As comfortable as it is, in activewear, there’s nowhere to hide. The wrong pair of tights will dig where you don’t want them to, and often the backsides are so thin, your knickers show through the fabric. It’s enough to make you want to run back to your trackies and forget about exercise.
Lady Gazelle has thought about all the things mums need when they’re returning to exercise, and it’s made activewear that’s supportive, comfortable and flattering.
With two caesareans literally under her belt, Katia Sayssauk had a simple request: tights that would support her tummy and lower back. If the fabric was thick enough to hide her striped undies, that was a bonus.
Such tights were apparently an activewear unicorn, so, fed up, she decided to make them herself.
Lady Gazelle tights are high-waisted with firm support for the abdominals and lower back. They also have magical bottom-lifting properties which means you can do one fewer set of squats. Just kidding, you still have to do all your squats.
The pants are ankle length and mix colourful prints with black. Forbidden Bird ($99) has bright multi-coloured panels on the inner calf, while Charlie’s Sanctuary ($99) has a print on the outer seam from hip to ankle.
Whether you’re hill climbing in spin class, lifting kettle bells in the park or your bottom is in the air in downward dog, Lady Gazelle’s tights promise to never flash your knickers.
Lady Gazelle is available online and offers free shipping within Australia.