Tights that are squat proof, have pockets and can be worn during and after pregnancy? Yes please!
I have a confession to make. I have an addiction to activewear. I think I have close to twenty pairs of tights. Am I an athlete? Absolutely not. Just a mum of 2 small children, who loves to be comfortable, and try to fit in the occasional workout.
My absolute favourite brand, hands down, is Active Truth. These tights will not show your undies when squatting, have pockets for your phone and don't budge when you run. By run, I mean both an actual run, and when you are just chasing after your toddler.
The best part about Active Truth though, besides the fact that they are an Australian brand, is that they make them in lots of different sizes for women. They're not just reserved for the super skinny gym bunnies. They use models of all body types, ranging from size small to 3xL, and there is a maternity size too.
Heavily pregnant in my Active Truth
I wore my maternity tights for months, even after giving birth to my first baby, and again after my second, because the quality is excellent. They made me feel 'held in' and supported. I now own an additional 4 pairs in different lengths.
A few weeks postpartum and feeling supported in my maternity tights
Active Truth tights are priced competitively, like all good quality tights are, ranging from about $80 to $140. They also sell amazing bike shorts, singlets and crop tops (that are breastfeeding friendly). It's much easier to use when you need to feed your baby halfway through a group fitness class, compared to a traditional sports bra.
I have also found their customer service department really friendly and easy to deal with. I ordered the wrong size last month and I was able to do a fast return with them.
Speaking of size, in my experience their tights run true to size. I am usually a size 12 and so I get a medium. They are tight, but they're meant to be! But if you aren't sure what size to buy, they have a comprehensive table online or you can ask their team and they can help you out.