Your life doesn’t stop when you’re expecting, and neither should your exercise routine. In fact, pregnancy is the perfect time to get out there and get moving. Maintaining some level of physical activity doesn’t just help nurture your physical health — it can also help reduce risks of gestational diabetes and preeclampsia, as well as preserve your mental wellbeing.
Read more about exercise during pregnancy, including prenatal fitness faves.
If you’re gonna move your body, you need the right clothes to do it — clothes that make you feel good in your own (changing) skin, that are comfortable, and that enhance self-confidence. Lucky for you (and us all), the athleisure trend is still going strong, and there are tons of amazing options out there that are sure to make you feel strong, confident and sexy AF!
Here are our picks!
Maternity Athleisure Equation
I’ll break it down for you, here’s a simple equation you can follow when dressing up your bump in chic athletic wear:
tee shirt +
comfy sneaks +
a pulled together (and comfy) mama
Maternity Yoga Pants and Leggings
Perfect for everyday wear — from running errands, hitting the gym, or just hanging out — the crossover panel on these leggings provides low back support and can be worn over or under the belly.
These lightweight drawstring joggers are made from eco-friendly fabric and they feel like silk. So comfy.
These very supportive over-the-belly leggings have shea butter built into the fabric that helps keep your skin moisturized for up to 25 washes. A luxe pick that will make your skin happy :).
These staple leggings fit over the belly and have just the right stretch — note that they run a bit short if you are tall, though.
These high-waisted short leggings will smooth out that baby bump while letting your lower body breathe during the hot summer months.
These fast-drying running shorts are layered over jersey liner leggings to provide extra support.
We love to support brands that are eco-conscious and inclusive — and Girlfriend Collective is both. Check out their full maternity line, from bike shorts to leggings to maternity bras!
Maternity Tops and Jackets
A cute racerback tank to take you from the gym to your errand run and even out to lunch with friends. Comes in 7 shades.
A beloved long-length option, this soft, stretchy tank also wicks sweat.
A splurge, sure… but you can’t beat the comfortability of the space-dye material of Beyond Yoga. Plus… hot pink! Get yourself the matching leggings, while you’re at it!
For those cooler morning walks and hikes.
This sports jacket features side zippers to grow with your belly.
Shoes & Accessories
Nike AD Comfort Sneakers ~ $65
Can’t see your feet anymore? It probably means you can’t tie your shoes either. You can just slide right into these bad boys — perfect for the later stages of pregnancy (and also for after the baby is home…).
Madewell Baseball Cap ~ $30
A timeless baseball cap that comes already broken-in for ultimate comfort. It’s got a sporty look, but the leatherback strap gives it an edge.
Comrad Compression Socks ~ $12
Compression socks, but make it summer — these are thin and lightweight AND quick drying!
There you have it, ladies. Enjoy and be sure to tell us what your fave athleisure brands are!