LEGGING IT IN STYLE

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Leggings should, in my book, be a new mummy wardrobe staple. I’ve practically lived in mine since Caspian was born as they are so comfortable and easy to wear. I’ve gathered quite a collection, so consider myself a bit of an expert (or at least that’s what I tell Daddy Long Legs, to justify getting yet another new pair.) They hide all sorts of sins, too (if they are of good quality and not see through, that is!)

But instead of always opting for the rather boring black cotton ones that you’ll find in most high street shops and that arguably go with most tops, I have picked out five alternatives from five fab Scandinavian brands. These brands bar Molo have been with me since my teenage years and I still find a lot of great pieces in their collections to make sure I don’t look as old as I sometimes feel after a night of feeds and little sleep.

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The first pair is a faux leather option from ONLY with a great zip detail retailing at £35. These can be dressed up or down depending on your agenda. Pair them with trainers and a long loose t-shirt for everyday cool or heels and a beautiful top for a night out. Wearing these should make you the hippest mum at the school gates for sure.

The second pair is actually for children, but fear not, they are made for tall Scandinavian teenagers, so a size 152 (12 years) easily fits a UK 8-10 and a 164 (14 years) a normal size 12-14. It’s Danish brand Molo who is behind these gorgeous ballet moon leggings but their collection of prints are vast, so I’m sure everyone can find a pair to suit their style. And they are the most comfortable thing ever. Priced between £20-£25. Molo unfortunately doesn’t ship to the UK, but there are several brilliant independent stockists (run by mums) like Little Sunflowers and Juicytots where you can find the latest collection.

Number three is like a deluxe version of the classic black cotton ones, which also makes them the priciest at £44.99. Made by another great Danish high street brand Saint Tropez.  They are described as running tights, but I think you’ll have people chasing after you in these.

The fourth pair is a sporty look from Swedish super brand h&m. I love the neon detail, although it probably asks for a bit of an ab workout before showing off that part post birth. The busy print is great as it will mask the mess, that will eventually land on you when dealing with a little person. Plus wearing these will make people think you are so put together you actually have time to work out and dress accordingly.

Before I fell pregnant I was a jeans-kind-of-girl, so for anyone struggling to fit into their favourite pre-pregnancy jeans, but misses the denim look, these Vero Moda jeggings are perfect. Reasonably prices at £32.

What is your favourite new mummy outfit? And what do you feel most comfortable in?

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18 thoughts on “LEGGING IT IN STYLE

  1. I couldn’t agree with you more. Leggins are an essential part of the mummy wardrobe, and even now my eldest is 4yrs old I find leggins are still great for coping with the running around I’m still doing !
    Good selection, although I can’t imaging wearing leather leggins. Seems a bit, er, risqué!
    #fartglitter

  2. I’ve been obsessed with leggings since moving to the Netherlands and had to trade my American yoga pants in for actual clothing. Queue the leggings. My sister got me a few great pairs but this is a great list to expand my wardrobe. I really want the faux leather ones but am not sure I can pull them off! I’m off to shop. Thanks so much for the motivation. #JustAnotherLinky

    1. I’ve been debating the faux leather ones, too. I used to have a pair, but that was pre-baby. Though I believe in wearing what you like and of course what is comfortable. Thank you for coming over and leaving a comment 🙂

      Nadia – ScandiMummy x

  3. I love leggings too!!! They are so comfortable!! It is always a must to have a few at home. I like your picks they are different. I saw you wearing No 2 at BlogeFest! Am I right? If yes, I thought they were fab!! It looks very modern and original and of course super comfy! Thank you so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS. I’m so happy to finally meet you las weekend! You are lovely and Caspian is gorgeous!!! The cutest baby ever!! 🙂 xx

    1. Wow, yes, well spotted. I did wear the second pair to Blogfest 🙂 I have quite a few of the molo prints as they are different and so comfortable. Thank you so much for your kind words. I’m looking forward to meeting your girls (hopefully) soon 🙂

      Nadia – ScandiMummy x

  4. Leggings are my wardrobe staple, I think they have ruined me I no longer feel comfortable in jeans! I usually end up with boring black but mix it up with some denim looking ones, really like the look of the Vera Moda ones #KCACOLS

  5. Leggings are the mum staple piece 100%. After reading this I’ve realised I need more! There just so comfy and you can get such stylish ones. Loved this post #KCACOLS

    1. Yes, think those are my top picks as well. I do value comfort our style after becoming a mum, but I still like to look nice 🙂 Thank you for leaving a comment.

      Nadia – ScandiMummy x

    1. Yes, I think they are my favourites, too. Though I love my Molo leggings and all the different prints plus they are so comfortable. Thank you for leaving a comment.

      Nadia – ScandiMummy

  6. I think it’s important not to be too hard on yourself. You have only gone and produced a human being. And I find it really hard not to it cake and chocolate… I blame it on breastfeeding, but I’m sure I’l need a new excuse once I stop that 😉

    Nadia – ScandiMummy x

  7. I love the first pair, they’re fab! I keep telling myself I’m going to shift the baby weight and get into my old clothes, so I don’t need to buy anything new… it’s almost a year now though :/ #KCACOLS

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