Finding an amazing pair of jeans can be tough on a regular day, but throw in an ever-changing body for the nine months and it can feel like an overwhelming endeavor. We’ve rounded up the best styles that check all the boxes: comfort, style and yes, a great fit.
If you already own a great pair of jeans that you love, getting them altered to fit your tummy is a good option. “Our in-house tailors work personally with each client to find the best stretch material fitted to the individual’s body and personal preferences,” says Daniel Carman, Co-Owner of Over the Rainbow in Toronto. The service costs $60 and the pregnancy panel is permanently sewn into your jeans.
What to wear to your baby shower—4 different looks for 4 different styles If you’re buying online, choose a store that makes the full experience easy for you—preferably free shipping with a pre-paid mail slip for fuss-free returns. If you’re unsure about your size (I was for my entire pregnancy), order two sizes of each style to ensure you won’t end up frustrated or jean-less. While the general rule is to stick to your pre-pregnancy size when ordering maternity clothing, this is just a guideline. Pay attention to the cut (is it loose or slim?) as well as the amount of stretch the denim offers (1% elastane vs 5%). It makes a dramatic difference when it comes to fit.
Here are seven styles that get rave reviews when it comes to fit and value:
Medium-wash skinny fit
What we love: For earlier in pregnancy the smaller side panels are ideal so you won’t feel constricted. The stretch is also decent as your tummy grows.
Gap maternity inset panel true skinny jeans, $85, gapcanada.ca