Rachel Clare Holland wearing Seamless Oatmeal Beige Maternity Leggings by LOVALL.

Perfect Maternity Leggings: A Buying Guide for You and Bump


Pregnancy deserves maternity leggings that can handle your growing bump. We hear you, and we’ve got a list of the best leggings out there to see you through every maternity stage.

First of all, congratulations! You’re having a baby, which is amazing… if not a little uncomfortable. So, let’s fix that little problem, shall we? We’ve got the buying guide to see you sorted with the best maternity leggings out there.

Maternity Leggings: What to look out for

Discovering the trials and errors of pregnancy as you get further into each trimester? Many women experience the same issues, and getting comfortable and well-fitting clothing is just one of them.

Well, we’re strong believers at LOVALL that pregnancy means a free pass to live in leggings. You deserve to be comfortable. And, with the right pair of leggings, that’s a guarantee.

But what is the perfect pair of maternity leggings? We’ve spent years developing the best maternity leggings on the market, so we have a few pearls of wisdom to share with you. Seek out these features and details, and you can’t go too far wrong with your leggings for maternity.

Number 1: Over the Bump

Find leggings that have mastered the over-the-bump band. Sounds simple, right? Well, many brands just can’t get it right. Your waistband should be stretchy, soft against your skin, and have shape-retention technology.

Too often, we see maternity leggings that have an ill-fitting waistband. No one wants saggy material around their bump. It’s not flattering and it’s not comfortable. Instead, look out for maternity leggings that incorporate elastane into their make-up. This helps your leggings hold their shape over your bump and supports your belly whilst fitting around it with ease.

Woman wearing the Everyday Winter Maternity Leggings and pulling the over-the-bump band over their stomach.

Having an over-the-bump band that can grow with you, is ideal. Hence the need for that added stretch that comes from the elastane. All LOVALL maternity leggings have this blending into the design and the band will reach the full way over your bump, no matter what stage of pregnancy you are in.

Number 2: Non-see-through

Give yourself one less thing to worry about by getting maternity leggings that aren’t going to run the risk of flashing your pregnancy pants to the world. Ensuring the leggings you buy are completely non-see-through is a must.

See-through leggings are far too common for our liking, and during pregnancy, you’re likely to be squatting down and stretching your leggings as you grow. So, go with leggings that can hack the pressure, by being totally opaque.

Model wears the Seamless Maternity Leggings in Chocolate Brown, which the matching Bralette. She stands against a white background and faces side on.

At LOVALL all our leggings, maternity or not, are given a non-see-through guarantee. This is because we know how important it is to feel secure and confident in your outfit. And, for us, that is even more true when you're pregnant. Therefore, we’ve solved the issue with our collection of maternity leggings UK.

Number 3: Soft and cosy

As we’ve mentioned, pregnancy (as wonderful as it is) can be a little uncomfortable. Particularly when you’re nearing the end. Your bump is bloated, your skin is stretched, and your usual walk has turned into more of a waddle.

Don’t get us wrong, having a baby is a beautiful thing. But we recognise that women are being absolute superheroes for going through it. And superheroes deserve comfort more than anyone else.

To seek out the comfiest leggings for maternity, keep an eye out for these winning details.

Opting for soft cotton fabric is never a bad shout. It’s silky and gentle on your skin and is the perfect material for an everyday legging. Some of the best maternity leggings are made from cotton and cotton blends, so seek out this. Similarly, there are leggings that include brushed cotton interior linings. These offer that added layer of comfort and are extra snug on your skin.

A ribbed waistband can also provide added comfort. It’s an addition to the over-the-bump band details we’ve previously mentioned. But the ribbed texture adds that extra grip around your stomach without creating an uncomfortable feel, which is a win for your bump and your skin.

Woman stands against a fence outside wearing winter clothes. Including the Maternity Everyday Winter Leggings by LOVALL.

If you’re pregnant but constantly on the go still, or into your fitness, staying comfortable might mean having a few extra features thrown in. Maternity gym leggings or maternity sports leggings can help. Find maternity leggings that have sweat-wicking and 4-way stretch details. These are considered activewear and can help you move about and stay comfortable. 

The BEST maternity leggings

Rachel Clare Holland wears the Seamless Maternity Leggings in Oatmeal Beige

At LOVALL, our varying ranges of Maternity Leggings all contain these features to keep you cosy, comfortable and feeling confident. With Everyday Leggings that keep you snug with cotton blends, our Luxe Leggings that offer that ribbed band, and our Sports Leggings that are ideal for your comfy activewear. We’ve got you covered.

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Maternity Everyday Leggings - Dark Grey

Maternity Everyday Leggings - Dark Grey

Maternity Everyday Leggings - Dark Grey

Maternity Ultimate Soft-Touch Leggings - Black

Maternity Ultimate Soft-Touch Leggings - Black

Maternity Ultimate Soft-Touch Leggings - Black

Ultimate Seamless Maternity Leggings - Chocolate Brown

Ultimate Seamless Maternity Leggings - Chocolate Brown

Ultimate Seamless Maternity Leggings - Chocolate Brown

Maternity Winter Everyday Leggings - Burgundy

Maternity Winter Everyday Leggings - Burgundy

Maternity Winter Everyday Leggings - Burgundy


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