Stay Super Stylish With The Best Maternity Jeans (2018 Guide)

Stay Super Stylish With The Best Maternity Jeans (2018 Guide)

There's no way around it: a baby on the way means an expanding waistline. And, if your waist expands, so will the clothes in your closet.

And so, maternity jeans are an absolute must!

They look just like your regular jeans, but have a wide and roomy band that stretches as your baby bump grows, keeping you stylish and cozy.

If you are in need of a new pair to help get you through the rest of your pregnancy in style, then keeping reading.

So which are the best maternity jeans?

Features to Keep in Mind

Large Band. The bigger the band, the better. Why? You have more wearing options. You may need to smooth out the look of your belly while under one of your shirts, so you can wear the band all the way up. Or, toward the end of your pregnancy, you may feel as though your bump needs some lift and support, so you may choose to fold it over. When you have a big, stretchy band, you can ensure your pair will fit properly and feel comfortable for hours or wear.

Modern Style. Maternity jeans can look totally trendy and fashionable. Shop for dark washes, cool textures, bright colors, and even stitching techniques that help create up to date shapes and silhouettes. You can even play around with hemlines and opt for a style that gives you the freedom and flexibility to wear them down or rolled/cuffed up to accommodate the shoes you choose to wear.

Durable. You want your selection to make it with you throughout your pregnancy. And, if not designed properly, you will end up with holes, ripped pockets, or even worse; split seams! Be sure to check over stitching and material thoroughly to ensure you are investing in a quality pair that will also make it through repeated washings.

Lightweight. The last thing you want is to feel hotter than you already do. Skip overly lined jeans; you will get too hot. Keep your selection to a material that is light in weight and of comfortable materials, like cotton and other synthetic blends.

How to Wear & Care for Your Jeans

There are many different wearing and pairing options.

Most popularly, jeans are worn in a slim cut, skinny leg style.

This allows you to wear sneakers, sandals, heels, or boots without them getting in the way.

You may even wish to create a “boyfriend” look with your skinnys by cuffing the hem upward twice, allowing for not only more airflow, but a more casual fit and style.

Moms-to-be also find it helpful to wear tunics with skinny styles. Tunics hit below your bottom and allow some portions of the thigh and leg to peek through.

Moms who are expecting feel covered up and more confident that a longer shirt makes them look more figure flattering.

When it comes to caring for your pants, be sure to always wash them on cold settings and never put them in the dryer.

Much of the fabric is cotton and lightweight fabric, which can tend to shrink up when exposed to extended heat (which is the last thing you want).

You should lay your pair flat on a dry surface and smooth out the belly band with your hand or iron once it’s dry to eliminate creases or folds.

These creases may not only be able to be seen under thin knits and tees, but may not lie across the belly as intended to.

Be sure to periodically check seams in the legs and rear to look for any kind of fraying or ripping to avoid an embarrassing situation, but also in the thigh portion of your pants, where friction and body heat may tend to wear down fabric.

If you take good care of your jeans and you invest in a high quality pair, there is no reason why they can’t get you through an entire pregnancy (or beyond for your next one!)

Best Maternity Jeans

#1. Three Seasons Skinny Jeans


Three Season’s skinny jeans (click here to check the price on Amazon) will make you feel like you’re wearing your favorite, non-maternity pair!

They have a huge, nude toned band that can be worn all the way up toward your bust, or rolled over for a less “covered” fit. They are sold in several sizes, so be sure to view the size chart to ensure you grab a pair that will work for your growing body.

They are made of skinny material, and have awesome contrast stitching for a modern look and durable fit!

#2. Aivtalk High Waist


Aivtalk’s high waist skinnys (click here to check the price on Amazon) give you a great, wide, and stretchy band, but also a high style fit.

The pair lightweight, feature a skinny leg and slim fit, but also add lots of style to a variety of tops thanks to its unique embellishments.

Keep it casual by adding sneakers and a tee, or dress them up with your favorite heels and blouse!

#3. Motherhood Boot Cut


Motherhood’s boot cuts (click here to check the price on Amazon) are a favorite among mommies-to-be.

A boot cut leg is flattering on all different body types and the pants are featured in a dark wash, so they can be worn with a number of tops for a variety of occasions, and also throughout all the seasons.

Plus, Motherhood is a name you can trust in the mama world, so you know you’re getting an item that you can wear during your pregnancy and even post-delivery.

#4. Sweet Mommy


Lots of expecting ladies love Sweet Mommy’ (click here to check the price on Amazon) because they boast the look of a jean, but have the fit of stretch pants.

While they are stretchy, it is advised that you go up two sizes so you can bank on wearing these through each semester. They have a skinny silhouette, so they can be worn with flats or boots with ease and style.

Ladies especially like how they feel free and flexible when moving around in them.

#5. Gaorui


A lot of women really love Gaorui (click here to check the price on Amazon) because they fit just like a standard trouser (they even have a zipper feature), but work well thanks to an adjustable feature.

