How to shop for Maternity Leggings

What is a ladies universal guide to comfort, support, style and practicality? Leggings! What is a pregnant mumma's guide to everyday wear, active wear and general go-to? Leggings!

One of the things I was looking forward to most when pregnant (obviously in addition to eating for two), was the excuse to wear ‘active wear’ all day every day! There is nothing better than feeling the comfort and flexibility of a pair of leggings. Little did I know there can be more to this wonder-garment than comfort.

Around my second trimester, when things really started to move and grow, I was feeling like I needed more to my clothes and bras than your general fashion statement. That’s right, I entered the ‘mummy clothes’ stage. I needed support, I needed compression, I needed flexibility and I needed it now. The general ‘icky’ feeling of the first trimester had left me and I was starting to become more myself. I was entering the second trimester eye of the storm and was lucky enough to trial the New Beginnings Maternity Leggings range, and they couldn’t have come at a better time! Why, you may ask? General leggings just weren’t cutting it anymore. For those of you who are new to the pregnancy scene, here are some must have’s when looking for your second skin!

  • Support and compression; General leggings are a thing of the past. Something purpose made with a support band and over the belly elasticated feature will be your new go-to.
  • Everyday Wear or Active Wear; we all love multi-tasking so why not find some leggings that can do both!? The New Beginnings Maternity Leggings range, cut and style are designed to suit a trip to the shops or light exercise…without that dreaded rise and fall of the lumbar band.
  • Choice; sometimes you just want LBL (little black leggings) and other times you want a classic pattern splash. Full length and ¾ options complete your new maternity wardrobe.
  • Shape; whilst I could (just) pull my cotton leggings over my growing bump, they no longer provided that snug skin to skin contact of a nylon spandex combination. I wanted something that was breathable and provided shape in all the right places.  

So mumma's, once you are ready to jump on board the maternity band wagon let me tell you, you won’t want to take these gems off. Also let’s not forget New Beginnings have their great bulk deals…perfect timing leading up to Christmas!

 Author: Elise Bradfield @elise_bradfield