I’ll be honest: I resent buying maternity clothes and try to avoid these purchases at all costs. It’s frustrating to spend money on items that are limited use (and usually not very stylish!), and shelter-in-place has made it easy to wear and rewear the same few dresses and leggings over and over again. However, at 34-weeks pregnant, I have finally crossed the threshold with activewear. I have stayed very active throughout this pregnancy, and mostly gotten away with wearing regular workout gear (shoutout to working out at home too!), but my body and bump have made it abundantly clear that I need to invest in some maternity activewear.
Enter the Girlfriend Collective. I had never tried the brand but had read rave reviews from other POPSUGAR editors about their bras and leggings. I also love the brand’s commitment to sustainability. They recycle old plastic bottles, fishing nets and other waste to make all their products, use recycled dye, and encourage consumers to donate their products when they’re done or ship them back so that Girlfriend Collective can recycle them into new products. When I heard about their Girlfriend Collective, I was excited to try them out. And they did not disappoint.