How to Still Wear Your Regular Jeans While Pregnant

Alice of Lone Star Looking Glass shares tips on how to wear your regular jeans when you're pregnant in her True Religion jeans.

It’s no secret that I looooove me my True Religion jeans. Once I found out that I was expecting, I was a little bummed to think that I couldn’t wear all of my favorite jeans throughout my entire pregnancy. (Small price to pay for the wonderful bundle of joy we’re having, I completely agree!)

But after trying out a few “hacks” I realized I definitely could still wear my favorite pairs  regular jeans well into my pregnancy. Click through to see how!

Alice of Lone Star Looking Glass shares tips on how to wear your regular jeans when you're pregnant in her True Religion jeans and a Madewell striped top.

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How to do wear your regular jeans when you're pregnant with the rubber band trick.

The Rubber Band Trick 

Ah, the beloved rubber band trick. I’ve been using this since around week nine, when my skinnies were starting to feel quite snug!

Simply grab a hair rubber band, loop it through the button hole, then back around the button – and ta-da – you have 2-4 extra inches of stretch added on to the waistline.

Just be sure to wear a longer top that covers everything up. 🙂

Alice of Lone Star Looking Glass shares tips on how to wear your regular jeans when you're pregnant in her true religion boyfriend jeans.

I can’t resist a good pair of distressed denim. So as soon as I found out I was pregnant, I ordered True Religion’s Halle Super Skinny Jeans in a size bigger than my regular size, knowing I’d get more wear out of them this way, both before & after baby.

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By sizing up, they’re a bit more like “skinny boyfriend jeans” …  which is all the more comfortable!

Alice of Lone Star Looking Glass shares tips on how to wear your regular jeans when you're pregnant in her True Religion jeans.

Opt for Denim Leggings

Denim leggings are a thing … and they’re amazing. They’re exactly what they sound like, stretchy denim with a legging-like waistband. What makes True Religion’s Runway Leggings stand out (and great for a growing belly) is the fact that the leg part feels and looks like regular denim, (nothing like your yoga pants) but it still comes with a super stretchy waistline.

By just looking at them, you’d never guess that they were, in fact, leggings!

Alice of Lone Star Looking Glass shares tips on how to wear your regular jeans when you're pregnant in her True Religion jeans.

Peek a boo!

As my belly has gotten bigger, I’ve been wearing the waistline of my leggings a bit lower than I probably would otherwise. It’s just more comfortable this way. So I compensate the low-rise waist with a long cami tucked in underneath!

Alice of Lone Star Looking Glass shares tips on how to wear your regular jeans when you're pregnant.

And a big flowy top to cover things up, of course!

{PS: this top is actually a dress! Lambillotte has the most gorgeous linen dresses for late summer & fall.}

Alice of Lone Star Looking Glass shares tips on how to wear your regular jeans when you're pregnant in her True Religion jeans.

blue & black jeans ℅ || KDB booties & flats (on sale for $30!) ℅ || striped top || henri bendel bag ℅||hammitt crossbody ℅ || tunic top ℅ || watch ℅

So while in many of these photos, I’ll admit, I don’t actually look that pregnant. (I’m thinking it’s because they’ve all been shot straight on.) But as soon as I turn to the side, BOOM! You can totally see baby!

I never thought that while I was pregnant, I’d live in my jeans. I just always imagined I’d be in flowy dresses or comfy maternity knit dresses. But by hacking my favorite jeans to be just as comfortable as they were before, I’m now rocking them for as long as I can!

If you’re a mom-to-be or already a momma, what were your favorite things to wear while you were expecting? This has been such a fun style journey for me and I’d love to hear how it went for you! And as always, thanks for stopping by the blog!

alice

photos by LA Photography

  • The hair tie trick got me through pregnancy!!

  • I’m not pregnant yet but I always wondered what I’d wear if and when I do get pregnant. I don’t ever want to wear maternity pants so I’m really glad I came across this post. I’ll remember these tricks for sure 🙂

  • Margaret Heaton

    Great ideas! Forty years ago when I was pregnant, jeans for pregnant women were unheard of. You rock those jeans! Blessings on your little bundle of blessing!

  • Jessica Hughes

    You look so cute, these are great suggestions!

  • That trick definitely worked for me until the end of 6 months. I caved and bought my first pair of maternity jeans and have not looked back. SO comfortable!!

  • My friend used the rubber band trick and I thought it was genius! Keeping these tips in mind for the future.

    Alix | http://www.apintsizedlife.com

  • You’re adorable! Im all about #teamnopants this pregnancy…but I look like I swallowed a watermelon (#baby3probs) and you look adorable. ;P I have ONE pair of maternity jeans that I can stand to wear. But for my first pregnancy I used to wear mu husbands jeans! haha