The best maternity loungewear to keep you cosy

maternity loungewear

by Laura Healy |
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When you're pregnant, all you want is to dress as comfortably as possible which is why choosing practical maternity clothesis so important. However, comfort doesn't mean you have to compromise on style, or live in your maternity pyjamas (as comfortable as they may be!) and that is where maternity loungewear is so useful.

Whether you have been on your feet all day at work, or running around after a toddler, when you are pregnant, it is important to relax and feeling comfortable in some stylish loungewear, such a maternity two-piece set, or maternity jogger set, when at home is a good place to start. Maternity clothing for winter is a great way to feel warm through those chilly months, but at home, whatever the season, it is good to have some loungewear staples to pull on when you want to relax.

If you are looking to add more comfy clothes to your wardrobe, we've picked out some of the best maternity loungewear on the market to keep you and your growing bump warm and comfortable this season.

Best at a glance:

Best twin pack of lounge pants: Seraphine Maternity lounge pants, £55

Best sweatshirt for before and after birth: MAMA Before & After nursing sweatshirt, £27.99

Best maternity tunic: Cable Knit maternity & nursing tunic, £39

Best maternity tracksuit

Stylish and comfortable, this two-piece pregnancy loungewear set is designed to be oversized. It is made of 100% cotton and is machine washable. Plus it is available in five colours.

One reviewer said: "I bought this in two colours but this one has really tight sleeves. Nice colour and very comfy."


  • Oversized for extra comfort
  • Five colour options


  • Sizing is not accurate

Best twin pack of maternity lounge pants

If you're anything like us, you'll likely spend a lot of time in your joggers during pregnancy and beyond and this set of two Maternity Lounge Pants from Seraphine will be just what you need. Available in two colour set choices, we're a big fan of the relaxed fit and that the flexible waistband can be worn under or over your bump with drawstring ties to secure the style in place.

Reviews Editor Emily Gilbert says: "I was desperately seeking a comfy pair of joggers for my pregnancy (who wants to wear jeans!?) and was chuffed with my Seraphine find. The colours go with everything and they are so soft against my skin. It's also reassuring to know they are c-section friendly too. I also appreciate that they have pockets!"


  • C-section friendly
  • Twin-pack


  • Not made from natural material

Best long sleeve maternity t-shirts

This two-pack of long sleeve crew tops is really useful for pairing with a comfy pair of maternity lounge trousers or with your favourite maternity lounge set. The pack includes one plain t-shirt and one striped and they are made of a soft fabric to accommodate bump and keep you both cosy.


  • Pack of two
  • Long-sleeves


  • Some reviewers said the fabric was a bit thin

Best maternity jogger set

For those chilly days and evenings, this sweatshirt and jogger set will keep you cosy. The sweatshirt has a high neck and partial zip fastening, while the joggers are tapered and have an elasticated waistband.

One customer said: "I bought this a month or two ago. It is the comfiest and cosiest super fluffy tracksuit!! I love it and wear it so much as I work from home. I only wish it was longer in the jumper as it is a little short (I am short myself). I’ve washed it loads and it comes out soft and fluffy every time and dries quickly. Highly recommend."


  • Fleece fabric
  • Dries quickly


  • Jumper is a little short

Best yoga pant loungewear set

Created to fit you and your changing body, this yoga pant set is super comfortable and flattering too. It features an elasticated waist and soft fabric, plus it's perfect for days in or when out and about, even if you don't feel like exercising.


  • Elasticated waist
  • Available in grey or black


  • Only available up to size 16

Best sweatshirt for before and after birth

H&M maternity sweatshirt
Price: £27.99

Not only will this comfy sweatshirt be lovely to wear while pregnant but once little one is here it has an opening in each side for easier access for feeding. With a double layer of fabric at the front it is also great at retaining warmth.


  • Suitable for during and after pregnancy
  • Layered fabric for warmth


  • Only available in one colour

Best maternity sports leggings

H&M sports tights
Price: £27.99

Even if you don't feel like doing sports, these ankle-length sports tights are very comfortable. They are made from a fast-drying fabric which is designed to help keep you dry and cool while exercising. Plus they have a wide fold-over waistband and are ideal after pregnancy too.


  • Fast-drying fabric
  • Fold-over waistband


  • Made from synthetic fabric

Best knitted loungewear set

This lovely knitted loungewear set will keep you warm and snug and it is super comfortable too. Made from stretchy polyester, you will be able to move freely and keep warm. Available in seven colours, it is stylish too.

One reviewer commented: "I bought this as a comfortable hospital outfit following childbirth, it was warm, comfortable on my body and felt lovely to wear. The nurses complimented it also."


  • Knitted, warm design
  • Stretchy for comfort


  • Polyester isn't very breathable

Best maternity tunic

Extremely stylish and soft this tunic also has secret nursing access. Designed with cosy Cable Knit it will become a winter staple which will stretch and adapt as your body changes. Team with leggings or tights for an easy everyday look.


  • Stylish design with Cable Knit
  • Secret nursing access


  • Only available in navy

Best maternity jogging bottoms

H&M Maternity joggers
Price: £19.99

These joggers are made of a lightweight sweatshirt fabric and have a wide cotton jersey panel to fit over your bump. They also have elasticated hems and side pockets.

A reviewer said: "Really comfortable. They are even nicer than expected. Nice light material not too heavy. They are spot on size so if you wanted a baggier fit maybe size up."


  • Lightweight fabric
  • Useful pockets


  • Sizing quite small

What are the most comfortable clothes during pregnancy?

You want to make sure that you are comfortable and that whatever clothes you choose can accommodate your growing bump and changing body. Think about wearing natural fabrics which are more breathable such as cotton, wool or bamboo to stop you from overheating or sweating.

Maternity clothes are designed to fit over your baby bump with extra panels of fabric, and a lot of maternity outfits double as nursing clothes once little one arrives. Ultimately, if you are comfortable that is the main thing, but you don't have to spend nine months in baggy, shapeless clothes. If you love your jeans, then there are plenty of comfortable maternity jeans to choose from, you don't have to change your style just because you are pregnant. Plus a maternity loungewear set will be great for relaxing at home or at the weekend.

Also consider the season, you can get maternity clothes for the summer or winter which will ensure you don't get too hot or too cold. If you still plan to work out then there are plenty of maternity gym clothes too, and these can be comfortable to wear on the school run, or at home as well.

Can I wear leggings during pregnancy?

Absolutely! In fact, you will probably find them very comfortable, especially if you purchase a pair of maternity leggings. You can buy multipacks of leggings which are great if you are on a budget, or there are leggings which are warmer for colder months. A pair of leggings can be worn with a sports top, tunic or they even look great with a maternity dress. It is fine to wear tight clothes during pregnancy, as long as you are comfortable.

Laura Healy is a Commercial Content Writer for Mother&Baby. She is a mum-of-two girls and loves writing about all things parenting, she is particularly interested in the toddler years and eco-friendly baby products, as well as children’s literature. She has a PhD in Creative Writing and has published short stories in the UK and Ireland, as well as previously writing freelance for her local paper.

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