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How do I Choose the Best Maternity Jeans?

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  • Written By: Angela Johnson
  • Edited By: Amanda L. Wardle
  • Last Modified Date: 12 August 2017
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Many pregnant women like to feel fashionable and comfortable at the same time. Historically, jeans were not always a viable option for women who were pregnant. With all of the different choices of maternity jeans available today, however, women can be as comfortable or as trendy as they choose to be. Some factors to consider when choosing the best maternity jeans include body style, fit, waistband support, personal style, and budget.

Maternity jeans are available for many different body types. It is often a good choice to choose the most flattering style for a particular body type. Some women gain weight only in the belly area during pregnancy. They may benefit from low rise jeans. Others may find that they need a bit more room in the buttocks or hip areas; in these cases, more traditional styles of maternity jeans may result in the best fit.

Many maternity jeans offer different levels of comfort and fit. Some pregnant women feel that finding the most trendy style is a high priority, while others consider comfort to be most important. Finding jeans that fit well can be key no matter what the style. Spending a little extra time in the store's fitting room to be sure that the jeans are a good fit will prove to be beneficial.

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Specialty maternity stores often have jean choices that include waistband support options. Some maternity jeans have hidden waist support bands, and they are made to look like regular jeans. These tend to work for women who wish to hide their pregnancy for as long as they can. For those who prefer the highest level of support, there are waistbands that extend up to just under the breast. Many women find this to be a very comfortable option. This style also does not result in an awkward band line, so it may be most discreet for women who wish to wear fitted or light colored clothing.

Personal style is different for everyone and should be a factor when choosing maternity jeans. Many women have a misconception that pregnancy jeans cannot be trendy or fashionable. This couldn't be farther from the truth. Many styles of jeans are available, including skinny jeans, wide leg jeans, tall jeans, and capri style jeans. Embellished designs similar to those from well known fashion designers are also available.

For women who are price conscious, maternity outlets may offer brand name choices at discount prices. There are also maternity fashion options available at affordable prices. For those who are interested in purchasing designer maternity jeans, some high end designers also offer maternity choices.

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