Designer and affordable jeans that will flatter your growing bump.
Is your bulging belly getting in the way of rocking your favorite pair of jeans? Don't worry: no matter how big the bump, your denim-wearing days are actually far from over. That's because denim brands and the maternity world have collided to gift us, preggers, with jeans that work wonders on our new growing figures. In fact, maternity jeans are likely to become the core of our maternity wardrobe. And though shopping for jeans is never an easy feat -- least of all when you have a baby growing inside of you -- you can and will find the perfect pair that will carry you all the way to birth in style.
To help you in your hunt, we scoured the internet for the top-rated favorites. From skinny jeans to overalls to shorts -- here are 12 of the best maternity denim wear for every body type and every budget. Spoiler alert: they are so comfy, you may actually consider wearing them after baby is born.
Expecting or not, 7 For All Mankind jeans have been a designer denim junkie's go-to for ages. With super-flattering cuts and reliable washes, what's not to love? This staple pair features their patented secret fit Belly(R) Panel and innovative B(Air) technology to create a soft, lightweight jean that stretches as you grow. The comfy full belly panel ensures everything stays tucked in and supported through every trimester.
Reviewers say: "Love these jeans. They are comfortable and flattering. They may be pricey, they are worth the investment. I pair them with a tee, a black leather jacket, and pop color heel for date night. Who says you can't have style when you're expecting?"–Amanda M.
Nothing fancy, just a super comfy, super stretchy pair of skinny jeans from H&M to prove you wrong: You can sport a bowling ball AND keep on wearing your beloved skinnies. Bonus points for the fact that you don't have to break the bank to stay true to your style all pregnancy long and that they come in four washes to stock up on.
Reviewers say: "These are the most comfortable pair of jeans I own. I highly recommend them! I'm 7 months pregnant and I ordered the medium. They fit perfectly, not only around the stomach but the length too."—H & M shopper
Since launching in 2000, the LA-based AG jeans have been a leader in the premium denim space with pieces that focus on fit and fabrication. While a pricey white jean might be risky if you've already got a sticky-handed toddler afoot, there's no denying that a crisp pair of snow-white denim is a fashionista's must-have. Take the risk, mama. It's worth it.
Reviewers say: "I love the feel of these jeans, I did have to return the ones in my pre-pregnancy size and size up one to get a good fit though. They are a little small in the butt area and I have a small butt to begin with. Once I got the right size though I have been very happy!"—Ashley M.
If you want to get the look without blowing the budget (or don't want to stress about sticky hands), J. Crew Factory's got you. The white full belly panel stretches just right through each phase of bump development and fit true to size, making it easy to get the right pair on the first try.
Reviewers say: "I've been looking for reasonably priced, comfortable, high-quality maternity jeans since finding out I was pregnant, and these hit the mark. The denim is crazy soft and has just the right amount of stretch. Also, I find that they stay up when wearing throughout the day, and are NOT see-through. I ordered my normal pre-maternity size, and found the fit to be an exact match, especially since they're so stretchy. If you are on the fence about these, get them!"—Adriane
It's easy to obsess over all things Hatch. Not only are all of their pieces absolutely gorgeous, but they're also all designed with longevity in mind. Yes, they're pricey but if you invest in them early in your pregnancy, they'll take you all the way through and then some. The Easy Denim Overalls make an awesome staple and can easily pair with sneakers and tees or heels and cashmere.
Reviewers say: " "I've spent an unhealthy amount of time this pregnancy drooling over HATCH Collection's latest and great maternity releases, and while some pieces are a little less practical, I've rationalized The Easy Denim Overall as a completely, well, rational spend. They have enough room to grow all three trimesters and are super soft. Plus, you can dress them up or down." —Kaity
Save: Target Isabel Maternity Denim Overalls
There's a lot to love from the Isabel Maternity line at Target—especially if you aren't looking to drop a mortgage payment on your maternity wardrobe. These stretchy and just-faded-enough overalls are a must-have, offering a trendy look that's uber comfy without trying too hard. The unfinished hem lends a laid-back look and they also look adorable rolled up.
Reviewers say: "These are the best overalls ever! I could live in these, and plan to for the next 22 weeks. They fit your body like non-maternity clothes, and are flattering and not frumpy. I'm 5'6, 125lbs normally, currently 142lbs at 18 weeks and the size 6 fits like it was made for me. They're slightly cropped, which I like. They do stretch out some after wearing them, but just the right amount." Mojomommy
With sizes from 00-24, Good American is an inclusively sized brand that is on a mission to empower jeans-wearing mamas of all shapes and sizes. For those who don't love a full panel, this timeless style features elastic sides and a button closure that sits below the belly.
Reviewers say: "These jeans are amazing. I'm not a fan of the pregnancy jeans with the fabrics that pulls above the bump. These hit the mark in terms of height, quality, chicness, stretch, and comfort. I was looking for a pair of pregnancy jeans that looks more like a regular pair of jeans as my regular jeans stopped fitting at 14 weeks. These did the trick. They have perfect stretch and have grown with me (now at 20 weeks) and I could see them working until the end. I'm 5'6, athletic build. Length is perfect, color has kept through several washes now. I have these in black and dark blue and I want more!"–Katie K.
Motherhood Maternity offers a small selection of plus size maternity clothes and while they don't have a lot of jeans to choose from, the ones they have are done right. The go-with-everything skinnies are available in two washes and feature a panel that can be worn over the belly or rolled down below it.
Reviewers say: "These are some of the most comfortable plus size pants ever! They feel like yoga pants but look like sleek dark wash denim. I can dress them up or down and still be comfortable." Katharine P.
Delightfully distressed and designed to wear throughout your entire pregnancy, Hatch's Boyfriend jeans are nothing short of obsession-worthy. The wash makes them perfect for literally every season and if you keep wearing them long after baby, no one will be the wiser.
Reviewers say: "I tried the over-the-belly stretchy-panel style in my first pregnancy, and they were constantly slipping down. Gave up on those, decided to try these (wincing a little at the price) and they are WORTH. IT. Such a great fit, look slouchy and cool in the right way, and I could wear them all the way through to the end. Treated myself to a second pair for the second pregnancy!" Roxanne L.
Save(ish): Seraphine Slim Boyfriend Maternity Jean
Slouchy without being frumpy, the right pair of boyfriend jeans can be incredibly versatile. This pair from Seraphine nails it with a slimmer leg that can be rolled up for a more chic look and a slightly faded wash that can go anywhere.
Reviewers say: "Where have these jeans been! They are just perfect. Being 5ft 10 it has been a mission to find the perfect maternity jean but these are just right! They are also generous, I'm between a UK 14/16 but the 14Long fit perfectly with room to grow at 24 weeks. I only stumbled across your long range by chance, please advertise more as I could had these weeks ago."—Becky