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The Ultimate Maternity Leggings Buyer’s Guide

By Babe

Every pregnant mama needs a pair of quality maternity leggings to wear throughout her pregnancy. They’re comfortable, extra supportive, and a perf option to wear day in and day out.

If we’re being real, they’re probably your “go-to” pants for lounging, working out, and so much more. You just can’t go wrong with leggings. They’re perfect for just about everything.

With all the different maternity leggings to choose from, you may be wondering which ones are the best quality and will last the longest. Maternity leggings aren’t your typical run-of-the-mill pants; they’re built to support your growing bump in style. That means you’ll want to find a pair that do that and have so much more to offer you. 

Since not all pregnancy leggings are the same, you should know what to avoid and what to look for. 

Let’s take a look at everything you need to know to find the perfect maternity leggings for you.

How Do You Find the Best Maternity Leggings?

Leggings are no new invention. They’ve been around for a while.

However, there are definitely some that are designed and made much better than others. What are some things to know beforehand to avoid when it comes to buying leggings?

Choose Bump-Friendly Leggings

To start, any leggings that are not “bump-friendly” will eventually restrict your growing belly and cause discomfort. Even if they fit in that first trimester, they might eventually become too small and have you searching for a new pair.

Choose Flexible Leggings

Something else to consider is steering clear of leggings that are strictly maternity leggings and will not be able to fit your pre-pregnancy size and postpartum size.

Fun fact: there are maternity leggings designed to fit you no matter what size you become, bump or no bump. That means that even if you normally wear an XXS, you may want to look for plus-sizes like XXL and use a size chart to get the perfect fit.

There are leggings that are ideal for lounging in and others for working out, but you want to find maternity leggings that can work for both. Don’t limit yourself to just one or the other with your maternity clothing. You deserve the best of the best, baby.

Here are some fantastic options that cover all the bases.

The Subtle, Stylish Pregnancy Leggings 

Everyone has different preferences when it comes to style, including their yoga pants and leggings. Maybe you’re not into the maternity leggings that cover the bump and want some that align with your waist.

If you love a pair of supportive leggings that fit comfortably without covering the bump, then The Under The Bump Premium Maternity Leggings are the perfect option for you.

These low-rise fitted leggings are a fantastic fit for before, during, and after pregnancy, so you don’t have to worry about donating them right after you give birth. 

They can be worn with a sports bra to show off the bump while you do your morning pilates, or you can dress them up with a cute blouse tucked in and some stylish flats. No matter how they style them, you’ll look like a queen in these leggings while you proudly show off your bump.

These are a reliable option to wear for many different looks and occasions, but they’ll still keep you super comfortable. Wear these under-the-bump super stretchy leggings to the office and work out without getting overheated, even when you’re breaking a sweat. 

These are the leggings for when your new arrival shows up. Made from 88% nylon and 12% lycra fabric, they’re USA-manufactured and ready for whatever pregnant life throws at you.

“All In One” Forever Leggings

If you’re in search of that one pair of leggings with everything you could want and need, we got you, girl!

The Ultimate Before, During, and After Leggings are our best-sellers, built with sculpting fit materials to stretch and hug all the places you want them to.  They’re just the right mix of snug and flexible,  giving you ultra support and comfort. Putting them on feels like slipping into a big bathtub filled with bubbles… effortless and soothing.

These maternity leggings look amazing and feel amazing in any stage of life, whether you’re pregnant, postpartum, or just need a solid pair of yoga pants. Designed with moisture-wicking bamboo fabric, these are killer workout leggings as well and leave you feeling comfy no matter what — even after breaking a sweat.

Not to mention, they are C-section certified, guaranteeing they’ll stay comfortable when you’re healing postpartum. These buttery smooth maternity leggings come in multiple colors and prints, giving you options to choose from for your-soon-to-be favorite pants of all time.

Try the Cropped Version for Summer Days

If you love these leggings but are looking for a shorter pant leg for those warmer days or more intense pilates classes, the same leggings are available cropped: The Ultimate Before, During, and After Crop Legging

Capri leggings are always a surefire way to mix up your maternity clothing options, especially if you love to wear them out to dinner or when running errands.

These maternity leggings hug the legs, support the bump, and are super soft and stretchy, giving you the best of both worlds while you wait for your baby to arrive. You’ll want to keep wearing them afterward, too.

The Goal Is Comfort With Maternity Pants

Let’s be honest, ladies: We all love leggings because they are the most comfortable pants we could possibly wear. If wanting maternity leggings is strictly about comfort, then The Ultra Soft Before, During, and After Legging will be your go-to pair when you just want something buttery soft on your skin. 

These ultra-comfy, breathable pregnancy leggings are incredible to wear day to day when you’re in your third trimester, waiting for your baby to finally make their debut. Made to convert into the perfect pair of maternity pants, these full-length leggings are made with spandex for maximum accessibility and a four-way stretch. 

Meanwhile, the crossover panel allows you to wear them as high-waisted leggings, covering the bump and giving you full belly support.

They also fold down to fit as regular low-rise leggings for postpartum, giving you extra support, especially for the C-section mamas out there. We see you.

Amazing for lounging, these comfy leggings are exactly what you need for postpartum during your fourth trimester when lying down and resting is the top priority. Who said pregnant women needed to sacrifice comfort? 

Literally creating new life should automatically qualify us to have the best of the best pregnancy leggings. Grab some of the best quality leggings that you can wear, pregnant or not.

Back Support for Your Growing Belly

The ultimate support leggings out there are none other than our signature Body Rib Leggings

The high-rise waist and moisture-wicking material give you a fabulous pair of seamless maternity leggings. These provide extra compression to give you the ultimate back and belly support, and they are also extremely stretchy, expanding to twice their inseam size without losing shape.

As your belly continues to grow, you may be wondering, “How much bigger could this baby possibly get?” Well, just when you think that your belly can’t expand anymore, it keeps on growing. Having extra stretchy maternity leggings that will grow with you is essential to providing you with the most support.

These also pair amazingly with a cropped T-shirt or sweatshirt and sneakers. If you’re looking to accentuate your bump a little, wear these with a cute T-shirt tucked in at the top.

Back pain: the struggle is real, especially in those later weeks. One way to ease that relentless achiness is by wearing supportive compression clothing. The Body Ribbed Leggings are a godsend, helping to relieve some pressure from your back and give some extra, much-needed support.

Transform Your Wardrobe

Choosing maternity leggings that you will love won’t just make your day-to-day life more enjoyable — it also takes your wardrobe to the next level. These leggings make you a reliable expert when your preggo friends need help finding something comfortable to wear until they deliver. Spread the word to everyone; these leggings are lifesavers for expecting mamas.

Enjoy pregnancy in comfort and style. Choose the fit and brand that caters to all your needs and wants: that’s us! 

You won’t have to second-guess another purchase or hope they’ll finally check all the boxes off of what you want in a pair of quality leggings. We’ve taken the guesswork out for you. 

Out with the old and in with the new! Your belly, back, and best friends will all be obsessed with these leggings. You can even spread the love to your friends and get them in on these fantastic leggings by giving them Hatch e-gift cards — because mamas gotta stick together!