Leggings have to be one of the most-worn essential we keep in our closets. They provide comfort to everything from lounging around the house to running a day's worth of errands. So it's no surprise that when you're expecting and find yourself having to adjust to your new body and baby's needs, finding a good pair of maternity leggings becomes a priority. The pants' stretchiness, comfort, and versatility will be a lifesaver throughout the nine months.
Yes, maternity leggings need to provide comfort, but they also hold other extra benefits to consider while shopping They should have a thicker compression band and give back support for the mama-to-be as she goes about her normal activities. While there's a variety of options on the internet, this is a piece you'll be wearing often, you want to make sure it's a worth-it purchase. Luckily for you, we did the work for you. (You're welcome!) We scoured the internet to not only find the best maternity leggings but find 24 that were also mom-approved with glowing reviews. Scroll below to take a look for yourself.
“These are the best maternity leggings I’ve tried. I’m usually a 6-8 at Lululemon so I ordered these in a small. I’ve worn them so far from weeks 12-18, and I am ready to buy a second pair of crops as well as the leggings in this style. They fit perfectly, and I think there’s plenty of room for my tummy to grow. I wear these crops for treadmill jogging and circuit training-type classes.”—Spotsanddots
"It is hard to find good maternity leggings and these are buttery soft, super stretchy, and I love that you can fold down the waistband or wear it pulled up. Great product!" —Maenorth
"I love these. They don’t feel like maternity or postpartum pants, but the extra tummy control helps post-labor. The fabric is good, thick quality too. I’ll get more items from this brand." —Oaklandjc
"I’ve lived in these during my 3rd trimester. I cannot recommend these enough." —SL Bennett
"Girl, if you do not have these maternity leggings yet, get some!! Zella makes my favorite maternity leggings. Through two pregnancies and lots of wear, they’ve held up great. These are what I came home from the hospital in, and I was so comfortable. The waistband is great—doesn’t dig in and doesn’t fall down. Great for working out or running errands, a true staple."—Kytarheel
"Starting wearing these a week after my C-section. Very comfortable and highly recommend"
"Love these leggings. The material is silky, stretchy and so comfortable. I'm 28 weeks pregnant with baby #2 and other than the Lululemon Align pant I haven't found leggings I really love until these arrived. The plum color is beautiful, will be ordering more!"—Alexandramg98
"These are the best leggings that I've found for pregnancy! They are supple and comfortable and they stay put, so no rolling down underneath my bump or needed adjustments. I love them, and after wearing these once I ordered three more!"—AmberValMin
"What can I say? Good ol' pair of comfy leggings. I bet I'll be wearing this post-pregnancy for a little while too."—Craftynerd
"These have an excellent, comfortable stretch without losing their shape. I am on my fourth day in a row of wearing them and they feel just as snug and comfy as the day I opened them up! They’re a great full length as well. I’m currently using them as a transitional maternity piece, I’m 16 weeks pregnant and am in that awkward time between regular clothes and traditional maternity pants. I foresee these as working well throughout my entire pregnancy and when my body is back to normal as well. With that in mind, these are well worth the investment because of their versatility and comfort."—Madison
"These leggings are the best. I'm not even pregnant anymore (although I am still decidedly plus size), and these are still my favorite leggings. They don't have the waistband bump that's annoying with other leggings. They're smoothing, comfortable, they stay up, and you can't see your underwear through them. They're the best leggings ever"—-Schreiberia
"These are super soft and stretchy, and ridiculously comfortable. I sized up to be sure they wouldn't be too tight. They are thick enough to wear through the fall. Now I only want to wear these! I had previously purchased a different pair of maternity leggings from H&M and returned them. This pair is the best."—Anon
"I wasn't sure about the low rise but tried them on and i love them! They're so comfy and of great quality! A must-have."—Lisa
"I researched a lot of maternity leggings before deciding to purchase these at the start of my third trimester and I’m so glad I did! They feel like butter, they are so comfortable and the quality is so good. Don’t delay getting them if you are considering it! I only wish I had them earlier!"—Brooke D
"These leggings are so incredibly comfortable for my growing belly! I got them in a size 14-16 and there’s still a lot of room. I’m so happy!"—Lorrettanne
"I love the material, color, fit, and best of all no sagging! I don’t have to keep hiking these up."—Lo25
"These are supportive and super soft. They wash very well and I'll be living in them this pregnancy. I sized up to have a little more room which I'd recommend."—Melissa L
"I did some pretty heavy research before purchasing these leggings and they were on a lot of lists as a must-have. I'm so glad I splurged, the fabric is buttery soft and the fit is perfect. I ordered a size small which is my typical size and it fits great!"—Marina
"Honestly these much better than a lot of bigger brands out there! It does the job perfectly. I am 6 months pregnant and have been wearing it for the past 4 months with no issues at all!"—Puda
"I love these leggings! They never ride down because of the silicon band on the top. They're super stretchy, soft, and comfy. A pair that will be with me for the entire pregnancy! Definitely worth the higher price!"—Agnieszka
"These are great maternity leggings. They do feel snug when you first put them on but felt like a second skin after wearing for a short time."—Kayjayyyy
"These leggings are wonderful. They're comfortable, fit beautifully, and are flattering. They are not too tight and have a great texture. I am a size 6/8 and bought a medium. I brought them on a week-long trip and was able to dress them up or down for any occasion. I wore them with long tops and both short and long boots and a jacket to dinner multiple evenings. They pack like a charm and will not wrinkle. Worth every penny."—Mom45