The 11 Best Maternity Coats Made to Last

Keep your baby bump warm and cozy in the Seraphine Reversible Maternity Coat

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A warm and cozy maternity coat is a must-have in your closet as the temperatures dip. Depending on where you live, the season of your pregnancy, or your lifestyle, your needs may range from a light jean jacket to a super warm puffer. 

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The Seraphine Reversible 3-in-1 Maternity Coat is fully reversible with a sleek, waterproof side for rainy days and a soft, fleecy side for those colder days. If you prefer a puffer-style coat, we recommend the Modern Eternity Penelope 3-in-1 Long Puffer Maternity Coat.

Many maternity coats are 3-in-1 styles, which means they convert from maternity to postpartum and often have a built-in expander for a belly or a baby in a carrier. We looked over design, material, ease of cleaning, value, adjustability, and longevity when reviewing products.

Here are the best maternity coats on the market to keep you warm and cozy.

Best Overall: Seraphine Reversible 3-in-1 Maternity Coat

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Seraphine Reversible 3-in-1 Maternity Coat

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The Seraphine Reversible 3-in-1 Maternity Coat is our top pick because it's fully reversible, making this comfy choice like two coats in one. Choose between the sleek, waterproof side for rainy days and the soft, fleecy side for chilly days. Cut generously, the coat will fit through your pregnancy and is still wearable when the baby arrives so it is a worthwhile investment.

The jacket comes with a fully reversible, detachable panel that’s designed to zip up and over your baby carrier or sling. While the coat is only available in black, the sizes range from 2 to 14.

Best Down Coat: Seraphine Short 3-in-1 Maternity Coat

Seraphine Short 3-in-1 Maternity Coat

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While definitely an investment, this super warm coat is made for extremely cold climates. If the frigid temps are a constant for you and you’ll be pregnant all winter, this jacket is definitely worth it! Made to keep you and the bump warm, the coat has a cozy velour lining, lined pockets, anti-draft sleeve cuffs, and a detachable faux-fur hood.

For a growing bump, the zip-away side panels expand the coat, and once the baby arrives, an extra panel zips on to form a cozy kangaroo pouch for carrying the baby. For a stylish bonus, the coat comes with a matching belt to create an empire waist fit. 

Best Puffer: Modern Eternity Penelope 3-in-1 Long Puffer Maternity Coat

Modern Eternity Penelope 3-in-1 Long Puffer Maternity Coat

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This long-line puffer is warm and still stylish so you won't look like a floating marshmallow! Available in four on-trend colors and five sizes, this fully waterproof coat comes with a removable panel extender.

Wear the coat without the panel during pregnancy and then pop your baby in a carrier and add in the panel to keep warm while on the go. The ribbed storm cuffs and welt pockets keep hands toasty and cozy all winter long.

Best Parka: ASOS Maternity Waterfall Parka Coat

ASOS Maternity Waterfall Parka Coat

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Comfy and warm, this parka has a relaxed fit, so it’s not a super formal coat, but will protect you from frigid temps. The drawstring hem and waist make it easy to adjust the fit for a growing belly. Chest and side pockets are spacious, so if you’re running out for errands, there’s room for a phone, keys, and wallet.

An affordable option, ASOS has free shipping and returns, so it’s an easy choice for winter pregnancies.

Best Faux Fur Lined: Hatch Coco Coat

Hatch Coco Coat

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Stand out in style with this splurge-worthy faux shearling coat that is sure to make a statement, wherever you go. The oversized cocoon fit and cozy hood provide plenty of protection from the elements.

Available in two neutral colors and two sizes, the jacket stays closed with two strategically placed snaps. While it’s not super warm, the oversized fit makes it easy to add layers underneath and the raglan sleeves add some definition while keeping arms protected.

Best Athletic: Old Navy Power Soft Maternity Side-Shirred Jacket

Old Navy Power Soft Maternity Side-Shirred Jacket

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Don’t let chilly weather or a growing bump hinder your prenatal workout goals. Power up with this buttery soft long-sleeved jacket. The attached hood and long sleeves with thumbhole cuffs are cozy while the reflective circles on the cuffs, sides, and back keep you safe and well seen.

The zip pockets are perfect for keeping your keys or phone secure during a power walking session. Choose from three colors and six sizes for a perfect fit.

Best Jean Jacket: Ingrid & Isabel Mama Denim Jacket

Ingrid & Isabel Mama Denim Jacket

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Celebrate your new status as a mother loud and proud with this classic jean jacket featuring a large “MAMA” embroidered patch on the back. Available in light or dark wash and five sizes, this classic jacket is a perfect maternity staple to add to your closet throughout pregnancy and beyond.

While the material isn't very stretchy, your belly will look cute popping out, even if the buttons don’t close. Post-pregnancy, you’ll rock that badge with honor. If the coat becomes an all-time favorite, the site sells mini-me versions with a “BABE” badge on the back.

Best Wool: Kimi + Kai Wool Blend Duffle Coat

Kimi + Kai Wool Blend Duffle Coat

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Stay warm without sacrificing style in this chic duffle coat. Made with a swingy A-line silhouette, the three oversized clasps are on the chest, leaving plenty of room for a growing belly. The warm wool blend is available in two classic colors: camel or black. A removable, face-framing hood gives you some options and roomy front pockets hold what you need.

