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The best maternity leggings that you can wear all day, every day

Section: Fashion
Woman in maternity leggings

Maternity leggings are, quite frankly, incomparable when it comes to comfort during your pregnancy. There's rarely an outfit more fitting for nine months of a growing bump, growing pains, general uncomfortable-ness and restless legs. 

Whether you prefer the over-the-bump leggings or want a low-rise pair of comfies, scroll through this collection of gorgeous and snug leggings that could be your perfect fit for your pregnancy.

You'll want to keep wearing them after you give birth - certainly for the first few weeks while you still have a baby bump, and then beyond that time when you realise they're more comfortable than normal leggings anyway. 

Where to buy the best maternity leggings?



John Lewis & Partners

Love Leggings




JoJo Maman Bébé

How Mother&Baby selected the best maternity leggings:

All of these maternity staples have been hand-selected by Mother&Baby shopping experts. Our team spent hours investigating and researching what maternity leggings you should spend your hard-earned cash on, based on analysis, customer reviews and more. Find out more about why you should trust us here

Best over the bump maternity leggings

Super comfy over-the-bump leggings that are a best-seller on Amazon, as they're so easy to wear every day. They're made from cotton with added Spandex to give you support and movement. They also feature a built-in, adjustable maternity support belt. 

Best maternity gym leggings

These are the most comfortable workout leggings we’ve tried. The fit snuggly over your bump – all the way over – and will grow as you grow. They’re super soft as well as supportive; you can fold the tummy panel over if you need a bit more support too. They’re squat-proof and ideal for workouts and yoga sessions, but equally just worn every day as a comfy pair of pregnancy leggings. You won’t want to take these off once baby arrives.

Best petite maternity leggings

Totally opaque, you can wear these leggings all day throughout your pregnancy without worrying that your bump or bum are showing through the fabric. They’re really soft and comfy, easy to wear while out and about or just at home, softly encasing your bump.

Best thick maternity leggings

Available in True Black, these leggings sit over the bump and hit at the ankle, and are perfect for lounging around the house or under a nice tunic

Best maternity cropped leggings pack

In need of more than one pair of go-to maternity leggings? Head to and get two for just £13. You won't be able to stop wearing these cropped, over-the-bump, black leggings. They will save your life. 

Best maternity cropped leggings

If you prefer a cropped style, these super soft leggings from Jojo Maman Bebe are a great addition to your maternity wardrobe. The wide jersey waistband means you can wear them either under or over your bump. 

Best waistband maternity leggings

These maternity leggings from H&M's Conscious range are perfect, and you get two pairs for less than £20. They are made from soft organic cotton-jersey with wide panel at the waist for a more comfortable fit.

Best pack of maternity leggings

These simple black Over Bump leggings from ASDA have had rave reviews from mums for their bump coverage, comfort, and reasonable pricing! We recommend. 

Best breathable maternity leggings

These seamless leggings are perfect for wearing under the longer tops and dresses in your maternity wardrobe. Breathable with no worrying about them being see-through, what every mum-to-be needs. 

Best maternity tights

And now for something a bit different; these leggings are designed to specifically offer relief for tired, heavy legs - and I'm sure we all know what they feel like. Pregnancy can do funny things to our legs, including tiredness and restless legs. The tights offer support, promote circulation and are really comfortable. They're made of knitwear with 3D nubs, which sort of massage your legs as you wear them. They're by no means the cheapest but you'll feel the difference as soon as you put them on. 

Best maternity sports leggings

Stay comfortable and supported during your gym sessions while pregnant with these sports leggings from ASOS. They keep bump snug during your workouts and they'll be comfy to wear after baby arrives too. 

Best maternity leggings for bump support

If you're looking for leggings that feel like underwear but you can still get away with wearing them with a jumper or oversized shirt, these Spanx leggings will give you support and coverage while keeping you feel sleek and comfy. The waistband goes over your bump for ultimate support and you'll be happy wearing these long after baby arrives. The lack of front seam makes them especially comfy in the camel toe area... 

Best under bump maternity jeggings

A good comfy pair of maternity leggings will be your go-to outfit for most of your pregnancy, as you can dress them up or down with a nice top or an oversized shirt. They feature a soft over-the-bump waist panel for ultimate comfort. 

Best over bump maternity jeggings

Jeggings - whoever invented them needs a medal. We're constantly in jeggings, and probably will never go back to jeans, and a good pair of jeggings while you're pregnant are a must-have. These go over-the-bump nicely and are a slim fit to go with jumpers and tunics, during your pregnancy and beyond. 

Best trendy maternity leggings

Tie-dye is all the rage right now! In an ideal world, you'd get some fabric paint and do it yourself at home with a kit, but we know you're too busy preparing for baby to arrive. This way, you can look trendy while feeling comfortable at nine months.

  • Author: Sophie Knight Sophie Knight
  • Job Title: Contributing Editor

Sophie is a journalist and mum of one, and previously edited before moving on to write about family cars for - now Sophie is Commercial Content Editor for M&B, Closer, Heat, Empire, Yours, Garden News, and 

She is passionate about raising awareness around postnatal depression and is a Mental Health First Aider.

Sophie studied History at the University of Sheffield and has been in journalism for 16 years. 

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