Updated July 2019
Athleisure has become an integral part of every girl’s wardrobe — it’s the new way of life, especially when you’re pregnant. It is so comfy and practical. That’s why I am going to make sure you are up-to-date on the latest athleisure trends. Whether it’s to keep up with your prenatal yoga routine, going on power walks with your mom friends or just shopping for your little bun in the oven, you should be comfortable and cute doing all of it!
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
Best Maternity Workout Clothes
Sculpting leggings? SOLD. These leggings have engineered panels with maximum compression, which will help hold you in all the right places and will help blood circulation. Made with high performance interlocking knit fabric, these are moisture wicking and breathable, both qualities that are SO helpful when you are expecting.
These active pants by Ingrid & Isabel supports you as you grow. Paired with a crossover panel and performance fabric, they are extremely comfortable and flattering all at once. No slipping. No digging. No riding up. We also love the length for summer — not to mention, they are moisture wicking and antimicrobial!
We love these Motherhood Maternity leggings for plus size mamas! They are so flattering, plus they are breathable and perfect for any and all activity. They come in four colors, so you can pick up a few to mix and match.
Florals are in (they’ve been for a while), and we love these capri leggings from Beyond Yoga. The design is inspired by a Hawaiian holiday, and we love the feminine touch it adds to an otherwise sporty look. The belly band provides support, and it has cooling properties to keep you dry and fresh all day long.
I loved joggers when I was pregnant almost as much as I loved carbs… almost! These old navy elastic waisted pants are offered in multiple colors and extended sizes and at a low price point. Made from 100% cotton, they are machine washable and oh so comfortable — I would be tempted to live in these, pregnant… or not! 🙂
Storq Easy Jogger Pant ~ $85
What can I say, I really looooove joggers. These from Storq have a cool harem, leisurely look that we can’t get enough of. Made from soft Supima cotton, these are lightweight and super comfortable — perfect for a casual summer day at the park or for running errands.
Wide leg is the big trend of the season. Offered in twelve colors, these comfy pants from Pink Blush Maternity are a perfect addition to your wardrobe. These are so easy to dress up or down for a day at the park or even a dinner out.
Belabumbum Romper ~ $59
This romper from Belabumbum is so comfortable, you’ll be able to keep moving and stretch whenever you need. There’s a soft elastic that sits perfectly under the bump, and the v-neck will provide easy access to the breast if you plan on nursing.
Shorts season is upon us, especially you, mamas-to-be. You’ll want to give those tired legs some breathing room. These yoga shorts from Old Navy are where it’s at. Made with breathable fabric and four way stretch, these are perfect for a downward dog on a yoga mat or for some of us a hot dog in the park on a hot summer day!
Speaking of shorts, think outside the box and get a short romper. There’s literally nothing cuter than a pregnant mama in short overalls. This playsuit from Legoe Heritage has a caj’, athleisure look with its minimalist cotton fabric, but the knotted straps elevates the look. Pair this with a pair of Stan Smith and a top knot for the cutest look ever. Plus, this romper looks great without a bump, too, and nursing friendly. Grab one while you can — it’s on sale now for $49!
This is the ultimate athleisure look. These bicyclist shorts provide more coverage than regular shorts and a bodycon design that’s super flattering when you’re flaunting that bump! Pair it with a hoodie for an athletic style or with an oversized linen button-down shirt for a breezy, casual look.
What I love most about this top is the versatility. You can wear this cotton crossover top, with the ruched sides, throughout pregnancy and even beyond. It’s actually perfect for nursing too. You’ll really get your money’s worth out of this shirt. Plus, it exists in multiple colors and extended sizes.
Isabella Oliver Yoga Top ~ $22
This yoga shirt from Isabella Oliver isn’t just stylish with the side knot. It’s made of modal jersey, which is extremely comfortable and expendable — perfect for growing bump. It’s relaxed, but we love that the side knot creates a fitted shape around your bump. So flattering.
This is the perfect top to rock with your new fave leggings (see above). This top is longer in fit, offering good booty coverage. Bonus: you can often find great specials on this site, where you can buy two and get the third item free. Love me a deal!
Maternity Layering Pieces
Boob Design B-Warmer Hoodie ~ $54 on sale/$109 reg
You can wear this hoodie by Boob Design during and after pregnancy. It has plenty of room for a growing belly and kangaroo pockets to rest your hands in. Plus, this sweatshirt features the brand’s signature nursing panel for easy breastfeeding access once your little one is earth side. The hoodie, which is made of organic cotton, comes in various colors, some of which are on sale now.
Varsity-inspired styles are perfect for the athleisure trend, and I love the mix of pink here, which adds a subtle feminine touch while also feeling very active. Toss this on with a pair of leggings or joggers, and you are going to be the talk of the town.
I LOVE this sweatshirt! Graphics are all the rage, and this one doesn’t disappoint — in fact, you may even get a few smiles from strangers.
Mothers are tough — so make it known! Available in XS to XXL, this sweatshirt by The Bee and the Fox will be perfect for a breezy summer evening by the beach. And we love the heather grey — timeless, classic, versatile.
