Best of Pregnancy Winner for Best Maternity Leggings

A comfy, expandable band will cradle and stabilize your bump, while just-right leg compression will keep you feeling secure and sexy.
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Updated March 21, 2022
Best of Pregnancy: Zella black maternity leggings
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And the Winner Is: Zella Live-In Maternity Ankle Leggings

Early on in your pregnancy, you may be able to get away with wearing your regular leggings. But, trust us, as that bump of yours begins to grow and show, you’re going to need a designated pair of maternity leggings to stretch with and support your changing form. And, FYI, not all maternity leggings are created equal.

This pair from Zella is a cut above the rest. The right amount of thickness, the right amount of stretch and a fair price point make this a purchase you can feel good about. You’re going to want to live in leggings for the next several months (and another few months after birth), so consider this an important investment in your new-mom wardrobe.

A comfy over-belly band cradles and stabilizes your bump, and just-right compression through the thighs and legs will help you feel secure and sexy. And once that super-cute belly shrinks down after birth, be sure to store this pair somewhere safe—you know, just in case. You’re going to want this pair in any subsequent pregnancies too (promise!).

What We Love:

  • Made from 88 percent polyester and 12 percent spandex, the stretchy, supportive belly panel expands with your growing bump

  • Exercising in these babies? No sweat (literally). The zeltek moisture-wicking fabric dries quickly so you’ll stay cool and comfy

  • Pregnancy comes with enough discomforts. Thankfully, the smooth flatlock seaming on these leggings won’t rub or irritate your sensitive skin

  • Available in sizes XXS to XXL

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