The 8 Best Maternity Pants of 2019

Stay comfortable during and after your pregnancy

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First Look

Best Overall: MAMA Skinny Jeans at H&M

“Look great dressed up or super casual.”

Best Budget: Foucome Bootcut Stretch at Amazon

“An adjustable waistband ensures you won’t have to hike them up.”

Best for Work: Pietro Brunelli Humprey at A Pea in the Pod

“The wide-leg style pairs great with your favorite work shirt.”

Best Leggings: Ingrid & Isabel Maternity Leggings at Target

“Just the right amount of stretch.”

Best Active Leggings: Zella Mamasana Leggings at Nordstrom

"The support you need and the style you want."

Best Jeans: Maternity Premium Full Panel Rockstar Jeans at Gap

“These jeans give you a true skinny fit.”

Best Dress Pants: Doubleweave Trousers at LOFT

“Equipped with a roll panel that allows for a great fit.”

Best Pajama Pants: Wide-Leg Maternity Pants at PinkBlush

“The perfect choice for any body type.”

Our Top Picks

Best Overall: H&M MAMA Skinny Jeans

H&M Mama Skinny Jeans
Courtesy of H&M.

Always on trend, always affordable, and great on most body types are the MAMA denim pants by H&M. Whether your day calls for a dressed-up look or something super casual, the MAMA line has got you covered. We love how these fit your legs exactly like regular jeans, while still keeping your growing belly covered. Real back pockets and faux front pockets add a touch of style, while a ribbed waistband keeps them securely in place all day. Plus, they’re available in a variety of colors and washes.

Pair their super popular skinny jeans with a crisp button-down for an office-friendly look, or opt for the boyfriend style when the couch beckons for a binge of your favorite show. Either way, H&M MAMA jeans are there to help you pass through your pregnancy in style!

Looking for more options? Take a peek at our roundup of the best places to buy maternity clothes.

Best Budget: Foucome Bootcut Stretch

These Foucome Bootcut Stretch maternity pants from are nothing short of amazing, and have lots of rave reviews to prove it. These pants are made of a comfy, stretchy cotton and polyester blend to help them grow with you as the months pass, while an adjustable elastic waistband ensures you won’t have to hike them up every 5 minutes; a common issue with maternity pants. These smart-looking pants come with a full panel that fits over your belly in the third trimester, but it can easily fold down if you’re not quite ready for it yet. Accessorize these stylish bootcut pants with heels or flats for all-day chic comfort.

Best for Work: Pietro Brunelli Humprey

Pietro Brunellis Secret Fit Belly Maternity Pants
Courtesy of A Pea in the Pod.

Ready to wow them at work with a maternity style that goes beyond basic leggings? Try these cropped trousers by Pietro Brunelli. They’re made of a stretchy woven tencel material that’s both comfy and stylish, and the wide-leg style pairs great with your favorite button-down maternity work shirt, or a smart blazer. And the color—grape leaf—is oh-so-Italian, like the designer behind these best maternity pants for work.

Best Leggings: Ingrid & Isabel Maternity Overbelly Panel Leggings

Indrid & Isabel Leggings


Leggings are pretty much the perfect pregnancy clothing. They’re stretchy, oh-so-comfy, and they go with pretty much everything. Our favorites are the Ingrid & Isabel Maternity Overbelly Panel Leggings. They're designed with the perfect amount of stretch and have a panel to grow along with your bump. The fabric is thick and durable enough to give you the coverage you need while still being incredibly comfortable.

If you're looking for more ideas, read our article on the best maternity leggings.

Best Active Leggings: Zella Mamasana Live In Maternity Ankle Leggings

Zella Mamasana Leggings


If you want to look and feel your best while working out, the Zella Mamasana Live In Maternity Ankle Leggings should be your go-to pair. A supportive panel expands with your bump and the ankle-skimming cut makes them a flattering pick for your morning walk or running errands. An added bonus: the moisture-wicking fabric will keep you comfortable while you sweat. These leggings give you all the comfort you need with the sleek style you want.

Best Jeans: Maternity Premium Full Panel Rockstar Jeans

Old Navy Maternity Jeans

Old Navy

Maternity jeans should make you feel fabulous no matter how far along you are in your pregnancy. Old Navy has a great line of maternity jeans that can fit a whole range of shapes and sizes. These jeans are modeled after their non-maternity Rockstar line to give you a flattering fit while still being comfortable. Since these are full panel maternity jeans you might want to hold off on buying these until you're in the second or third trimester.

Want to take a look at some other options? See our list for the best maternity jeans you can buy online.

Best Dress Pants: Ann Taylor LOFT Doubleweave Trousers

LOFT Trousers


As a mama-to-be, you should have a go-to pair of dress pants that make you feel amazing. We love these double-weave dress pants from Ann Taylor LOFT’s maternity line. And it’s no surprise, really. After all, LOFT makes some of the best dress pants around, and has for years. These are no exception; they’re the best pair to pull on anytime you need a polished look, from work to holiday gatherings and beyond. These classic trousers are equipped with a roll panel that allows for a great fit for all 9 months and even beyond.

Best Pajama Pants: PinkBlush

Wide leg maternity pats by PinkBlush
Courtesy of PinkBlush.

At the end of a long day, you’re probably ready to hit the couch and kick your (swollen) feet up. And what better way to relax than with a pair of pajama pants? Do it right with this silky soft, super stretchy pair of lounge pants from PinkBlush. The flowy material and wide-leg fit make these the perfect choice for any body type, both during pregnancy and in that recovery period where nothing fits quite right.

An elastic waistband comes to mid-belly for a secure fit without feeling restrictive, and these PJ pants are suitable for tall mamas, with a 34-inch inseam. They're available in nine different colors to suit any taste.

For more ideas on postpartum wear, read our roundup of the best nursing bras.

Our Process

Our writers spent 2 hours researching the best maternity pants on the market. Before making their final recommendations, they considered 26 different maternity pants to buy overall, screened options from 22 different brands and manufacturers, read 9 user reviews (both positive and negative), and tested 2 of the pants themselves. All of this research adds up to recommendations you can trust.

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