Denim never goes out of style, especially when you’re pregnant. If you’re expecting, make sure you have at least one great pair of comfortable, flexible maternity jeans. The rest of your outfits will fall into place.

Jeans have always been a quintessential wardrobe must-have, and this is certainly no exception when you’re expecting. Every mom-to-be should have a few main pieces and maternity jeans are definitely at the top of that list. Jeans can be casual and dressed down for everyday loungewear, or, paired with a blazer and sexy heels, they can be completely elevated for more formal evening wear. Whatever way you wear them, maternity jeans are a necessity.

They can’t be just any maternity jeans either – they should be comfortable to wear, flexible to move around in, and they should be able to keep up with those beautiful budding curves. Most maternity jeans come with a stretchy tummy panel, and these should be made from a breathable elastic material. And they should have a touch of panache as well: pockets, interesting hemlines, or frayed, ripped details.

Stylish and smart – it’s what every pair of well-made maternity jeans should be!

Maternity jeans are likely the comfiest jeans out there. They have the cool, stylish look of denim and come in different cuts, from boot and wide leg to skinny jeans, but with a soft belly area to stretch up and over your baby bump. You want to find maternity jeans that are soft and easy to wash, that hug you in all the right places but are still flexible enough to be worn comfortably. And the best part about maternity jeans is that they can be worn casually around the house or dressed up with a great jacket, shoes, or accessories.

1. Editor's Choice: Signature by Levi Strauss & Co. Gold Label Women's Maternity Baby Bump Skinny Jeans

This classic brand offers just as much style and quality for mamas-to-be.

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Renowned for their top-quality denim and trend-forward styles, the Gold Label Women’s Maternity Baby Bump Skinny Jeans from Signature by Levi Strauss & Co. are everything you love in a standard women’s jean, only with baby bumps in mind. Ideally suited for those who are in their first trimester, a pregnancy panel across the tummy area offers elasticity for your newly growing belly. The fabric is breathable, so you won’t overheat. And the soft denim flexibly hugs your legs with a skinny leg opening.

These maternity jeans are available in three different washes.

Pros:
  • Comfortable
  • Breathable tummy panel
  • Skinny leg
  • Three washes
Cons:
  • First trimester only
2. Runner Up: Motherhood Maternity Women's Indigo Blue Super Stretch Secret Fit Belly Skinny Denim Jean

Not only are these maternity jeans comfy but their skinny jean fit is super flattering too.

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When you want a great pair of skinny-style denim maternity jeans, look no further than the Motherhood Maternity Women’s Indigo Blue Super Stretch Secret Fit Belly Skinny Demin Jean. These machine-washable maternity jeans are made of cozy fabric for an all-over comfy feel, and their secret fit belly feature is a seamless maternity panel that is stretchy and will grow with you throughout your pregnancy. The front sealed pockets offer a touch of detail, while the functioning back pockets are super handy and practical to use. You can get them in four colors, one of which has trendy rips in the knees.

Pros:
  • Comfortable
  • Soft
  • Seamless maternity panel
  • Functioning back pockets
Cons:
  • Sized slightly small
3. Best Distressed: Foucome Women’s Maternity Jeans

With so many colors and washes, these maternity jeans were made for every mother-to-be.

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We all have a sweet spot for certain denim washes – the Foucome Women’s Maternity Jeans come in a huge range of colors and washes, from black and white and every blue in-between (there are 20 different styles, to be exact). Made from a supple, distressed blend of cotton, polyester, and spandex, they have an easy, low-rise elastic closure and stretchy panel that offers full, continuous coverage across your abdomen without it ever being tight or restrictive. Look for a hemmed edge or one that is more frayed and wear it with a laid-back tee or a fashionable blazer. If ripped details are more your thing, they have maternity jeans with those too!

Pros:
  • Comfortable
  • Many styles and colors
  • Soft
  • Low-rise elastic panel
Cons:
  • Sized slightly small
4. Best Lightweight: V VOCNI Maternity Jeans

These maternity jeans provide a lightweight, polished denim look.

