The best maternity gym wear
Working up a sweat can be great for your overall health while pregnant – and though you can do this in a baggy tee with a pair of leggings two sizes up, it's also nice to have some more support as your body changes shape. Here's the best maternity gym wear – tried and tested by Mumsnetters.
Gap Maternity Full Panel Capri Leggings, £22.95
Cheap and cheerful, you get a lot for your money with these gym leggings. With a panel that stretches across your belly for optimum comfort, there's also plenty of give in the legs. And as you might find that you want to wear leggings for the next one (or two) years after having your baby, investing in a pair now is a wise move. Who knew stretchy waistbands could feel so good?
“I bought some leggings from Gap's maternity range and they're brilliant.”Buy now from Gap
FittaMamma High Support Pregnancy Exercise Top, £49.99
If you're serious about maternity gym wear, say hello to your new wardrobe staple. This exercise top ticks just about every box possible – supporting the baby bump, back, boobs, hips and pelvis. It also includes a back panel that distributes weight and improves posture.
“I got a brilliant gym top from FittaMama. It has a sports bra built in for your bump so that you're not bouncing around too much.”Buy now from FittaMamma
Bump2Baby Zest Leggings, £24.95
Fabulously stylish, these maternity leggings include a waist band that can be rolled under or over your bump. They also feature flat lock stitching to reduce chafing, and can be worn comfortably after a C-section.
“I currently live in my Bump2Baby Fitness leggings. I use them for all of my workouts.”Buy now from Bump2Baby
Seraphine Maternity & Nursing Sports Bra, £35
This multi-functional maternity sports bra won't let you down. Made using sweat repellant fabric, the mesh detailing adds even more breathability. And with easy-peasy nursing access, you can also wear it post-pregnancy.
“I recommend the Seraphine maternity gym clothes. They're comfy and excellent quality.”Buy now from Seraphine
Mamalicious Sleeveless Active Maternity Top, £22
A must for all the yogis out there, this pregnancy top is seamless, elasticated, and fitted with room for a growing bump. If that triple whammy wasn't enough, it's also fitted with supportive rib detailing and some words of motivation splashed across the back (which, let's be honest, are always welcome when the sofa's calling your name).
“Both my top and leggings by Mamalicious are excellent.”Buy now from Mamalicious
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Sweaty Betty Yoga Capris, £70
If you've got some extra cash to splash, these capris are a winner amongst pregnant and non-pregnant women alike. Super soft and extremely high-stretch, buy them in a size or two up for comfy yoga bottoms to last throughout your pregnancy.
“I have some Sweaty Betty 3/4 lengths that are ultra stretchy and super comfortable. They do the job in a larger size and are the comfiest workout pants I've ever found.”Buy now from Sweaty Betty
ASOS DESIGN Lounge Maternity jogger, £20
You get some serious bang for your buck with these maternity yoga pants. With a drop-crotch, relaxed fit and a drawstring waistband, rock them on the mat or about the house – whatever takes your fancy. Oh and, drumroll please, they have pockets.
“I found ASOS' maternity gym wear brilliant and inexpensive.”Buy now from ASOS
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