Best maternity body suits

Best maternity body suits

by Even Miller |
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You have probably seen body suits everywhere recently, but did you know there maternity body suits as well? Trendy and practical, maternity body suits are a great wardrobe staple to wear alone or layering with other maternity clothes you own.

Similar to a jumpsuit or leotard, maternity body suits are an all-in-one piece that will fit comfortably over your bump and body. They're great as a loungewear option, but they're also great under maternity jeans and skirts, as they'll look like a tucked-in top, but won't budge as you wear them.

When you select yourself one of the many maternity body suits on the market, you'll want one that fits your personal sense of style while remaining comfortable, with a fit that looks good. They can go with a plethora of outfits, but with so many out there, it can be hard to find the right one (or two, or three...) for you. Luckily, we're here to help with that.

Editor's Choice

• Best overall maternity body suit: RIVER ISLAND BLACK MATERNITY UNITARD
• Best glamorous maternity body suit: MY WORLD TAUPE MATERNITY V NECK LONG SLEEVE JUMPSUIT
• Best maternity body suit for colour: The Kate Bumpsuit

Down below is a list of favourite maternity body suits. We have taken into consideration, price, fit, and design when selecting this gorgeous and practical maternity body suit picks.

The Best maternity body suits 2023

Best overall maternity body suit

Coming in a casual ribbed design, this River Island Black Maternity Unitard is definitely a staple piece for your wardrobe that you can style in multiple ways. The scoop neck and elasticated waist make this body suit super comfortable, plus we love that it's made from ethically sourced cotton.


  • Elasticated waist
  • Versatile


  • Not tumble dryer friendly
Size Range:UK 6-18
Material:97% Cotton, 3% Elastane

Best maternity body suit for exercising

Mamalicious Maternity active unitard in black
Price: £26.50 (Was £35)

With a flattering tapered leg, this Mamalicious Maternity active unitard in black is another classic but contemporary body suit choice. We really like the cross-back straps, and they're fully adjustable so you can tailor the fit to what makes you comfortable. Just pair with your favourite trainers and get your sweat on!


  • Designed to fit you from bump to baby
  • Adjustable straps


  • Limited size range
Size Range:UK 8-14 (S-XL)
Material:49% Polyamide, 41% Nylon,10% Elastane

Best glamorous maternity body suit

Price: £35 (Was £65)

Who said body suits can't be a little bit glam? Coming in a gorgeous taupe colour, this MY WORLD maternity V-neck long sleeve jumpsuit is an elegant way to dress-up and show off your bump. We love the silhouette it creates and the back keyhole detail. You could easily wear this with heels for your next date night.


  • Stretchy fabric
  • Sophisticated design


  • Plunging neckline might not be to everyone's taste
Size Range:UK 8-16
Material:Jersey (84% Polyamide 16% Elastane)

Best maternity body suit for colour

The Kate Bumpsuit is definitely a luxury buy, but it's very worth it. Thanks to the stunning colour options and soft 4-way stretch fabric, this body suit will give you all the comfort and support you need, plus a totally wearable look. It's also double-lined, so this pick was made to last throughout your pregnancy.

One reviewer said: "I wore this EVERY week during my pregnancy. It’s so comfortable and stretchy and goes with everything! It looked so cute with my big belly. Now that I’ve had my baby, I’ve even worn it a few times postpartum while I wait for my other clothes to fit. If you buy one thing from Bumpsuit, this should be it."


  • Soft and supportive
  • 9 colour options


  • Not a budget-buy
Size Range:XS-XL
Material:97% Polyester, 3% Spandex

Best flared leg maternity body suit

ASOS DESIGN Maternity rib square neck long sleeve unitard jumpsuit
Price: £27 (Was £36)

With flared legs and a flattering square neck, this ASOS DESIGN Maternity rib square neck long sleeve unitard jumpsuit is bang on trend. The bodycon fit will feel comfortable throughout your pregnancy, while helping you to beautifully show off your growing bump. We love how soft and stretchy this is.

