Here’s the scoop on maternity yoga pants: If your regular yoga pants continue to be comfortable and offer the support you need as your belly grows, fantastic and namaste. If they are starting to feel too tight, it’s probably time to throw a pair or two of maternity yoga pants into the mix. (Or maternity leggings if yoga isn’t your jam.)
Maternity yoga pants are great for lots of reasons. First of all, they have an expandable belly band that leaves ample room for growth, which also makes for a great postpartum yoga pant option. The good ones support your belly without feeling constricting — it’s hard to reach peak level of zen while wearing pants that are too tight. (Not that it’s easy with a baby kicking your internal organs either, but at least you’ll be wearing something comfy.) Ideally, maternity yoga pants should be made from breathable fabric so you can comfortably get your sweat on.
Let’s not forget about style. Just because something is “maternity” doesn’t mean you should settle on something you don’t find cute. Cute maternity clothing exist! In fact, we rounded up some of our top picks for the cutest maternity yoga pants — from classic black to neutrals to fun prints and bright colors.
Whether you want to wear maternity yoga pants to do actual yoga, another form of exercise, or to just be comfortable while doing anything other than exercising, we got you. Your happy baby pose will take on new meaning in a pair of yoga pants that fit that adorable bump.
Best Maternity Yoga Pants
Well, you did it. You found one of the softest pair of maternity yoga pants maybe ever. Seriously, you’re going to want multiple pairs (which works out, because there are several cute colors to choose from). These high waisted cropped pants have pockets for your phone, keys, credit card, etc.
It’s always a bummer when yoga pants are see through, but that’s definitely not something you have to worry about with these full length extra soft pants. What you do need to worry about, however, is everyone asking where you got them, because the designs are on point.
Maternity jogger pants are a cousin to yoga pants. The kind of cousin where you can tell they come from the same family but were definitely raised by different parents. These pants made of french terry rest under the belly and are incredibly soft and airy for a yoga class… or a yoga class you intended to take but stayed on the couch instead.
You’re going to love the colors of these yoga pants, with purple/pink, dark grey, dark green, and black options. They’re comfortable and supportive of the mid section, plus they aren’t see through and don’t have a seam at the top.
There’s a lot to love about these maternity yoga pants. Let’s start with the obvious — they’re cute, camo, and capri. Plus, they have mesh on the sides and pockets for your phone, keys, chapstick, etc. If camo isn’t your thing they have a ton of other fun options to choose from.
These moisture wicking capri yoga pants are a great option for pregnant yogi mamas who tend to sweat during yoga class. They’re made of soft, stretchy lux material and provide the coverage you need when bending over — AKA they aren’t see through. They come in a variety of colors, with shorts as an option as well
As much as we tell ourselves we can get by with one pair of yoga pants, it’s just not reality. So, when one pair of maternity yoga pants isn’t enough, spring for a 2-pack! These pants are “the world’s softest yoga pants,” according to reviews. You can buy two black pairs or one charcoal and one olive green pair.
Whether you’re taking a hot yoga class or your hormones are making you extra hot these days (or both), these yoga shorts will keep you cool and supported. They’re thick and extra soft with a pull over top that’ll stay over your belly during your workout.
Here’s another pair of yoga shorts to consider so you can feel as much breeze as possible during your yoga class. These shorts have pockets for your phone and full belly coverage with a secure fit. They’re soft, stretchy, and aren’t see through. The shorts are available in light green, black, pink, and grey, and you can choose from a 5-inch or 8-inch length.
Want to spice things up a bit? Check out these stretchy yoga pants that comes in several different fun designs, including a space theme, pineapples, unicorns, and flowers. You can pull the top over your belly or wear them folded down.
Versatile yoga pants will never not be appealing — like these maternity pants that can be worn to exercise or do literally whatever you want in. There are five fun colors and designs to choose from, plus they have pockets, which is always a bonus.
Okay, these Lululemon yoga pants aren’t technically maternity, but speaking from experience, they don’t need to be. They literally expand with your body and are so soft and stretchy, they pull over your baby bump as if they were made to do it. And the best part is you can continue wearing them forever. Check out all the color options or stick with black — whatever works — and choose from three lengths.
These pants are thick enough to not be see through, but not too thick to cause overheating in the summer. Mamas love these maternity yoga pants because they fit well, are made of high quality fabric, and they’re just so damn comfortable. You can buy them in black or dark grey.
Oh, how we love a good flare leg! If you’re into yoga pants that give you a bit more room to move around without feeling to constricted, you’ll love these muave pants. They have an elastic belly band and a lot of stretch.
Plus Size Maternity Yoga Pants
These bootleg pants can be folded or brought up over the belly. They come in several color options, so you can branch out from black if you choose. According to reviews, the pants are soft, thick, and extra stretchy, so you might want to size down.
If you’re looking for classic black yoga pants, these cropped pants are a clear winner. Not only are they super soft and cozy, they can comfortably be pulled over your belly or folded below. Available is sizes X-small to 3X.
There’s a lot to love about a pair of yoga pants that can be worn for working out, running errands, lounging around the house, or even worn at work (shh… no one has to know). These sturdy maternity yoga pants have a belly band that can be worn pulled over or under your bump. Available in sizes 1X to 3X.
You can buy these pants in any size that works for you — up to 3X. They are perfect to wear throughout your entire pregnancy, as they’re comfortable with the band folded over or pulled over your belly as it grows.