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2019 Best Maternity Leggings

Figure8Moms Guide to the Best Maternity Leggings 2019

Why wear pants when you can wear leggings? This is especially true when you are pregnant. It’s impossible to beat leggings when it comes to comfort and versatility. Though you should hardly notice them once they are on, selecting the right maternity leggings deserves a moment of thoughtful consideration. After all, nothing in your closet will get more wear than your maternity leggings.

How do I shop online for leggings?

We get it; shopping online for leggings can be mind boggling. There are so many to choose from and, they all look pretty similar. Here’s where we step in to help! As buyers and as moms we’ve tried out nearly every maternity legging there is available. We have compared them all and selected the very best in this short list of the best maternity leggings for your various mom-occasions.

First, we’ve separated maternity leggings into two categories of leggings:

Maternity leggings as pants: These are truly opaque leggings that can be worn alone as pants, with short tops, tanks and even just a sports bra.
Maternity leggings for layering: These are lighter weight leggings that are perfect for teaming up with tunics, tops and dresses, but are not really opaque enough to be worn as pants.

Which type of legging is best for maternity - Underbelly or Overbelly?

Underbelly Maternity Leggings: These are low rise and have no belly panel. As your belly grows, they sit below your bump.
Overbelly Maternity Leggings: These are high-waisted maternity leggings that have a belly panel that fully covers your belly. Many of these panels can be folded down when you prefer to wear them underbelly.
We are asked this question all the time and it really comes down to preference.
The good news is, you might not have to choose. Many of our leggings come with a waistband that can be worn either underbelly or overbelly so you can have it either way!

2019 Best Maternity Leggings that Can be Worn as Pants


Best Belly & Back Support Leggings

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
BELLY SUPPORT
COVERAGE
WAIST Underbelly Overbelly
INFINITE FIT Maternity Post-maternity
FABRIC: Medium weight seamless with slight sheen
95% Lyocell 5% Elastane
INSEAM: ∼24"
FIT NOTE: True to size
Also available in Capri Length
WHY WE LOVE IT: Need a little more support in your belly and back area? From personal experience, we can tell you, putting these on will make you feel like someone lifted up your belly, gave you a back massage, smoothed your legs and gave them a little squeeze of energy. These leggings make great pants as there is no show through.

Best Maternity Leggings for Everyday Wear & Workouts

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
BELLY SUPPORT
COVERAGE
WAIST Underbelly Overbelly
INFINITE FIT Maternity Post-maternity
FABRIC: Medium weight moisture-wicking with matte finish, SPF 50
87% Polyester, 13% Spandex
INSEAM: ∼26"
FIT NOTE: True to size
Available in Black and Charcoal
WHY WE LOVE IT: These leggings feature super soft, moisture-wicking quick dry fabric that is not just for workouts. They are a great everyday sporty legging for the on-the-go mom with the bonus of SPF 50 coverage. The belly panel gives your bump a supporting hug during workouts and feels good all day.

Best Maternity Leggings for Intense Workouts & Everyday Wear

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
BELLY SUPPORT
COVERAGE
WAIST Underbelly Overbelly
INFINITE FIT Maternity Post-maternity
FABRIC: High weight moisture-wicking with medium sheen, 76% Polyester, 24% Spandex
INSEAM: ∼28"
FIT NOTE: True to size
Also available in Capri Length
WHY WE LOVE IT: For extra support in your belly and legs, these power leggings are our favorite. The extra under-belly support band ensures that your bump will be comfortable while you're jumping up and down, or running that extra mile. Its quick dry, moisture-wicking material give your legs a gentle squeeze of energy. Plus, these are the only leggings with pockets!

Best Maternity Leggings for Work

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
BELLY SUPPORT
COVERAGE
WAIST Underbelly
INFINITE FIT Maternity Post-maternity
FABRIC: Knitted ponte with light sheen 65% Viscose, 30% Polyamide, 5% Elastane
INSEAM: ∼29"
FIT NOTE: Size up for a more comfortable fit
WHY WE LOVE IT: There is nothing like a pair of maternity leggings that give you a professional feel, but still are and feel like leggings. We love these because the ponte fabric is thicker than your usual legging and has a sophisticated look that is perfect for the office or everyday wear. A seam down the back of the leg gives these a leg-up in style.

