Maternity Jeans Style Guide

Maternity pants are essentially like regular jeans, except that they have waistbands and panels designed for a growing baby bump. They come in all kinds of cuts and washes, so you will surely find the style you prefer especially if you shop from a leading maternity store in Toronto.

You may be wondering: How do these jeans stay up? There are three types: with an over-bump waistband, with an under-belly waistband, or with side stretch panels. The right style really depends on your preferences. Here’s how each one works:

Over-bump waistband
Don’t like the feeling of low-cut hipster jeans? Want maximum support and coverage? Then these maternity jeans might be the best choice for you. It features a super soft and stretchable fabric waistband that goes over the belly to cover it. Over-bump maternity pants are popular with moms who want something snug over their growing tummies. They sit higher at the rear, too..

Under-belly waistband
This type of maternity jean has an elastic waistband all around that sits under your belly as your bump gets bigger. Don’t worry—the band is not noticeable under regular-length tops.

The great thing about this style is that it provides solid and firm support. But if you don't like to feel pressure on your tummy, this might not be the best choice. You might feel more comfortable in maternity pants with side stretch panels, which we talk about next.

Side-stretch panels
From the back, these maternity pants look like regular jeans, but they actually have side panels that stretch to expand with your growing bump. They sit lower on the rear and hips than other styles and are easy to put on and take off.

This is a great choice for those who don’t want pressure on or around their belly and is the closest thing (in terms of looks) to regular jeans. Be sure to choose a style with discreet panels—preferably in the same color as the jeans to blend in with the style. We have a great selection of these jeans here at Seven Women.