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Remember the days before mamahood? Shopping for denim was fairly simple–eventually. You probably spent the better part of a decade knowing what works for your body, learning which brands, cuts and sizes to choose. And then you had baby and all those learnings went right out the window.
Whether you’re trying to camouflage extra weight in your midsection or figuring out out how to flatter a brand new figure altogether, finding the right postpartum jeans can feel like a fools’ errand. After all, it’s a transitional phase, right?
Well, yes and no. Yes, chances are your body is going to shift and change a fair amount in the months after giving birth. But while getting back into the jeans you wore before is totally possible, it shouldn’t be the marker of success. Instead, you might want to treat yourself to a pair that makes you feel as fabulous as you are this very moment. Because nothing makes you feel like the sexiest version of yourself than a pair of jeans that hug just right.
So what should you look for? The best postpartum jeans offer enough stretch to keep them comfy but not so much they bag out a half an hour after putting them on. And blessed be–high rise is not only totally in, it’s also so postpartum friendly. (To the moms who had babies in the early 2000s, our condolences.)
We’ve hand-selected some of the best jeans for postpartum bodies from our favorite skinnies (sorry, Gen Z, you’re not taking them away!) to the brilliant Blanqi postpartum jeans with a built in belly band.
Give these flattering postpartum jeans a try and you’ll be the most confident mama around:
Our favorite postpartum jeans
A version of this story was published on August 14, 2019. It has been updated.