Storq maternity leggings (size 3) | Gift from Storq
Elizabeth Suzann wool harper sweater | Gift from ES years ago
Clergerie Anjou Straw oxfords
Well. On a whim I tried these Storq leggings on over the weekend again because it got cold and I needed some cozy pants. They fit a little better now that my belly is really popping out, and I wore them basically the entire weekend.
They’re very long on me; I have them rolled under a few times here. And I have the belly panel pulled all the way up so it’s touching my boobs (I didn’t wear a bra yesterday, yay for still being able to get away with that!!). They also have a slight sheen to them you can see when the sun hits them just right, which I don’t love…but more than anything, they are SO COMFORTABLE. OMG.
I think now, I just want to wear things over my belly, and things that cradle it, if that makes sense. I can still wear some of my high-waisted underwear and I prefer that over wearing things under my belly, for the very mild support it gives. It just feels better to have it completely enclosed, which is weird? But I’m going with it. And that’s what makes these leggings, and my maternity jeans, so amazing and wonderful.
The size 3 might be a teeny bit big on me around the hips, etc., but it just makes these leggings much more comfortable.
As usual, I spoke too soon about not “needing” or wanting to wear leggings and now honestly want to just wear these all the time. What can I say? I’m REALLY good at changing my mind LOL.
Rebecca | Seven2Seven8 says
The relationship between clothes and how they work with your belly is the new normal, I’m afraid! I preferred belly-hugging items in my second and early in my third trimesters, too. But by the every end, I could have walked around in hip-huggers and a sports bra and been happy with my belly sticking out (except for the preferring to be DRESSED part of that equation). In fact, I often folded my maternity waistband down at the end. I wasn’t surprised by it with the twins (maternity clothing is, after all, designed for those baking a single baby at a time), but I felt that way at the end of my singleton pregnancy, too.
Even now (youngest will be two next week), I am constantly evaluating waistbands. I love a comfortable high waist and feeling held in. I don’t like it when they did in or roll down. I prefer the aesthetics of the high waist most of the time, but how clothing FEELS matters more, since babies, than it ever did before.
You continue to glow!
I loved that feeling of being hugged in. I would wear full panel leggings, a maternity cami, then a top. Whenever I went for an ultrasound it was an ordeal to get down to skin!
A woman’s prerogative to change her mind. ESPECIALLY a pregnant woman!
I remember feeling a lot of stain on my abdominal muscles which were holding up my very large baby in utero, so supportive garments felt good. Glad you like the leggings. And you’ll NEVER hear the words “I told you so” come out of my mouth…UGH!