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?
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.
The best maternity leggings
Maternity 2 Pack Cropped Over Bump Leggings
In need of more than one pair of go-to maternity leggings? Head to boohoo.com and get two for just £15 (or less on deal!). 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.
Dark Blue Cropped Maternity 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.
Review: "Very comfy and supportive around my somewhat large bump. Don't know why I didn't buy them sooner!"
MAMA 2-Pack Jersey 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.
Review: "These leggings are pretty much all I have been wearing throughout my pregnancy. They are super comfortable and go right up over my bump, so the waistband never digs in or gets uncomfortable. And they’re just a great basic piece to have because they can be paired with anything. The only thing I noticed is the legs are a bit long, but I’m on the shorter side so most things tend to be a bit long on me."
Maternity 2 Pack Over Bump 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.
Review: "Bought them the other day and they're so comfy will be living in these for the near future."
Black Seamless Over Bump 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.
Review: "Over the moon with these leggings!! I’ve been so down about how to dress my new pregnancy as I’m 16 weeks so I’m that awkward stage of nothing fits me but I don’t “look” pregnant yet! These are an absolute dream! I’m ordering my second pair now!! They are not 100% opaque but perfect for long tops or dresses. Totally recommend for stylish comfort."
Latched Pre & Postnatal Leggings
These 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.
Review: "Bought these leggings 15 weeks into my second pregnancy and am so happy with them! The thick waistband goes comfortably over my growing bump and the material is fab. Love the deep pockets too - genius idea!!"
Foucome 2 Pack Maternity Leggings
These super comfy over-the-bump leggings 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.
Review: "I’ve never owned a pair of leggings longer than a week, because I could never find any that didn’t cost an arm that ALSO had good quality. But, being pregnant I decided to give leggings another try. SO GLAD I bought these. I don’t want to take these off. You can’t see through them, and they are so soft and warm! Will probably be purchasing another pair soon."
MAMAJEANS Maternity Jeggings - Slim Fit
Jeggings - whoever invented them needs a medal. 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.
Review: "Very happy with the jeans, it says jeggings but they feel like thinner jeans which is exactly what I wanted as I hate thick jeans. Lovely and stretchy, thinking about ordering another pair in a different colour!"
Natal Active Luxe Maternity 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.
Review: "Some of the best leggings I have ever owned. Wonderful quality, thick but breathable, and very comfortable. They were very helpful and quick with a requested exchange too."
Love Leggings Full Length 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.
These were tested by our very own Sophie Knight whilst 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."
Maternity Blue 'Lift & Shape' Emilee Jeggings
A good comfy pair of maternity jeggings 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 and look just like real jeans.
Mamalicious Maternity Sports Leggings in Grey
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.
Review: "These leggings are so super comfy and made well. I would say the hump band is a bit too big for me and I could have gone down a size but will fit as I grow. I am 5’9 and the length is perfect for me."
SPANX Mama Look at Me Now Seamless Leggings
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...
Anita Miss Fantastic Relaxing 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.
Maternity Leather Look Over Bump 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.
Maternity Full Panel Ponte 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.
Review: "I can wear these to work. They fit great, feel comfortable, and don't feel athletic. I'm week 30 and I think I'll be able to wear these through the end of the pregnancy."