10 Best Maternity Leggings For Expecting Mums


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Dressing comfortably during pregnancy is a must for many mums to be.

Maternity leggings provide comfort and style during pregnancy. They are essential for any wardrobe and can be worn whether you're going to brunch, the gym or popping to the shops.

Maternity leggings are definitely worth investing in as normal leggings may become uncomfortable around the waist as your belly grows. Plus, these leggings can also be worn postpartum, meaning they will last beyond the nine months of pregnancy.

Women usually start to switch to maternity wear when they are about five months pregnant, although the timeline is different for every woman. You can definitely get away with wearing normal leggings during the early stages of your pregnancy, but as your bump grows, maternity leggings will fit more comfortably and easily.

There are so many maternity leggings on the market and it can be hard to find the best ones for your needs, whether that be maternity sports leggings, stylish leggings, or casual leggings that you can wear every day. Read on for our list of the best maternity leggings around, we have also categorised them so you can find the right ones for you.

Being comfy whilst pregnant is key, you could also try one of these pregnancy pillows for a more comfortable night's sleep. Or if you want more information whilst expecting, check out these pregnancy books.

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Kidadl's Top Pick

Any of these best maternity leggings from our list will be a fab staple during your pregnancy. However, one product does stand out. We have made our top pick based on its quality fabric, durability and comfort.

1. GAP Maternity Inset Panel Knit Favorite Ankle Jeggings

GAP Maternity Inset Panel Knit Favorite Ankle Jeggings.

GAP is a go-to for quality clothing, and these maternity leggings are no exception. The leggings cater to a variety of body shapes, with availability in different lengths and dress sizes. The waistband is elasticated for more room as your bump grows, they have a dark black wash and even functional back pockets.  They are made from super soft knit fabric that makes them the perfect maternity leggings for everyday wear.

Main Features

  • Price: £50
  • Button closure
  • Zip fly
  • Machine washable

Best Maternity Gym Leggings

2. GAP Maternity 7/8 Compression Leggings

GAP Maternity 7/8 Compression Leggings.

Just because you're having a baby doesn't mean you can't look good at the gym, and these maternity sport leggings are the perfect maternity gym wear for active mums to be. The lovely violet leggings have a four way stretch providing comfort and ease of movement, great for your gym class or yoga. The compression panels give great support and help give shape during any workout. The fabric has moisture wicking technology to stop you feeling sticky and sweaty as you work out.

Main Features

  • Price: £27-£38
  • 71% Polyester, 29% Spandex
  • Soft 4 way knit and moisture wicking fabric
  • Side pockets

Best Acid Wash Maternity Leggings

3. ASOS Design Maternity Legging In Acid Wash

ASOS Design Maternity Legging In Acid Wash.

Acid wash leggings are a brilliant addition to every maternity wardrobe because they add a little more oomph to any look. These leggings come in charcoal, a versatile colour for mixing and matching different outfits. These leggings are complete with an over the bump elasticated waist and a close-cut bodycon fit for maximum support and comfort. You can get all this at a very reasonable price too.

Main Features

  • Price: £16
  • Acid wash print
  • Machine wash
  • Over the bump elasticated waist

Best For Families On A Budget

4. Foucome Two Pack Maternity Leggings

Foucome Two Pack Maternity Leggings.

You don't just get one pair of leggings for this awesome price, you get two. These are comfortable and soft leggings with a high waist and elastic fastening. The waistband is designed for support and growing room during your whole pregnancy. A great basic legging at great value.

Main Features

  • Price: £24
  • Made with cotton for comfort
  • Breathable fabric
  • Built in maternity support belt

Best Jeggings

5. New Look Blue 'Lift & Shape' Emilee Jeggings

New Look Blue 'Lift & Shape' Emilee Jeggings‍.

Jeans are not always the most comfortable thing to wear during pregnancy. Jeggings are a hybrid of jeans and leggings, providing more comfort. That is why jeggings are a popular choice for expecting mums. These jeggings by New Look are a perfect pair of jeggings for everyday wear throughout your whole pregnancy. They sport high stretch technology to accommodate your growing bump, a slim fit that is easy to style with any outfit and an over the bump waist for extra support.

Main Features

  • Price: £14
  • 5 pocket jean design
  • High stretch fabric
  • Over bump waist

Best For Fashionable Mums To Be

6. ASOS Design Maternity Spray-On Vinyl Over The Bump Trouser

ASOS Design Maternity Spray-On Vinyl Over The Bump Trouser‍.

For something a little bit more stylish and fancy, try out these maternity leggings. They have a gloss vinyl finish that adds a unique touch to any outfit. They are deceptively comfy with a stretchy waistband as they are made to fit throughout your whole pregnancy. These comfy leggings would look great for an evening dinner, a party, or even to for something special during the day.

Main Features

  • Price: £12
  • Stretch underband
  • Super skinny fit

Best Luxury Leggings

7. Wolford 66 Maternity Leggings

Wolford 66 Maternity Leggings.

For something a bit more luxe, these are the best maternity leggings with a semi-sheer finish.  The light leg support stops your legs from getting fatigued and the waistband is designed to grow with your bump. The leggings are 66 denier that feels super soft and luxurious. The sewn in baby footprints on the belly also create an adorable touch. These leggings are made to last and would look great for a more formal style outfit.

Main Features

  • Price: £55
  • Light leg support
  • Extra wide adjustable waistband
  • 66 Denier

Best Cropped Pregnancy Leggings

8. Missguided Black Maternity Cropped Leggings

Missguided Black Maternity Cropped Leggings.

Cropped leggings are another fantastic staple for your maternity wardrobe. They go with so many outfits under tunics, dresses and oversized shirts.  They could also make a great option on hotter days. This pair is designed to be worn from five months into your pregnancy, they  have a high waist and elasticated band,  and are an affordable price.

Main Features:

  • Price: £7
  • Cropped at the lower calf
  • Worn from 5 months pregnant
  • Elasticated waistband

Best Faux Leather Leggings

9. Spanx Mama Leather High Waist Sculpting Leggings

Spanx Mama Leather High Waist Sculpting Leggings.

The Spanx brand is globally known for quality products that are supporting and slimming. This is a great pair of leggings that give all the benefits of Spanx with a leather-look edgy style. These leggings are suitable during pregnancy and after, so they are an investment that will really last. The faux leather fabric and the elastic waist is stretchy so you can be comfortable whilst looking good during your pregnancy. Overall, this is a great pair of leggings that will see you from day to night through your pregnancy and beyond.

Main Features

  • Price: £96
  • High rise over bump design
  • Faux leather
  • Can be worn before, during and after pregnancy

Best For Comfort

10. Anne's Styling Women’s Maternity Leggings With Over Bump Support

Anne's Styling Women’s Maternity Leggings With Over Bump Support.

Pregnancy will be a breeze with these super comfortable leggings. They are made from breathable soft fabric that feels amazing to touch and is super lightweight. They feel just like a second skin. The leggings are completely opaque and squat-proof because of the durable and quality fabric.

Main Features

  • Price: £14.90
  • Opaque fabric
  • Super soft and stretchy
  • Tummy control

Kidadl Best Buys selects the top, parent recommended products for families of all ages. If you liked our suggestions for the best maternity leggings then take a look at our top ten list of the best nursing bras, or if you're after something different take a look at these baby slings for safe and easy travel.



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