Whether you’re headed to the gym, the couch or an errand run, these cute, comfy maternity leggings will take you where you need to go.
When the athleisure trend took the fashion world by storm, pregnant women everywhere rejoiced. The ongoing fad has made comfy, stretchy maternity leggings (that are still super-chic) more accessible than ever. Leggings are a must-have item for moms-to-be who like to work up a sweat. But they’re not just for the gym: Leggings are also a great alternative to maternity jeans on days when you need a little extra stretch.
Before you invest in a pair of maternity leggings, think about your comfort needs and preferences. There are two main types of pregnancy leggings on the market:
• Under-the-bump maternity leggings: These maternity leggings are low-waisted and rest just under your baby bump. Under-the-bump leggings have a super stretchy waistband that offers moms-to-be gentle support. These are often great for earlier on in pregnancy when your belly isn’t big enough to fill out an over-the-bump style.
If you’re looking for your next go-to pair of maternity leggings, check out this must-have from Beyond Yoga. The leggings are made from buttery-soft performance fabric that’s cozy enough to lounge in and durable enough to work out in. It wicks moisture away to keep you cool and offers a four-way stretch to keep you comfy. The midi length hits just above the ankles and the empire waist covers your belly for maximum support.
Since you’re only going to wear your maternity clothes for a finite amount of time, you may not want to blow your budget on basic pieces that cost a pretty penny. Check out the maternity leggings at H&M. The stores sell everything from “ Treggings,” (denim-look leggings) and faux-leather pairs to seamless sports maternity leggings. But our go-tos are these eco-conscious pants. They may be made from organic cotton jersey, but they’re so affordable, you can stock up on several pairs at once. The best part? These maternity leggings have a soft and stretchy foldover waistband.
Love the look of skinny jeans but need more than a little give? Opt for SPANX’s super-stretchy maternity jeggings. The smoothing fabric and over-the-bump band are designed to make you feel fully supported but definitely not squeezed. That makes these denim-look maternity leggings comfy but still more refined than a regular cotton pair.