6 Stylish Moms on the Postpartum Leggings They Lived In

When I was pregnant, my maternity leggings were on heavy rotation in my daily wardrobe. They were comfy, stretchy, supportive, and a good alternative (that I could actually wear out) to my husband’s cotton briefs (which is all I wanted to live in after work and on the weekends at home). But what I didn’t realize is that after I had my baby, I’d also benefit greatly from a supportive pair of control-top, compression leggings to see me through a time when my body was still changing immensely; when I didn’t want anything to irritate sensitive areas; and when I wanted a pant option—while in between sizes—that were flattering and comfortable (because there was no way I was attempting to put on a pair of jeans).

Most postpartum leggings have high control-top waists and compression features that help smooth bulges and provide support for post-baby bellies. They also tend to be extremely soft and comfortable—perfect for everything from lounging to strolling to napping to healing.

Curious to see the best postpartum leggings out there, I tapped seven stylish moms to share the leggings they loved and lived in after giving birth. Scroll below to see their top picks.


Stephanie Liu Hjelmeseth, @honeynsilk
(Image credit: @honeynsilk)


Geri Hirsch, @gerihirsch
(Image credit: @gerihirsch)


Rachel Zeilic, @rachelzeilic
(Image credit: @rachelzeilic)


Morgan White, @expecting_grey
(Image credit: @expecting_grey)


Jacey Duprie, @jaceyduprie
(Image credit: @jaceyduprie)


Jennifer Camp Forbes, @lefashion
(Image credit: @lefashion)

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Judith Jones
Senior Fashion Market Editor

Judith Jones is the senior fashion market editor at Who What Wear who specializes in shopping content and trend stories with high-affiliate impact. She shares the coolest, most desirable fashion market finds and brands for every budget. Previous to working in fashion, Judith worked as a TV host on the PBS travel show Globe Trekker (airing on Netflix and Amazon Prime) sharing her passion for travel and culture.