Workout maternity clothes: Top maternity sportswear for mums-to-be
2 Aug 2021
If you're looking for some stylish and comfy workout maternity clothes, you're in the right place. While I never bought much everyday maternity wear for my two pregnancies, being a very regular gym goer, I did invest in some staple items to workout in.
In all honesty, a lot of my regualr gym kit worked well as workout maternity clothes. It was only really when my bump started getting bigger in the last couple of months that I needed specific maternity wear. It might seem a bit pointless to buy clothes that you know you'll only wear for a short space of time, but, for me, they were invaluable. I wore them in and outside of the gym, as well as after both my kids were born.
Many high street retailers do a collection of workout maternity clothes now, so there's plenty to choose from. Below you'll find details of the stores I've purchased workout maternity clothes from, as well as a couple that currently have a really lovely selection on offer.
Workout maternity clothes: 4 top maternity sportswear retailers
A relatively new brand, Latched was founded by mum of two, Natalie, and has quickly become the go-to choice for workout maternity clothes for mums-to-be and new mums across the UK. Natalie started the brand after, yep, you guessed it, looking for workout clothes following the birth of her first child and being sorely disappointed by what was on offer.
Natalie and the Latched brand have been nominated and won a number of awards since the company's inception back in 2018. And looking at the products on offer, it's not hard to see why. You'll find everything from nursing sports bras, vest and hoodies, to maternity running shorts and leggings. Latched really does have all your workout maternity clothing needs covered.
I actually only found the brand after I'd had Hollie, sadly, because I would definitely have invested in some pieces if I known about it earlier. And I have quite a few friends who swear by this gym apparel for new and mums-to-be.
If you want maternity workout clothes that don't cost the earth, ASOS has a great collection, most of which is really affordable. The online retailer has a number of maternity brands on offer, which cover everything from over and under bump leggings and shorts, to nursing sports bras and maternity vest tops.
ASOS has become a go-to online store for many in recent years, and it's great to see the company has clearly paid attention to the needs of pregnant and nursing women. And it's not just independent and small brands featured, big brands like Nike and Adidas feature here too (athough nowhere near as extensively as they should).
At the time of writing ASOS has a great sale going, which cuts the price of a lot of maternity workout clothes. If I were buying for myself right now, I would definitely throw in a pair of these cute gym joggers, which are currently just £11. Bargain.
03. Cake Maternity
Img: Cake Maternity
Ok so I've never worn anything from Cake Maternity, but I know a few women who have/do and swear by it. Not specifically a retailer for maternity workout clothes, however this Cotton Candy nursing bra gets a lot of love from a few of my friends who are regular gym goers.
Asking what one of my friends like about it, she said, and I quote, 'I'm able to free my entire boob, rather than just having a tiny hole to try to squeeze my nipple through. Plus, it's super comfy and a really flattering design – it makes my, currently, ginormous boobs look almost perky!' If that's not a good enough endorsement, I'm not sure what is.
It's worth adding, however, that as this isn't a specific workout sports bra, it only provides a certain level of support, which is probably adequate for walking and/or yoga. Anything with more impact and you might want to look at more specialised workout maternity sports bras.
Over the years I bought a few pieces of workout maternity clothes from GAP's activewear range, and have never been disappointed by the quality, fit or style. The leggings, in particular, are a favourite of mine because they're squat proof, by which I mean when I squat, the material doesn't thin out and display my ass/underwear to any poor unsuspecting other people in the gym.
The biggest problem I have with GAP is the price of some of their items, however you don't have to wait long for them to run a sale, often with up to 40% off, which makes it much more affordable. And it's good quality too. I still some wear some of the maternity vest tops I bought from GAP over four years ago now – it's great value for money.