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My Favorite Maternity Leggings for Petite Women

Since learning we were expecting, I haven’t worn jeans. 😅 Because I work from home, I rarely wear jeans anyway — but as my pregnancy bloating became a real baby bump — I especially haven’t worn jeans. I am 5′ 1″ so I knew I needed to find maternity leggings for petite women, which wasn’t as easy as I’d hoped.

I tried a couple of different brands offering maternity leggings — Spanx and Blanqi — and ended up returning both. Then, when I had to take a break from exercising because I could no longer fit in any of my workout leggings, I knew I needed to find some dependable brands. So, after some trial and error, I’m excited to share my favorite maternity leggings for petite women!


My Favorite Maternity Leggings for Petite Women

  • Spacedye Love the Bump Maternity Pocket Midi Leggings from Beyond Yoga: These leggings are easily my favorite listed here. They are extremely soft, relatively seamless — except for the waistband under the belly, which is understandable and not so bad — and they reach my ankles perfectly without any rolling necessary. Currently, at 15 weeks, the belly area is a bit loose, but I know with a bigger bump, they will fit perfectly. For now, I tuck the front of my sweater or sweatshirt in, and that works just fine.
  • Maternity Leggings from Old Navy: I purchased 3 types of maternity leggings from Old Navy: Elevate Powersoft 7/8 Leggings for exercising (When available, I often buy 7/8 leggings, because they can be full-length leggings for petite women!), Rib Knit Leggings for everyday wear and lounging, and this bundle of PowerChill 7/8 Leggings and Biker Shorts. Pro: They are a bit thicker and feel more substantial than the Beyond Yoga leggings. Con: The fabric is not quite as soft as the Beyond Yoga leggings.
  • Monica Maternity Ankle Leggings from Threads 4 Thought: Just like Old Navy, I was happy to see Threads 4 Thought offers an ankle-length legging, since those tend to be perfect full-length leggings for petite women. Just like Old Navy, these leggings are thick and substantial. They’re great for everyday wear!

One other legging-alternative I’m waiting on in the mail is the Kate Bumpsuit — which I’ve read is extremely comfortable. Overall, I’m finding comfort is key, and I plan to be living in cropped sweaters and sweatshirts and maternity leggings all pregnancy long!

More Motherhood Posts

I’m sharing more about our journey in my Motherhood category. There, I’m gathering up my favorite resources and documenting pregnancy week by week!

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