Best maternity leggings 2023: 10 cute and comfy bump-friendly options

The best maternity leggings are comfy, stretchy and bump-friendly — here are our top picks

Best maternity leggings
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Shopping for the best maternity leggings? Stretchy and stylish, discover the top new bump-friendly wardrobe additions you’ll never want to take off. 

Dressing while pregnant can be a struggle. With your growing bump and changing body, finding styles that fit now and again later takes some time. Of course you won’t want to buy a completely new maternity wardrobe (especially when you can still squeeze into items like smock dresses). But some pieces, like the best maternity leggings, the best maternity jeans, and the best maternity bras are well worth investing in. 

Maternity leggings are designed with a little bit more fabric to support your bump, and depending on the style, sometimes your back too. Some styles sit over the bump and high on the waist, whilst others fold down to sit underneath, depending on what you prefer. Plus, the best maternity leggings can also be worn postpartum so they are a great buy for now and later. 

No matter whether you’re after fitness leggings that come with all the sweat-wicking qualities so you can enjoy some pregnancy yoga, or you’re after a pair that will pair well with an oversized tee and shirt. When styled right, you can even find some leggings that are smart enough for the evening. Keep scrolling to discover the best maternity leggings for every plan. 

The best maternity leggings 2023

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1. River Island black high waisted maternity leggings


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Price: £12 | Sizes: 8-18 | Material: 93% cotton, 7% elastane| Care: Machine washable | Available in: Black

Looking for an easy everyday pair? This simple style from River Island is a purse-friendly purchase that does the job. Coming in black, the super soft leggings are crafted from cotton and elastane, making them easy to wear all day long without any discomfort. They come with an over-the-bump maternity waistband and have a skinny fit to them. If your current maternity wardrobe has been missing a pair of easy-to-wear and even-easier-to-style black leggings, this is it! 


2. M&S Maternity Over Bump Leggings

M&S Maternity Over Bump Leggings

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Prices £12.50 | Sizes: 6-22, short, regular and long | Material: 94% Viscose, 6% Elastane | Care: Machine wash at 40 | Available in: Black and navy

With an extra high waist, these leggings fit over a growing bump comfortably and are super easy to get on and off. With a wide size range from 6-22 as well as different length options - short, regular and long - it’s easy to find the right fit. These super soft leggings are also available in navy if you want an alternative to classic black.


3. Boohoo Women’s Maternity Premium Over the Bump Legging

Boohoo Women’s Maternity Premium Over the Bump Legging

Price: £15 | Sizes: 8-16 | Material: 95% Polyester, 5% Elastane | Care: Machine Wash | Available in: Black 

Another budget-friendly pair, these over-the-bump leggings will be your go-to for lounging around the house or running errands. Lightweight and comfy, these stretchy leggings are a  good option for layering under dresses and for casual loungewear. Just add your favourite flats, tee or jumper and you're outfit is complete. 


4. Spanx Mama Faux Leather Leggings

Spanx Mama Faux Leather Leggings

Price: £96 | Sizes: S-XL | Material: 87% Nylon, 13% Elastane | Care: Machine wash cold | Available in: Black

These might not be the most affordable, but if leather-look leggings are your thing, then these maternity options are super sleek and stylish and great for an evening out. They come with a tight fit and have a comfortable waistband that will support your bump with light compression to help smooth your silhouette too. 

They are pretty fancy, so would be more suited for special occasions, rather than an everyday pair. Team with a silky blouse or a cami and a blazer for a chic dinner date outfit and you're good to go. 


5. Black Bamboo Over Bump Maternity Leggings

Seraphine Black Bamboo over the bump maternity leggings

Price: £32 | Sizes: S-L | Material: 86% Viscose (derived from bamboo), 10% Polyamide, 4% Elastane | Care: Machine Wash at 30 | Available in: Black, grey and navy

Made from natural bamboo, these black bamboo leggings are crafted with comfort in mind. 

They are seamless and soft on the skin, particularly around the bump area and they have a stretchy tummy panel for support over the bump too. If you love the look and feel of this pair, you might just want to pick them in grey and navy too.


6. Nike Women's High-Waisted Leopard Print Leggings

Women's High-Waisted Leopard Print Leggings (Maternity)

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Price: £32.47 | Sizes: XS-XXL | Material: 86% Viscose (derived from bamboo), 10% Polyamide, 4% Elastane | Care: Machine Wash at 30 | Available in: Leopard print

Whether it’s pregnancy yoga or a gentle walk around your local park, these light and breathable Nike leggings have got you covered. Coming with the sportswear brand's Dri-FIT technology, the clever material works hard to move sweat away from your skin helping you stay dry no matter your move. 

But one of the best things about these leggings is the fact they are designed to grow with you before, during and after pregnancy meaning you get more bang for your buck. You can wear these over your bump or fold down the waistband depending on what you find comfortable.


7. Mamalicious maternity active leggings in zebra

Mamalicious maternity active co-ord in zebra

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Prices: £25 | Sizes: S-XL | Material: 43% Nylon, 40% Polyester, 11% Polyamide, 6% Elastane | Available in: Zebra print

Switch up your classic black workout pair for this bright and beautiful printed option. Perfect if you’re looking to make more of a statement with your leggings, these green zebra print high-rise maternity leggings are designed to fit you from bump to baby. 

If matching workout gear is your thing, you'll be pleased to know these leggings come with a matching sports bra. 


8. Maternity stone contour rib leggings

stone coloured ribbed maternity leggings

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Prices: £15 | Sizes: S-L | Material: Polyester - 98%, Elastane - 2% | Available in: 11 different colours

Can you ever have too many comfy pairs of leggings? We think not. If you agree, look no further than these stone-coloured ribbed options that also come in 10 other hues including blue, black, khaki and grey so you can have one for every day of the week. 

These ribbed loungewear options are crafted with an elasticated waistband and a bump-friendly fit so you can team these with your favourite top and shirt for a stylish everyday go-to.


9. Calzedonia Opaque Maternity Leggings

Black maternity leggings

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Prices: £29.99 | Sizes: S-L | Material: 95% polyamide and 5% elastane | Care: Machine wash | Available in: Black

Squat-friendly, these Calzedonia opaque maternity leggings won't turn transparent as you bend, move or go about your day. Instead, this seamless pair comes with a super flexible material on the legs for a smooth, comfortable feel that adds some extra support across the tummy. They also come with a seamless brief and front panel that gently adapts to the shape of your growing bump. What more could you want?


10. Black Bamboo Under-Bump Maternity Leggings

black maternity leggings

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Prices: £29 | Sizes: S-L | Material: 95% polyamide and 5% elastane | Care: Machine wash at 30| Available in: Black

If you’re after an under-the-bump fit, this pair from Seraphine is a great option. Crafted from ultra-soft fabric that uses natural bamboo fibre, the sustainable material is super soft and comfortable on the skin. 

Designed to reshape to fit your growing bump, these ankle-length black maternity leggings sit under your stomach while offering a streamlined feel that can be worn on their own or under dresses or jumpers. Plus, they even wick away moisture so you can stay comfortable all day. These are a great all-rounder.


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