I’m a 38-year-old mom of one who gave birth via C-section 16 weeks ago. I am 5″5″. I’ve recovered now but I’m carrying about 7 kg more than I was before baby and there’s definitely some extra baggage around my tummy and thighs, which I’m not bothered about for now. I’m breastfeeding and staying active. I’ve been looking for a pair of comfortable leggings that I can wear post-recovery and feel really comfortable in. I hate feeling constricted. I heard great things about the Lululemon Align leggings in high rise so thought I’d give these a go.
I own the Aligns in size 6, which is a size bigger than I’d normally wear. I got them in navy for a change as I normally wear black. I was expecting cellulite and lumps and bumps to be more obvious in the navy, so I wanted to test this.
Align™ High-Rise Crop Pants 21″ True Navy
The first thing I noticed about these leggings is how soft they are. They’re made from a four-way stretch fabric that feels like butter against my skin. So far this is perfect for when I want something a little more dressy than sweatpants but absolutely cannot be bothered with jeans. They’re also very comfortable and don’t feel restrictive at all.
I’ve worn these on a huge walk – 10km – and they didn’t feel hot or tight at all. So big tick there! I also like that these leggings have a smoothing effect even though they aren’t made of a heavy lycra. I feel surprisingly confident wearing these, even though they aren’t black!
One downside to these leggings is that pet hair and fluff sticks to them. I have a dog and a cat, and their hair seems to be attracted to these leggings. I have to lint roll them every time I wear them, which is annoying and makes them feel like higher maintenance pants than they are.
Lululemon Align™ High-Rise Pant 28″ Black
Overall though, I’m really happy with the Lululemon Align leggings in high rise. They’re comfortable, flattering, and they make me feel good even in a color I wouldn’t normally wear. I would definitely recommend them to other moms who are looking for a pair of postpartum leggings that feel like a second skin — especially on those days you just need to get out the house fast.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Would I recommend?: Yes
- Soft and comfortable
- Don’t feel restricted
- Have a smoothing effect
- Buttery soft
- Super comfortable, like a second skin
- Can be see-through in certain lights
- Some pet hair sticks to them
Align™ Super-High-Rise Pants 28″ Graphite Grey