I loved wearing BLANQI during my pregnancy (see here and here), and I specifically remember their maternity support tanks making me feel so much better as my belly grew. They make for great maternity basics that get a lot of use on their own as well as under clothes. Now I’m loving their postpartum support leggings, so the BLANQI love affair continues…
They’re also the designers of that “Motherhood Is My Muse” graphic tee that you’ve probably seen on social media!
I was actually just going through my maternity clothes and getting rid of some of my stuff before our move, and I was oddly excited to see the BLANQI tanks. (Side note: Not sure if you saw my post from a while back on some of my fave self-improvement audiobooks that you can listen to for free on YouTube, but I’ve been using the Marie Kondo method since last year to help me decide on what items to keep and what to pass on, and my BLANQI stuff is a definite keep.) I have one tank in white and one in black and can’t wait to wear them again if I get pregnant again!
The sweet ladies at BLANQI reached out to me again recently and let me try their postpartum highwaist support leggings now that I’m no longer pregnant but am still nursing. They have a longer panel that helps keep your midsection nice and smooth, avoiding the possibility of muffin top; and if your birth story was like mine, the highwaist style also helps keep a C-section scar comfortable during recovery. As with their tanks, the leggings are seamless, which is one of things I love about the brand. I feel like they put a lot of “tech” and research into their supportwear.
They’re considered semi-opaque, but in my experience they’re pretty opaque. As with all leggings, though, I go by the “leggings aren’t pants” philosophy, so I like my top to always cover my bum. I got a size S for reference, which should fit sizes 2-6. If you’re going to invest $64 in good leggings, you’ll want to hand wash them or use the gentle cold cycle in a lingerie bag and air dry.
Like I mentioned in my “How to Look Stylish While Nursing” post, which is still one of my highest viewed blog posts, a highwaist design is also great for nursing, since you can lift your top without any belly or back showing.
I mean, I don’t even have to tell you why you need a good pair of black leggings if you’re a mom or just anyone who needs cute and comfortable outfit options!
I’ve styled them here 3 different ways to show how you can take them from day to night, making them a total wardrobe staple. I have around 10 pairs of black leggings that I alternate between, but I’ve been reaching for these the most ever since they came in the mail!