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Best maternity loungewear: comfy pregnancy clothing for all seasons

Keep you and your bump super comfy and cosy with our pick of the best maternity loungewear to add to your pregnancy wardrobe. 

By Poppy O'Neill | Last updated Mar 20, 2023

a woman's pregnant belly, she's wearing comfortable black clothing

Ah, pregnancy. The ever-expanding bump, swollen ankles and sore boobs - your body is changing all the time and that means comfort is the priority when it comes to shopping for clothes.

Thanks to the pandemic, loungewear is now a fashion staple but as your belly expands, even your stretchiest waistbands will start to struggle. Luckily, there’s a huge variety of soft, stylish and supportive maternity options on offer, specially designed for loafing while growing a brand new human being. 

And where better to look for maternity loungewear recommendations than the UK’s largest forum for mothers? We’ve collected Mumsnetters’ favourite sets, PJs and leggings to bring you an edited selection of the best maternity loungewear to buy.

1. Best overall maternity loungewear: Seraphine Ultra Soft Maternity and Nursing Loungewear Set

a woman wearing a black top and loose trousers

Price: £49 | Buy now from Seraphine

"Seraphine does nice things that have lasted into my second pregnancy, I’ve bought a few nice things. I don’t agree to only but a few things because you won’t wear it for long. You don’t want to spend 6 months feeling rubbish and you’ll almost certainly wear some mat clothes for at least a month after giving birth. Good luck!" - recommended by Mumsnet user, Magda16

Specialist maternity brand Seraphine makes lovely loungewear. The pieces are a bit pricier than high street stores, but the quality and attention to detail is worth the extra pennies in Mumsnetters’ opinion. This soft, stretchy jersey set is comfy enough to wear as pyjamas, while also being smart enough to leave the house in. The top is suitable for breastfeeding and has a drapey cut that’s flattering at every stage of pregnancy and new motherhood. 

Key specs

  • Material: Viscose and elastane
  • Size range: XS-XXL

2. Best budget maternity loungewear: H&M Before & After Soft Leggings

a woman wearing a loose white shirt and leggings, sitting on the floor

Price: £18 | Buy now from H&M

"I'm living in H&M maternity leggings, they come right up to my boobs" - recommended by Mumsnet user, passmethewineplease

As the name suggests, these Before & After leggings from H&M are perfect for pregnancy and recovering from childbirth. The high, flat waistband makes them a good option for c-section recovery, and will keep your bump cosy and supported as it grows. Made from super-soft jersey, they’re stretchy and versatile - perfect for wearing around the house or with a casual outfit. 

Key specs

  • Material: Viscose, polyester and elastane
  • Size range: M-XL

3. Best loungewear dress: Mamalicious Mllea Dress

a woman wearing a long stripy dress

Price: £18 | Buy now from Amazon

If you’re pregnant during the summer months, an airy jersey sundress like this stripy one from Mamalicious is a must. Made from cotton with just the right amount of stretch, the dress has ruching at the waist to fit and flatter your growing bump. It has great layering potential too, and will look great with a chunky cardigan on chillier days. 

Key specs

  • Material: Cotton and elastane
  • Size range: 8-16

4. Best lounge pants: Love Leggings Maternity Lounge Leggings

a pregnant woman wearing black leggings and a grey top

Price: £32 | Buy now from Love Leggings

"I can recommend ‘Love Leggings’ maternity leggings. I’m tall too and they have been much more comfortable than maternity jeans or trousers. Leggings are comfy too when in third trimester and hips and other parts of your skeleton begin to ache. Comfort is so important. Go with your pre-pregnant size at first. I’ve gone up a size now that I’m half way through the third trimester - just for added comfort" - tried and tested by Mumsnet user, LittleTiger007

Made from soft, breathable jersey, these leggings are the ultimate maternity staple. Featuring a ribbed waistband and 4-way stretch nylon mix fabric, they fit comfortably over your bump, leaving you free to lounge in comfort. Mumsnetters love these leggings’ versatility, softness and the way they’re perfectly designed for pregnancy. Available in regular, tall and petite fits and up to a size 28, your perfect leggings await. 

Key specs

  • Material: Nylon, polyester and elastane
  • Size range: 6-28

5. Best loungewear set: ASOS Maternity Super Soft Rib Lounge Set

a pregnant woman posing in a black hoodie and leggings

Price: £35 | Buy now from ASOS

"ASOS's own brand maternity range is really good for basics and loungewear, decently priced and convenient too. They also carry maternity wear from other brands, and their free returns makes it easy if you aren't sure on sizing" - recommended by Mumsnet user, uptoandexcluding

This classic, cosy leggings and hoodie set from ASOS Maternity will be a go-to outfit throughout your pregnancy. Made from soft, ribbed jersey and with a low waistband, the form-fitting leggings are comfortable on your growing belly and are ideal if you prefer an under-the-bump fit. The hoodie isn’t breastfeeding friendly, but the side-splits mean it won’t get stretched out of shape while you're pregnant, so the set will make a comfy post-birth outfit too. 

