Being pregnant during the wintertime is full of perks, like not having to worry about sweating in the hot sun or wondering how you’ll hide your bump before announcing your pregnancy (hint: chunky sweaters). You also get to buy winter outfits that can be used before and after you give birth.
Dressing your growing belly in a warm, comfortable, and stylish way can be a challenge, but we are here to help you round out your winter wardrobe. The right mix of labeled maternity wear and some oversized pieces that can be worn again is key. This season is all about getting cozy with matching loungewear sets and effortless sweater dresses, or showing off your baby belly in body-conscious silhouettes or a chic sweater and silky skirt.
Keep your comfort in mind when choosing your outfits, and you can’t go wrong. Stick to layering your winter clothes so you can add or remove a piece when you’re overheating one second or feeling chilly the next. Consider this your cold-weather shopping list, along with some of our favorite stores for maternity clothing finds, plus a few tips to keep you looking chic, Mama!
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Our Favorite Places to Shop for Winter Maternity Clothes
Aside from our own line of maternity tees and matching Mama + Me sets, we love these stores that offer a ton of options for Mamas from their first trimester to post-partum:
If you’re looking for chic maternity staples, Hatch is one of the best brands to turn to. Their pieces are made of super-soft fabrics that are comfy, versatile, and can be worn post-pregnancy. While their primary line can be expensive, they recently launched a lower line at Target that’s easier on the wallet.
This is one of our favorite stores for finding maternity basics like button-downs and jeans. Their maternity jeans, in particular, are super comfortable and stylish, with plenty of cuts and washes available.
· Motherhood Maternity
From dresses to jackets, loungewear, and accessories, Motherhood Maternity is an affordable shop where you can find all of the winter wardrobe essentials you are looking for. They also have an entire section of their site devoted to plus-size maternity wear, so Mamas of all sizes can shop here.
This chic online boutique owned by Amazon is super easy to search for designer maternity wear that is far from basic. It has a great selection of sweater dresses, long sleeve bodycon styles, cardigans, coats, and more. Their prints also stand out with blouses and flowy dresses you’ll want to wear far beyond pregnancy.
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We can’t get enough of the fashionable maternity finds on this site. With inclusive sizes up to 3X, there’s plenty for Mamas to wear. From maxi skirts perfect for layering with a sweater to cozy loungewear, coats, and more, it’s a great site to shop for your winter maternity wardrobe.
This super affordable online store has a huge maternity section and is best known for its maternity dresses that famous moms like Kate Middleton have worn. They also sell comfortable maternity tees in packs and have plenty of maternity jeans options for you to choose from.
· Doen Collective
Doen is one of our best-kept maternity shop secrets. Search their curated “pregnancy and nursing” collection for flirty, feminine tops and dresses that are perfect for layering under a sweater vest or chunky cardigan in the winter. Shop their online store for higher-quality pieces, not basics, but expect to see higher price tags reflective of designer maternity wear.
H&M’s maternity selections are perfect for winter, from ribbed sweater dresses to button-down cardigans, nursing tops, and more. If you plan to buy a bunch of maternity clothes and don’t want to spend a lot, this is a great store to shop at. Everything is affordable, but nothing looks cheap.
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Top 3 Tips for Winter Maternity Dressing
1. Layering is Key
Your body temperature can change drastically at any given moment while pregnant, so it’s important to dress in layers. This way, you can remove a piece of clothing if you feel too hot and bundle up when you’re getting cold. Look through your closet or shop for oversized cardigans, hoodies, or sweaters that can be worn now and post-partum.
Don’t just consider traditional layering of a cardigan or jacket. Think about pairing button-down shirts with bodycon cotton dresses, a long-sleeved top with a billowy dress, or fur vests over a comfortable blouse. These versatile looks are great for having company over or going out for a couples’ date night. Best of all, you’ll be cozy and stylish.
2. Matching Sets are a Chic, But Simple Choice
Matching sets are still trending strong this winter. Think monochrome loungewear pairs in off-white or heather grey, cardigan and skirt evening wear sets, or a polka-dotted silk blouse with matching pants. Consider these popular options a gift to make getting dressed a lot easier. All you have to do is pull the matching outfit off the hanger, and you’re ready to go. Grab a pair of boots and a coat for the perfect winter look.
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3. Look for Easy-to-Open Tops
If you want to extend your winter maternity wardrobe beyond your pregnancy, think about easy-to-open tops, sweaters, and dresses that are perfect for nursing after giving birth too. Look for garments with buttons, zippers, wraps, belts, or open pieces like a kimono or slim cardigan.
