The Best Maternity Loungewear to Cozy Up in at Home
When you’re pregnant, pretty much the only clothes you want to wear are pieces that are ultra-comfortable. After all, your body is constantly changing, your skin is super-sensitive and you’ve got a million things on your mind other than figuring out your outfit of the day. This truth has become even more pronounced amidst the here-to-stay work-from-home movement—and now that you have little reason to change out of your pajamas. But let’s be honest: There are only so many days in a row you can wear the same pair of leggings. So what’s an expectant mom to do? Stock up on the coziest maternity loungewear, of course! Don’t get it twisted—this fashion trend is not to be confused with sleepwear or workout gear. Maternity loungewear is casual attire that’s super-comfy but can still be worn out and about (with the right accessories).
Don’t fancy perusing the racks at your local mall? You’re in luck! Online stores offer tons of must-have looks for pregnant mamas. From belly-accommodating sweatpants and cozy sweatshirts to tanks, tees and more, here’s a roundup of our favorite maternity loungewear to rock all three trimesters and beyond.
Athleisure apparel has come a long way since the days of frumpy sweatsuits, and many brands now offer trendy yet comfortable clothing. Here, find three of our favorite places to buy comfy clothes for pregnancy.
Kindred Bravely: Kindred Bravely has a whole section devoted to maternity loungewear—and it doesn’t disappoint. Mix and match elevated pieces like the brand’s slouchy knits and super-soft jumpsuits with everyday joggers and supportive tank tops.
Pinkblush Maternity: Pinkblush Maternity is one of our favorite brands for maternity clothing, and their loungewear collection is no exception. They offer a wide range of options that will keep you cozy from head to toe, ranging from coordinated sets to soft compression socks. Some standout pieces include their smocked waist maternity lounge pants and their biker short sleep set—but don’t just take our word for it, check out their inclusive loungewear options for yourself! Did we mention they also have an extensive plus-size maternity loungewear collection?
There’s a time and a place for maternity jeans, but sometimes you want to feel extra-cozy in more forgiving maternity sweatpants. Below, some of our favorite pairs to choose from.
First up on our list of the best maternity sweatpants are these fleece joggers from Gap. They feature an elasticized waist and adjustable drawcords to help you feel comfy, whether you’re in your first or your fourth trimester. Choose from several versatile colors that will pair perfectly with your go-to pregnancy tops—or for something a bit different, a tie-dye option is also available.
- Available in five cool colors
- Fleece lining
- Some say the waistband isn’t as stretchy as they expected
PinkBlush is a great place to find plus-size sweats—and we love this neutral pair. The light mocha maternity joggers have cuffed ankles, pockets and a drawstring closure. Available in sizes 1X to 3X.
- Comes in three cozy, neutral colors
- Soft fleece interior
- Features pockets
- Available only in plus-size options
Say “hello” to all-day, spa-like comfort, thanks to these flowing maternity sweatpants. The flattering wide-leg style features a drawstring waist that will rest gently under your bump. Plus, they’re made from a buttery soft knit material. You may want this pick in all three colors!
- Ultra-soft knit material
- Sustainably made
- The inseam is 30.5”
Stretchy? Check. Super-soft? Check. Adjustable waistband? Check. These maternity joggers are sure to be a staple in your closet for the next nine+ months! They’ll keep you cute and comfy, and viscose fabric will feel like heaven on your skin, which is what you want in the best maternity loungewear.
- Available in multiple cozy colors and festive patterns
- Comes in a long style for tall moms-to-be
- Some say the waist fits tighter than expected
These jogger-legging hybrids have a streamlined shape that manages to be both 100 percent comfy and 100 percent stylish. The extra-wide waistband sits over your bump, but you can also fold it down to wear under your belly if you prefer less pressure in the postpartum stage. Maternity sweatpants you can lounge in well after baby arrives? Yes, please.
