How To Wear Patterned Leggings And Style Your Mom Curves

Joanna Fowler March 30, 2015 Lifestyle, Style

collage 1A few months ago I was invited to a leggings party.  For those of you who have never been to one, it’s kind of like a tupperware party but for patterned leggings.  As I took in all of the fun and colourful patterns (while the artist/designer in me was bursting with joy) I looked around the room full of mommies going bananas over these pants.  I picked up a pair that caught my eye and went to go try them on.  As soon as I pulled them over my hips I realized that they were extremely comfortable, more fun than my yoga pants that I practically live in and they fit so well over my mommy curves… I can get used to this!  After posting this photo to my Instagram, my followers went nuts asking me to do a post on how to wear patterned leggings.  Thus, this project was born.  IMG_3049I immediately contacted the leggings manufacturer and told them about my post idea.  They shipped me a few pairs and I had a blast putting together flattering and comfy outfits, that also work with us curvier mamas.  I called up my brilliant photographer friends and we went to town putting together this style piece.  This fun fashion item may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I am hooked!  It takes my everyday mommy sweats to the next (fun) level!

Photography and Art Direction by Sarah Martin Photography and Ooh Ooh Darling Photography Styling, Hair and Makeup by Joanna Venditti, Nesting Story

Modern Edgyjoanna017joanna004joanna034joanna028joanna010Above Leggings: SweetLegs – Midnight Highway, Top: Joe Fresh, Jacket: Le Chateau, Shoes: Aldo, Jewlery: Forever 21

Bohemian Femininejoanna041joanna043joanna061joanna082joanna057Above  Leggings: SweetLegs – Gracie Rose, Top: American Eagle, Shoes: American Eagle for Payless, Necklace: Smart Set

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Above  Leggings: SweetLegs – Sweet Camo, Top: Joe Fresh, Necklace: Forever 21, Boots: Winners

joanna110I love that leggings pull up nice and high.  Yes, I am showing my tummy, after having four kids (eight months postpartum with twins), scandal!  I love that these outfits hug in all the right places, and have a little more room where you need it.  Especially if you are healing from a C-Section.

Each of these looks can work during the day with less jewelry and flats.  So comfy!


A special thanks to my friend Amanda with helping me brainstorm comfy and stylish outfit ideas.  You can follow her on @Instagram the_amandaheather

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13 thoughts on “How To Wear Patterned Leggings And Style Your Mom Curves”

  1. I just got my first pair of Sweetlegs recently (Jack Frost) and they’re sooo comfy! I’m addicted already. 🙂 Definitely a huge step up from yoga pants! Thanks for some great styling ideas.

    1. You are right, such a step up from yoga pants..even the nicest brand.
      And I love Jack Frost too!

  2. I just love your blog, I love how you have put these outfits together. Sweetlegs look so good on everyone and you have shown us how to make them work for day or evening. Great the way you look beautiful !

  3. God bless you for showing your tummy pp. You look beautiful! I am 5 mo pp twins that were 6.10 and 7.14 and this was after a 9.2 singleton. I am beginning to think I am going to look preggo forever. I found your blog at such the right time. Thank you for the support and comraderie. If it was anyone else I would say…you made 2 babies be gentle with yourself. For me….i just want to be back to normal. This is a good reminder to work with what works

    1. Carolyn, be patient with your body and give it time to heal. When you do start an exercise routine start slow and ease into it. Please don’t forget what your body just did. Congrats on your twins!

  4. You look fab Joanna!!!! Inspired me to go get me some leggings 😉
    ps: thank you for showing your pp belly, it’s beautiful.

  5. I have to agree with the other posts. You look great, and I likely say that because that’s what my belly looks like 5.5 months pp with twins and I think I look pretty great too:) I’m so glad to know there are other women proud of their bodies and what they are capable of:) I love the idea of the leggings, but I can’t see myself wearing them. I need comfy shoes with socks, so I guess yoga pants it is.

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