Putting on jeans after you’ve given birth can feel pretty daunting. Our postpartum bodies have gone through significant changes and it’s not uncommon to want to trade in those pre-pregnancy jeans for something new. This is why we have rounded up the 5 best postpartum jeans to help you refresh your closet!
If you’re like me, you have that deep subconscious fear of looking like a soccer mom from the 1990s. Mom jeans, an argyle sweater vest, and a white fitted shirt. I shudder at the thought. However, postpartum clothing has come a long way since those 1990s mom jeans, and there are several stylish options available for new mommas to help shape and control your post-baby body, especially the mom pooch.
5 of the Best Postpartum Jeans
Old Navy FitsYou 3-Sizes-in-1 High-Waisted Rockstar | $59.99
Available in a light wash, dark wash, and black, these jeans are made of 77% cotton, 11% polyester, and 6% spandex for ultimate comfort. Ranging in size from 00-30, there is a pair for everyone.
They fit snug from hip to thigh and skinny from the knee down. High-rise jeans help control the tummy area, giving you peace of mind. They are named one-size-fits-three because of the comfort stretch that fits like leggings, a great feature for mommas who are trying to get back to pre-baby weight.
Check out this review:
“Ok, so don’t typically take the time to write a review but I have to say that these are by far my FAVORITE jeans. And I mean over Torrid, JCP, Lane Bryant, and Eliqui. I’m a plus-size girl and I’m so happy to find jeans that make me feel good about myself. They are the perfect length and stretch in all the right places but keep the form in all the trouble spots.” – Chriselda M
Blanqi Denim Postpartum Support Skinny Jean | $99.97
Available in six shades ranging from a light wash to black, these curve-loving denim postpartum and maternity jeans are designed with a built-in compression band, easy pull-on fit, and super-stretch fabric. Seamless strategic support for postpartum midsections- making mothering, mom-life, and breastfeeding easier.
Available in sizes 0-14, these jeans are made of 55% cotton, 20% lyocell, 23% poly, and 2% spandex. The moisture-wicking cotton is so comfortable you’ll forget you have jeans on!
Hear what other new mommas have to say:
“These are amazing! I have 4 kids (youngest is 2 months old) and my stomach will never be the same. These jeans hold you in wonderfully and the fact you can still wear a belt and tuck a top in is genius! I haven’t been able to do that in years. I was always embarrassed and wearing extra baggy shirts.” –Verified Purchase Amazon Customer
Abercrombie Curve Love Ultra High Rise 90s Slim Straight Jean | $90
If you’re looking for the best postpartum jeans with a lot of structure, look no further. The Abercrombie Curve Love brand has made great strides for a company that once prided itself on catering only to size 0 teenagers. This jean features their highest rise, in a full-length fit, that sits high on the waist, fitted at the top of the body, and relaxes slightly below the knee for a straight-leg look.
Available in shades white to black with six shades of denim in between and in sizes 23W – 37W. These jeans are made from 99% cotton and 15 elastane.
What others are saying about these jeans:
“I love the fit and the comfy-ness of these pants. They’re incredibly flattering, however, I need to get them altered or exchange for one size down eventually. I typically fit in jeans anywhere from size 12-16, so I thought the 33w would be a safe bet but I should’ve done the 32w. Definitely measure yourself and look at the size guide. I would suggest measuring your waist where the rise would sit in the waist.”
Signature by Levi Strauss & Co. Women’s Mid-Rise Slim Boyfriend Jean | $30
Available in seven denim washes and white, these mid-rise jeans range in size from 2 – 22. Made with premium denim, these jeans are ultra-comfortable while also super stylish. The cut is a slim fit from the leg to the ankle. These are a great option if you don’t want skinny jeans.
Our favorite review:
“These jeans are fantastic. They fit true to size with just enough give that potential bloat at certain times of the month doesn’t impact them. I am short (5’3), and these are a perfect full-length jeans fit. If I were two or three inches taller, they’d fit more like a crop.
They are a boyfriend cut, but they are not baggy because they are also slim. Some jeans that I have bought with the boyfriend cut just make it look as if my jeans are just too big…these do not. They are soft, but they still feel like jeans rather than some stretchy material pretending to be jeans. This means that if you do not wash them before you wear them, prepare for the dye to bleed onto your skin a bit. I don’t think it would ruin a shirt touching them, but it would wear blue on your skin. I did not notice any fading or dye transfer when washing as normal.
I took these to a large amusement park on vacation and loved every minute of wearing them. They did not bunch or pull or pinch, and my phone fit in all the pockets. After 15 miles, they still looked and felt wonderful at the end of a very long day. I loved them so much that I ordered more, and that’s just about the best compliment I can give a pair of jeans.” – Arelius, verified Amazon purchase
Ab-Solution High Waist Itty Bitty Bootcut Jeans | $88
Available in a dark wash from sizes 0 -18, these jeans are designed to comfortably shape and hold. They offer slimming, shaping, and lifting in all the right places! You’ll love the stretch band to hide the mommy pooch.
Check out what others are saying:
“I’m 5’2” and 130lbs. Both a size 4p & 6p fit. 4p is tighter in the legs but with the stretch band it fits great on my mid-section. The waist goes just above my belly button-I carry most of my weight there. They do have plenty of stretch and the fall at my ankle. Love the way they make my legs look long for a short girl.” –Summer, verified purchase
There you have it, the best postpartum jeans! Whether you like them stretchy or structured, light or dark, we tried to cover it all on this list. And remember, there really is no rush to get back into jeans (or anything besides your favorite oversized tee and sweats)!
Frequently Asked Questions
What jeans are best for a mom pooch?
High-waisted, well-fitted jeans are the best for a mom pooch. I love the Abercrombie Curve Love Ultra High Rise 90s.
When can you wear jeans after having a baby?
You can wear jeans after having a baby whenever it feels comfortable for you. I would recommend choosing a looser-fitting pair to start. If you have had a C-section, make sure to consult with your doctor and choose a pair of jeans that won’t irritate your incision.
Do belly wraps postpartum work?
Postpartum belly binding should not be used as a way to get your body back to the way it was before pregnancy. Your body spent 9 months creating new life and it deserves your kindness and grace postpartum. The purpose of postpartum belly binding is solely that of healing; to provide support and gentle compression.
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