Leggings that postpartum women will want to make out with

Summer in San Francisco means bundling up in a sweater and cursing that “this is supposed to be July!”  The dresses hanging in my closet might feel neglected, except that I have come to learn that instead of wishing it was warm enough to go bare-legged, I need to move on with my life and wear leggings.

Leggings are part of the mom uniform proposed by Gwyneth Paltrow a couple of years ago. And because I sometimes operate under the influence of celebrity mom role models, I went for it.

About a year ago, I began wearing leggings on a regular basis. I appreciate the way they allow me to make dresses more casual, more playground-friendly, and warmer.

As a brand ambassador for Yummie Tummie, I received a pair of shaping leggings to review. They immediately rose to the top of my drawer as my favorite pair.  Made with a double layer of stretchy goodness, the YT leggings are even better than a regular pair: I feel secure and not exposed when I wear them.  Bonus that the snug Lycra smoothes out my abdomen. I would not say that it squishes me in — they are not that tight — but the waist comes all the way up to my ribcage, a kindness to the muffin top.

For nursing moms, having leggings that cover the entire abdomen is a double bonus. Pulling up one’s shirt to breastfeed will reveal a whole lot less skin with the full coverage of these leggings. I wish there was a picture of a more average-sized woman to show you, but the skinny minnie above at least gives you the idea. On me, the waist comes up even higher (but I don’t feel like showing you; I’m secure, but not that secure!).

I’m not trying to sell you, cause I know leggings are not for everyone, but if you’re into it, or the mom-friendly yoga pants or tanks), use this link and code: YUMTJOOS for 20% off.

Rookie Moms Facebook Fans: WIN A PAIR! Click over to our Facebook page and comment with what you’d pair with your leggings. The winner will be chosen randomly on Friday, July 30th and will be able to choose one pair of Yummie Tummy leggings, regular length or capri.