Now that you have grown and birthed a tiny human with your body, how do you dress it?! The struggle is real. Our bodies have changed in ways we never could have imagined. Our hips and internal organs have shifted, we have this super cute mom pouch and we may have even gone up a shoe size. What the heck! And don’t even get me started about the boobs. But I am here to help you get your shine back, girl!
When shopping for postpartum jeans look for denim with at least 2% spandex, Lycra or elsatane content, high rise waist and/or elastic waistband. C-section mamas should look for a high rise of 8 to 10 inches to avoid irritation of your incision.
Below is a few of my and my fellow mom friend’s favorite postpartum jeans with descriptions and links.
Old Navy Rockstar Jeans
These are my personal favorite! I wore these pre-pregnancy and they are my go to jeans postpartum. I am 6 feet tall , so finding jeans that are long enough is an endeavor but these are perfect for tall gals. You can snag a pair for $35.
- 3 inseams- Small 27″, Regular 29″, Long 32″
- 70% cotton, 28% polyester, 2% Lycra
Old Navy Rockstar Jegging
When I don’t feel like adulting 100% that day, I turn to jeggings and these are my JAM! They have a elastic waistband and just the right amount of stretch. The Rockstar jeggings are basically my eating pants. I wish I could say I only needed them for Thanksgiving, but ya girl likes to eat. The Rockstar jeggings are $40 but worth every single penny!
- 3 inseams- Regular 29 1/2″, Tall 32 1/2″, Petite 28″
- Elastic waistband
- Faux fly
- 58% cotton, 32% polyester, 10% spandex
Target Comfort Fit Post Pregnancy Jeans
What mom doesn’t love Target?! And their prices! The Isabel Maternity by Ingrid & Isabel line at Target now have jeans specifically for us postpartum mamas and they only cost $30. I love this maternity line from Target and still wear some of my maternity pieces. But shhhh, that is just between me and you.
- 3 inseams- Regular, Tall, Petite
- High rise waistband
- Power Stretch technology that sculpts & shapes
- 91% cotton, 7% recycled polyester, 2% spandex
Motherhood Maternity Bounce Back Jeans
These babies are great for sucking in and hiding the mom pouch with the tight compression and seamless waistband. It is really important to note that these jeans are specifically for postpartum and should NOT be worn during pregnancy due to the compression waistband. There are a few different options in the Bounce Back line and cost between $40-$55.
- Cotton & spandex blend (website did not list exact breakdown)
- High waist compression band
American Eagle Next Level 360 Highest Waist Jegging
They are not kidding with the title “Highest Waist Jegging”. These are next level with a high waistband of 11 3/4″. These jeggings would be great for c-section mamas and run for $50.
- SUPER high waistband- 11 3/4″
- Medium weight denim
- Lycra DualFX technology
- 92% cotton, 7% polyester, 1% elastane
Everlane High Rise Skinny
I haven’t had the pleasure of trying out some Everlane denim yet but I have friends who rave about their jeans. Everlane uses an innovative fabric that is form fitting, flattering and comfortable. A pair of Everlane’s are priced at $68.
- 11″ high waist
- 87% cotton, 12% elasterell-p, 1% elastane
Loft High Waist Skinny
I absolutely love the style and quality of Loft clothing but due to the higher prices I only shop their sales or outlet store. I have to balance my coffee and clothing budget. And we all know how important coffee is to a mom. These high waisted skinnies will cost you $79.50.
- High waist- 10 3/4″ rise
- 3 inseams- Regular, Petite, Plus
- 91% Cotton, 7% polyester, 2% elastane
Express Mid Rise Skinny
Express is another store I only shop sales. Their styles and quality are amazing but I always feel mom guilt when I spend a little too much on myself. That is something I need to get over because we deserve to treat ourselves every once and a while! You can treat yo-self to a pair of these skinnies for $79.90.
- 3 inseams- Short, Regular, Long
- Cotton, poly & spandex (website did not specific amounts)
J Crew High Rise Toothpick Jean
J Crew is another treat yo-self brand for me. I love shopping the J Crew Factory (their outlet store) to score some new pieces for a fraction of the price. My mama friend’s rave about these puppies. They say the fit and quality are on point. The Toothpick jean costs anywhere from $98 to $110 depending on the wash.
- High rise waist- 9″
- 79% cotton, 17% polyester, 4% elastane
Levi Mile High Skinny
Levis were the ultimate mom jean back when I was a kid, so it only makes sense they are all the rage now. I love the fit of Levis. They are snug in all the right places to flatter your curves. Levis aren’t the cheap jeans they were back in the day and are priced at $100.
- Ultra high rise- 10.85″
- 4 inseams- S 28″, M 30″, L 32″, XL 34″
- Extra skinny leg
- Extreme stretch
- 85% cotton, 9% elastomultiester, 6% elastane
If you still want to rock your maternity jeans or leggings that is totally ok! You earned the right, girl. You can also use a belly band with your old jeans. I used a belly band with my regular jeans in the early days of my pregnancy and it worked just fine. I am sure the hairband trick will do the job as well. But in all honesty, lets cut ourselves some slack. You just made and brought a human being into the world. You are a freakin’ superhero, mama!
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