Ok ladies, lets be honest….along with high waisted jeans, high waisted leggings are a girls best friend! Well mine anyways, after 4 kids I need allllll the help I can get. I have purchased and returned countless pairs of leggings, and sports bras. Not to mention all of the ones I wore once or twice and now have a dark existence in the back of a drawer somewhere. After having kids I was never one of those lucky ones who bounces back naturally. I’ve never had anything even remotely resembling a six pack and I’ve learned to embrace my cellulite. I HAVE however found some amazing gear that makes me feel comfortable and sexy working with exactly what god gave me 🙂
Sport Chek in Canada has a fair amount of the items I’ve recently purchased marked down to almost 50% off!! I’ve included those items in this post. They also do free shipping and a 60 day return policy…..what??? Yup 60 days. ( Insert happy dance)
First of all, especially now that I’m nursing and actually have breasts, a comfortable supportive sports bra is key! I’ve tried the ones with a zillion criss-crossing straps on the back, making me feel (and look some days) like a tied pork roast….NO thank you! These are a few of my recent favourites, I’ve tried on all of these and own most of them. I am a 34 D and generally wear a size small in all of these brands, the removable cups leave a little extra room if you want to remove them too.
Pants for me are the hardest thing to find, whether it is jeans or leggings I almost always have a muffin top crisis. So high waisted leggings are like a little bit of heaven I’m hanging on to until the styles change again. Alo yoga is one of my favourites, being a Canadian girl I almost felt like I was cheating the first time I tried a pair of Alo leggings on. Sorry Lululemon! They fit SO well, don’t give any peekaboos of your underwear when bending over, and lift, smooth and shape ALLLL the right places….hallelujah! Lorna Jane is another brand new to me, but I’m feeling the same as I do for Alo, great coverage and shape. I tend to be a small in both of these, although I do find Alo to be a little more generous in their sizing, depending on the style.
I also threw in a couple of tops in my online shopping, because the outfit needs to be completed. Also I’m not entirely comfortable baring my midriff in-front of unsuspecting people. Short shirts go so well with high waisted pants and I’ve found a few I think you’ll love too!
I hope you guys are able to find a cute new piece for the gym, yoga or lounging! Any questions about sizing or fit please let me know 🙂