- Extra-wide waistband fits over your bump
- Available in navy and black
- Some reviewers say that they pill easily
Maternity leggings are a pregnancy staple, and a comfy pair is well worth the investment. Here are some of our top picks.
If you’ve been wearing the same black leggings over and over, and need a change of pace, this dark gray pair is the answer. Aside from the cute color, these super-high-waisted leggings wick moisture away. Better yet, they feature a foldover waistband for comfort throughout your pregnancy and beyond—a no-brainer for any maternity loungewear collection.
- Foldover waistband adjusts to your body’s changing needs
- Moisture-wicking fabric
- Doesn’t have pockets
These stretchy, supportive leggings are a firm favorite in The Bump office—and a Best of Pregnancy winner to boot. Why? The classic black pair has a supportive over-the-bump band, flatlock seams and can be dressed up or down depending on your mood.
- Moisture-wicking fabric
- Stretchy, supportive panel
- The inseam is 30”
- Some reviewers say that they don’t stay in place throughout the day
Take a walk on the wild side with Storq’s signature leggings. We adore the leopard print, but if that's not your jam, they’re available in three other colors, as well as a fun swirl pattern. Made from a spandex-jersey blend, the leggings feature a stretchy panel for a great fit as your bump grows. The best part? Storq offers inclusive sizing options (XS to 4X).
- Comes in trendy patterns and colors
- Silky, midweight modal jersey material
- May not be totally opaque on everyone
Searching for a pair of maternity leggings that will support you from the gym to the couch? Look no further than this pick from Girlfriend Collective. We love how these leggings are made from recycled fishing nets, and that they're available in five cute colors. For a coordinated look, check out the brand’s matching long-sleeve maternity tee and crossover nursing bra.
- Ultra-lightweight fabric is made from recycled fishing nets
- Four-way stretch material
- Colors may run initially, so be sure to machine wash cold with like colors
If it’s starting to warm up where you live (or you’re just running a little hot these days), try these cropped leggings. With an over-the-belly panel that feels like a supportive hug and crazy-soft fabric, you’ll want to wear these, well, all the time. The moisture-wicking fabric is perfect for IRL prenatal yoga classes and at-home workouts. For 15 percent off sitewide, use our code THEBUMP15.
- Moisture-wicking fabric is quick-dry and offers UV protection
- High-rise waistband
- Mid-length style
- Some say the over-the-belly panel is tighter than expected
For full-on pregnancy lounge mode, you can’t beat a cozy pullover. Whether you’re curling up on the couch with a warm mug or venturing outside for a breath of fresh air, these are the best maternity sweatshirts in our book.
Looking for a maternity sweatshirt that’s a bit different? Here’s a textured waffle-knit hoodie that will be a favorite from your first trimester on. If you can’t have enough neutrals in your closet, opt for the hoodie in olive green, sand or black. In the mood for a pop of color? Consider the pink and purple-gray options. Note that this pick runs small, so size up for an ultra-comfy fit.
- Cozy waffle-knit fabric
- Available in five colors
- Reviewers say that it runs small, so consider sizing up
Seraphine’s 3-in-1 sweatshirt is a real winner. It can be worn throughout your pregnancy without stretching or losing its shape, while the zip-in babywearing panel fits over any carrier or sling to keep baby close in the postpartum stage.
- Versatile 3-in-1 design is perfect for pregnancy and beyond
- Comfortably fits over baby carriers
- Longer-length style
Motherhood is another great place to find plus-size pregnancy loungewear. This stylish striped hoodie is super-cozy, and has hidden side zippers for easy nursing access once baby’s on the scene.
- Side zipper for easy nursing access
- Cute stripe print
- Some reviewers say that it runs large
This super-soft sweatshirt is giving us serious cool-girl vibes. We adore the neutral beige shade and glitzy embellishment. And c’mon, who doesn’t love a good Mama shoutout—on maternity loungewear, no less? This style runs big, so size up or down according to your preference.
