The All Seasons adjustable belly wrap is the least expensive post-pregnancy girdles we’ve taken a look at, and it shows. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, because you get what you pay for – but you also save a lot of money. On the other hand, we consider this to be an important purchase, so we tend to encourage our readers to take a look at some of the higher-end options instead of just looking at the cheapest. Still, this is a workable solution, and still one of the better options out there if you’re looking at this category as a whole, so it’s worth considering.
This time around, we’re going to be going over some of the pros and some of the cons of this wrap, and highlighting what makes it unique – including the good aspects, the negative things, and everything in between. While it’s a relatively inexpensive item, it’s still worth determining whether it’s good enough to be worn on your body or not. “Good enough for the price” doesn’t really cut it when it comes to something this important, so let’s take a closer look – price aside – to determine if this is a worthwhile back brace for postpartum or not.
Build quality of the All Seasons Postpartum Girdle by Goldfield
Overall, the fabric doesn’t feel as high-quality nor as soft as some of the other options we’ve looked at, even if they do cost anywhere from twice as much to ten times the price. However, it’s recommended that you wear this item on top of an undershirt, so it’s okay that it’s not incredibly soft. None the less, the manufacturer warns “DO NOT [wear it] in direct contact with the skin.” We’re not really sure why there’s such a stern warning, but we’ll take heed. If you’re looking for something you can wear directly on your skin, this isn’t the one to choose.
How visible is it?
It does a decent job of not being detected, compared to some of the thicker and bulkier options out there. Having said that, if you’re wearing tight enough clothes, the seams are going to show, there’s not much you can do about that. Thicker or baggier clothes will do a better job of hiding this abdomen recovery belt, but at the end of the day, it’s not like its something you need to be ashamed of. Having said that, we completely understand wanting something that’s more discreet and less obvious.
This belly wrap comes in two colors: black or beige. Choosing the color that more accurately reflects the clothes you’ll have on over and beneath it will help to keep it hidden. If you wear a mix of light and darker clothes, maybe just grab one of each color? It’s cheap enough that you can grab both colors and not have to worry about it.
Fit, size, and usability
This wrap comes in 4 sizes of varying lengths, but the width is always 9.4 inches. Here’s a breakdown of the other sizes:
- Medium: 34.6 inches
- Large: 38.6 inches
- XLarge: 41 inches
- XXLarge: 44.9 inches
If you’re in between sizes, it’s not a bad idea to go up a size. Also, sometimes only the two middle sizes are in stock, but keep in mind that this brace is also adjustable so you’ve got some leeway to work with anyways.
You can wash it, and it’s recommended to either dry clean it or hand wash and hang to drop. You can also iron it on lower temperatures. Especially if you have sensitive skin, but regardless, remember to have a thin shirt to wear underneath this as well to act as a barrier between the wrap and your skin – we don’t want it causing any irritations for you.
It’s made with lightweight fabrics and fibers, which are very breathable. The memory alloys are stretchy and comfortable.
Women wear these for a number of reasons, either simply to look a bit slimmer after childbirth, for the abdominal compression and added lumbar support, to help with a number of aches and pains in the core, and to help support your uterus after giving birth.
While it’s certainly a budget item, it’s still one of the better budget options – so we’ve opted to include it, and to recommend it if you’re looking for something very affordable and simple. However, if you’ve got $100 or so to spend, there are better options out there by far. None the less, this one certain is better than nothing and has also earned a spot as one of our top picks in the lower range of the price spectrum.