Best Dress Coat: Momo Maternity Swing Coat

Momo Maternity Swing Coat

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This versatile jacket is dressy enough for formal occasions but also works over a pair of jeans or maternity leggings. The classic swing coat is made from a wool and polyester blend and the pleated swing silhouette expands and moves with your growing shape.

Reviewers praise how stylish this coat is and say it’ll still get plenty of use post-pregnancy.

Best Alternative: Seraphine 3-in-1 Knitted Maternity Cape

Seraphine 3-in-1 Knitted Maternity Cape

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Expecting parents on the go may prefer this easy-to-wear, stylish, neutral cape. Elegant and versatile, the contrasting stripes on the trim really stand out. Seriously luxurious, it drapes beautifully over your growing bump.

When the baby arrives, there’s a detachable panel that zips in, so you can wear your baby in a carrier and they’ll be warm and cozy. Made to last, this cape comes in two sizes.

Best Rain Coat: Modern Eternity 3-in-1 Maternity Raincoat

maternity raincoat

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Who says a raincoat needs to be boring? Step out in style with this cinched waist nylon stunner. Available in bright navy or red, you won’t get lost in the fog wearing this coat. The convertible style means that there’s an extender panel to fit a growing belly. Once your baby arrives, remove the panel and no one will ever know this was a maternity coat.

Final Verdict

If you have to choose just one coat, you’ll get the most bang for your buck with the Seraphine Reversible 3-in-1 Maternity Coat (view on Seraphine). It’s like two jackets in one and the extra panel adds even more versatility. If you don’t need a lot of warmth, the Mama Jean Jacket (view on Ingrid and Isabel) is a classic while The Hatch Collection Coco Coat (view on Hatch) is a stand-out stylish pick.

What to Look for in a Maternity Coat

Longevity

While a good maternity coat will go a long way, you want a coat that will last as long as possible. First and foremost, you need a maternity coat that will fit throughout your pregnancy and after birth during the fourth trimester. Many maternity clothes are expensive, so finding a coat that will last you a long time helps you get more bang for your buck. 

When shopping for maternity clothes, you’ve probably heard it’s best to buy the size you currently wear or a size up. You don’t want to buy clothes that are much too big because once you’ve given birth, they may not fit the same and could end up being baggy on you. Try your normal size first to see how it fits. Then, once you’ve had a baby, the coat will still work during the fourth trimester. 

Seasonality

Before purchasing a maternity coat, consider all seasons you will be pregnant in. This will help you decide on what type of coat to look for, whether it be a raincoat for the spring or a puffer for the winter. Picking the right type of coat for the season you’re shopping for will ensure you don’t overheat or always feel chilly.

Look for a more lightweight coat for the fall and spring seasons but a heavier coat during the winter months. For example, during spring, a raincoat would be your best option as they’re waterproof and versatile and can carry you through the cool rainy season. For those cold months, coats with heavier material, like polyester, will keep you warm and toasty. 

Adjustability

Just like other maternity clothing, maternity coats often feature an adjustable panel. It’s no secret your bump will grow as you near your second and third trimester, so staying comfortable is key. Opting for a maternity coat that offers you breathing room with additional features, like an adjustable waistband or removable panel, will add necessary comfort. 

You can create the size you need for your bump and not have to worry about your coat being too tight or snug. Check out wrap coats if you’re looking for coats that give you room to grow as those can be tied with a belt yet leave you fully covered when chilly. The best part is that the adjustable features, like a wrap or removable panel, allow you to wear the coat after your baby arrives.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why should I wear a coat when pregnant?

    If you are pregnant, you might not think it makes sense to invest in a maternity coat. If you’re early in your pregnancy, or if it hasn’t become too chilly where you live, you might not need to wear a coat yet. But if you are starting to outgrow your pre-pregnancy coat, and it’s getting colder where you live, you shouldn’t try to tough it out until your baby arrives. Your own needs matter, and having a comfortable coat to get you through the colder months is important. Not only that, but even if you end up using a maternity coat for just a few months, it’s likely that you will still be able to use it after your baby arrives, as it can take some time to fit into your pre-pregnancy clothing.

  • Does cold weather affect pregnancy?

    It’s well known that pregnancy can make you heat up easily, but what you may not know is that cold weather also has strong impacts on pregnancy. Pregnant people are more likely to have sensitive skin, which may easily dry out in cold weather. They are also more likely to experience nosebleeds, and cold weather often triggers those. Research has also found that extreme cold weather can increase your risk of premature birth.

  • Should I size up for a maternity coat?

    Most of us are told to size up when it comes to buying maternity clothes, but that’s not always the best advice. It's helpful to have some maternity clothes on hand for the first few weeks or months postpartum, when you will be smaller than you were while pregnant, but larger than you were before pregnancy. If possible, pick a maternity coat that matches your pre-pregnancy size. Many maternity coats offer multiple options, like expandable waistbands, so that you can adjust to the different sizes you may be over the next couple of months.

Why Trust Verywell Family?

Maya Polton is a former marketing manager and current freelance writer who covers food, home, and parenting. She’s also the mom of an 11-year-old son, 8-year-old son, and 4-year old daughter. Maya’s babies were all born in the spring, so she was able to have a maternity coat before her belly got really big. It was long, black, boring and warm, and she happily passed it on to a friend after her third kiddo was born.

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