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The 6 Best Jeans for Early Pregnancy

May 3, 2022

Megan Kitzmiller
Woman holding baby bump


Our team at Revelle wants to give all the mamas-to-be out there a HUGE congratulations! Growing a little one is tough work and leads to all kinds of changes in your body and lifestyle. To help make your transition A LITTLE easier… we’ve rounded up the best jeans for early pregnancy.

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How to Choose Jeans for Early Pregnancy

Early pregnancy is such an exciting time in a family’s life. You’re preparing for the future, going to so many doctor’s appointments, and soaking up time before your baby comes into the world. Although your due date might feel far away… you may have already noticed changes in your body. 

Early pregnancy is synonymous with the first trimester (the first 12 weeks of pregnancy). During this time, most of your clothes probably still fit… but you may have noticed your jeans starting to get uncomfortable. Consider these tips as you start shopping for jeans for your growing belly:

  • Comfort is key. Whether jeans are labeled “maternity” or not, look for pairs made of stretch denim that have an elastic waistband. Stretch denim incorporates spandex so that the fabric can stretch in all directions. Trust us, stretch jeans are just as cute and even more comfortable. Plus, many types of jeans have stretch features, not just jeggings and maternity leggings.
  • Wear what makes you HAPPY! Don’t feel pressured to start buying maternity clothes before you’re ready. Size up in your favorite pre-pregnancy jeans (if needed) until your belly pops. But if you’re excited to get into those stretchy, belly-band jeans… do it! Jeans are meant to be comfortable. What you wear is all up to personal preference, so wear what makes you feel comfortable and confident!
  • If you go for maternity jeans, try on different varieties. Different maternity jeans use different waistbands. “Over the bump” styles have a full panel that stretches over your bump. “Under the bump” styles have a stretchy waist that sits below your baby bump. “Side panel” styles look just like non-maternity jeans, but have stretchy side panels that give you room to grow.


The 6 Best Jeans for Early Pregnancy

Here at Revelle, we love helping women find their perfect pair of jeans for all stages of life. Here is our roundup of the best jeans for early pregnancy. You know what that means… stretchy, cute, and comfortable.

We love these light-wash, straight-leg jeans from ASOS. The best part? Their high-rise waistband won’t press on your lower stomach. They’re also stretchy, so they’re comfortable to move around in all day.

ASOS Design High Rise Sassy Cigarette Jeans_best jeans for early pregnancy_Revelle

For the petite soon-to-be-mamas out there, these curvy-fit jeans will give you a little extra room as your belly grows. They are a great pair of regular jeans to wear as your body transitions into the second trimester. Plus, they are mid-rise and available in 6 different washes.

Style & Co Petite Curvy Skinny Jeans_best jeans for early pregnancy_revelle

If you’re looking for the best maternity jeans, this pair from Joe’s Jeans is a great option. For the most part, these jeans look just like non-maternity skinny leg jeans, but they have elastic insets that fit around your growing bump. Plus, they have stretchy, flattering back pockets.

Mom jeans have a trendy, relaxed fit without looking baggy. This makes them a great option, along with boyfriend jeans, for early pregnancy. They’ll give you a little extra room so you’re comfortable all day. This pair from Missguided are high-rise, so they won’t put extra pressure on your lower abdomen, and they come in a classic vintage wash.

Misguided Mom Jeans_best jeans for early pregnancy_revelle

These dark wash maternity denim jeans have a well-hidden belly panel. You can easily pair all your favorite shirts with these comfy bump jeans as your belly grows.

7 For All Mankind Secret Fit Belly B(Air) Skinny Maternity Jeans_best jeans for early pregnancy_revelle

This pair of maternity skinny jeans from Old Navy features a thick elastic waistband. That means you can easily pull them on and off, and the bump band will stretch to fit you at all stages of pregnancy (including postpartum).

Old Navy Maternity Front-Low Panel Distressed Skinny Jeans_Best Jeans for Early Pregnancy_Revelle

We are firm believers that pregnant women should wear jeans they love! Revelle is here for all your denim needs as your body changes. Become a member of our community today (for free!) and get access to an online jeans store full of jeans just for you. We’ll also recommend which size to buy based on how each brand fits and reviews from other women.

Revelle is on a mission to make women feel beautiful in their bodies every day by helping them find clothes that actually FIT, and we only feature products we think you’ll love as much as we do. Please note that if you do purchase something by clicking on a link, we may receive a small commission. 

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