Step aside, maternity jeans; there’s a new comfy pregnancy garment in town, and she’s here to stay. I’m talking about none other than the maternity legging. The stretchy, comfy, stylish alternative to pants is a mainstay in my maternity wardrobe. So consider this, in essence, my love letter to the best maternity leggings this side of the Internet.
Let’s face it: These days, no piece of clothing — for pregnancy or otherwise — is more valuable to many of us than the legging. Whether you’re wearing them while working from home, chasing the kiddos, running errands, or for their original intended purpose of working out (!), they are an asset. And when you’re pregnant, the need for comfortable and forgiving clothing that makes you look and feel good only grows (kinda like your belly). You need leggings that will work just as hard as you do. After all, you’re growing a brand new human. You deserve nothing less.
During my first pregnancy, no single item of clothing felt better on my body and was more versatile in my closet than my black maternity leggings. And as a fitness instructor on the side, I needed form and function. Now that I’m on my second pregnancy, I know exactly which pairs I need to add to my cart pronto in order to make it through all 40 weeks (and with my luck, maybe an extra one or two for good measure). These 10 pairs of maternity leggings have the SheKnows Editors’ stamp of approval — I polled our entire team of moms and rounded up only the best of the best.
Our mission at SheKnows is to empower and inspire women, and we only feature products we think you’ll love as much as we do. Please note that if you purchase something by clicking on a link within this story, we may receive a small commission of the sale.