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Plus Size Maternity Shorts – Where To Find The Best Options

Are you looking for plus size maternity shorts for daily wear? Or maybe you're hoping to find a pair to wear under a skirt or dress to prevent thigh rub. Either way, we've got you covered!

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Where To Shop For Plus Size Maternity Shorts

Maternity shorts are a must-have during pregnancy, but finding the size you need can be quite a search. We're here to help by sharing popular shopping places based on the size you need. And below that, you'll see our favorite shorts organized by style.

Plus Size Maternity Shorts 2X

Old Navy

Old Navy's maternity clothes go to size 2X, with an extensive selection of maternity shorts online. Unfortunately, not all of their stores have a maternity section, so be sure to call before going in person.


Target's maternity line in-store goes to size 2X, and you can find limited 3X options online.

Plus Size Maternity Shorts 3X

Motherhood Maternity

Since the mid-90s, Motherhood Maternity has been one of the few stores where people can shop for maternity options up to size 3X. They also have an extensive maternity selection online, but there aren't a lot of shorts.


Walmart's maternity line goes to size 3X with many online options and styles.


SHEIN is a new addition to our list with their adorable maternity ripped roll-up denim shorts that go to size 3X. We're keeping a close eye on their maternity line, as sizing seems to be hit or miss, and we would love any feedback you have to share.


Amazon also offers a variety of maternity and regular plus size clothing that's great for those looking for deals.

Plus Size Maternity Shorts 4X


While Torrid's maternity selection is limited, items go to size 30, so it's pretty inclusive! And as you'll see when we share some favorites below, their clothes are a go-to for many during pregnancy.

Universal Standard

Universal Standard has a unique take on plus size maternity offerings with their Fit Liberty Mom collection. With this collection, you buy the size you are currently in, and as your belly grows, they'll replace your clothes with a size-up for free. Best of all, their sizing goes up to 40!

Above we highlighted a few places to shop for plus size shorts, but we have a more extensive plus size maternity guide with even more suggestions of where to shop.

Best Plus Size Maternity Shorts

Plus size shorts are always a hit or miss, especially with maternity styles. So be sure to read reviews closely for sizing recommendations and understand return policies before you buy.

Plus Size Maternity Biker Shorts

Plus size black maternity bike shorts are a maternity staple because the snug fit helps your bump feel supported. And then there's the versatility – you can wear them under dresses and skirts or with your favorite maternity top.

Torrid Maternity Bike Shorts

Sizes: 10 – 30

When it comes to the perfect pair, Torrid has you covered!

These maternity bike shorts have ruched sides, so they stretch as your bump grows. They are incredibly comfortable with a stretch waistband and cotton/spandex blend.

You'll love these popular shorts, and be sure to explore Torrid's other maternity items.

Black Plus Size Maternity Biker Shorts

Maternity Yoga Shorts

Sizes: Small – 3X

These maternity biker shorts are buttery soft with a 95% polyester and 5% spandex blend. A full belly panel design offers lots of support for your growing belly with sizing up to 3X.

One favorite feature of these shorts, beyond the fun colors and patterns, is the deep side pockets!

Torrid Black Bike Shorts

Sizes: 10 – 30

Are you looking for alternative options when searching for “maternity biker shorts plus size”? Skip the maternity label and pricetag by sizing up with regular bike shorts that are often far more affordable.

Thanks to the stretchy material, you'll be amazed how long regular bike shorts last throughout pregnancy, postpartum, and beyond.

These bike shorts have over 1,200 five-star reviews, so it's no wonder Torrid is known for their bike shorts. And don't just take our word for it; some reviews talk about wearing these regular bike shorts throughout pregnancy!

These shorts have a stretchy waistband with a cotton/spandex blend like the maternity option. They are perfect to pair with your favorite plus size graphic maternity t-shirt or under a flowy dress.

black plus size bike shorts

Basic Maternity Shorts 

Plus Size Knit Short

Like the bike shorts above, you can size up with an essential pair of knit shorts and skip the maternity label. These shorts from Women Within via Amazon come in many colors and go up to a size 6X.

These shorts are perfect for your growing bump with the elastic waistband and an adjustable drawstring. Great for postpartum, too!

Plus Size Maternity Jean Shorts

Maternity Bermuda Shorts

Searching for plus size maternity Bermuda Shorts? Walmart's Oh! Mamma maternity line has a pair with a nice stretch that go to a size 3X.

Walmart has even more maternity shorts styles.

Plus Size Maternity Bermuda Shorts

Plus Size Maternity Swim Shorts

Universal Standard Swim Shorts

Sizes: 00 – 40

From taking a cool dip in the pool to relaxing by the beach, these swim shorts go to size 40. The shorts are quick-drying and comfy with 96% nylon and 4% elastane material. And yes, they have pockets!

And for a final tip, you can wear your pre-pregnancy shorts, even after they become too snug to close, by adding a belly band.

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