If you see a spring in a pregnant woman's step these days, it's probably because she's eagerly anticipating shedding her Winter layers for Spring's sweet styles. The warmer weather has us dreaming of sherbert hues, floral prints, and cropped pants to take us into Summer. And lucky for us, the season's hottest trends easily translate into maternity. No pregnancy wardrobe is complete without a pair of jeans or two, so we've rounded up eight pairs of jeans that will keep the mama-to-be on trend this season.
If your pregnant self has been envying the rainbow of denim coming down the runways for Spring, you're in luck. Some of our favorite maternity lines have come out with the prettiest jeans in sorbet shades and toned-down brights. Forget everything you thought you knew about "mom jeans" and update your maternity wardrobe with one of these fabulous pairs of Spring denim.
Somewhere over the rainbow expectant mamas are rejoicing! The colored denim trend is still going strong, and now moms-to-be can get in on it! Jeans are covering the entire spectrum this season and with brighter colors taking center stage. Even Rachel Zoe recently tweeted, "Don't be afraid to rock bright pants this season — they are way fun." If there's anyone to trust about seasonal trends, it's Rachel. Check out our roundup of colorful pants that are sure to add some cheer to any maternity wardrobe.
From the left: ASOS Maternity Exclusive Red Skinny Jean ($62), TopShop Maternity MOTO Leigh Supersoft Skinny Jeans ($76), TopShop Maternity MOTO Leigh Supersoft Skinny Jeans ($76), ASOS Maternity Bright Blue Skinny Jeans ($62), A Pea in the Pod AG Jeans Stilt Secret Fit Belly Twill Signature Pocket Slim Leg Maternity Pants ($185)
OK, so I know these in no way compare to designer maternity jeans, but since I'll only be wearing them for a couple months (Spring is coming soon and that means skirts and dresses!), I thought I'd save my dough and make some of my own. I converted a pair of my old jeans by cutting off the top and attaching an elastic waistband. Not too bad right? And see my little baby bump? At four months along, the little one is the size of a turnip now!
Many mamas-to-be find denim too restricting, but jeans suit most occasions so pregnant women get a lot of bang for their buck when they invest in a pair. Paige sent me a pair of Laurel Canyon maternity jeans ($185) to review and since I am a fan of their regular jeans, I was excited to give them a go.
After washing and hemming them to my liking, I slipped on the swanky dungarees. A perfect fit on the tush and legs, I was thrilled to look hip in (gasp!) maternity jeans! Constructed with 98 percent cotton and the remaining percent spandex, the black stretchy belly band starts where a normal button and belt loops would be and rises to just below the belly button leaving no room to bare your burgeoning belly or bottom.
While some maternity jeans pull all the way up to the bra line and look unsightly on the hanger, they do keep the belly from looking pinched in half. When wearing tight shirts with my Paige jeans, I can see the line where the band stops. For slim mamas–to–be that's not a problem, but for mothers who are more cushioned, the split may be a tad too much. The seam didn't bother me too much though because I went out and purchased another pair in white and between the two, I hardly wear anything else.
One of the last things a pregnant woman wants to give up are her designer jeans since they go with everything. Dressed up or worn with sneakers, a good pair of dungarees can take you from morning to night with a quick change of shoes and tossing on an accessory.
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