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We believe maternity activewear should still be cute — and these 10 brands agree

Thankfully maternity wear has come a long way and once your bump starts showing, you don’t have to ditch the cute looks. Whether you plan on staying active throughout your pregnancy or just love athleisure, maternity workout clothes are designed to give you the total support and comfort you’ve been looking for, while still looking great. We have rounded up 10 of our favorite maternity activewear brands so you can look and feel your best.

BLANQI

BLANQI is a clothing brand specifically designed for expecting mothers, so all of their products will properly fit you. They offer clothing for four different stages: maternity, nursing, postpartum, and motherhood. 

We absolutely love their Maternity Belly Support Crop Leggings. These leggings are high waisted to cover your baby bump, while also completely supporting it. Fortunately the fabric is moisture wicking, soft, and designed with flat seams.

BLANQI

Old Navy 

Old Navy is known for their high quality, but lower cost selection of activewear. While they have clothing for the whole family, Old Navy has a complete maternity department, with a whole section dedicated to maternity. 

Stay on trend with their 8 inch Maternity Full Panel Elevate Powersoft Biker Shorts. With light compression, your bump will be supported and its four way stretch design ensures your full range of mobility. Luckily the shorts are made with quick drying and moisture wicking material to get you through the sweatier moments.

Old Navy

Bao Bei Maternity 

Bao Bei is another brand geared towards expecting mothers. You can choose items from their four different stages, like their nursing bralettes or postpartum underwear.

One of the bestsellers and our personal favorites is their ProBump Pregnancy Belly Support Band. This comfortable band supports your abdominals (great for diastasis recti) and bump, while alleviating any back pain. Wear the band through your next workout or whenever you need some extra support. Thankfully you can wear it through all three trimesters. 

Bao Bei Maternity 

LuLuLemon

LuluLemon is a popular favorite when it comes to activewear. They provide men and women a wide range of athletic clothing, from trendy jackets to swim suits to their cult favorite leggings. 

While these leggings aren’t specifically designed for maternity activewear, they are a favorite among expecting women. The Align Legging is crafted from a super soft nylon and elastane blend, and has a high waist design. The pair of leggings come in three lengths and 20 designs, so every mama-to-be will find just what they’re looking for.

LuLuLemon

Kindred Bravely

“Designed by moms for moms” means you can’t go wrong with any of the pieces from Kindred Bravely. All of their clothes are designed to be functional, comfortable, and totally chic.

One of our favorites is the Sublime Nursing Sports Bra because you can easily wear this piece through pregnancy into the nursing stages. While it provides moderate support, this sports bra is double layered with removable padding, and has pull down clips so you can effortlessly feed your newborn.

Kindred Bravely

Gap

From babies to husbands, there is something for everyone at Gap. The brand has a section called Maternity GapFit, so you’ll get to find a complete workout set here in a bunch of fun colors and prints. 

Stay comfy and cool in their Maternity GapFit Breathe Racerback Tank Top. The top has ruching along the sides so you’ll have plenty of growing and wiggle room. Made from a breathable polyester and spandex blend, you’ll stay totally dry with its sweat wicking fabric.

Gap

Beyond Yoga

This brand is geared towards designing comfortable clothing for women of all sizes and stages of life to make women everywhere feel their best. We love that their clothes are crafted in California, while they do their best to achieve clean production.

If you’re not quite a leggings girl, then you’ll love their Maternity Spacedye Midi Jogger. With tapered ankles, pockets, and a supportive belly band, you can’t go wrong with these soft joggers. 

Beyond Yoga

Anook Athletics 

This clothing brand is designed to support mothers through pregnancy and into mom life with their activewear. From skorts to nursing tops, Anook offers a wide variety of clothing perfect for every mom.

Wear the Austin Shorts Char through all three trimesters and into postpartum. Thanks to their four way stretch and elastic waistband, these shorts grow right with you. Their jersey knit design ensures total comfort, whether you are running errands or lounging at home.

Anook Athletics 

True&Co.

True&Co. only makes bras, focusing on bras that make women feel good. Support and a soft feel remain their primary center point when crafting their pieces. The company first began by sourcing information from regular women to make the best bras possible.

While this bra isn’t maternity specific, this microfiber bra provides full support for a bigger bust. It’s smooth v-neck design ensures you can have a no-show look while wearing it under clothes or you can even opt to wear it on its own.

True&Co.

Ingrid and Isabel

This popular maternity brand is all about the basic essentials, from t-shirts to belly bands. The designers use “mom-spiration,” using clothing opinions from real moms. 

With side zippers that expand the jacket, their Active Side Zip Maternity Jacket can be worn throughout your entire pregnancy and beyond. This athletic jacket is moisture wicking and has an all around stretch for total comfort. 

Ingrid and Isabel

Even on the toughest days of pregnancy, you deserve to feel amazing. Any one of these maternity workout pieces will give you the reinforcement you need, buttery soft comfort, and total flexibility. From leisurely activities to pregnancy safe workouts, this maternity activewear will get you through every part of your day. Luckily all of these pregnancy brands have a lot more to offer, so your wardrobe options are about to go through the roof. 

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