One reviewer said: "So comfy and flattering. Purchased in my usual size and fits great with plenty of room."

Another reviewer said: "Very cool, so happy with this product. Very comfortable I would recommend it."


  • True-to-size fit
  • Stretchy and soft


  • Only one colour available
Size Range:UK 6-20
Material:94% Cotton, 6% Elastane

Best nude maternity body suit

Price: £25.24 (Was £50.48)

As Kim Kardashian's brand, Skims has gotten a lot of attention in recent years, and this maternity sculpting bodysuit proves that the brand is worth the hype. With sizing based on your pre-pregnancy size, these sleek and supportive shapewear allows your bump to grow, and is incredibly easy to put on. It creates a lovely silhouette too.

One reviewer said: "Honestly the best shapewear I’ve ever bought. I’m 6 months pregnant right now and this felt so nice and snug without being constricting."

Another reviewer said: "The bodysuit appears tiny out of the box, but it stretches nicely and isn't too tight over my 7 month bump. I ordered using the measurement chart, which reflected my pre-pregnancy size. This was exactly what I was looking for to smooth a few areas underneath summery dresses, and also to provide a bit of a thigh buffer to avoid rubbing. Highly recommend!"


  • Non-compressive core
  • Fully adjustable straps


  • Not the best to be worn alone
Size Range:US XXS-5X
Material:78% Nylon, 22% Spandex

Best affordable maternity body suit

Price: £14.40 (Was £18)

Coming in blue and black, this boohoo maternity scoop rib unitard is a fab budget buy. It's stretchy and flattering, plus the scoop neckline will feel more comfortable if your bust is growing during your pregnancy. Pair with an oversize shirt or jumper for a cool and casual body suit look.


  • Stretchy fit
  • 2 colour options


  • No reviews yet
Size Range:UK 10-16
Material:95% Polyester, 5% Elastane

Best thong cut maternity body suit

Naked Wardrobe Maternity long sleeve lace up front body
Price: £30 (Was £65)

This back to basics body suit is the perfect pick for going under jeans or shorts. With a press-stud fastening and lace-up front, the Naked Wardrobe Maternity long sleeve lace up front body is wearable but unique, accommodating to your bump and body with ease. We love the natural silhouette.


  • Round neck
  • Bodycon fit


  • Thong cut won't be for everyone
Size Range: UK 6-18
Material: 95% Polyester, 5% Spandex

What should you consider when buying a maternity body suit?

Design - You'll want a body suit that's easy to put on and adjust, with design elements that look and feel good. The fastenings and overall stretch will be important things to look out for.

Size - Sizing can be difficult when you're pregnant. Quality maternity clothes should fit in your regular, pre-pregnancy size, but it's best to be open to sizing up as your body changes.

Budget - Getting the perfect maternity wardrobe can feel like a strain on your purse, but the right maternity body suit doesn't have to break the bank, so set a budget and stick to it.

Style - Of course, you'll want your maternity body suit pick to suit your personal sense of style. Consider colours you love and how your pick will fit into your overall wardrobe.

How can you style a maternity body suit?

If you're unsure on how to style maternity body suit, you might be understandably a little sceptical about purchasing one. Body suits are actually a versatile item of clothing, so it will give you a lot of styling options. You can wear some by themselves or with a jacket, with the bodysuit looking casual, chic and cool.

You can also wear a body suit as tucked in top replacement, wearing it underneath, jeans, leggings, shorts, or a skirt. You can even wear them under maternity dungarees for a comfy, easy-going, and cute look.

Is a maternity body suit underwear?

Maternity underwear or shapewear can come in a body suit form, but not all maternity body suits are underwear. It will completely depend on the specific body suit that you pick, so look at out for the differentiation in product descriptions.

Eve Miller is a Commercial Content Writer for Mother&Baby, working for Bauer Media for over two years. She is passionate about beauty, creative writing, and women’s healthcare.

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