Following my Diep at the end of last October, I wore high rise, firm control pants purchased from a certain ‘orange coloured’ national supermarket. This was on the advice of my BCN support team. They were so comfy that I wore them for about 10 weeks in the end and they didn’t look too Granny-ish either. I was also advised to buy the size that you would normally wear. If you leave hospital with a drain in, ask if you can delay wearing them as the high rise aspect may irritate/clash with a drain incision. That was sore as I found to my cost!
If you would like any further ‘been there, done it’ practical tips, please let me know. PM me if you would prefer. I have got so much out of this forum over the last year that I am more than happy to give some practical tips back.