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lululemon Maternity: 10 Best Maternity Workout Clothes from lululemon

From someone who works out for a living – these are the 10 BEST lululemon maternity activewear items (great for postpartum, too)! From the best maternity leggings (lululemon Align Leggings) to supportive maternity bras, and workout tanks for your growing belly. These are my top lululemon workout clothes for pregnancy!

lululemon Maternity: 10 Best Maternity Workout Clothes from lululemon

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Does lululemon have a maternity line?

No, but the lululemon Align Leggings have been named the best maternity leggings on the internet (and I agree)!

Which begs the question: what else from lululemon is maternity-friendly?

Honestly, I don’t purchase a ton of maternity workout clothes; I mostly wear the leggings, shorts, bras, tanks and tops that I already own. But I have added a couple ‘sized-up’ pieces as my pregnancy progresses.

So I thought it would be helpful to share my favorite ‘lululemon maternity activewear items’; that will last me far beyond this pregnancy (into postpartum, breastfeeding and beyond).

PRO TIP: You can easily tie up a regular-sized top or tank over your baby bump (like I did below with the lululemon High Neck Running and Training T-Shirt). OR if you size up in a tank top for pregnancy, you can tie that up into a fitted crop tank postpartum.

I’ve worn and loved these lululemon pieces for years, and I love that they also work as ‘maternity clothes’. 

Pregnancy Workouts and Prenatal Workouts
Wearing: lululemon Align Leggings 25″ (Size 6), lululemon High Neck Running and Training T Shirt (Size 6), and lululemon Ebb to Street Tank (Size 8)

How does lululemon maternity sizing work?

Because lululemon doesn’t have a specific maternity line, you’ll follow the standard lululemon women’s fit and size guide when ordering.

I ordered most items on this list in one size up from my ‘typical’ pre-pregnancy size. I’ve included sizing notes for each item below.

Note, size guide notes are from Lindsey who is 5’8″ and typically wears a size 4-6 (or size small) pre-pregnancy. 

The Best Maternity Leggings and Shorts

You won’t see a list of ‘best maternity leggings’ on the internet that doesn’t include the lululemon Align Legging.

While they aren’t technically maternity leggings, pregnant women LOVE THEM!

The Best Maternity Workout Clothes
Wearing: lululemon Align Leggings 25″ (Size 6), lululemon Energy High-Neck Bra (Size 8), and lululemon Swiftly Tech Tank (Size 8)

Everything in the lululemon Align Collection (which has expanded to include leggings, joggers, shorts, bras and tanks) is made out of lululemon’s Nulu™ fabric.

The Nulu™ fabric is internet famous for a reason, it’s:

  • Super flattering on all body types
  • Lightweight, non-restrictive and crazy-buttery soft
  • Sweat-wicking
  • Four-way stretch is perfect for pregnancy and growing baby bump

lululemon Align Maternity Sizing

I typically wear a size 6 in lululemon leggings.

But because the Align fabric is soft and stretchy I typically size down in the Align Leggings and Shorts (wearing a size 4 not pregnant).

And then I size up to a size 6 in the Align Leggings and Shorts for pregnancy and postpartum. 

lululemon Align Maternity Leggings, Joggers and Shorts

lululemon Align Maternity Leggings, Joggers and Shorts

1. Align™ High-Rise Legging

Best Maternity Legging for Prenatal Workouts and Everyday Wear

The Aligns are lululemon’s most popular legging. Honestly, if you were going to purchase one thing on this list, I would recommend that it be a pair of Align Leggings

The lululemon Align Pant has also become known as the number one maternity legging on the internet (and they’ve been in our Favorite Fit Pregnancy Products Guide for years)!

Features:

  • Buttery-Soft Nulu™ fabric with lots of stretch
  • Hidden waistband pocket fits a card or a key
  • Comfortable, high-rise waistband for bump support — can be worn below the belly or above the belly. I personally wear the standard High-Rise Aligns over my belly during pregnancy, but they also come in a Super High-Rise Inseam which is bump-friendly (or great if you have a long torso)!

Size Guide: I wear a size 4 not pregnant and a size 6 during pregnancy. This maternity pant comes in a 25″, 28″ and 31″ lengths — I’m 5’8″ and prefer the 25″ length (they hit a couple inches above the ankle).

2. Align™ High-Rise Joggers

Most Versatile from Yoga Pant to Casual Athleisure

From strength training to running errands. I love that the Align Joggers can go from yoga pants to easily being dressed up to look a little more “put-together”.

Made with the same Nulu™ fabric as the Align Leggings, these joggers have all of the buttery-softness of the leggings while giving you a little more room in the thighs and legs.

