Denim. It’s the sartorial equivalent of a best friend—and the first thing to be relegated to the “pre-pregnancy” pile once you start showing. Enter the maternity jean. Finding a perfect pair is a daunting task. Will they feel restrictive? Can a pair that fits in month 5, still fit in month 9? Will they look like, eek, maternity jeans? Our responses, respectively: No, yes, and absolutely not! Allow us to break it down so you can be united with your denim soulmate.
CHOOSE YOUR WAISTBAND
Secret Fit Belly: Our trademarked soft and stretchy waistband can be pulled all the way over the bump or folded down to sit under it; its versatility and seamless finish makes it our most popular option. The panel is designed with incredible stretch and recover to accommodate all stages, so no worrying about whether that supportive fit at week 26 will still be supportive at week 40.
Side-Panels: This is the most discreet option as durable side elastics are barely noticeable even if someone gets a glimpse of your waistband. Its subtlety makes it a favorite—especially for women who want to keep wearing them through the fourth trimester (to which we, of course, say “do it!”).
Under Belly Waistband: This soft waistband features a no-slip fit without an extra layer of fabric—ideal if you’re going to be wearing them in warmer months and post-partum.
CHOOSE YOUR CUT
Skinny: Our signature fit, beloved for its versatility. If you lived in skinny jeans before you became pregnant, these are about to become your standbys. Bonus: Choose from regular, petite or tall lengths.
Stretch Straight: A classic cut that can be worn cuffed or not—your call. Totally timeless, this features a slim (but not skinny) leg.
Stretch Bootcut: This throwback-style is back in a big way, and we think it’s perfect for waking up pregnancy wardrobe.
Still unsure? Give a few a try.