Could anyone recommend some decent maternity sportswear?
Ideally, one pair of decent over the bump running leggings! Just one!
I've tried the Seraphine active leggings and they're alright, but they are a bit see through and I can't believe that they would stay up if I went for a run so they're being relegated to pilates/ yoga.
The Fittamamma active capris are very good indeed - a bit pricey, but excellent quality and fit. Only complaint from me is that there's no pocket for a key/phone, so I had to tuck that stuff in my top.
I ran to 25 weeks in this pregnancy, with just the one pair of "good" Fittamamma capris and two pairs of Decathlon yoga capris, which tbh were almost as good to run in - and a quarter of the price.
I found the lycra in my normal gym leggings stretched over my bump fine until 33 weeks. I've since had a rotten Christmas cold and haven't been to the gym, just going out for walks, but assuming I shift this cold over the weekend I plan to try and squeeze into them again next week (36 weeks). Suspect they may need to sit under the bump rather than over the bump though...But I have some nice long tops that cover everything.
Swimming costume was another matter entirely! I recommend sports direct for cheapy slazenger one. It's done me fine for weeks now and still has its stretch.
I just keep going up sizes in primark capris pulled up over my bump with an elasticated support band. Am 17 weeks and am quite big already (dc2) but its pretty comfy. Hoping to go a few more weeks yet!
Fittmamma capris are very good - the lycra is thick and seems like good quality; also they don't slip down and there's plenty of room to expand I think. You can roll the waistband down, so I think I'll get plenty of use out of them afterwards.
I bought the zoggs women's brighton maternity swimsuit which is half price on Wiggle at the minute and it's great. Very supportive, so actually heaps better than my old cossie.