Its band is built in on the inside of the pants, and is meant to stretch as the belly grows. They are very soft and lightweight, but also come in a few finishes.

They have a modern look, but a traditional pregnancy fit.

#6. Pajama Jeans


Designed to fit and feel like pajama pants, these pajama jeans (click here to check the price on Amazon) have all the look of denim without any of the hassles of wearing it.

They grow with an expanding belly and also give a lot of support. Because they are so soft, you may have difficulty forgetting you’re wearing them, and will most likely wear them to bed.

Just be sure to let them air dry, rather than toss them in a dryer for a true-to-size fit.

#7. Jessica Simpson Secret Fit


Jessica Simpson’s Secret Fit (click here to check the price on Amazon) are designed with nothing but a mom’s comfort in mind.

Plus, they are ultra-stylish so you can look in trend, no matter what! It has a skinny leg and faux front pockets so there will be no additional bulk.

Plus, it’s built in belly band is patented and does a great job smoothing out the tummy and adding lots of comfort and support, helping you get a seamless look-especially under tight tees and knit tops.

#8. ZLZ


ZLZ’s Maternity (click here to check the price on Amazon) not only have an ultra-edgy design and a stretchy built in belly band, they also have the capability to lift your backside and add some definition!

They stretch with you and are designed to purposely emphasize your curves (in a flattering way, of course).

They also boast a ripped, distressed look and are featured in several finishes so you never have to go without while washing a pair!

#9. Jojo Maman Bebe


Also ultra-soft and shapely, Jojo Maman’s Bebe (click here to check the price on Amazon) are easy to slide off and on, and feature a boot cut leg.

It’s built in, dark colored panel can be worn up over the belly, or can be rolled down and folded over for more support during the last trimester.

They come in a dark wash and can be dressed down or up for any occasion.

#10. Simplicity’s Cotton Jean Leggings


A legging that looks like a jean? Yes, please!

Simplicity’s leggings (click here to check the price on Amazon) are soft because they are made from cotton, and they can be worn throughout all stages of pregnancy.

Their built in bump belt helps provide a layer of coverage under tops and tees, but also adds support toward the end of your pregnancy.

It boasts a tapered leg, so you can wear it with a pair of casual sneakers, or even tuck them into wide fit boots.

#11. AG


AG Maternity (click here to check the price on Amazon) boast a contemporary straight leg and streamlined fit.

They have a secret belly panel, so you won’t need to worry about your pants falling down like you would when using a belly band alone.

They also boast a signature pocket for some added style, and are just the right shade, so they can be worn in any season with a variety of tops and sweaters.

#12. Motherhood Straight Cut


Motherhood straight cut (click here to check the price on Amazon) are perfect for more casual wear.

Often times, when shopping for a pregnancy wardrobe, women gravitate toward pants that they can wear for more formal occasions. But, you need a great pair to wear when lounging around the house or running errands in more casual attire.

This pair will be your favorite go-to pair for those occasions. Light in color, simple in design, but rating high in comfort, Motherhood’s jeans have an awesome, stretchy fabric and more relaxed fit.

Their large and stretchy panel that will help you look and feel your best.

#13. Maternal America Skinny Ankle


Fun, fresh, and fabulous, Maternal America’s skinny ankle (click here to check the price on Amazon) are a must for spring months!

They not only come in a variety of colors, but they are ultra-soft, super flattering, and they boast an under the belly fit, which many women prefer to over the belly.

Tuck them or wear them with flats, sandals, or flip flops-they can be worn for all occasions.

#14. Lilac Distressed Skinny


If you love to dress hard and edgy on occasion, you still can while expecting!

Lilac’s distressed skinnys (click here to check the price on Amazon) are fun to wear, plus they boast a great fit.

They have a neutral toned belly panel, which can be worn up or down, and they have lots of distressed embellishments throughout the thigh and knee portion of the pant, which is a helpful design technique that draws the eye away from a bulging belly.

They are light enough to wear into spring and summer months, and can be worn at the ankle or rolled up!

#15. Seraphine Angelina Skinny


These Seraphine Angelina's (click here to check the price on Amazon) are a must if you admire light tones and faded finishes.

Their ankle can be worn down, capped, or rolled up to accommodate style preference or heat level.

They also have a flattering back pocket design to add lots of lift and support, creating and enhancing your natural curves!

A great pair to wear out with the ladies or for a new date night look!

Wrapping Up

So many jeans, so little time!

Keep in mind, it’s important to invest in several pairs of maternity jeans.

It could be quite a while before you’re able to get back into your “regular” pair.

Maternity jeans are comfortable, stylish, supportive, and beautiful.

So, the more options, the better.

There are dozens of styles to choose from that will complement your lifestyle and personal style!

Kate Trout
 

Hi there, I'm Kate! I started Maternity Glow to be a place for new and expecting moms to come to for practical pregnancy advice, parenting tips, and baby care tricks.

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