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Maternity Jeans Guide

How to Choose the Perfect Pair for You


With so much great maternity denim out there, 40 pairs for 40 weeks is tempting! A couple should be enough, though, depending on your lifestyle. The best way to know what works for your body – and baby bump – is to get out there and try things on.

To narrow down the contenders, concentrate on a balance between style and comfort (both physical and financial!). Consider the following four factors while shopping:

The Fabric

Choose stretchier, more forgiving denim over stiffer weaves. Dark washes have a modern vibe.

The Fit

Don’t get hung up on size, and don’t feel pressured to buy skinny jeans if they’re not your thing. Make sure you’ve got room to move and grow! Remember that jeans advertised as “early and after” won’t accommodate big bellies in between.

The Waistband

Low rise, full pocket, side stretch, roll panel... it’s hard to keep up with all the ways to prevent your pants from falling down. Note that low-rise jeans may not work in your last trimester, and full-panel styles may be a bit loose in your first.

The Price

Maternity jeans can be quite expensive. The good news is that you don’t have to spend a fortune anymore to find a stylish and flattering pair that suits your style to a T. If you do choose to invest in designer denim, it’s still worth it to do some comparison shopping and perhaps buy online since prices can be significantly lower than in specialty boutiques.

Looking for the right ones for you? We’ve narrowed it down to 20 perfect pairs for every style, body type and budget:

Top 10 Budget Maternity Jeans

Top 10 Designer Maternity Jeans

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