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14 shopper-approved maternity leggings that are chic and comfortable

We found the perfect bottoms to give you support before, during and after pregnancy.
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According to a 2017 study on maternity clothing, women gain an average of 25 to 35 pounds throughout pregnancy, which requires garments to expand and stretch for the expectant mother. In order to improve flexibility and comfort during these prime months, leggings are your most reliable bet.

Whether you're in your first or last trimester, maternity leggings can support your belly and make you feel put together when your usual pants are no longer fitting. Plus, just like maternity shoes, pregnancy-designed bottoms are made with breathable, stretchy materials like cotton, polyester and lightweight knit.

From compression leggings to faux leather bottoms, moms-to-be can prioritize comfort without compromising style. Here are some shopper-approved leggings that will make you feel feminine and fit as you get closer to motherhood.

Maternity leggings to shop

PatPat New Maternity Black Leggings

Feel soft and cozy with these budget-friendly leggings with glowing reviews. Made with a stretchy polyester/spandex blend, these pants are super comfortable to wear from the gym to the office.

Gap Maternity Recycled Power Full Leggings

Increase your flexibility and comfort with these Gap leggings made with 78 percent recycled polyester. The wide waistband provides comfort and support while you're schlepping baby necessities around. Many customers that purchased these also raved about the material's thickness and softness. "The fabric is incredibly soft and buttery," mentioned one verified buyer.

Spanx Mama Faux Leather Leggings

While Spanx's bestselling leggings are known for their slimming properties and features, this pair is designed to support your bump from the first month and beyond. The faux leather exudes an edgy vibe while the waistband will hold your belly all the way. It also features a center-seam free so you don't have to worry about getting a camel toe while you're out and about.

Motherhood Maternity Heathered Essential Leggings

Feel relaxed during your day-to-day activities with these maternity leggings from Motherhood Maternity. It features a Secret Fit Belly waistband that can be folded down or worn over your tummy, while the skinny fit silhouette will keep you comfortable while walking around. "The belly band fits perfectly!" raved one verified Macy's customer.

Hatch The Ultimate Before, During And After Legging

Whether you're expecting or not, you'll want these comfortable Hatch leggings in your closet. Its moisture-wicking bamboo blend fabric not only feel ultra soft, its Oeko-Tex certification and C-section friendly rise makes these a perfect pick if you have sensitive scarring around your abdomen.

Essentials for Mothers Maternity Pregnant Women Leggings

According to verified Amazon shoppers, these leggings fit perfectly and won't slip as you go about your day. Aside from being stretchy, they offer non-see-through material to keep you confident throughout the day. One mama-to-be also noted, "The panel is large enough to stay up all day. I've worn this brand for over a year now and they've never slipped down."

Adidas Essentials Cotton Leggings

Stay comfortable through every step of your maternity journey with these high-waisted leggings by Adidas. Available in neutral shades like black and blue, this pair is constructed with materials sourced from sustainable cotton farming and is designed to wear over your bump.

Old Navy Maternity Full-Panel Jersey Leggings

With over 450 five-star ratings, these Old Navy leggings offer four-way stretch for ultimate movement, plus a tag-free label inside the waist for ultimate comfort. The pair comes in four different colors and a simple design to match with all your casual pieces. They're also made with a breathable jersey and thick material so you feel in charge at any given moment.

Girlfriend Collective Midnight Seamless Maternity Legging

If lounging around your home while your body is changing seems ideal, these buttery leggings from Girlfriend Collective will complement your homey aesthetic. Made with materials sourced from recycled fishing nets, this pair offers a sleek, lightweight feel. They're also available in sizes ranging from XXS to 6XL.

Blanqi Everyday Maternity Belly Support Leggings

Looking for all-around coverage? These leggings will keep you belly supported until delivery day. The material offers a stretchy belly panel that expands while reducing lower back pressure. Thanks to the lightweight and breathable fabric, the leggings will also keep you dry and comfortable.

Motherhood Maternity Plus-Size Essential Stretch Cropped Leggings

These plus-size cropped leggings from Motherhood Maternity will stay put without putting pressure on your baby bump. "These are the most forgiving maternity pants that I own," said one shopper who claimed that the seams aren't too tight like most brands.

Beyond Yoga Spacedye Love the Bump Midi Maternity Legging

With nearly a five-star average, it'll be hard to not want to wear these Beyond Yoga leggings throughout your entire pregnancy. The supportive fit and the brand's signature Spacedye fabric will allow your leggings to stretch while your baby grows. One buyer also confirmed these leggings offer "perfect coverage that doesn't feel too tight around my bump but makes me feel supported."

A Pea in the Pod Maternity Seamless Compression Legging

Sometimes a little compression can help with tired legs. According to the brand, these leggings provide continuous support for achy legs while improving circulation. "The compression is light enough to not make my feet hurt, but definitely helps with leg vein discomfort," one customer shared.

Motherhood Maternity Under Belly Full Length Leggings

If covering your full belly is uncomfortable, choose these low-rise leggings with over 1,100 five-star ratings. The criss-cross mid-belly waistband won't make you feel constricted, while the soft material will allow you to easily sit or bend.

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