- Available in two colors and a range of sizes
- Reviewers say that the material is thinner than expected
Your maternity loungewear look isn’t complete without several stretchy, buttery-soft tops to pair with your sweats or leggings. Shop some of our favorites below.
Designed for spring and summer, this bamboo tank top is super-soft and breathable. A hidden underlayer with side access allows for easy and discreet breastfeeding. Plus, the high neck and draped fit keep you covered without being too clingy.
- Unbelievably soft bamboo fabric
- Discreet underlayer for seamless breastfeeding
- Suitable for late spring and summer weather
This is the best possible version of a basic T-shirt. It features a flattering V-neck, a front pocket and cuffed sleeves for cute, subtle detailing. There are a ton of color options too, so treat yourself to a few.
- Flowy silhouette
- Fits true to size
- Cuffed sleeve detailing
- Longer-length style
This deliciously soft Pima cotton tank top is about to be your new go-to. This scoop-neck style is perfect for all seasons, whether you’re wearing it on its own in the summer or under layers in the winter. Plus, it comes in tons of colors—and at only $10, it's affordable too.
- Comes in a variety of colors and patterns
- Affordable price point
- Reviewers say they run small, so consider sizing up
Made with organic cotton, this relaxed-fit top is a comfy addition to any maternity loungewear wardrobe. The boat neckline is super-flattering, while the slouchy, relaxed fit makes it suitable for pregnancy and beyond.
- Flattering draped fit
- Comes in four organic colors and a striped pattern
- Reviewers say this runs large, so consider sizing down
Think maternity loungewear is limited to joggers and sweatshirts? Think again! There are tons of options for people looking for something a little different. From airy “nap dresses” to luxury silk sets, here are a few pieces we love.
Hill House Home’s nap dresses have taken the loungewear scene by storm—and with good reason. The airy cotton ensemble can be worn as a summer dress, nightgown or beach coverup. The best part? It’s pregnancy and breastfeeding-friendly. The elasticated smocking stretches with your growing bump and the neckline is easy to pull down for nursing access. A piece of maternity loungewear that you can relax in and wear out and about? Dress it up or down—now that’s some bang for your buck.
- Available in an array of cotton options, novelty fabrics and wrinkle-resistant crepe
- Can be worn day or night
- If you’re between sizes, size down
Whether you’re chilling at home or heading out, this stylish dress will keep you on trend. The oversized fit and refreshing green color make this piece a winner in our book. Elevated maternity loungewear? We’re sold!
- Available in several cool colors and eye-catching tie-dye designs
- Has zippered side vents
- Reviewers say that it runs large, so consider sizing down
- Falls mid-thigh
Lunya creates luxe loungewear made from a signature washable silk. Although this sophisticated set is not made for pregnancy, design elements like the button-down front and elasticated waistband keep things maternity-friendly. Don’t be fooled by the high-end pajama aesthetic—you can easily wear this ensemble for hitting the town or making a beeline to your bed.
- Made from 100 percent washable Mulberry silk that’s thermoregulating
- Luxurious aesthetic
- Button-down top is breastfeeding-friendly
- Not specifically designed for pregnancy
Next up on our list of the best maternity loungewear is this ribbed jumpsuit by Hatch. The brand is known for its high-quality pregnancy clothing, and this pick is no exception. The super-soft jumpsuit is stretchy and finely ribbed. Better yet, it features a snap-front placket to make breastfeeding a touch simpler. Choose from the versatile black or vibrant strawberry color options.
- Snap front placket is perfect for nursing
- Comfy, wide-leg style
- Some reviewers say that it runs big, so consider sizing down
This monochromatic maternity loungewear set is equal parts comfy and cute. The color options are sure to brighten your day, while the soft drawstring shorts and slouchy top won’t restrict your growing body. These pieces are so cozy, you may even end up buying the set in multiple hues!
- Available in an array of soothing neutrals and trendy colors
- Includes a comfy tee and matching shorts
- Some say the sizing of the shorts isn’t as expected