Round up of the best maternity jeans
Maternity jeans are a staple for any maternity wardrobe, here are some of the best around
Of all the clothes you buy during pregnancy, a pair of maternity jeans is probably the most essential. They’ll form the backbone of your maternity wardrobe, and you’ll be able to wear them with pretty much everything, for every type of occasion, from doing the weekly shop to a night on the town. If you choose a plain, dark shade they could even be suitable for work, too.
What to look for
Your first decision is to choose between under or over bump jeans. Under bump styles have an elastic or ribbed waist that helps them to sit snugly under your tummy and look and feel more like your everyday pair of jeans. Over bump jeans have a very wide fabric panel that’s pulled up over your bump and sits just under your bust line. Many people initially prefer an under bump style, but as your tummy grows, you might appreciate the better support the wider band gives.
As with regular jeans, you’ll have the choice of styles such as bootcut, boyfriend and skinny with different washes and finishes.
Need to know
Buy jeans in your usual pre-pregnancy size as maternity jeans are designed for your body to grow, so there’s no need to size up. Price-wise you can pay anything from £20-£200, but remember that you could be wearing them for only six months tops so think about value for money, too.
1. Leigh jeans, Topshop, £38
Perfect for pregnancy comfort, these pull-on soft skinnies come in several washes and colours from soft grey and vintage to distressed blue. The Leigh jean is a classic cut from Topshop’s own brand Moto and you can buy both under and over bump versions depending on your personal preference.
2. Over bump skinny jeans, George at Asda, £16
From the supermarket brand’s well-priced maternity range, these skinny jeans are a steal at just £16. You can choose from grey, black or indigo and the wide waistband will give you a comfortable fit all the way to month nine.
3. Straight leg, Seraphine, £55
If you like a more relaxed fit, this straight-leg style could be the cut for you. They’re an under bump style and the denim has been made with a bit of stretch for a flattering fit. Seraphine is a specialised maternity brand and have Hollywood A-listers and a certain duchess amongst its fans.
4. Girlfriend jeans, Mothercare, £35
Relaxed-fit slouchy jeans are not only fashionable, they’re very comfortable too. Available in sizes 8-20, these will suit every shape and look fab teamed with a loose t-shirt and your favorite Converse for dressed-down-yet-stylish weekend cool.
5. Bootcut jeans, £30, Red Herring at Debenhams
Wide-leg styles are making a comeback so get ahead in the style stakes and invest in these super-flattering soft denim bootcut flares. Available in sizes 8-20 with a wide over-bump band they’re perfect worn with heels or with your favourite trainers.