I'm an avid ultramarathon runner and was very disappointed in workout leggings I got from a major maternity retailer. Since that retailer specializes in maternity wear, I was dismayed that my pregnant running journey would be one full of chafing and discomfort. Then I saw a Senita advertisement on the 'gram and decided to test out a few items. Let me tell you...best decision EVER! I'll start out by saying this material is LOVELY. It is so luxurious and thick and comfortable! I thought for sure that with a material as thick as this, sweat would show through, but that isn't the case. This pair of leggings has gotten me through many many miles, chafe-free. These leggings are just as comfortable and good for running as my expensive brand name running-specific leggings! They stay in place, and the belly panel is nice and supportive without being restrictive. When I'm lounging around the house, I keep the belly panel all the way up and it doesn't feel restrictive at all, even when I am hardcore relaxing on the couch. When I go for a run, I usually flip the panel down below the belly, and it provide a little bit of extra support for the weight. I find that flipping the belly panel down when running reduces my round ligament pain a lot. When doing other workouts, I keep the belly panel fully up, and the leggings stay in place perfectly. I use the side pocket for my phone and my key when I run. I have an iPhone X in a very large otterbox case, and it fits perfectly in the pocket. It doesn't move around or chafe at all while running. I did find with the thicker material of this pair of leggings that I did have quite a bit of sweat accumulate between my leg and the phone, but nothing crazy. For reference, I ordered a medium. I am 5'5" and was a very thick-thighed and well-muscled 160 lbs pre-pregnancy. I'm currently ~180 lbs at week 26. I think the mediums will last me size-wise through the rest of the pregnancy. I originally ordered a small, and while those are good for keeping me "in" so to speak, they're a bit tight for most of my use cases. I'm keeping them as backups though for when everything else is dirty and I just need to run :)
I didn’t like this style and had to return it.
I’m pretty picky when it comes to leggings. As far maternity leggings go, these are the pinnacle! They’re buttery soft, run true to size (I’m a medium), and (insert the hallelujah chorus) are squat-proof! Even better, the fabric is thick enough that they smooth out any “blemishes” and make me feel confident while being pregnant. Lifters and ladies who continue to workout during pregnancy - these leggings are for you!!
I can't say enough about these capris. So buttery soft. Stay in place through workouts. Fit growing preggo belly. I got them in my pre pregnancy size M and they fit perfectly with room still to grow in to!