Babble Best Picks: Maternity Jeans
There are many different brands and styles of maternity jeans, each with its own philosophy on how to comfortably cradle you and your growing belly during pregnancy. So how do you know which pairs are worth purchasing? If you're like me and do most of your shopping online, ordering maternity jeans sight unseen can be quite difficult. So, I'm here to help you narrow down your search. As a self-proclaimed fashionista who's gone through two pregnancies, I've picked the best maternity jeans in the hopes of saving you countless hours of online research. If I've left out your favorite pair, be sure to pay it forward and share your recommendations in the comments - or nominate it here! - Stevee Curtis
Best Overall Maternity Jeans | Gap 1969 Back Panel Legging Jeans
These skinny maternity legging jeans are one of the store’s best-selling maternity jeans. Not only are they pretty affordable, but in general you just can’t go wrong with a pair of jeans from the Gap. And these jeans don’t resemble your typical pair of maternity jeans. In fact, most people won’t even realize that’s what they are; they have a zip fly, button closure, and fit underneath your baby bump. But they also have an almost-hidden back panel and adjustable waist, making them perfect to wear through your entire pregnancy and even post-pregnancy. If you’re petite (29″ inseam), average (32″), or tall (34″), you can order your jeans to fit. Keep in mind that these are a super-stretchy skinny jean all the way down to the leg opening. They are perfect paired with oversized sweaters and tucked into your favorite pair of boots, rain boots, Uggs, or moccasins.
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