Winter Wardrobe Essentials to Keep You Chic & Comfortable
As your baby belly grows, you need tops that will grow with your changing body. Choose soft cotton maternity tees with ruching on the sides like our Mama Maternity shirt. Or select oversized, “boyfriend” style tees that leave you feeling super cozy.
There’s something great about not being restricted by pants while pregnant. If you’re looking for a stylish yet comfortable look, skirts are the perfect option, select ones with elastic bands or breathable fabrics. Silk skirts paired with lightweight sweaters or cardigans are trending this winter. Finish this outfit with a pair of tall riding boots, or go for a longer skirt with ankle boots instead.
This season’s sweaters are anything but boring; from textured pompoms to puffy sleeves and bows, there are so many ways to wear this winter staple. Choose soft and oversized knits that allow room for your growing bump but can still be worn after your baby is born. Long tunics with slightly open sides work great while pregnant, as do cowl neck sweater options too.
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Jeans look great with any outfit and are an excellent choice to keep you warm in the winter. Invest in a pair of maternity ones you love with a flexible waistband and stretch denim that will keep you comfortable despite the tight-fit. Try on a few pairs to see which you like best, and pick the one that feels best on your curves.
We love wearing sweater dresses in the winter. They look and feel great while offering a lot of give for your pregnant body. Choose from loose, button-down sweater dresses to more fitted, bodycon styles that show off your baby belly.
Wearing pants that stretch and don’t put additional pressure on your abdomen while pregnant is very helpful. After all, there’s a tiny human in there already taking up space. Leggings are the perfect solution for a comfortable fit as you progress in your pregnancy.
Choose fleece-lined or leather-look options for the winter, and buy a few pairs to rotate. Some of our favorites are Spanx's 'Look At Me Now' leggings or Maternity Motherhood’s seamless fleece ones.
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Invest in an oversized cardigan that you can wear from now until after your baby is born. It’s the perfect piece of clothing to slip over anything for easy breastfeeding. Plus, it has a slimming effect when worn over a top or dress while pregnant. Not to mention it is a super cozy option during the wintertime.
Look stylish while keeping it casual in a chic monochromatic loungewear set. These sets are great for staying around the house or heading outside to run errands. It is an easy alternative to leggings, especially for those times during your third trimester when you barely feel like getting dressed. They also prove super useful in postpartum months when clothes end up needing to be laundered more frequently.
One of the best ways to show off your growing bump is in a printed wrap dress. Choose a style with long sleeves that hits below your knee to stay warm during the winter. These pretty dresses work for day and night and look great when paired with boots and a cardigan or coat.
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Rather than wearing an oversized coat, invest in one tailored explicitly for Mamas so it can fit over your clothes and baby bump. Consider a “3-in-1” option with a detachable zipped or snapped midsection panel to add room when pregnant or space to keep your little one warm once they're here.
Another great choice is a trapeze coat cut to add extra room with a cute mod style. Trench coats are another fashionable option for expecting Mamas. Check out Hatch’s Coco Coat for a cozy outwear option or the 3 in 1 Down Maternity Coat by Pea in a Pod.
Flowy, A-line dresses with flared or ruffled sleeves are a great choice while pregnant. Select these cute dresses in floral or animal prints to merge comfort with style in a way that perfectly accents your baby belly. Look for ones with buttons on top and an expandable string waistband. This style goes great with a fur or sweater vest over it.
Accessorize Your Winter Look
Essential Hat, Gloves & Scarf
This cold-weather gear is an essential part of your winter wardrobe. Keep you and your little one on-the-way warm on your morning commute by bundling up. Postpartum, your scarf can do double-duty as a nursing blanket in a pinch.
Fashionable & Practical Boots
Flat or low block-heel boots are a perfect match for these winter looks. If you know you’ll be facing snow or icy paths, opt for rubber-soled snow boots with traction instead. Choose styles lined with fur or fleece on the inside for some added warmth in cold climates.
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Cozy Socks or Slippers
Grab a pair of long, thick boot socks to give your feet a toasty feeling because nothing says winter like being cozy. Check out our cute Preggo socks if you want to bring those snuggly vibes around the house too. If you prefer slippers, check out a fur-lined pair or ones made with memory foam insoles. Your toes will be grateful to be kept warm.
Warm Maternity Robe
A plush robe goes a long way in making sure Mamas like you are comfortable on a chilly day. Throw it on to answer the door or lounge around the house before and after the baby. Look for matching sets that include a blanket or baby wrap too.