Rated 5 out of 5 by Annehyphenmarie All Maternity Jeans Are Not Created Equal
I'm 19 weeks along and have been in denial over the past couple weeks about needing maternity clothes. I've done the hair-tie trick since Christmas, and lately, that just isn't holding up. I bought some belly bands, which are fine, but I finally caved and ordered these J.Crew stretch maternity matchstick jeans. This is my love song to them.
They fit wonderfully. They don't include a huge piece of fabric to cover the belly. The bands on the sides have plenty of give to stick with me later in pregnancy. The back pockets are real. They are flattering. They make me feel like a human being. So long, leggings and a tunic. See ya later, hair ties. Don't need you anymore. I've got real jeans that look mighty fine on.
Thank you, J.Crew. I could kiss you.
February 12, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by LAgal Love the pant and fit, waist could be softer
I really like these pants. The pant fits well, looks like high quality, and if I wear a long shirt, nobody even notices they are maternity. (And even if people did see the elastic on the sides, they probably wouldn't even notice.) So yes, I generally recommend these, HOWEVER the elastic is sort of tight. I do sit a lot all day at work, but the other day I had to unbutton the top for a while to let my belly feel better. I'm only about 15 weeks. so I'm not totally sure how they will fit when I'm further along. Or maybe the elastic will loosen up and be more comfortable? I still wear them because they are nice and more comfortable than a full coverage waist, but I do wish the elastic had a little more give. I would still recommend trying these out and seeing how you like them and how the belly feels for you. I have another pair of similar pants from another brand and the elastic is significantly more comfortable. I'm 5'6" and was a size 4/6 before pregnant.
April 9, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by am123456 Order at least 1 size smaller than pre-preg size
I was really disappointed in these. I ordered my regular, pre-pregnancy size in J.Crew denim. They fit a little loose, but I assumed they would shrink upon washing and drying. Not only did they not shrink, but they stretched out over the course of the day, leaving them quite baggy - not the look I was going for. They also collected a lot of lint. I really like the style and comfort, and wish these had worked for me. It's too bad these ended up being a waste of money. Order at least 1-2 sizes down from your pre-pregnancy size.
October 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by megan Great Maternity Pants
These pants are so, so comfortable. I love that they don't have the huge belly band, but rather the two panels that expand with my belly. I would definitely order a size down from what you wear in regular matchstick pants. They stretch some and are my new favorite pants. Seriously, want to wear them everyday!
January 30, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by megp Ok, runs large
I normally prefer to wear the matchstick fit pre-pregnancy, but the maternity style runs large/seems to have a wider leg opening, or at least gives the appearance of it. I much prefer the toothpick style in the maternity line.
May 15, 2014