There are two things I think are the most dreadful things to shop for—swimsuits and jeans. Try adding a pregnant belly into the mix, and then you really have a challenge! I have been on the eternal search for the perfect pair of skinny leg maternity jeans. I have borrowed from friends and tried on just about every pair you can imagine. Everything ranging from the $200 pairs at A Pea in the Pod to the less expensive jeans at Old Navy. After a five-month long search, I think I finally found what I was looking for!
A friend loaned me these J Brand Mama J Skinny Jeans, which have worked out just fine, but I don’t love them. The elastic on the sides ended up stretching out for me—they were great when I first put them on, but I found myself having to tug them up often.
I really like the AG Stilt Jeans Secret Fit Belly from A Pea in the Pod. The fit and the wash is perfect. And near the end of your pregnancy, there is nothing more comfortable than having a full panel waistband. The thing I struggled with is the price. Is it worth it to spend $200 on maternity jeans? I say yes if they fit great and if you plan to have more pregnancies in the future. For me, I needed something a little more budget friendly, so my search continued…
I tried on the Loved By Heidi Klum Under Belly Jeans at A Pea in The Pod, and I was pleasantly surprised. They have a great dark wash and fit really nice. My only concern was if they would stay up as my belly grew. I think what’s nice about having a panel on maternity jeans is that they hold up around the waist a little better. You can’t beat the price though at $39.98.
In the end, by far my favorite fitting jean (for the price) was the Gap Always Skinny Jean in dark, $79.99. The dark wash was flattering, and they fit like the expensive premium denim I tried on. Normally, I am very hesitant of a demi panel, but Gap’s demi panel is extremely comfortable. It hits at a spot that won’t dig into your belly and will expand with you throughout your entire pregnancy.
Do you have a favorite maternity jean? If so, please share!