Coats, Jackets, Vests and Wraps: Your Maternity Outerwear Fashion Guide


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Winter is coming. Some days it feels like it’s already here. You and your belly need ways to keep warm, but your regular winter coats may not cut it when you’re in your second or third trimester. Here are 12 cool coats, ponchos and more (in a variety of price ranges) that are made for your changing, amazing body.


Mama Parka from H&M
For those days when the forecast calls for rain, this hooded parka is the perfect lightweight cotton-blend for comfortable, breathable coverage. There are zip and wind flaps at the front with snap fasteners to conquer any unexpected gusts, and the drawstring at the waist can fit a growing stomach. Fill the front pockets with your phone, keys and other essentials and you can skip lugging around a heavy bag on top of it all.

Available at, $59.99.

Maternity Cozy Wrap Cardigan from Isabel Maternity by Ingrid & Isabel for Target
Like a wearable blanket, this wrap cardigan will make a mama-to-be feel cozy while weathering the elements. Wear it over a camisole and add a scarf before heading outdoors, or layer it on top of a fitted shirt and don a hat to keep warm. It’s a cross between a cape and a sweater, and it will envelop you in softness while keeping an open neckline for nursing access when baby arrives.

Available at, $29.99.

Fur Trim Maternity Duffle Coat from Seraphine
Both chic and whimsical, this faux-fur-trim hooded coat ($315) is made with a whopping 88% wool for serious warmth. It’s big on style with buckle details at the chest and a flattering (and generous) box pleat in the back. Elegant enough for the office or a formal affair, but cool enough for weekend wanderings pre-baby too.

Available at, $315.

Rachele Maternity & Nursing Poncho from Teat & Cosset
For those who prefer high-quality pieces they can wear again and again, a 100% Italian cashmere shell like this super-soft poncho ($298) can be thrown over just about anything to protect from seasonal chill with chic style. Pair it with a long skirt, tight leggings or jeans for a multitude of looks, both casual and dressy. A hidden latch and button will help if breastfeeding is in your future, and the half sleeves mean tons of freedom of movement. It comes in seven different colors including medium grey, pink, and winter white.

Available at, $298.

Ready for Anything Long Bomber Coat from Audrey & Olive
The gentle A-line of this oversized coat ($84) is both flattering and comfortable for a burgeoning belly. The zipper fully encloses your bump while slanted open pockets make for easy stashing and grabbing of your phone, keys, money, and more. A trendy drawstring hem completes the utilitarian look — one that works during any stage of pregnancy or while babywearing after your little one is born.

Available at, $84.

Khaki Maternity Duster Coat from JoJo Maman Bebe
One of the best coats to just throw on and get out the door, this easy, breezy duster is both lightweight and long so your bod will be evenly warm without overheating (thanks, hormones). Ideal for those not-quite-winter days in between seasons, a notched collar and waist tie keep the look both functional and fashionable. And the cool, dark khaki should fit any city or country mom-to-be’s wardrobe.

Available at, $125.

Gray Herringbone Maternity Coat from JoJo Maman Bebe
Behold this awesomely boxy and British-looking classic herringbone coat. It’s an overcoat your mom would adore but that will still make you feel mod and trendy when rocking it with your burgeoning belly. The off-center buttons are a cool, eye-catching detail, but the shawl collar and front pockets keep the look precise and proper.

Available at, $145.

Maternity Anorak Jacket by Jessica Simpson from Motherhood Maternity
A rose-pink jacket like this cotton twill anorak will make your spirits bright no matter how gray the days become. The drawstring waist will come in handy as you grow amid the snow. And the furry hood is removable for more temperate days.

Available at, $139.98.

Modern Eternity 3 In 1 Waxed Shell Maternity Coat from Motherhood Maternity
This multipurpose puffer coat comes with an extra piece you can zip in to give you added room when you need it. Flip over that extra piece to safely snuggle your baby and a carrier inside the coat. Pull on the hood (the faux-fur is removable) when the weather gets really rough.

Available at, $199.98.


Quilted Puffer Cotton Woven Maternity Vest from A Pea in the Pod
When you need range of motion in your arms but an ultra-warm bod, this woven vest gives you both. The sleeveless style is perfect for daytime outings and sunny days. And a cinched waist at the back keeps the look flattering as your body changes. Zipper details add functionality to this simple, transitional style.

Available at, $68.

BB Dakota Drape Front Maternity Jacket from A Pea in the Pod
An ethereal, light-grey number that looks more downtown hip than most, this drape-front jacket has full sleeves to capitalize on warmth. If it’s particularly blustery out, pair it with a big, wooly scarf and your favorite hat. Goes well with light or dark jeans, and whatever shoes are still comfortable enough to wear.

Available at, $148.

A Pea in the Pod BB Dakota Ombre Maternity Jacket
This lightweight wool jacket lightens up the usual all-black maternity uniform with stylish gray ombre. The belted tie means you look great at any shape and sits high enough to accommodate a growing bump. The jacket looks great with dark jeans or leggings but can easily be dressed up with sparkly jewelry and a chic hat.

Available at, $148.

How do you plan to stay warm this winter? Let us know in the comments.

— Whitney C. Harris

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