5 Keys to Choosing Maternity Pants

There's a wide variety of maternity clothing on the market, so you can choose comfortable and fashionable maternity pants.
5 Keys to Choosing Maternity Pants
Marcela Alejandra Caffulli

Reviewed and approved by the pediatrician Marcela Alejandra Caffulli.

Written by Yesibeth Rincón

Last update: 17 February, 2023

Are you pregnant and have noticed that your belly’s starting to grow and you no longer have anything left to wear in your closet? As the weeks go by, your clothes become too small and you have to buy bigger sizes. Don’t be alarmed, this is normal when expecting a baby. The best thing to do is to wear loose-fitting clothes with an adjustable waistband. In this case, we want to guide you and give you some tips on how to choose maternity pants.

This type of garment will give you the mobility you need every day, whether you go to work, shopping, or a friend’s house. With them, you’ll feel comfortable, but how do you know which ones to wear? In the following article, we’ll provide some tips to help you choose.

Discover the keys to choosing maternity pants

When choosing your pants, whatever type they are, the most important thing is to try them on to determine if they fit your body and your taste. There are many styles, fabrics, models, colors on the market. Here are the keys to choosing maternity pants.

1. Choose low waist and adjustable maternity pants

One of the keys to choosing maternity pants is to choose those with a low and adjustable waist. These models are ideal because they have the ability to stretch and reduce pressure on the lower back and abdominal area, in addition to smoothing the silhouette. Low-waist pants can be worn throughout pregnancy and even after delivery. They’re also often the best choice for hot summer days.

Maternity jeans.
Cotton jeans with an adjustable waist are ideal for pregnancy, as they provide comfort and allow you to be fashionable!

2. Choose from a variety of jeans

On the market, there are many clothing options for pregnant women, so you can find different models, including maternity jeans made of cotton fabric so that your belly has an excellent fit. There are also narrow or wide-leg, low or high-waist, straight-cut and maternity pants with adjustable or elastic waistbands, which will make you feel comfortable and fashionable.

3. Avoid rigid fabrics

When choosing maternity pants, you should pay attention to their fabric. The best choice in these cases is cotton, which in addition to providing comfort, provides freshness and allows perspiration, especially in summer. On the contrary, avoid rigid fabrics and opt for those such as lycra, which will give you greater mobility.

4. Use your usual pant size

When choosing your maternity pants, it’s best to buy your usual size. Remember that what’s going to grow is your belly. Therefore, look carefully at the model and the width and height of the elastic waistband. This will allow the waistband of the pants to accommodate to your belly. For example, if you wear a size medium, then your maternity pants will fit you in size M. However, as we mentioned before, it’s essential to always try on clothes before buying them, as not all bodies are the same, nor do they grow in the same proportion.

A pregnant woman wearing low-waist jeans.
Choose pants in your size so that you can use them even after giving birth. Don’t forget that it’s the belly that grows.

5. Look for pants that will serve you throughout your pregnancy

Another key to follow is to opt for maternity pants that will be useful throughout your pregnancy. Pants made with spandex and elastane, with wide elastic at the waist, are perfect to wear during the nine months of pregnancy. Look for those that can be washed many times without damaging the fabric. In this regard, cotton blends are your best choice.

Style and comfort during pregnancy

Nowadays, we see that clothes for pregnant women are becoming more and more beautiful and modern. Thus, by wearing maternity pants, you can wear a stylish outfit and at the same time enjoy the comfort that pregnant women require. Remember that it’s a garment that you’ll be able to wear for a long time. For this reason, you should choose fresh and elastic fabrics, but above all, those that are to your liking and that make you feel beautiful.

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This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.