Best Black Maternity Pants to Wear to Work

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I’ve been on a mission to find the BEST black maternity dress pants the entire time I’ve been pregnant. It’s been a Goldilocks mission to find a pair that was just right. My requirements list was simple: the pants had to have a full panel, the length had to be ankle-ish, and the material had to be thick. After months of searching, these are the best black maternity pants to wear to work, and they’re $35 or less!

Top: Who What Wear via Target // Maternity dress pants: Old Navy (non-maternity version) // Necklace: c/o Sugarfix via Target // Earrings: c/o Sugarfix via Target // Tote: Tory Burch (similar) // Heels: Old Navy


The non-maternity Old Navy Pixie Pants have been my go-to workwear pants for a long time, because they come in a variety of prints and colors. Typically, however, I wear them in long length for the ankle version, or in a regular length in the long version so that they hit right at my ankle.  I shied away from the maternity option for so long because they didn’t have multiple length options. So I tried this pair (currently on sale for 40% off) and they were just OK (I do recommend them if you need different length options though).

Finally, I gave up and ordered the Old Navy Maternity Pixie Pants, even though I thought they’d be too short. And they worked! They’re just a hair shorter than I like, but overall, they are the best black maternity pants for workwear. I love that they’re the premium full panel, which means they have a waistband that goes all the way around the pants, with the full panel above.

Black workwear pants go with almost anything.  I chose to wear them with this non-maternity black and lilac striped top.  Pastels paired with black are a great way to start transitioning your wardrobe towards spring.  And the little ruffles at the shoulder add a fun touch.  With spring in mind, I added white jewelry.  You saw the necklace in this outfit last week, and you’ll be seeing both pieces with more outfits as we head into spring.

Hope you have a fantastic Monday!


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Hi there! I’m Tif Fannin, the blogger behind Bright on a Budget, based in Lexington, Kentucky. Bright on a Budget is a Southern fashion and lifestyle blog where I share everyday looks, beauty, and travel, along with a behind-the-scenes look at my life as a working mom of two. I have a penchant for bright colors + good deals. Follow along for posts that are relatable to the everyday woman.

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  1. 1.15.18
    Whitney Jordan said:

    Super cute!! Can’t go wrong with a maternity staple like these. Glad you found some you love!

  2. 1.16.18
    Maria Kelly said:

    They looks so smart! A really useful item to have to dress up or down. x

  3. 1.17.18

    They look great on you! Old Navy has so many great items! When I was preggo with my girls I bought a lot of their items because they were so comfy!

    • 1.29.18

      Thanks! And that they are. I found the perfect pair of joggers I’ve been wearing non-stop from there too.

  4. 1.17.18

    Those pants look great! I remember having a hard time finding pants I liked when I was pregnant–but I always had good luck at Old Navy. You’re looking fantastic mama! 🙂

  5. 1.19.18
    Melissa said:

    Finding maternity pants was probably the biggest struggle for me. But when you find them.. you have to run with them. Also, your accessories… girl, I adore those earrings and necklace!


  6. 1.21.18

    Such a great outfit, Tif! This pink stripe looks so amazing on you. I remember the days of being pregnant and searching endlessly for the best maternity pants for all occasions. It is so great when you find your perfect pair!

    Thanks for linking up with me!


  7. 1.22.18

    I love the ruffle detail on this top!