Zaggora Aims to Make It Easier to Drop Those Unwanted Pounds


Do you pay any attention to the ads that pop up on your Facebook news feed? I normally ignore most of the ads, but these pants caught my eye due the promise of helping you burn more calories during your workout. I hate exercising and I’ve got about 20 pounds to lose, so I’m all for anything that makes the process a bit easier.

Zaggora is a clothing company that makes workout gear made with Celu-Lite Technology. This is a patent pending, multi-layer fabric technology that harnesses your bodys natural heat during exercise to help you burn more calories.

Zaggora Hot Pants are supposed to increase your metabolic rate during exercise by up to 18% vs. a standard garment if you wear them for at least 30 minutes. However, they’re supposed to be safe during high-intensity aerobic exercise because your core body temperature will not exceed acceptable exercise-induced elevations

In addition to helping your burn more calories, Zaggora Hot Pants also have a compression fit that is supposed to help smooth out your silhouette for a more flattering appearance while you’re at the gym.

Zaggora Hot Pants are available in sizes ranging from XS to XXL. There are quite a few color choices available, including pink, purple, and blue. Matching workout tops are available as well. (For best results, Zaggora suggests wearing both Hot Pants and a Hot Top during your workout.)

Zaggora Hot Pants sell for $97.50 and the Hot Tops are $75. That’s too pricey for my limited budget to manage at the moment, but I’d love to hear what you think if you’ve had a chance to try these out.

Do they live up to the hype or are they just another marketing gimmick for people desperate to lose weight?


Yoga Pants that Look Like Dress Pants Are a Must-Have Wardrobe Addition


I don’t do yoga nearly as often as I should, but I love my comfy yoga pants. So, when I first learned about Betabrand’s new line of yoga pants that are designed to be office appropriate, I was immediately intrigued.

These yoga pants are designed to look like dress pants, complete with faux pockets, belt loops, and a front button. They have a straight leg fit that can be worn with boots, flats, or athletic shoes.

The pants are made of a stretchy rayon blend (65% rayon, 32% nylon, and 3% spandex). They should be machine washed cold and laid flat to dry.

They were launched as part of Betabrand’s fashion crowdfunding platform and surpassed 400% of their goal in just three weeks. Betabrand founder Chris Lindland commented that this is a record response for the company’s fashion prototypes.

Betabrand’s yoga pants come in sizes XS through XL. An XS is the equivalent of a size 2 and an XL is the equivalent of a size 14 to 16. However, like most yoga pants, they are designed to have lots of stretch. The yoga pants are only available in grey at this time, although it sounds like the company will be offering other colors in the future. They are available exclusively from BetaBrand.

Since I work at home, I can easily wear actual yoga pants to work if I want to. But, I think these pants are super cute. I’d love a pair to wear out running errands or going to the movies with my hubby.

What do you think of this idea?

Would You Wear a Pretty Pushers Gown?


Honestly, I don’t know what to make of Pretty Pushers. These are disposable designer hospital gowns that pregnant women wear so they look fashionable while giving birth. They come in a bunch of different colors, as well as cute patterns like the “I Dream of Sushi” dress featured in this post.

On the plus side, Pretty Pushers are cute and probably more flattering than a regular hospital gown. Most of the reviews of the product I found online say it’s fairly comfortable.

From a practical perspective, however, I question how useful this product really will be. I suspect their target market is naive first time moms who think giving birth is going to be the clean, quick, and pain free experience it looks like on TV. If you’ve actually had a baby before, you know that those TV shows are part of a plot to get women knocked up before they’ve had time to figure out what an actual childbirth experience is like.

When I had my son, I spent most of my time completely naked in the hospital’s birthing tub. (I’m normally the type of person who would prefer to undress in the dark, so flashing my boobs to a room full of strangers is out of character for me. But, when you’re in pain, modesty goes out the window!)

In the first pictures taken of my son and I together, he is exquisitely beautiful and I am a disgusting mess. I had tucked lipstick and a hairbrush in my hospital bag, but I was so tired once my labor was over I didn’t think to fix myself up for the pictures. For me, a Pretty Pushers gown would have been fairly useless.

What do you think? Would you want a Pretty Pushers gown to wear during your labor?