They are very light compression so not going to give you major muscle support but they do provide light compression enough to give a some tummy and tightening support. They are not spanx-tight. I suppose if you size down they would squeeze more but could be uncomfortable postpartum or if you are trying to avoid extra squeeze at the waist.
Wow! For the first time in decades I am wearing leggings and love them. They are flattering and fit well. For the record I am 11 weeks postpartum and weigh about 145 at 5�7� and purchased the medium. Once the baby weight finishes coming off I will need to purchase a small at about 128-130 pounds. Hopefully that helps some of you with fit choice.
They fit PERFECT! I am absolutely shocked how thick the material is, I have a very round **** for years of squats heavy and finally, FINALLY a pair of workout pants priced well that you cannot see through bending over or squatting! I will be a customer forever, please do not change your quality! Bye bye Lululemon and Athlete!
I don't really leave reviews unless the item is like BEYOND amazing. Let me tell you....I have like maybe over 30 pairs of gym stretchy pants, yoga pants, every brand you can name I have or tried. I go to the gym maybe 3 times a week and I run errands in yoga pants all the time. So to find a good pair of yoga pants that fit food all around is hard. These pants right here. OMG. it's everything you need in 1 pair of pants. It holds EVERYTHING IN (not tight where you cannot breathe.) You butt will look amazing. Somehow it makes it look more popped out. It has great size pockets for phones, wallets, keys, etc. I mean I am impressed beyond. I will be buying like 3 to 5 more pairs. I can wear these everyday.
Out of the box I had a moment of mild panic because they look TINY. I had to double check that I had received a size large like I had ordered. However, they fit perfectly once I put them on. LOTS of stretch, with compromising the compression. Bilateral side pockets for phone or keys. They are actually long enough for me, which is a huge bonus. At 5'11", most full length leggings are more like capris on me. The wide waist band sits right at my natural waist and shows no signs of rolling or slipping.
These are not compression leggings. I ordered a medium, which I normally am, and they are pretty loose, not tight. However, they are silky, super stretchy, and the inner lining is microfiber-like and very soft. I could wear these outside on cold snowy days and probably stay warm. I will exchange for a small and see if that gives more of a tighter fit.
I can't say enough about these yoga pants. For reference, I'm 5'5" 165-70 lbs. My bum and hips measure about 43". I have no belly with a small waist. I originally ordered the large and although it fit, I didn't feel comfortable with the way it looked on me. It felt a little too tight for my comfort. I went with the XL and to me, it's perfect. I can comfortably move around in them and there's always enough stretch that it doesn't ever show my skin. I haven't noticed any shrinking after wash and dry. I have ordered multiple pairs of the black and have ordered other colors. They can even pass for leggings.