Key specs

  • Material: Viscose, polyester and elastane
  • Size range: 6-18

6. Best maternity hoodie: Happy Mama Breastfeeding Hoodie

a pregnant woman posing in a blue hoodie

Price: £27 | Buy now from Amazon

"I have worn a few tops from Happy Mama. Not sure how stylish as they are basics really, but they are cheap! I've worn this a lot with leggings" - recommended by Mumsnet user, hammeringinmyhead

Made for a hungry baby as well as a growing bump, this hoodie from Mamalicious has a discreet layer for accessing your boobs with ease and dexterity. Made from a super stretchy cotton mix, the hoodie fits snugly over your bump as your baby grows. Available in 16 colours, this versatile hoodie is a brilliant basic that will see you through pregnancy and beyond. 

Key specs

  • Material: Cotton and elastane
  • Size range: 8-18

7. Best plus-size maternity loungewear: Yours Bump It Up Maternity Lounge Pants

Price: £20 | Buy now from Yours

"YOURS Clothing has a maternity range that's really good" - recommended by Mumsnet user, gryffen 

Plus-size maternity wear is still frustratingly hard to find, so hooray for Yours Clothing, which has an excellent range. We love these relaxed joggers in grey marl with a bump-supporting panel and two pockets. They're made from super-soft brushed jersey fabric and are perfect for chilling. Plus the flat, supportive waistband makes them suitable for wearing after a c-section. 

Key specs

  • Material: Polyester, viscose and elastane
  • Size range: 14-32

8. Best maternity loungewear jumpsuit: Frugi Eira Maternity & Nursing Jumpsuit

a pregnant woman posing in a green jumpsuit

Price: £65 | Buy now from Frugi

"Frugi do good stuff (on offer at moment) and looked good for feeding afterward without looking pregnant still" - recommended by Mumsnet user, Boringnamechanging 

This bright leopard print jumpsuit from Frugi is a maternity wear hero. Stretchy and comfy enough for lounging, its bold print makes it easy to dress up for work and parties too. Made from organic cotton jersey, its ruched waistline grows with your bump, and there’s a hidden panel that makes breastfeeding a breeze. 

Key specs

  • Material: Cotton and elastane
  • Size range: 8-22

9. Best maternity loungewear short set: Mamalicious Mllenna Shorts

a pregnant woman posing in cycling shorts and a stripy top

Price: £18 | Buy now from Amazon

"I've got some bits from Next and Mamalicious (found cheap on Amazon)" - recommended by Mumsnet user, OhTheDrama

This cycling shorts set from Mamalicious is a cooler option for leggings lovers. The shorts are soft and stretchy, with an over-the-bump fit, and there are two pairs in this set. Perfect for the warmer months, these are also a great option for adding a little support and security under floaty dresses. 

Key specs

  • Material: Cotton and elastane
  • Size range: XS-XL

10. Best maternity pyjamas: JoJo Maman Bebe Stripe Maternity Pyjama Set

a pregnant woman posing in stripy pyjamas

Price: £35 | Buy now from JoJo Maman Bebe

"I have some PJs from JoJo Maman Bebe that are really soft and stretchy on the bump. I'm having twins but they still fit well at 32 weeks pregnant" - rated by Mumsnet user, lifesnotaspectatorsport

For PJs you can wear all day, Mumsnetters head to Jojo Maman Bebe. The wide, stretchy waistband can be worn over or under your bump, and the loose, cuffed bottoms are supremely comfortable. With all those night feeds ahead, you’ll be thankful for the hidden panel that makes breastfeeding a doddle and keeps your tummy cosy while your baby feeds. 

Key specs

  • Material: Viscose and elastane
  • Size range: S-L

What’s the comfiest material for loungewear?

Most loungewear is made from super-soft viscose jersey, with a hint of elastane to give it stretch. Despite being a manmade fabric, viscose is breathable, making it a great choice for feeling comfy during pregnancy. 

When’s the best time to buy maternity clothes?

Mumsnetters recommend staying in your normal loungewear until your bump starts to show, then invest. Look for styles that have plenty of stretch or ruching that allows them to grow with your changing body, and if you’re planning to breastfeed, look out for tops that are nursing friendly, as you’ll get the most wear out of these styles. 

What’s the best maternity loungewear to buy? 

The best maternity loungewear comes from Seraphine. Mumsnetters love the luxurious feel and versatile feel of their jersey sets. Comfortable and stylish, Seraphine’s super soft jersey loungewear is designed to be worn during pregnancy and beyond, thanks to a clever breastfeeding panel.

How we chose our recommendations 

We understand that there’s nothing like a real recommendation from other stylish women. So we first headed to the Mumsnet forums to find out which maternity loungewear was rated by fashionable Mumsnet users.

We compiled a list of the maternity loungewear they loved, looking at style, price and value for money. We then did some research across the wider web, looking at which maternity loungewear was rated highly by independent reviewers and bloggers - and what customer reviews said about them too. Having collated all that information, we picked the maternity loungewear that we thought would make the best buys.

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