Jessica Alba wore double corsets to achieve her signature toned body after her two pregnancies.
So, basically, she would have fit right in in Victorian-era England.
It turns out the secret to concealing the visible changes a woman's body undergoes during childbearing is wearing two girdles.
"It was brutal; it's not for everyone," the 31-year-old told Net-A-Porter's digital magazine. "I wore a double corset day and night for three months. It was sweaty, but worth it."
Celebrities including Brooke Burke-Charvet, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kourtney Kardashian and Jennifer Garner reportedly used the tummy-tucking method too.
"The concept behind abdominal binders is very common after surgery and after the delivery of a baby to help support abdominal muscles, help with posture and reduce the feeling of bloating," said Dr. Jennifer Ashton, senior medical contributor for ABC News.
Alba has two daughters, Honor, 4, and Haven, nearly 2, with entrepreneur husband Cash Warren. The couple met on the set of comic book flick "Fantastic Four" in 2004. "We both chose the right person," she said of their marriage.