As all pregnant women will know, 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 probably find yourself swapping them for your regular leggings 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
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 perfect maternity leggings for your workout. They fit snugly 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 belly band 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 size 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.
Tested by Sophie Knight (currently 29 weeks pregnant): "I love these leggings (no pun intended) and find them super soft and great quality. They don't go see-through and one of my friends thought I was wearing jeggings, not leggings. Given lockdown, I have pretty much worn a pair of these every day for the past 4 months; I have just started to notice a few holes emerging on the thigh seams, but given how often I wear them, and compared to the quality of other leggings, this isn't a surprise. Plus they're a great price so I don't mind buying a couple more pairs to see me through to when baby arrives."
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 boohoo.com and get two for just £13. You won't be able to stop wearing these cropped, over-the-bump, black leggings. They will be a welcome addition to your maternity clothes wardrobe.
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 eco friendly Conscious range are perfect, and you get two pairs for less than £20. They are made from soft organic cotton-jersey with a wide bump band 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 you cool with moisture wicking fabric while making sure bump is snug during your workouts. They'll also 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
These faux leather maternity leggings are both super stylish and comfortable to wear while you're pregnant. This way, you can look trendy while feeling comfortable at nine months.
Best workout leggings
These new leggings from Latched are designed for workouts, but are comfy enough to wear round the house too. They're high-waisted, covering your bump comfortably. They don't go see-through and are squat-proof - no big knickers on display when you're doing yoga in these babies. Available in sizes from XS to XXL; they're good enough to keep wearing after baby arrives too.