Oh, Winter, how I love thee. The smell of fireplaces burning, the absence of sweat rings, a better complexion, and the two snow flurries that fall on my city every five years, all come together to make it my favorite time of year. But, my absolute favorite part of Old Man Winter is that I can finally pull out my leggings, top them off with a long sweater or tunic, and throw on some boots. Leaving me feeling way fancier than I do during the other three seasons combined.
Since this is my uniform the second it falls below sixty degrees outside, I’m on a forever mission to find the perfect pair of leggings. They can’t be too bulky, nor too sheer. They need to fit to my body, so I don’t have to adjust them every five minutes. And, most importantly, they must camouflage my belly bulge in just the right spot…a tall order after two c-sections.
If I had a penny for every time someone told me, “Just wear Spanx!” I’d be as rich as the woman who invented them. But, try as I might, they’re just not for me. Mostly, it comes down to logistics. I simply don’t have the four hours it takes to put them on. Plus, once they are on, I don’t feel like myself. Not being able to breathe will do that to you. I’ve never stopped trying to make them work, though. Evident by the three pairs of waded up Spanx you’ll find thrown in the backseat of my car. There’s not been a single time I haven’t taken them off en route to my destination.
Earlier this year, around the time my thighs were still sticking to the seat of my car, I began following the lovely ladies who created Hold Your Haunches. So, when my local meteorologist was shouting about our first cold front, I decided it was time to try out these miracle leggings.
I let my finger hover over the “confirm payment” button for a while, because these babies are not a drop in the bucket, and way more than I’m used to spending on leggings. But, keeping in mind they’re shapewear and leggings all in one, I finally allowed myself to splurge.
I’ve been wearing them ever since.
Truly, they are the best thing since sliced cheese. And, coincidentally, they totally smooth-out the cheese on my butt and thighs.
Speaking of butts, I’ve never really had one. But, these leggings not only boost my self esteem, but my booty as well.
I can even do really crazy, off the wall, things in them, like eat and breathe.
From waist to calf, they are lined with a medical-grade compression shell. They’re shape-wear and leggings all in one, with an extendable waistband, because no two tummies are alike.
Hold Your Haunches come in three different styles: Boot-cut, legging, and capri.
And, it gets better!
Erin and Jenny will be offering these same styles, in their soon-to-be launched plus-sized line.
After raving about these leggings for a few weeks, Erin and Jenny asked me if I’d write a review.
I not only took them up on the offer, but I went a step further and forced my husband to take a picture of my butt at the very wholesome pumpkin patch down the street.
These leggings make me so happy, that I don’t even notice when my kids are trying to kill each other.
And, I wasn’t done yet. A few days later I asked my hair stylist to snap a picture of my butt, too.
Sadly, in order to make it to his next client, he was finally forced to yell, “It’s a wrap! Jesus, Allison, get a grip!”
My behind is feeling so happy and bubbly, that I want yours to feel that way, too.
For a chance at a happier butt, all you have to do is leave a comment telling us what your go-to outfit is when the outside temperature dips. A randomly chosen winner will receive one pair of Hold Your Haunches, the style of their choosing. Entries will close 7 days from the publishing of this post. Winner will be notified via email.
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Trust me, your butt will thank my butt for it.