This open cardigan is a must-have layering piece for everyone — from our petite to our plus-size moms-to-be. You can throw it in your bag for a chilly night or toss it on for an afternoon at the park. I love this with a legging and knit t-shirt — so effortless and cute.
This relaxed fit cardigan is such a compliment to any outfit. Layering is extremely popular in the world of fashion: the more you can pile on, the more posh you look, especially when you are expecting.
In your postpartum nursing days, all you want is a hoodie, though it’s logitically difficult to take it on and off all the time. This sweatshirt has a handy side-zip nursing option that solves this problem!
This is the perfect topper to complete your athleisure look. The side zip engineering is genius and offers a fun break from the typical ruching found on most maternity items. You can adjust it as your bump grows from beginning to end (from bean to watermelon!). Your best bet is to size up on this style to get ultimate comfort for the long haul.
Maternity Bras —
Fittin Racerback Sports Bras ~ $13 each/$28 for 4-pack
Your breast is bound to change when you’re expecting (thanks, hormones!), and so you’ll need extra support. This sports bra is great for that. The removable padding is a nice feature if you want to choose the level of padding you want as your belly (and breasts) grow. Made from moisture-wicking fabric, it will keep you dry, and the cooling fabric helps regulate your body temperature.
The body silk seamless nursing bra by Bravado is one of the brand’s bestsellers, and for good reason — it is pure luxury! The soft fabric molds to your change curves so that you can wear it during pregnancy and while nursing. Perfect for everyday use and for active mamas.
This sports bra by Belabumbum has spacer pad cups, mesh and medium-impact support. You’ll need all three to stay comfy as your body is changing during pregnancy. We love the ventilated side panels, the breathable stretchable cups, and the j-hook ring to convert to a racer back. Plus, it’s also a nursing bra. Score!
This seamless bra from Cake Maternity is great for both yoga/light activity and sleep alike. The t-back design provides a snug fit to ensure the straps stay on. We love that the cups are molded for a smooth look and feel. And the slide sling allows for discreet nursing sessions.
These nursing bras from H&M are as minimalist as it gets, and they’re great if you plan on nursing after pregnancy. The wrapover front is foolproof. At $29.99 for a pack of two (you can pick from a variety of color combos), you simply can’t beat the price.
Lululemon Baller Hat Run ~ $38
Lululemon hats are the best for moms-to-be. Made with Swift fabric that is sweat-wicking and two-way stretch, this will keep you dry and your face out of the sun. You can choose from seven different colors, so there is bound to be one that you love.
Want to add a little retro vibe to your athleisure look? Protect your face from the sun with this camo visor from Adidas.
Bucket hats are back in style, and your face will thank you when you’re spending the day at the beach or dealing with summer rain. We love this one from LL Bean, which is lightweight, breathable and wrinkle resistent.
We love everything about this multifunctional headband. It’s not only made of recycled fabric, it also lifts sweat away from your skin to keep you dry. Plus, you can wear it in so many different ways, and it will up your athleisure game with a fun boho twist.
Nike Downshifter 9 ~ $55
Neon is the color of the summer season. These Nikes are one of eight color combinations that you can pick from. They are a super comfortable and supportive and will complete your head-to-toe athleisure look.
These sneakers come in many colors and would look adorable with any of the leggings reviewed here or maternity denim (or anything, for that matter)…
Nike Air Presto Sneaker ~ $120
I loved my Nike Prestos during my pregnancy! My ankles and feet grew, yet they still didn’t feel constricted in this shoe. I wore these until the very end… as in, at 40 weeks and 4 days pregnant, they were still on my feet—and it wasn’t because I couldn’t get them off!
Teva Original Universal ~ $49
With the secure fit, supportive comfort and the grippy outsole, the Teva original is the ultimate athleisure sandal. Trust us, you’ll get to enjoy the outdoors in a whole new way (with your bump in tow).
This classic Reebok sneaker is back in full force and is the epitome of athleisure. Paired with capri leggings and a yoga shirt, you’ll be fashionable and athletic all at once.
Superga Platform Sneaker ~ $79
If you want to give yourself a couple more inches without having to wear heels, opt for the Superga platforms. They’re fashion-forward and just the right amount of chunky (and still keeps your foot lean looking). Plus, it comes in so many different colors, you are sure to find your pick.
Athleisure tote bag? Yes, it’s a thing! Made from sporty scuba style neoprene fabric, this tote can hold all of your things and still look cool. The top zip closure adds security, and the six exterior slip pockets are perfect for holding keys, water bottles and, let’s face it, phones… you know, so you have easy access to selfies in your perfect athleisure outfit.
We love a good drawstring bag — it’s perfect for the beach (especially before baby arrives) or for a quick hike! We love the floral design on this one. It’s a nice feminine twist and oh so pretty.
Baggu School Backpack ~ $60
This backpack from Baggu is minimalist, light but sturdy, and it has padded straps for comfort. Perfect for commuting or an outing with friends. Plus, that ochre color is everything.
Last but not least in the bag department: a fanny pack. You simply can’t beat how compact and convenient a hip bag is. We love the elevated look that the hardware and leather details gives this Herschel fanny pack.
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