I almost didn’t review Mother Tucker Compression Leggings ($79.95) from Belly Bandit because I thought they were just for moms-to-be, or new mothers. I know that you, my readers, are mothers, may be or will be moms. SoI said yes to a sample pair, and was delighted that I did.
Once I put on these silky leggings I was quite impressed. They feel luxurious, and look more elegant than most (wear them with heels as in the photo above and a glitzy tunic or sparkling jewelry ) and can even be worn out to dinner or a club. That makes them good for travel, too.
The Belly Bandit Web site says it has products for every woman at every age, and they are catering to pre-during and post maternity moms. Nothing wrong with that! This “non mom” liked them as well. The Mother Tucker Compression Leggings offer 360 degrees of compression from a high waisted, tummy-flattering center to 3 targeted compression zones that shape your belly, butt and thighs.
The key is to get the right fit. Too small, and they will be uncomfortable, too large and the compression won’t have as much effect. I opted for a large. In fact, the leggings are actually very comfortable, even though Belly Bandit claims that these Mother Tucker Compression leggings have the highest compression on the market. Compression with comfort — that’s impressive. Thinking about how restrictive some of the high compression shapewear I have tried felt, I opted for the large. These made my legs look great. For more actual compression, I would have been better served by a medium. But they really looked great under tunics and jackets.
When it comes to cost, Mother Tucker Compression Leggings are at the high end of the shapewear spectrum. However, they will last and look good for years to come if you take care of them. To clean please hand wash in cold water without bleach, and then lay them flat to dry. The leggings come in Small 2-6, Medium 8-10, and Large 12-16. The inseam on the Mother Tucker leggings is approximately 22.” Basic black goes with everything, and that’s the only color. For more information, visit the BellyBandit Web Site