Jeans are a true wardrobe staple for most women, so when expecting mothers find a growing baby bump gets in the way of fastening their favorite jeans, there’s only one logical answer: maternity jeans! These jeans are specially designed with momma in mind, and one pair can be worn through the entire pregnancy, thanks to their stretch. That’s right; you can have a new favorite pair of jeans to wear, even through pregnancy! Here are some we recommend.
Purchasing Maternity Jeans
Since these jeans are about to become your new favorite, it’s important to make sure you purchase some that are right for you! Personal preference outweighs almost everything, but here a few key things to consider:
- Size: Making sure you buy the right size in maternity clothes (and anything, really) is very important. Clothes that are too tight will make you feel incredibly uncomfortable. Too loose, and they might awkwardly rub against your belly (or other parts) and cause discomfort as well. You can buy the same size maternity jean as you did pre-pregnancy, but make sure you carefully check size charts, as they can vary by brand or designer.
- Stretch: You’re buying these to be comfortable, so make sure they offer plenty of stretch for your belly to continue growing!
- Material: Some denim will have elastane or spandex for added comfort and stretch.
- Style: Just as you did pre-pregnancy, there will be plenty of different styles to choose from. Pick one that makes you feel good!
- Belly Band: Most maternity jeans will have a band that either stretches up over your belly or rests beneath your belly. For more coverage, opt for an over-belly band.
Most Popular: Signature by Levi’s Women’s Maternity Jeans
Made of super stretchy denim designed to hold its shape all day, these jeans are available in a range of colors and sizes to find the ones for you. There is a Smooth Tummy Knit Panel designed to continue adapting to your growing belly and provide lower back support. The leg opening is skinny with nonfunctional front pockets and functioning back pockets. These jeans have quality stretch and recovery to give you maximum comfort.
Signature by Levi Strauss & Co. Gold Label Women's Maternity Skinny Jeans Blue Ice Medium 30
These jeans give you overall stretchy comfort and a long belly band for coverage and back support.
Best Skinny: Hybrid & Company Super Comfy Stretch Maternity Jeans
These jeans are designed with momma in mind; they fit comfortably but also ensure the safety of your precious bump. Available in multiple colors and sizes, these jeans will offer a flattering fit with a skinny leg and a mid-rise. They are full-length with a button and zip fly closure with the classic five pockets. They are very stretchy to be extra comfortable and are machine washable with a released hem finishing that is also available in bermuda short and capri pant lengths.
Hybrid & Company Super Comfy Stretch Women's Skinny Maternity Jeans PM4822S Rinse WASH1 Medium
These are ultra-stretchy jeans to fit you just right and protect your baby bump.
Best Overalls: Motherhood Maternity Women’s Overalls
These cute overalls come in two different styles as well as multiple sizes and have a unique knit elastic side panel to give you just the right stretch for your growing bump. They are a stretchy and relaxed fit that will be comfortable and flattering all day, whether you’re running errands, going out to lunch, or lounging around the house. They have side panels with skinny legs that are ankle-length.
Motherhood Maternity Women's Maternity Indigo Blue Side Panel Skinny Ankle Length Denim Overalls, Medium wash, Small
These overalls are flattering and comfortable regardless of what you're doing.
Best Bootcut: Motherhood Maternity Stretch Boot Cut Jean
These jeans from Motherhood are available in two sizes and over ten sizes to choose from. They are designed to be super stretchy for all-day comfort, and you can either dress them up with a blazer or wear them with a comfortable t-shirt. There is a seamless stretch maternity panel designed to grow with you throughout your pregnancy (Motherhood’s exclusive design, in fact). They offer a full-length boot cut and functioning back pockets.
Motherhood Maternity Women's Maternity Indigo Blue Stretch Secret Fit Belly Boot Cut Jean, Dark wash, Large Long
A style that can be dressed up or down to keep you comfortable.
Best for Work: Signature by Levi’s Women’s Maternity Jeans in Noir
Yes, these jeans won the award for Most Popular as well! They are just that great. So if you’re looking for a pair of comfortable jeans you can still wear to work as well, these jeans in the dark and more formal noir color will fit the bill. They offer an over-belly band designed to stretch and move with your changing body. They have the same skinny leg opening with a pull-on closure. There is a slim cut through the hip and thigh with an added feminine cross-back detail for added back support.
Signature by Levi Strauss & Co. Gold Label Women's Maternity Skinny Jeans Noir Large 30
Maternity jeans designed with added back support and comfortable style.