Smooth, supporting garment for curvy grown women
My build: 5'7", 210 lbs, size 14
Like many people, you amass a collection of compression pants during the hunt to find the ones that meet your needs. I have been searching for compression leggings to help me to drop some weight and tone up after getting pudgy while recovering from multiple surgeries that greatly limited my activity level for several months. It did not help that my aunt often visited bringing wonderful Southern comfort meals and homemade lemon pound cakes that I just really did not even try to resist. Needless to say I am so glad to be healthy and mobile and back to cycling, hitting the gym and spending more time outdoors.
My challenges have always been finding high quality garments for non-twig sized women as some brands don't make their products to fit some of us curvy grown women ( if they do make XLs, etc they sell out so quickly); finding leggings that completely cover my ankles as I have a short torso with a 34" inseam; having a comfortable rise to support my mid that will stay put while active and made of material that won't pil or attract lint. I have found this to happen with even expensive leggings ( I am extremely fanatic about fabric quality and will lose it when black fabric is of poor quality. I'm a busy with a demanding job, studying for a professional certification, always on the go with my son's soccer activities along with the typical mom duties most of us juggle). I refuse to spend time shaving lint off fabric..I have better things to do with my time. I know, I know...I clearly have deep issues with lint.
These leggings exceeded my expectations. They are lightweight, supportive , have a great finish that does not pil or attract lint and cover my ankles. I've noticed less muscle soreness as I step up my activity, especially after biking. I don't ever have to adjust them no matter if I am riding full speed, bending over, squatting, stretching etc. They don't chafe so far and they dry quickly. They were shipped promptly and arrived sooner than anticipated. I will definitely order another pair. The XL are stretchy, supportive, comfy and fit my dimensions well. Highly recommended. I am also contemplating ordering a large for max compression fit.
Excuse any type-o's...I'm too tired to spellcheck.