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No one wants to wear thick, heavy clothing, especially when they are pregnant. The V VOCNI Maternity Jeans are made of a lovely blend of cotton, polyester, and spandex, the perfect combination for a soft yet pliable material. They are lightweight for comfort and have tremendous flexibility too. A low-rise, soft panel will cover your bump and has enough “give” for extra months of baby belly growth. The skinny cut of these lightweight pants allows you to show off and accentuate your legs for a flattering silhouette of your ever-changing curves. Choose from a variety of colours and denim washes as well as frays and other ripped details.

Pros:
  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight
  • Low-rise elastic panel
  • Stylish
Cons:
  • Belly band is thinner material
5. Best Jeggings: Conceited Women's High Waisted Jeggings

With these maternity jeans you’ll get the cool good looks of denim in the comfort of leggings.

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Jeans need not be stiff and difficult to move around in – that’s where the Conceited Women's High Waisted Jeggings come in. It’s made from a mix of cotton and polyester so it’s super soft to the touch along with spandex and four-way stitching for flexibility. There are also two functional pockets in the back to hold your phone, bank cards, and more. These maternity jeans will cling to all the right curves all the while supporting your belly. You can buy them in denim, black, charcoal, navy, khaki, and white.

Pros:
  • Comfortable
  • Flexible
  • Form-fitting
  • Functioning back pockets
  • 6 colors
Cons:
  • Thin material
6. Best Functional: Hybrid & Company Super Comfy Stretch Women's Skinny Maternity Jeans

The great thing about these stylish maternity jeans is how high-quality they are.

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If you buy just one pair of good-quality maternity jeans during your pregnancy, let it be the Super Comfy Stretch Women’s Skinny Maternity Jeans from Hybrid & Company. Not only are there more than 15 different washes to pick from (depending on your own personal preference and style), but these pants have a full knit over-the-bump band to provide added support to both your stomach and back while wearing them. The fit is flattering thanks to a skinny leg and low-rise waist, and you’ll stay cool and comfortable in these because of their breathability. They not only have five pockets, but they are machine washable too, making them extremely practical to busy (and tired) mommies-to-be.

Pros:
  • Comfortable
  • Good-quality
  • 15+ washes
  • Provides belly and back support
  • Skinny leg
  • Low-rise
  • Breathable
  • Functioning five pockets
Cons:
  • Not very stretchy
7. Most Stylish: Jvini Women's Maternity Full-Panel Pull-On Ripped Distressed Stretchy Skinny Denim Jegging Pant

These maternity jeans are on-point with the latest in denim trends.

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The “distressed” look has dominated denim trends in recent years, and the same can be said about maternity jeans, just like the Women’s Maternity Full-Panel Pull-On Ripped Distressed Stretchy Skinny Denim Jegging Pants from Jvini. They come in a range of blues, from medium blue to dark and navy, plus they have them in black – no matter what color you choose, their slim fit will be super flattering. They feature edgy frayed detailing as well as have a faux zipper fly and button for added effects. An over-the-belly panel of material provides seamless support and leaves room to grow with you for a comfy fit every time, even after pregnancy.

Pros:
  • Comfortable
  • Stylish
  • Several washes
  • Seamless belly support panel
Cons:
  • Sizing is slightly big
8. Best Soft: RUMOR HAS IT Maternity Over The Belly Super Soft Stretch Skinny Jeans

Comfort is paramount when it comes to maternity jeans, and these couldn’t be any softer.

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There’s nothing worse than jeans that are scratchy or thick and suffocating – this is the complete opposite of the Maternity Over The Belly Super Soft Stretch Skinny Jeans from reputed brand RUMOR HAS IT. There are five colors to choose from, each of which is made with the perfect recipe of cotton, polyester, rayon, and spandex for the softest denim you’ll ever feel. Form-fitting for a beautiful figure you’ll be proud to show off, these maternity jeans have a custom-built belly panel that will adequately cover your baby bump and smooth out any unsightly lines, plus it’ll keep up with your expanding middle. Because there are so many sizes to choose from, you’ll always find the optimal fit for your body. And the best part is, these pants can be thrown right into the washing machine for a quick cleaning.

Pros:
  • Very comfortable
  • 5 colors
  • Belly panel for support and seamless coverage
  • Machine washable
Cons:
  • Weaker belly band

Maternity jeans are the perfect marriage of both form and function. These pieces are made from soft and flexible fabrics that can be worn throughout your pregnancy (and after!), and they have the stylish good looks that denim is so well-known for. Finally – the search for the perfect jeans is over!

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