood goddess.

Now isn’t that worth the effort ?

I love my girdles, what they do for me – so do the men !

Christine on

Note to all the the mother earth types commenting here… Just for fun I bought a rear lifting girdle and wore it under tight slacks and you could NOT believe the difference! My boyfriends all loved the hot new look and told me they just love how it feels too. I have bought 3 more since the rave reviews and continue to get positive input. My boyfriends all think it is super sexy. Your logic about ‘get in the gym’ comments are just defenses of your misguided beliefs. Why do you wear a bra? Girdles were relegated to the fashion heap in the 70s but as in all ideas, they are making a comeback whether you are open minded or not. By the way, I am 5’7″ 130 lbs so I am not wearing out of ‘necessity’. It is just sexy, especially with full fashioned nylons. I don’t do the cheapskate immitation rubber top thigh highs thing, real nylons only.

Christine Alater

Jo Griffin on

Pantie girdles are perfect to wear for a special occasion dress or big night out. Yes it requires disipline to wear them but they do improve posture.
In the sixties and seventies they were “de rigour” and needed with wearing the high fashion and elegent fashions of the time.
I am not one to use them to hide flab or would use them if overweight and had a “spare tyre”. Overweight women gave girdles a bad reputation. They became associated with negative attributes. A girdle can make a good figure look even better. Try on with a dress and se the effect and difference it makes. To get the right fit and size is important. To say that men hate girdles is also rubbish, I know men who find them sexy. I never liked the ugly long legged american girdles on sale. English and continental europe girdles were always more elegent better cut (more comfortable)and had more eye appeal.In england Marks and Spencer were and are doing very well with girdle sales.
I remember just a few days before Christmas in the 90’s going in to buy a particular navy panty girdle to M&S that I wanted and had seen the day before. Guess what? all were sold out and in other colors too. Sold out because at Christmas there are these special occasions, and women like that bit of extra help to look good.
But it is harder to find a girdle that is pretty these days,the version here is not so.

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