The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Best Maternity Leggings

The ultimate guide to choosing the best maternity leggings

For a lot of moms out there, finding the best maternity leggings is a daunting process that involves hunting for something that not only looks good but also perfectly suits their changing bodies. This is easier said than done especially when you are pregnant. However, the good news is that once you find that perfect pair of maternity leggings, you can count on them to stand the test of time and serve you well throughout your pregnancy and beyond.

Maternity leggings are an essential component of any mom-to-be and postpartum mama’s wardrobe. It is a versatile outfit that pairs well with pretty much anything else. Plus, it is super comfy and will look great whether you are lounging in the house, heading to the grocery store to get some newborn essentials, or going for your doctor’s visit.

Are maternity leggings better than regular leggings?

Yes, they are. It is true that you can still wear regular leggings when you are pregnant, as long as you go for a size or two larger than your normal size. However, it is always a good idea to invest in quality maternity leggings that will serve you well throughout your pregnancy and the postpartum months thereafter. Here are a few other reasons why buying maternity leggings is always the smarter choice:

  • Maternity leggings are more comfortable than regular leggings. And when you are pregnant, you want your clothes to be as comfortable as possible because your own body is far from it. You will appreciate that extra ounce of comfort that a good pair of maternity leggings affords you.
  • Maternity leggings are also very flexible. Not only are they designed to allow you a lot of room for movement, but they can also become your go-to outfits for almost any occasion, from casual to official to everything in between.
  • Maternity leggings are also designed to provide support for your belly. This is extremely important for any pregnant mama because as your belly grows bigger and bigger every week, you need all the support you can get. Regular leggings provide none of that, and you have to go for a bigger size just to ensure that they cover a section of your belly as well.

It is for these reasons that maternity leggings are always a good investment for pregnant and postpartum mamas.

That said, getting that perfect pair of maternity leggings can be quite hard. With so many options out there, where do you even start? What do you need to look for when choosing your next maternity leggings? 

If this is the dilemma you have right now, don’t worry. This detailed guide is going to cover everything you need to know about maternity leggings and how to choose the best pair every time. What’s more, we’ll even offer you our number one recommendation of the absolute best maternity legging that you can buy right now.

Sounds good? Great! Let’s dive right in!

What to look for when choosing maternity leggings

The most important thing to remember when choosing maternity leggings is that budget is not always the most important factor to consider. You should not let it drive your choices because the least expensive option may not always be the best one. 

Because maternity leggings are designed to help you in your pregnancy and postpartum journey, here are some of the most important things to look for before settling on one:

📌1.Belly support

Good maternity leggings will come with extra belly support. This is usually in the form of a fabric panel at the front (and at the back as well most times) that is designed to ensure your belly is secured safely at all times when you wear maternity leggings. This is one of the main differences between regular leggings and maternity leggings. 


Most maternity leggings have two sets of waistbands: one that goes over the bump and one that goes under it. Maternity leggings that go over the bump offer full coverage of the bump without digging into your tummy, making them a great choice, especially in the last few months of pregnancy.

There are also maternity leggings that only go under the belly. These are great for women who do not like to cover their bumps.

When deciding what maternity leggings to get based on the waistband, we highly recommend going for one with an adjustable waistband, such as our Ultra Soft Workout Maternity Leggings. This will give you more room for your growing belly to grow into it, allowing you to get more mileage out of it.


The next thing to consider is the material of your maternity leggings. Popular materials options include natural fabrics like cotton and synthetic fabrics. While cotton and other natural materials can be quite comfortable, they tend to get worn out easily and can get stretched out pretty quickly. For this reason, the best material for leggings is usually a blend of synthetic and natural fabrics, such as cotton combined with lycra, polyester, or nylon. 


Maternity leggings come in various sizes. You can get them in full-length or Capri length depending on what you need. It may be a good idea to get both length options to give you more variety depending on the occasion you’d want to wear them. If you need a great pair of maternity leggings that checks all the most important boxes, we recommend going for our Ultra Soft Workout Maternity Leggings.


The next thing you need to think about when buying maternity leggings is the kind of coverage it offers. However, things can get a little tricky when it comes to coverage. Thicker leggings may promise to offer more coverage, but the trade-off is that they can get very hot and uncomfortable. For this reason, you want to get maternity leggings that offer just enough coverage but not too much. Make sure the pair you get is not so thick that it is uncomfortable and not too thin that it becomes see-through.

📌6.Color options

Everyone has a black pair of leggings in their wardrobe. However, this does not have to be the only color you have. Great maternity leggings come in a wide range of color options. This makes it easier to find something that perfectly suits your style, personality, and whatever occasion you are planning to wear the leggings for. Of course, you also want to make sure that the colors you get still give you some diversification options.

How to style maternity leggings

Maternity leggings are wonderfully versatile outfits that can easily pair well with almost any other outfit you throw at them. Here are some great styling tips that will make you rock those leggings!

  • Pair your maternity leggings with a nursing tank top, then throw a cardigan over them for a laid-back, casual look
  • Pair your maternity leggings with a matching color sweater and accessorize with contrasting sneakers for a cool, carefree look
  • Combine the maternity leggings with a loose top for a chic look
  • Wear the maternity leggings with a simple t-shirt or yoga shirt and a workout bra (like our Double Strap Nursing Bralette) underneath for those active days

Our number one recommendation

At Momanda, we’d like to think we know a little about maternity outfits. This is why we can confidently say that the Ultra Soft Workout Maternity Leggings would be an amazing choice for any pregnant or postpartum mama. If you have been looking for a comfortable, durable, and versatile pair of maternity leggings, this is it!

Let us tell you all the reasons why you’ll love these maternity leggings.

The number one reason so many pregnant and postpartum moms love these leggings is the fabric. Our Ultra Soft Workout Maternity Leggings are made entirely using the most carefully selected fabrics, guaranteeing that these will be the absolute softest leggings you’ll ever own. These maternity leggings are soft without being compressive. You’ll love how they hug your curves without strangling them! You’ll also love how stretchy and durable they are because they are designed to be tear-resistant and unrestrictive. Because of this, you can count on them to serve you throughout your pregnancy!

What’s more, they are also lightweight, breathable, and moisture-wicking, ensuring that you’ll always be dry and comfortable as you go about your day. At Momanda, we completely understand just how important comfort is in your pregnancy and postpartum journey. That’s why these leggings are comfortable enough to become your go-to everyday leggings no matter what the weather is like.

Our Ultra Soft Workout Maternity Leggings are designed with a special waistband that will not only support your growing belly but will also help reduce any back pain that you may be experiencing. Plus, the waistband is designed to grow with your body, which means as your belly grows, so will it!

What makes them even more special is the way the waistband has been designed. For pregnant mamas, it can stretch over the bump and go up to your boobs for that super comfortable hugging fit. Once your little one gets here, you can roll it back down to whatever position is comfortable for you. It is designed to easily roll all the way down to cater to c-section mamas who crave comfort over everything else!

Final Thoughts

Choosing the perfect maternity leggings may be a difficult prospect, but as you can see, it is not an impossible one. We are confident you’ll love our Ultra Soft Workout Maternity Leggings because no matter what activity you have planned, they are the perfect way to stay comfortable and stylish all day long! Also, while we said the cost of your next maternity leggings should not be too high up on your list when choosing them, you’ll be happy to hear that these gorgeous leggings won’t break your bank, either! Making them an absolute win any way you look at them!


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