Features:

  • Buttery-Soft Nulu™ fabric with lots of stretch
  • Hidden waistband pocket and front pockets
  • Really comfortable

Size Guide: I wear a size 4 not pregnant and a size 6 during pregnancy. But it all depends on how you want your joggers to fit. I’d say they are true to size for a looser jogger fit, but size down for a slimmer fit.

3. Align™ High-Rise Short

Best Maternity Shorts for Workouts and Everyday Wear 

I’ll admit, it took me a second to jump on the biker short trend, but now I love the lululemon Align Shorts for pregnancy! 

They are cute, comfortable and functional:

  • They stay put during workouts.
  • Provide plenty of coverage to avoid inner thigh rub and chaffing.
  • And can easily be layered with an oversized tee or oversized sweatshirt for coverage and comfort.

The Align Shorts come in four different lengths (4″, 6″, 8″ and 10″). I personally like the 6″ length best, but also like the 8″ length for the third trimester too.

Features:

  • Buttery-Soft Nulu™ fabric with lots of stretch
  • Hidden waistband pocket and front pockets
  • Soft seams (no cutting into your inner thighs)
  • Comfortable, high-rise waistband for bump support — can be worn under or over belly (also comes in a Super High Rise Inseam for more belly coverage)

Size Guide: I wear a size 4 not pregnant and a size 6 during pregnancy.

lululemon Align shorts pregnancy
Wearing: lululemon Align High-Rise Shorts 8″ (Size 6) and lululemon High-Neck Wunder Train Bra (Size 8)

3 Best lululemon Maternity Bras

My favorite sports bras for pregnancy and postpartum! These bras accommodate a growing bust size without digging in or being too compressive. 

From high-intensity workouts to low-impact and everyday wear, these are the best maternity bras to have in your closet.

best maternity bras

1. Energy Longline Bra

Most Versatile Sports Bra

As the lululemon site states, “voted most likely to be worn multiple times a week.” This is true for me as this is hands down my favorite bra from lululemon for pregnancy and postpartum.

It offers medium support and is great for almost every fitness activity. If you’re looking for an everyday bra you can also trust for training days, you want this one.

I also wear the Energy Bra as my swimsuit top while pregnant and breastfeeding as I love the support and coverage.

Features:

  • Pockets for optional, removable bra cups
  • Slick and low-friction support
  • Four-way stretch with added Lycra® fibre for stretch and shape retention (so you can wear it multiple days in a row without washing)

Size Guide: True to size. I wear a size 6 not pregnant and size 8 during pregnancy and nursing.

lululemon align leggings | best maternity leggings
Wearing: lululemon Align Leggings 25″ (Size 6) and lululemon Energy Longline Bra (Size 8)

2. Wunder Train Longline Bra

Best for Strength Training and High Impact Workouts

This racerback bra has a high neck for support and coverage during your most intense workouts. Made with lululemon’s Everlux™ fabric (their fastest drying fabric) this bra is sweat-wicking, breathable and can handle the tough and sweaty workouts. 

Features:

  • Pockets for optional, removable bra cups
  • Four-way stretch with added Lycra® fibre for stretch and shape retention
  • Sweat-wicking and fast-drying

Size Guide: True to size. I wear a size 6 not pregnant and size 8 during pregnancy and nursing.

3. Ebb to Street Bra

Best for Everyday Wear and Yoga

The best maternity bra for everyday wear. It has enough compression to feel secure without feeling squished or “pinched in”.

This bra offers light support and is designed with minimal seams to reduce chafing and irritation. I also love that you can wear the straps straight or convert them to racerback.

Features:

  • Pockets for optional, removable bra cups
  • Convertible straps
  • Four-way stretch with added Lycra® fibre for stretch and shape retention (so you can wear it multiple days in a row without washing)

Size Guide: True to size. I wear a size 6 not pregnant and size 8 during pregnancy and nursing.

4 Best lululemon Maternity Workout Tanks and Tops

My favorite maternity workout tops, tanks and sweaters.

Perfect for wearing to the gym or layering under a sweater for running errands.

maternity workout tank tops

1. Swiftly Tech Top (Tank, Short Sleeve and Long-Sleeve Shirt)

Most Versatile Top (Great for Running + Training)

This shirt has been named one of the most ‘flattering tops’ by the internet. It has the perfect seamless support-to-stretch balance, and it looks good on every body shape and size. 

It comes in three versions:

The Swiftly Tech tops are a staple in my wardrobe during pregnancy and postpartum (and when I’m not pregnant too)!

