While the stereotype is that pregnant women sit on the lounge stuffing their faces for nine months, that isn’t always the case. Sure, you might indulge your cravings a little more often when you’re ‘eating for two,’ but a growing number of women are keeping up a (modified version of) their fitness regime.
And if you ask us, these fit-tastic expecting mums deserve to look cute when they work out. AKA. not forced to resort to baggy sweatshirts and their old pair of leggings that they’ve stretched out! Luckily, a growing number of activewear brands now offer maternity ranges that are stylish, comfy and super supportive:
One of Australia’s biggest activewear exports, Lorna Jane, recently branched out with a maternity collection. Their range for expecting mums ticks all the right boxes — stylish, supportive and uber comfy.
Aussie brand Active Truth makes chic activewear for ALL bodies — and that includes pregnant ones! We love the fact that their range of maternity leggings extend beyond the usual plain black and feature fun, colourful prints.
Performance activewear brand 2XU probably isn’t the first thing you think of when you think ‘pregnancy’. But by all reports, their maternity compression tights are the BOMB for expecting mums — as they hold it all in while giving you plenty of stretch. Plus, the compression material can help relieve muscular soreness.
Shop 2XU maternity.
NZ activewear brand Caedenshae will be your new best friend, during pregnancy and beyond. Not only do they make gorgeous activewear, they have a great range of post-partum gear, including nursing sports bras!
Aussie label Pop! Maternity make fashionable and affordable activewear for mums-to-be. While their range is limited, their super fun, bright maternity leggings earned them a place on this list.
Shop Pop! Maternity.
One of our fave high-performance athleisure brands, Koral, recently started making maternity clothes and nursing bras. The range is just like the rest of their clothes — sleek, luxe and top-notch quality.
Shop Koral maternity.
Aussie brand The Ten makes possibly the most elegant maternity clothes we’ve ever seen — activewear or otherwise! Crafted with the finest, most luxuriously soft fabrics, the range is designed to grow with your body and flatter your growing bump.
Shop The Ten Active.
Looking for a fitness regime you can keep up during your pregnancy? Check out personal trainer Bec Wilcock’s pregnancy-safe fitness plan.