Product + Fit FAQs
All of our tights have their own unique features. While the style of tight mainly comes down to personal preference (pockets or no pockets, full length or bike shorts), you can take a look at our Style Guide for everything you need to know about each style.
The compression fabric used for our leggings and crops takes on a second-skin like fit.
At first it will feel really firm—but the material will relax to your body shape and won’t bunch, sag or roll-down during your workout.
Just like a great pair of skinny jeans you might need to jiggle into them—but once you are in them they will fit like a glove and you’ll never want to take them off!
We use a superior, high performance, premium, compression fabric that is the ultimate multitasker!
It’s moisture wicking, drawing moisture away from the skin and keeping you nice and cool when working out. It also has UV protection for outdoor workouts.
Our black tights are 100% squat proof so you need not fear about bending or moving and your tights becoming sheer. The finish has a light sheen, but is not shiny.
All our tights have a double-layer high-waistband which gives optimum core-support that won't budge during a workout. You won't need to keep tugging up your tights during movement as they will sit right where they should be without hassle. While you are on the move, feel supported by the 8-way stretch of the compression fabric.
Our Petite Range is designed for women under 164cm, however petite is not always just about height, it's about body proportion. So you may be taller and still find you benefit from our petite styles.
We always recommend picking your pre-pregnancy size. This way you can ensure a great fit around the legs and bottom. If you are between sizes or unsure, then it’s best to size up.
When referring to our size guide use your hip measurement to select your correct size.
Our maternity tights are designed with a double-layer supportive bump band that can be worn over or under your belly. They are a supportive compression fit, but should never feel too tight or uncomfortable.
When your regular tights become too firm or start to dig in at the waist it's time to enjoy your pregnancy in the comfort of maternity activewear. The bump band grows with you and will be a great fit during an entire pregnancy and as a transition piece for your post-baby body too. Don’t just restrict them to your activewear wardrobe either – our tights play well with dresses, long tops and boots too!
The benefits of wearing maternity tights is that they're designed specifically to support you through out your pregnancy. The core support on these tights are amazing, the fabric used in our leggings supports shape retention and is breathable and moisture-wicking making it the best choice for hot days (or hot flushes). Our leggings are also squat proof, which means you’ll never need to worry about the fabric becoming see-through no matter how much it stretches.
We’ve had plenty of positive feedback from mamas-to-be about how much the compression in our tights have helped with managing varicose veins, symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD)/pelvic pain, or just the general aches and pains of growing and carrying a baby.
The Mama Pregnancy Tight and our regular tights (Essential, Smart Pocket, Training Pocket & Power) are made from the same fabric and have the same fit around your hips and legs. The difference is in the waistband. The Mama Tight has a softer waistband that curves under your bump and sits a bit higher than the regular tights. The regular tights have a straight waistband which is designed to provide firm core support.
If you are after a compression fit to aid in recovery post pregnancy we recommend wearing our Recovery Tights which are designed to target specific postpartum issues including instability of the hips and pelvis post-birth, lower back pain, abdominal muscle separation (DRAM) or weakness, as well as pelvic floor issues.
Now that you’ve discovered the best activewear ever, it’s important to look after it. High quality activewear is worth the investment, and taking care of it means it will last you for years to come.
You’re exhausted from an intense workout, but try not to leave your worn activewear sitting around afterwards. Leaving sweaty clothes in a pile (or basket) can cause bacteria build up. Washing your activewear immediately after wearing will keep it fresh.
Use cold water
To prevent your activewear from fading we recommend washing in cold water. Using a hot water cycle can cause stains to stick and fabrics to shrink.
Say NO to softeners
Fabric softener can ruin the fabric and elasticity of your activewear — it’s best to avoid it.
Avoid rough surfaces
Rubbing your activewear against rough surfaces causes abrasions or pulls. Avoid consistent contact with surfaces such as concrete, decking, rocks and rough terrain.
Hang to dry
Avoid putting your activewear in the dryer. The heat from the dryer can alter the performance of our fabric and can cause it to shrink. We recommend hanging your activewear in an area away from direct sunlight (to avoid fading) to dry.
Separate light from dark
Wash styles with multiple colours in them on their own to prevent colours bleeding. Wash similar plain colours together and turn your activewear inside out. For extra protection, wash your activewear in an individual washing bag.
It’s important to note that all activewear fabrics will eventually degrade over time due to friction, heat, sweat, type and intensity of exercise, and how they are treated between wears. Following these tips will help keep your activewear in tip top condition and maximise its longevity.
We utilise a number of factories both in Australia and abroad. Products that are made in Australia are noted on the product page. All products have the country of manufacture marked on the care label.