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A dressier pair of leggings
H&M Mama 3/4 Length Trousers
Member Name: sandemp
H&M Mama 3/4 Length Trousers
Advantages: Super comfortable, wash up well, over-the-bump style
Disadvantages: Pricier than you average leggings
The trousers are made of a lightweight, jersey-like material, similar to that that jogging bottoms are made from. Consisting of 95% organic cotton and 5% elastane, the material has a nice stretch, which holds it's shape well, especially at the knees. Design-wise the trousers are fairly basic, but still a little more stylish than a pair of basic leggings. Despite being described as ¾ length, with my 5'2" height and short legs they are more of a cropped length, with each leg finished off with a wide cuff. The cuff is stretchy enough to not cut off the blood flow even when my lower legs have swollen due to fluid retention. The cuff can also be folded under to change the length of the leg from cropped (on me) to a true ¾ length.
Rather than being under-bump (which I find very uncomfortable) these trousers feature an over the bump waistband with extra-wide ribbing for comfort. I have to say that these are extremely comfortable to wear, the material is nice and soft on my bump and has plenty of stretch to fit over the biggest of bumps. At the bottom of the over -the-bump section there is an elasticated drawstring, that can be used to tighten the waist if necessary. The trousers can be machine washed at 40C and while I wouldn't actually recommend it, my pair have survived a cycle in the tumble drier.
I find these trousers extremely comfortable to wear, unlike under-bump trousers they do not dig into the bottom of my bump and so annoy the baby either. The material they are made from is incredibly soft against my skin, even after several washes and there is no sign of bobbling or fading either. Just like any other pregnant woman I find it uncomfortable enough without clothing adding to the discomfort, which means that these trousers have been getting a lot of use over the last few weeks. I love the fact that the material is lightweight, I find that I tend to overheat quite easily and so can't wear trousers or leggings made of thick or heavy material. I also find these trousers fairly versatile, they go well with almost any colour T-shirt or vest top (although maybe not with grey tops) and I also wear them with a lightweight denim dress.
Although I would personally consider these to be more leggings than trousers, I cannot recommend them enough. They are incredibly comfortable, wash up well and are versatile enough to be a staple in my wardrobe. My only slight quibble is that at £12.99 they are nearly twice the price of other maternity leggings in my wardrobe. Even so I am giving them four stars out of five as I will be buying another pair in the very near future.
Summary: A really comfy pair of maternity trousers