Underbelly Waistband, Overbelly Waistband and Stretch Side Panels Maternity Jeans

When you are buying maternity jeans, there are 3 main styles to keep your
eye out for. Underbelly waistband, overbelly waistband and stretch side panel.  Each design offers a range of unique features.

Let’s take a look at the 3 different styles and you can then better decide which design is best suited to you.


Underbelly Waistband Maternity Jeans

Underbelly waistband jeans have an elastic waistband at the top of the jeans. They are designed to provide firm underbelly support.  The waistband sits under your belly as you get bigger and because it has an elastic panel all around it works to ensures a supportive fit across the back too. No more needing to hitch your jeans up every time you get up and down. Better still, it is not noticeable under your top. So you get the comfort and support, and no one knows!

These jeans can apply a certain degree of pressure on your belly if this may be a concern it is best to consider maternity jeans with a stretch side panel.

Overbelly Waistband Maternity Jeans

Overbelly maternity jeans are perfect for women who prefer their jeans to sit much higher.  They are designed with an over the belly fabric waistband which is very soft and very comfortable.

It’s like having the perfect pair of jeans with a maternity belt suit in. These also great postpartum to help hold your tummy in on days when you feel like you need it.

Stretch Side Panels Maternity Jeans

Maternity jeans with side stretch panels are designed to look just like regular jeans.  Their secret lies in the side panels that expand with your tummy.

The best part is that these panels are discreet, blend into the design of the jeans and also tend to sit a little lower on the hips. with the design


If you are seeking a pair of maternity jeans that are easy to get on and off, without any added pressure on your belly, these could be the style you should look out for.


Tips for buying maternity jeans

When buying maternity clothes, be sure to check out our maternity clothes size guide. It will help you pick the right size maternity clothing every time!

It is always best to purchase maternity jeans in the size that you normally are. Anything larger could see your pants continually fall down. (And if this happens here are tips for keeping your maternity pants up!)

As with any maternity pants, try to avoid pulling on the stretch panels, whether it be the front or the sides.  The fabric can stretch if you pull on it and not the denim jeans themselves. 

What are your favorite maternity jeans?


All information on this site is for informational purposes only and should not be taken as medical advice.


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