My biggest mistake with my first pregnancy is that I did not invest in some good, comfortable, and yet stylish black maternity leggings. By my second pregnancy, however, I learned my lesson and was determined to find the right fit. You realize quickly how fast your body can change, so having some leggings ready to go will give you a little boost of confidence—and you can dress them up or down, depending on your mood.
I’ll give you my picks for the best maternity leggings, so you too can experience some comfort while you adjust to the future demands of motherhood.
Momma Deserves to Look Good Too!
There’s no law that says you can’t don leggings every day. I sure did. I always found that when going through pregnancy, it makes sense to dress in what makes you comfortable. You know how uncomfortable you are about to get, so why make it worse by not choosing the best maternity wear? Just because you choose comfort doesn’t mean you can’t look put-together.
Lululemon: Wunder Under High-Rise Tight
Lulu products are on the expensive side but their goods usually last for years. Here’s a tip: check your local Facebook market place, or a Lululemon group that features previously owned products. I posted exactly what I was looking for and someone answered with a suggestion to try the Wunder Under High-Rise Tight.
Boom! I had a great quality legging that I could wear through pregnancy and even after. My son is 8 months and I still throw them on occasionally. If you can spend the money on a new pair at full-price, you might as well do it.
My only complaint is with the waist. I wish that the belly band was longer, so it would actually cover my belly as it got bigger throughout my pregnancy. I also found they slide down way too easily and I was constantly pulling them up. Nevertheless, it’s not that big of a deal because they are so comfortable. I suggest you go up two sizes to make sure there’s enough give as your belly changes to accommodate the growing baby.
Yogalicious: Maternity Nude Tech Legging
I was in search of another comfortable pair of tights to sport as my belly grew. The Yogalicious Maternity Nude Tech Legging fit the bill. The spandex/polyester blend grips the belly without constricting. You won’t find yourself constantly pulling them up – we all know how annoying that can be. These leggings also feel amazing. They are soft and have the exact amount of stretch us moms need. I wore them to work and to workout. They didn’t rip and I still have them today.
If you were only in the market for one pair, I suggest these. The only downside to the Nude Tech Leggings is that they were too big post-pregnancy. But, I would wear them every day if they did still fit.
Best Old Navy Maternity Leggings: Maternity Stevie Full-Panel Ponte-Knit Pants
If you’re looking for a maternity legging that can double as more professional attire, the Old Navy Ponte-Knit maternity leggings are definitely on pointe. They feature multiple colors, a medium-weight ponte knit that still boosts plenty of stretch, and a full panel made with 93% nylon and 7% spandex.
Best Compression Maternity Leggings: BLANQI Everyday Maternity Belly Support Leggings
Think the words “compression” and “maternity leggings” don’t go together? Think again, because these BLANQI compression maternity leggings are all the rage. And the BLANQI leggings are really the original maternity compression legging—they offer just the right amount of support to “hold” up your belly and relieve some of the pressure as your uterus expands. The company recommends that you use compression leggings in your second and third trimesters, and during postpartum as well.
Maternity Fashion: Black Leggings for Your Budget
The reason I choose to maternity leggings in black is because they look sleeker and match everything I own. Plus, you can find a pair of basic black leggings, like these Motherhood Maternity Women’s Essential Stretch Full Length Secret Fit Belly Leggings, for a pretty inexpensive price.
Starting a family can be expensive and the last thing you want to do is spend a fortune on leggings that won’t last. If you’re going to shell out your hard-earned cash on a pair of Lulu’s, you want to make sure they’re worth it.
Whether you’re looking for workout leggings or maternity pants for work, the brands I’ve explored above have everything you need. Try them for yourself but be warned, they are super soft. You may find yourself enveloped in a comfort so luxurious you’ll want to wear them forever.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it okay to wear leggings while pregnant?
There is no official recommendation for or against maternity leggings by any pregnancy medical association, but many pregnant people find that they provide an extremely comfortable clothing option during their pregnancies. Additionally, they may provide much-needed support during pregnancy and after your baby is born, too.
When should I start wearing maternity leggings?
It’s totally up to you! There is no right or wrong time to throw on a pair of maternity leggings, so if they are comfortable for you, you should wear them. They’re great for the early months, when you’re in-between sizes and for the postpartum stage as well. But really, in our opinion, anytime is a good time for matnernity leggings.
Does Lululemon carry maternity?
While Lululemon does not carry a pregnancy-specific line, many pregnant people choose their Align leggings because of their lightweight feel and high-rise waist that’s perfect for an expanding waistline.
Here’s Why Experts Don’t Recommend Cosleeping
Reviewed by Chaunie Brusie, RN, BSN…