(Closed) NON-Maternity leggings during pregnancy

posted 9 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I like that we get to post in the pregnancy section!!

(In answer to your question – I have no idea, I rarely wear leggingsTongue Out)

Post # 4
1116 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I’ve still been able to wear my regular leggings, even up on my belly, at 16 weeks.  I’m not sure how much longer I’ll be able to wear them that way, but a lot of other stretchy waist pants I wear under the belly now since they’re more comfy that way.  I haven’t had to go up a size yet.  But I’m not sure if the regular leggings would dig into my underbelly once it gets really big?  I’m finding that panel pants really can be wonderful already 🙂

My OB told me a trick with support stockings that I think could probably work with leggings.  Since the maternity ones are way more expensive, she said just to buy regular, and then you cut them I think vertically where the belly goes.  I’d only do it to a cheapy pair though!

Post # 5
9024 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

When I wear stockings I cut the sides vertically to ease the tension under my belly otherwise it digs into my belly when I sit down. I only have one pair of leggings and is low rise hipster type of legging so it doesnt get uncomfortable.

Post # 6
2140 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Depends on the leggings. Some of them I can still wear if I keep them underneath my belly. My stockings though are def WAY too tight to wear now. I might splurge for one pair of maternity stockings.

I got a 2 pack of maternity leggings (black & gray) from Old Navy when they were on sale I think I paid like $18 for 2 pairs? Or F21 has a “pregnancy” essential pack that comes with leggings, tank and belly band for like $20 I think.


Post # 7
410 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I love Gap’s maternity leggings. I got them on sale with a 30% off online coupon!

Post # 8
2201 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I have a pair of cotton leggings (more pant-like than opaque) that I tuck under my belly. For nylons and tights, I’ve just purchased them up a size and it’s much more comfortable and might work better for your style of leggings. Basically, since the waist band is sitting much lower than normal, buying a size larger gives you that added elasticity so the waist band isn’t cutting into you.

Post # 10
114 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I can still wear non-maternity leggings @ 34 weeks but I think the maternity ones are way more comfortable. I have the Old Navy ones and also a pair of full panel ones from Motherhood. I think they were only $20- which I think is pretty reasonable for maternity wear. The full panel ones are my favorite- I think because there isn’t any kind of band near the waist. If you are going to wear leggings a lot, I think they are worth the investment.

Post # 11
1675 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m still wearing some of my leggings that sit low enough that they’re below my belly.  I did have to invest in maternity tights though, which was one of the very best pregnancy purchases I have made so far. 

Post # 12
7581 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’m 22 weeks and the elastic on my regular ones cut into my belly. I bought a 2 pair pack at old navy that are $25 and they always have coupons so I think I got them for 30% off. However, my favorite one’s I paid $10 for and they are from the H&M maternity line MAMA. I’m wearing them right now and I could wear them every day! 

Post # 13
330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Ok I am in love with leggings too… especially in the winter… especially with boots. You can def wear non maternity leggings. I did buy 1 pair of maternity leggings bc I got them on a redic sale….AND.,. BEST PART… they had a fold to cover my butt since not all my maternity shirts were long enough.


I think I paied $19.99 for these.. watch out for additional % off sale. Non maternity leggings are def uncomfortable now (36 weeks)… they are just a little tighter not so much in the belly bc I put it under neath my belly but my calves are just a little more swollen than my non pregnant self. The maternity leggins have paid for themselves. Hope this helps!

Post # 14
4044 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

maybe just buy a size or two up? then you  have a little give without the extra expense.

Post # 16
482 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I got my pregnancy leggins on ebay (new) for next to nothing!


SoSO much better then normal leggins- My normal ones were starting to roll down and I dont have a big bump yet at 19 weeks!


I wear mine constantly and I have a pair for bed too as I love the support!


I just checked what I spent- $8  per pair from ebay 🙂



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