Yep, I guess I forgot to mention it until now—in my defense, there has been a lot going on—but I am, in fact, a whopping 27 weeks pregnant today, and my first order of business as a newly informed maternity shopper is to share my findings on the best clothes for working out in. While for me, "working out" has mostly consisted of biweekly yoga and daily brisk walks over the last five or so months, I think the fact that I’ve actually spent 90% of my time in athleticwear as of late makes up for my lack of actual activity. In short, trust me—I’ve spent a lot of time in this stuff.
On that note, below you’ll find the tops, bras, shorts, leggings, and even one bonus dress that I’ve personally tested out myself, are similar to pieces I own, or have the customer reviews to back them up. In some cases, it’s a combo of more than one qualifier, and in all cases, I stand by my findings! So if you're in the market for cool, comfortable, and functional activewear (both from the maternity section and not), just keep scrolling to shop all 24 of my picks.
I've been obsessed with shorts lately, and athletic styles are among my favorite trend. Since they are already super stretchy, most of the pairs I bought pre-pregnancy or when I was smaller still fit me comfortably now.
I bought these in a size small when I was only a few weeks along, and when I realized how much I loved them, I ordered one size up so that I could keep wearing them all season. Now, the medium is perfect.
I already owned this sweatshirt and have been able to continue to wear it because it's cropped enough to where it doesn't make a difference how far out my stomach goes. Longer styles, however, have been harder to wear without sizing up.
According to a handful of my previously pregnant friends, Amazon is your friend when it comes to finding affordable maternity basics such as shorts, leggings, and tanks. These shorts (which also have convenient pockets) have solid reviews, and I love the cut and color.
I've owned this Outdoor Voices dress for over a year but since becoming pregnant have formed a newfound appreciation for how wonderful it is. Aside from looking cute, it has built-in shorts, I can wear it without a bra, and it even has hidden pockets in the lining.