Best Maternity Leggings for Winter

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
BELLY SUPPORT
COVERAGE
WAIST Overbelly
INFINITE FIT Maternity Post-maternity
FABRIC: Fleece lined with light sheen 62% Polyamide, 38% Elastane. Waistband: 95% Viscose, 5% Elastane
INSEAM: ∼30"
FIT NOTE: Size up for a more comfortable fit
WHY WE LOVE IT: All of our medium weight leggings are all season leggings, but if you want more warmth, this legging is perfect for you and we love that it has a thermal fleece lining inside with a stylish shiny fabric on the outside. Wear them under or over your belly for a warm and comfortable look.

Best Fashion Maternity Leggings

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
BELLY SUPPORT
COVERAGE
WAIST Underbelly Overbelly
INFINITE FIT Maternity Post-maternity
FABRIC: Medium weight moisture-wicking with matte and shiny moto design finish and antimicrobial fabric for greater breathability. 87% Nylon, 13% Spandex
INSEAM: ∼26"
FIT NOTE: True to size
WHY WE LOVE IT: These fashion moto leggings feature super soft, moisture-wicking quick dry fabric that is not just for workouts. They are a great everyday cool legging for the on-the-go and fashionable mom. Crossover back design supports lower back and keeps you cool and comfortable all day long.

2019 Best Maternity Leggings for Layering


Best Over/Underbelly Knit Maternity Leggings

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
BELLY SUPPORT
COVERAGE
WAIST Underbelly Overbelly
INFINITE FIT Maternity Post-maternity
FABRIC: Knitted
95% Lyocell 5% Elastane
INSEAM: ∼31"
FIT NOTE: Size up for a more comfortable fit
Available in Black and Magnet
WHY WE LOVE IT: This buttery soft legging is the perfect lightweight layering legging for you if you prefer the feel of soft knit over seamless. This legging offers the versatility of both underbelly and overbelly fit and will be indispensable post-delivery when you want to wear something loungey and comfortable.

Best Bamboo Knit Maternity Leggings

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
BELLY SUPPORT
COVERAGE
WAIST Underbelly
INFINITE FIT Maternity Post-maternity
FABRIC: Knitted
86% Viscose Bamboo, 10% Polyamide, 4% Elastane
INSEAM: ∼24"
FIT NOTE: Size up for a more comfortable fit
Also available in Overbelly
WHY WE LOVE IT: Fast growing bellies often get itchy. This ultra soft viscose bamboo legging is the thing to wear when you don’t want anything over your belly. Bamboo fabric is naturally antibacterial and hypoallergenic and soothing to the skin.

Best Everyday Seamless Maternity Leggings

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
BELLY SUPPORT
COVERAGE
WAIST Underbelly Overbelly
INFINITE FIT Maternity Post-maternity
FABRIC: Light weight seamless with slight sheen
93% Nylon; 7% Spandex
INSEAM: ∼22"
FIT NOTE: True to size
Also available in Capri Length
WHY WE LOVE IT: This is the best everyday maternity legging. The stretchy seamless fabric of this high-waisted legging gives you the added bonus of light belly support. No big belly panel here. You can fold down the waistband and wear it under belly as well.

Best Everyday Wool Maternity Leggings

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
BELLY SUPPORT
COVERAGE
WAIST Underbelly Overbelly
INFINITE FIT Maternity Post-maternity
FABRIC: Light weight soft wool heathered knit
94% organic wool (mulesing-free) and 6% elastane
INSEAM: ∼26"
FIT NOTE: True to size
WHY WE LOVE IT: This is the best everyday organic wool maternity legging. It is lightweight and feels sooo warm. This legging offers the versatility of both underbelly and overbelly fit and will be indispensable post-delivery when you want to wear something loungey, comfortable, and warm. You can fold down the waistband and wear it under belly as well. Wear these well beyond pregnancy.

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