At 37 weeks pregnant with my 2nd child, I am slowly making the wardrobe transition from “cute maternity” to “I only wear leggings”. That being said, I’ve really loaded up on leggings in the last few weeks, despite the end being so near.
During my first pregnancy, I only bought 1 pair of maternity leggings and one pair of pants. I didn’t even buy maternity tops. I was lucky, I fit in my regular clothes for the majority of my pregnancy and when item got a touch to tight I moved up a size. I had no idea how good I had it.
Fast forward to baby number two and I gave up on my regular clothes about halfway through. I stocked up on leggings, maternity jeans, and by week 30 graduated to maternity tops. I have now invested a serious sum in maternity clothes, and it was totally worth it. After giving many brands at varying price points a fair shot, I now have my favorites and recommend the following five leggings as must-have for your maternity wear wardrobe.
These Leggings only made this list because of the comfort factor. I love love love the mild compression, soft fabric and seamless look. The added bonus is that thee leggings don’t fall or slip down and don’t require regular readjusting like some of the others we have tried. On the other hand, I have to say buyer be warned. The price of these standard black seamless leggings is a touch steep for the quality. Marketed as Maternity support leggings, I can firmly say they are not. Blanqi offered little to no support for my heavy and growing belly. Yes, I mention compression and they do provide a snug fit, but there is no support offered whatsoever. Further, these leggings tended to snag and balled up after just a few washes. Overall these leggings are great for around the house, under dresses or as tights, but will likely not be the go-to trustee leggings that you live in. I’d definitely recommend for the comfort and if you aren’t concerned with the price tag (or you find them on sale!)
These were the one and only pair of maternity leggings that I owned while I was pregnant with my first. I LOVED them. I mentioned before that I wore my regular wardrobe, but by the end of the day when i was feeling swollen and uncomfortable I always went o thewes leggings. They were thin and lightweight without being see-through. And they were SO soft! No matter how many times I wore and washed thee leggings they remained silky soft and true black. I highly recommend these leggings in any stage of your pregnancy, for the ultimate comfort.
I almost always avoid Uniqlo when I am out shopping. For no obvious reason other than the window displays don’t draw me in, silly right? BUT, every time I have decided to venture in I have walked out with some amazing basics that I absolutely adore. Their Maternity Leggings definitely fall into that category. Branded as legging pants, these leggings fit comfortable without looking like you’re in loungewear. I highly recommend a few pairs of these for the casual office, running out in public and other times that you want to look put together but don’t f3eel like putting in 100 to get dressed.
Preggo Leggings, $35+
These leggings are legit. Providing the ultimate in comfort and style, preggo leggings have a wide range of leggings to fit your lifestyle. Going out? They have you covered. Looking for something fun and fashion forward?The Preggo Leggings is a one-stop shop for you. Just because you are pregnant does not mean that the world stops – so adding a few pieces from the Preggo Leggings Collection is affordable and perfect for the busy momma to be.
If you are in the market to splurge or plan to purchase only one pair of maternity leggings, then these are it. Splendid clothes are one of the only lines I have been able to wear throughout my entire pregnancy. The soft fabrics and well-made designs and styles just feel good. My skin became really sensitive during both pregnancies which limited the brands and fabrics I could wear without irritation. These leggings are absolutely perfect for ensitive skin. Worth every penny, they fit snugly over your bump and provide the perfect level of comfort and support. I tend to wear these with a longer top, but you can easily get away with shorter top options. Overall they are worth the price, especially if you have sensitive skin during pregnancy.