Today I’m sharing the most flattering, forgiving, and comfortable jeans for a postpartum body!
One of the hardest things postpartum is trying to fit into those pre-pregnancy jeans. Maybe I was just naïve as a first-time mom, but I thought as soon as I had the baby I would magically fit into my old clothes. Man, was I wrong. Not only was I still losing weight but my body has completely changed. My hips and that mom pooch is still hanging on for dear life.
The best thing I did for myself postpartum was going out and buying a few pairs of jeans that would fit me (and that were not maternity jeans…although I do love those stretchy panels). I wanted to feel human again and wear normal (non-maternity) clothes!
Let me tell you…the search for the perfect pair of postpartum jeans did not come easy. I went through several pairs before I found the best of the best. I thought I would save all you mama’s out there the hassle and share what I found to be the best (and most forgiving) jeans for a postpartum mama! Now, to be honest, I will likely be wearing these jeans forever because they are just so dang comfortable and flattering.
So here are my favorites!
1. Old Navy Mid-Rise Built-In Sculpt Rockstar Jeans
THESE JEANS. I love them so much. They are made with Lyrca so they are super stretchy! I like that they are high enough to cover the mom pooch but don’t give you that weird high-waisted look. Don’t get me wrong…plenty of people can pull off high-waisted. I’m not one of them. These jeans really suck everything in and look very slimming and flattering.
I just found these last month and these are my absolute favorite! I wish I would’ve found these in my earlier postpartum months. They are amazing! They come in several different washes as well as tall and petite inseams. They run pretty true to size in my opinion. I got my normal size in the petite inseam. For the petite ladies out there, I ended up having to get a couple of inches hemmed off of these. I’m 5’0” for your reference. I hate getting jeans hemmed but I loved the fit of these so much that I didn’t mind. Also, you can’t beat the price on these jeans!
2. Loft Denim Leggings
So these are not technically jeans, they’re denim leggings. But they are oh so perfect! They fit like a glove and are mid-rise so they suck in your tummy. For the petite ladies out there, the petite length in these is the perfect length. These are a great length for wearing with ankle boots for the fall. They are super stretchy and comfortable! I can wear these all day and they still fit great at the end of the day. I will say these run a tad bit small. I sized up one size in these and they fit perfectly. These also come in a few different washes so you can get a couple different options! These are a little bit pricier but Loft has sales all the time so I always shop when they have a 40% or 50% off sale.
3. J. Crew Factory Rinse Wash Mid-Rise Skinny Jean
Last but not least, I love these mid-rise skinny jeans from J. Crew Factory. They are super stretchy and fit so well. Notice a trend here? I’m into stretchy these days. Anyway, these also have a mid-rise and keep your tummy nice and tucked in. These come in a few different inseams, too. I like the 26″ inseam since I’m petite. These do not work as well with ankle boots for me since they aren’t as skinny as the other jeans listed above but I love them with flats. They are super comfortable! These fit true to size in my opinion so I order my regular size in these.
I searched far and wide for these affordable, flattering, and comfortable jeans for my postpartum body. I hope this helps all of you other new mamas out there! Try these out and I guarantee you won’t be disappointed!
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What are your favorite brands and fits of jeans? I’d love to hear in the comments below or on social media. I’m always looking for an awesome pair of jeans!
Have an amazing week!
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