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16 February 2021

Maternity Activewear to Keep you and Baby Moving

Gone are the days where pre-natal activewear doesn’t meet up to the cuteness, comfort and performance of its non-maternity counterparts.

With a surge in pregnancies due to 2020 spent mostly at home, we’re finding ourselves surrounded by beautiful pregnant women. Staying active while pregnant should not be due to a lack of maternity-friendly workout gear. For all of you mummas-to-be out there, we’ve done the groundwork on the activewear brands worth knowing.

Words By Brittany Lyons

Girlfriend Collective

If you weren’t already utterly obsessed with Girlfriend collective thanks to their superb stance on ethics and sustainability, their very inclusive maternity collection will have you head over heels.

(Read more on them in previous activewear article here.)

The maternity offering from our girlfriends over at GC is a beautiful representation of practicality and no-bs great quality activewear. Available in a wide offering of signature colourways, every mother-to-be has the opportunity to buy into something that feels uniquely them.

The Ellie Clip Nursing Bra also doubles as a post-natal accessory for those embarking on their breastfeeding journey.

Complete with removable pads crafted from recycled materials, as well as hooks niftily tucked away for ease, this supportive bra is much more than just a sports top, it’s soon to become a mum-staple.

A handful of high-waisted short and legging options available in Girlfriend’s signature fabrication, made from 100% recycled fishing nets, are the perfect everyday maternity essentials designed for yoga, lounging and growing a tiny human.

Girlfriend Collective Plum Seamless Maternity Bike Short, $58 USD, from Girlfriend Collective

Girlfriend Collective
Lorna Jane

Lorna Jane

One of our favourite performance-focused brands, Lorna Jane, have well and truly delivered when it comes to the maternity activewear category. Bringing the support, technical fabrications as well as fun motifs to this particular range, means women can continue to enjoy Lorna Jane throughout their childbearing years.

The maternity offering itself is very broad and supports a variety of different forms of movement.

For mumma runners, the compression tights Lorna Jane are best known for (complete with side pockets for your iPhone) are available in designs to support bumps of all sizes.

One of things we love most about Lorna Jane here at Monde is the way the brand expertly designs for performance whilst simultaneously for urban life.

Falling under the pre-natal category are a range of tees, shirt jackets and jumpers that totally blur the lines between maternity and non-maternity casual wear and we are here for it.

LJ Maternity Full Length Tight, $110, from Lorna Jane

Cotton On

When it comes to no-fuss activewear with a giant side of price accessibility, one cannot ignore our friends over at Cotton On Body.

Luckily for women growing tiny humans, Cotton On offer a generous amount of lounge, active and intimate wear designed to support mum and bump.

Reigning true to the brand’s DNA, the collection of sports bras, shorts, leggings and tops are practical, versatile and colourful. With 5 sizes available in high stretch material, and nothing within the collection surpassing the $39.99 price point, Cotton On have truly provided a sense of inclusivity we have grown to expect from them.

One of the staples within the range, the Maternity Core Tight, have been designed to wear over or under the bump, to allow for growth as well as supporting you however you want to wear them throughout your journey.

Combining a very reasonable pricing structure with ease of wear throughout the pregnancy period and beyond, Cotton On is the destination for hassle-free maternity activewear. You’re welcome.

Cotton On Body Maternity Active Curve Hem Tank Top, $19.99, from Cotton On

Cotton On


The multi-branded giant ASOS is one of our go-tos when it comes to discovering new brands to fall in-love with.

When searching for the right maternity brands, the hunt can be a little confusing, and sometimes a little disheartening. That’s why, for all those first-time mothers to be, we suggest heading to someone like an ASOS, to discover the best of the best when it comes to pre-natal activewear brands.

With a category so vast it’s a little intimidating, you’re more than spoilt for choice when it comes to activewear suitable for growing belly. With choice comes a plethora of possibilities and the right performance wear to support them.

If you’re into yoga, Pilates, Training or Lounging, the team at ASOS have a selection of brands to suit your movement, as well as your budget.

Some of our activewear faves featured on the online retailer are the ASOS exclusive brand 4505, Adidas and Club L London.

ASOS 4505 Maternity yoga long-sleeved layering top with halter detail, $46, from ASOS

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