It’s time to buy some maternity jeans! But what style? Which fit? There are so many choices for pregnant women with panels and extendable waists, it won’t be so hard to find something that is comfortable and stylish.
If you’ve not seen this type of panel before, essentially a stretchy “panel” of material is sewn into the pant to cover your pregnant belly. There’s usually no elastic or zipper, so the panel over your belly is what keeps the pants up. If you’re early into your pregnancy and don’t want to pull the panel up over your belly, you’re able to fold it over for a demi panel (see below). The full panel is great because it can help support your expanding waistline and ease some of the discomfort of the strain of a growing midsection. The downside being, when you first wear the full panel pants, they can feel unattractive and the dark colours of the panel show under light shirts.
The Demi Panel
Unlike the full panel pants as seen above, the demi panel doesn’t extend over your baby belly, rather, it just sits mid way up. This is a great option if you’re mid-way through your pregnancy and don’t need a lot of belly support. Because the panel is smaller, there’s still enough stretch for you to grow into as well as feeling comfortable.
These pants like the demi panel are great “growing into” jeans. They have a stretchy panels into the side that will allow some some comfort. Also, they don’t look like maternity jeans and can wear with anything so you don’t have to worry that your full panel is going to show under your white blouse. Also, coloured maternity jeans?? Amazing.
Panel at the Back
From the front, they look like your pre-pregnancy jeans with a zipper and button, and the panel to allow the jeans to stretch is at the back. These jeans from Motherhood maternity sit higher up at the back and lower at the front to give room for your belly as well as keeping the jeans in place (and not slipping down)
Little extras: maternity pants with detailing
Just because your pregnant, doesn’t mean you can’t go a little fancy with your pregnancy jeans! These jeans from Love Your Bump are a full panel pant, with detailing on the back pocket .