The best maternity leggings often make the best postpartum leggings too. High-waisted leggings come in handy when tummies are still soft postpartum (and especially handy when cesarean birth scars are still tender and fresh).
You might already have a stash of great leggings from pregnancy, but if you don’t, get yourself some Lululemon Align leggings stat. These are my favorites.
- Lululemon Align Super High Rise Leggings ($98) – No, you do not need to look like a teeny tiny yoga model for these to make your butt look amazing. Available in a variety of colors up through size 14.
- Blanqi Postpartum Support Leggings ($64) – The Blanqi legging is a motherhood wardrobe staple. It is only available in black and goes through size 16.
- Kindred Bravely Louisa High Waisted Leggings ($90) – Available in black or charcoal up through size XXL (equivalent to pant size 16-20).
- Spanx Look at Me Now High-Waisted Legging ($78+) – This legging's waistline is sky-high waist. It is only available in black and goes through size XXXL (pant size 26-28).
A Note on Price: If you haven't already discovered this, cheap leggings from Target and equivalent are always see-through and saggy at the crotch. There's no getting around this. (If you get around this, tell me your secrets.) If you want great leggings, you're going to have to pay for them. And in my—and every other mother's—opinion, great leggings are worth their weight in gold.