So these leggings? Suck so hard I’m dedicating an entire blog post to them.
I bought them from Target when I was pregnant with Kenzie, and this time around I was determined never to wear them again. They were in the Goodwill pile until laundry day this week when I had nothing else to wear. So I decided to give them another shot and they’re just as horrible as I remember.
First of all, they’re “seamless.” Target’s crack team of copywriters would have you believe this is a positive; what it really means is that there’s nothing to hold them up. If I’m not sitting perfectly still, these leggings are working their way down my thighs at a furious pace. The only thing worse than feeling my thighs rub together when I walk is feeling my bare thighs rub together where there should be pants.
Second, they don’t breathe. They’re a cotton-spandex blend and they feel really soft to the touch, but when you put them on it feels like you’re wearing pantyhose. Even if I liked the way these fit, I’m too apprehensive about swamp ass to feel comfortable wearing them in public. Just in case I haven’t been clear about this, they make me feel like I smell. I’ve never had this problem with any other leggings, maternity or otherwise.
Last, they’re sheer. And they’re not just sheer when you’re in downward dog; they’re sheer when you’re upright at the grocery store. You’d have to wear them with a dress or a long sweater and I think that 50% defeats the purpose of leggings.
I already told you about how I got some really dope leggings for Christmas. They are technically running tights but I wear them for everything, and I guess the lesson here is that maternity leggings are another one of those stupid things you have to pay good money for if you want quality. (But if anyone knows of some nice, comfortable full-coverage, non-swamp assy, maternity leggings that stay put and don’t cost 70 bucks, please let me know!)
Have you ever hated a purchase so much you needed to tell everyone you know?
P.S. I loved reading all your comments on my last post! And now I know the key to drawing all you lurkers out of the woodwork: an ENTIRE POST made of questions in bold.