Maternity tights: one of life’s great challenges
During my last two pregnancies, which were quite close together, I was determined to find some nice maternity clothes I felt good in. I found about six dresses which I really liked – the only issue being that as the majority of my pregnancy would be spent over the winter months I would need maternity tights to go with these dresses I had found.
I began researching online…as I do with most things. Some were ‘under bump’ and some were ‘over bump’.I decided to pick one of each in order to give them a go and work out what worked best. What struck me the most was the over inflated cost of these compared to a normal (non-maternity) pair. Good job I was only ordering a couple of pairs! It’s like when you say something is ‘maternity’ companies have to add a whacking great cost on top of the normal price!
Anyway, when they arrived they looked and felt OK on…that was of course until I tried to either sit down or walk anywhere in them. Before I knew it they were around my knees. Both styles were as bad as each other – the under bump ones just took less time to reach my knees as they had a head start!
I was cross and frustrated! Both at the money I had wasted on these useless tights and because I had all these nice dresses I couldn’t wear because I didn’t have any tights.
Someone suggested I try normal tights in a bigger size which I did but that didn’t work either as I ended up with loads of spare fabric around my ankles and a horrible pinched in line around my tummy where the top band sat.
I sat on the floor and emptied out the contents of my tights draw onto the floor, desperately looking for inspiration. As I piled the tights back into the draw one by one I came across a couple of pairs of fish nets. These could work I thought, so I tried them with one of the new dresses…BINGO!
They were stretchy, comfy and most of all they stayed up without having to wear an extra pair of knickers…bonus!