So comfy and flattering, you'll still want to wear them even after having a baby!
Finding the perfect pair of leggings can be a struggle, but throw in a growing belly during pregnancy and the challenge is that much harder. You'll need the leggings to fit well and stay in place as your body changes, but they must feel good and non-constricting since comfort is key when it comes to maternity clothes. Not to mention, they should be good value so you won't end up spending a fortune on leggings that you'll only get to wear briefly.
The Good Housekeeping Institute Textiles Lab tests leggings of all kinds – from black leggings to workout leggings – to find the ones that will hold up and feel amazing no matter where you're wearing them. To curate this list, we considered maternity variations of our top performing leggings as well as maternity brands with rave reviews from real users. Next, we had pregnant women test them out for in-depth consumer feedback. Read on to learn more about our top picks for every style preference and activity, but first, here's what to keep in mind as you shop for maternity leggings.
Yes! Every body is different, but for most expecting moms, you'll need to start wearing maternity leggings by your second or third trimester. While there are some regular leggings that you may be able to wear throughout your entire pregnancy, most non-maternity styles won't stay up properly. Maternity-specific leggings, on the other hand, are made with bump-friendly designs, including:
Here are the best maternity leggings to wear during your pregnancy: