Best Maternity Leggings in 2021
Updated 11-03-2021 – Lucy Walters
Comfort wear is essential in pregnancy, which is why maternity leggings remain a staple in an expectant mother’s wardrobe. Whether you want to stay active during pregnancy or just want something that adapts to your growing belly, a good pair of maternity leggings makes a big difference.
Things to Consider When Buying Maternity Leggings
Other than style (yes, we still want to look good while pregnant), here are some other factors to consider when buying your pair of maternity leggings.
Fabric: Cotton leggings are very comfortable, but over time, they tend to stretch out and become “see-through”. Nylon and Lycra tend to avoid this problem; however, it may cost more than the standard cotton ones. Look for a fabric that suits your budget and your length of intended use.
Your Climate: If you live in tropical areas or if your pregnancy falls during the hot summer months, you would want to avoid thick or fleece-lined leggings. You also don’t want to go for very thin ones as again, these don’t look great when stretched out.
Belly Panel: Some women can do without the belly panel, especially in the first and second trimesters. However, later into your pregnancy, you may find that having the belly panel is not only comfort but also a supportive feature.
To help narrow down your options, here’s our list of the ten best maternity leggings currently available in the UK.
|Foucome Women's Over Bump Maternity Leggings||Best product||8.9|
|Belly Bandit Bump Support Leggings||Premium product||8.8|
|Futuro Fashion Maternity Leggings||Value product||8.7|
|Dorothy Perkins Maternity Underbump Tregging||Best for workwear||8.6|
|Be Mammy Womans Short Maternity Leggings||Best short maternity leggings||8.6|
|FuturaLondon Full Ankle Maternity Jeggings||Best denim-look maternity leggings||8.4|
|Love2Mi Long Maternity Leggings||Best for everyday use||8.4|
|Yiwoza Over Bump Maternity Leggings||Best adjustable waist design||8.2|
|Momanda Maternity Active Leggings||Best for activewear||8.2|
|Futuro Fashion Maternity Stirrup Winter Leggings||Best for winterwear||8.2|
1 Foucome Women’s Over Bump Maternity Leggings
Foucome is an Amazon retailer of various accessories for women and the home.
Although the Foucome Over Bump Maternity Leggings’ primarily component is cotton, the material incorporates a bit of elastane to enhance the stretchability of the leggings, and prevent thinning out resulting in being see-through.
This pair of leggings has a built-in maternity support belt with an adjustable feature, to ensure a comfortable fit even as your belly grows. As it adequately supports the tummy, it can also help lessen the discomfort felt on the back and the sides, especially during the third trimester.
It comes in a variety of neutral-toned designs, so they go well with any outfit. The ankle-length design is also perfect for any footwear, from boots to sneakers. The wide range of size is also another plus for the Foucome range, as it carries sizes from extra small through to XXL.
Because it’s packed with a lot of supportive and comfort features and priced at a relatively affordable price range, the Foucome Over Bump Maternity Leggings wins the top spot on our list of the ten best maternity leggings for the UK in 2021. You can even consider some maternity tights for other outfit choices.
2 Belly Bandit Bump Support Leggings
Belly Bandit is an American company specialising in the design and manufacture of clothing and accessories that support a woman throughout their entire pregnancy and delivery journey.
The Belly Bandit Bump Support Leggings comes with a lot of features appealing to a pregnant woman.
First, there is the Bump Support feature, which provides flexible support to your growing tummy. You can either pull them straight up over your belly to give your tummy additional lift and support or roll them down under the stomach to help support and carry that added weight.
The material comes from Belly Bandit’s unique WonderWeave material, which ensures that the leggings lock in your skin’s moisture after you apply your favourite cream, to help minimise the appearance of stretch marks.
Another feature unique to Belly Bandit is its No-Show Tush feature, which means they designed the leggings with specific attention to the bottom area, giving it an opaque, interlocking knit fabric covering, so it doesn’t turn see-through regardless of how frequent you wear them.
Another great feature of the Belly Bandit is its versatility of use. Once you ‘ve given birth, you can the belly support snugly fits on top of your back and belly for a high-waist coverage.
All these features make the belly Bandit one of the best maternity leggings out there. The only reason it didn’t make it to our top spot is its relatively high price point, which is why it falls under our premium product pick instead.
3 Futuro Fashion Maternity Leggings
Futuro Fashion is a Scotland-based online retailer of various clothing and accessories for women and children.
Made of 95% cotton and 5% elastane, the Futuro leggings are super soft and breathable, yet sturdy and stretchable, for a relaxing fit. These leggings also come with a four-way stretch, which means it stretches with you, following your body’s movement in all directions.
As with most maternity leggings, it has an extremely elastic waistband to ensure a snug yet comfortable fit.
The Futuro Fashion Maternity Leggings is a 3/4 -lengthed leggings available in a range of colour options. So if you’re looking to buy a few pieces with different colours to match your outfits, this may be your best option as it has a relatively cheap price point. Dress up your baby in a sunhat when the bright sunshine is out.
4 Dorothy Perkins Maternity Underbump Tregging
Best for workwear
Dorothy Perkins is a UK-based global women’s fashion retailer. Their Maternity Underbump Tregging is a smart combination of a trouser and legging design in one, making it the perfect pair of maternity leggings if you are looking for one that you can wear to work.
It comes with single-button front closure and two faux back pockets along with belt loops, to achieve that trouser-workwear look. Don’t be fooled by the waist; however, as apart from the button, it’s also lined with elastic material, which stretches enough to accommodate your growing baby.
It is made of a combination of viscose, polyamide, and elastane, which ensures a soft, comfortable feel, yet durable enough to prevent the excessive stretching out that causes thinning of material.
5 Be Mammy Womans Short Maternity Leggings
Best short maternity leggings
Be Mammy is an Amazon retailer of maternity and infant clothing and accessories.
The Be Mammy Woman’s Short Maternity Leggings is an above-the-knee legging composed of 86% natural cotton, 7% elastane, and 7% polyester material. The combination of these fabrics make up a comfortable, hypoallergenic, breathable, and stretchy yet durable pair of leggings.
It comes in a few colour choices and a wide range of sizes from small to 4XL, to suit the different shapes, sizes, and styles of expectant mothers.
The legging’s material has just the right thickness to be worn on its or and its seamless design makes it ideal for use as an underlayer when wearing long dresses, skirts, or even loose-fitting pants.
6 FuturaLondon Full Ankle Maternity Jeggings
Best denim-look maternity leggings
Futura London is another UK-based Amazon retailer focussing on women’s apparel.
If you love the look of denim and have been a jeans-wearer pre-pregnancy, then this denim-looking jegging may be more of your style. If features the same soft and comfortable cotton material most maternity leggings do, along with an elastane component to support stretching and prevent thinning out.
It comes with bump support that stretches wide enough to accommodate your baby and a relaxed pull-on style for wearing (you don’t have to struggle to put them on as you would regular jeans). Although it may look like you have denim on, it doesn’t feel as heavy as your standard jeans, thanks to its lightweight cotton and elastane material combo.
The denim look is also versatile. It looks paired with sneakers, clogs, sandals, or even flip flops. For more clothing products check out our guide on baby clothes.
7 Love2Mi Long Maternity Leggings
Best for everyday use
Love2Mi is another Amazon retailer. However, their focus is on stylish maternity gear, such as leggings and breastfeeding-friendly tops.
If you want a pair of maternity leggings but are not too keen on the supper snug fit of standard ones, you may want to consider the Love2Mi range. Rather than fit from top to bottom, the Love2Mi maternity leggings feature a fitted ankle, and a semi-loose calf and thigh area, and then goes back to a snug fit belly for adequate bump support. It’s loose enough to give you comfort, and tight enough to provide your body support for that growing belly.
This semi-lose, semi-fit design, along with the combination of elastane and viscose materials makes the leggings breathable and super comfortable to wear. It’s the perfect casual-looking pair of maternity leggings for everyday use either at home, out in your backyard, and even when you’re out and about.
8 Yiwoza Over Bump Maternity Leggings
Best adjustable waist design
Yiwoza is a Chinese brand manufacturing various apparels for women and children.
The Yiwoza Over Bump Maternity Leggings comes in a few neutral-toned colour options. The material is a combination of rayon and spandex, which makes the leggings soft, breathable, and extremely comfortable to wear. The leggings also have a looser fit compared to traditional leggings, which is great for mums who don’t like an extremely snug fit.
The stand out feature of this maternity leggings is its waistband equipped with multi-adjust elastic. Rather than stretching out the front part of the legging, you simply release a couple of holes or so from the adjustable elastic as your belly grows, ensuring a more tailored fit for your belly.
9 Momanda Maternity Active Leggings
Best for activewear
Another Amazon Retailer, Momanda, specialises in chic nursing and maternity wear.
If you want maternity leggings to wear during exercise, you may want to consider placing the Momanda Maternity Active Leggings on the top of your list.
It features a 73% polyamide make, which is great for really active expectant mums as this type of material does not absorb oil, meaning the not-so-pleasant smell of sweat does not stick to the fabric and completely goes away during washing. The elastic component gives you that much-needed stretchability for your exercise moves as well as accommodate the growing baby.
It also has a high-rise and seamless waistband to keep your belly supported and give you a more comfortable workout. Finally, the fabric is lightweight and comes available in various neutral-coloured or bright-coloured tones.
10 Futuro Fashion Maternity Stirrup Winter Leggings
Best for winterwear
The Maternity Stirrup Winter Leggings is another type of maternity leggings from Futuro Fashion.
Like our first Futuro Fashion product on this list, this leggings also features a four-way stretch, which stretches in all directions according to your body’s movement. It’s also made of super soft and elastic material for your comfort, and to accommodate your growing tummy.
What makes this unique from the other Futuro Fashion products as well as from the other leggings on this list, is the fleece lining that makes it the perfect winter wear to keep you warm. Another notable feature is the stirrup design, which is also great for winter as it ensures that your leggings have a secure and snug fit.
This stirrup legging can be worn at home on their own during winter, or you can layer it with other pieces of clothing when going out in freezing temperatures.
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