Features:

  • Minimal seams to reduce chafe
  • Lightweight and sweat-wicking
  • Added elastane improves stretch and shape retention
  • Silverescent™ technology, powered by X-STATIC®, inhibits the growth of odor-causing bacteria on the fabric

Size Guide: True to size. I wear a size 6 not pregnant and a size 8 during pregnancy.

lululemon swiftly tech tops
Wearing: lululemon Swiftly Tech Long Sleeve (Size 8) and lululemon Align Leggings 25″ (Size 6)

2. Ebb to Street Tank

Favorite Maternity Tank for Workouts and Everyday Wear

A staple piece that can do it all — I wear it on its own for low-impact workouts, layered with a more supportive bra for high-impact workouts, or with a sweater and leggings while running errands.

Features:

  • Built-in bra (light support)
  • Seamless construction (no chafing) 
  • Perfect for yoga or low impact training (or layer with a more supportive bra for high impact exercise)
  • Four-way stretch that grows with your belly

Size Guide: True to size. I wear a size 6 not pregnant and a size 8 during pregnancy.

best maternity workout clothes (maternity bras and tanks)
Wearing: lululemon Ebb to Street Tank (Size 8), Energy Longline Bra (Size 8) and Align Leggings 25″ (Size 6)

3. Cool Racerback Tank Top (Nulu)

Buttery-soft and weightless, this is the best maternity workout tank if you prefer less compression around your belly. 

Comfortable, flattering and the perfect length for a growing baby bump. 

Features:

  • Designed for yoga and other low impact activities
  • Longer length (hits at the hip)
  • Perfect for yoga or low impact training (or layer with a sports bra for extra support for high impact exercise)
  • Buttery-Soft Nulu™ fabric with lots of stretch

Size Guide: True to size. I wear a size 6 not pregnant and a size 8 during pregnancy.

4. Cashlu Sweater Wrap

Best Layer to Dress Up or Down

Cardigans are a maternity clothing staple because they always fit. Not to mention, I pretty much live in cardigans and nursing tanks postpartum.

And this Cashlu Sweater Wrap is my favorite cardigan (I have it in three colors — White Opal, Black and Mulled Wine).

The Cashlu™ fabric is SO soft, it has some cashmere in it, and is the perfect throw over sweater for all seasons of life. 

Features:

  • Longer length is perfect for offering a little more coverage (covers hips and bum)
  • Soft, Cashlu™ Knit Fabric
  • Side Pockets
  • Machine Washable

Size Guide: I would say this sweater runs a little big, so size down. I wear a size XS/S (both not pregnant and pregnant).

Bonus: Perfectly Oversized Cropped Crew

The Most Comfortable Sweatshirt (Super-Soft)

Made in lululemon’s Softstreme™ Fabric with a matte, peach-fuzz finish to make this the most comfortable sweatshirt you can wear all week.

If you follow me on social you’ve seen me wearing this pink cropped crew with my baby bump. And I think it’s going to be perfect for breastfeeding too. 

A great post-workout sweatshirt or oversized cropped crew to throw on with leggings.

This cozy crew also comes in an extra-roomy full-length version (the long length keeps the bum and hips covered). 

Features:

  • Peach-fuzz soft texture, feels smooth next to skin
  • Four-way stretch
  • Machine washable

Size Guide: This crew sweatshirt runs a little big so it all depends on how you want it to fit. I sized down to a size 4 (which I can comfortably wear pregnant as well).

lululemon oversized crew sweatshirt
Lindsey’s Wearing: lululemon Perfectly Oversized Cropped Crew (Size 4) and Rachel’s Wearing: lululemon Perfectly Oversized Crew (Size 4)

What is lululemon best known for?

Founded in Vancouver, Canada in 1998, lululemon (also known as lulu) is an athletic apparel company best known for its yoga, running, training apparel, and Align maternity leggings.

You can find more of my top lululemon picks for 2022 in this post!

A few reasons why we love shopping lululemon include:

  • Free Shipping and Returns On Every Order (no minimum purchase)
  • High Quality Products (everything I’ve purchased from lululemon has lasted me YEARS)
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4 comments
  1. Hello Lindsey! Pregnancy, a joyful journey for every going to be mom, needs to be comfortable and safe. Clothes during pregnancy need sufficient space so that the body and the baby inside can relax and remain safe while workout. I personally appreciate this blog as it contains beautiful clothes ideas from lululemon for pregnant women. The Align Shorts seems to be great as it comes with a high-rise waistband for bump support that can be worn under or over the belly. Really grateful for this. Thanks!

    • Hi Ava! So glad you found this post helpful and yes pregnancy is a joyful journey! I do love the Align Shorts (just invested in a pair) and they are great for pregnancy and beyond! Have a great day! -Lindsey

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