Maternity Coat for Three

Q. Hi Alison, love your site!  I am pregnant with twins and need to find a good maternity coat. Since I will only be wearing it for one season, I would ideally like to find one coat that I can wear to work (casual office), out to dinner and on weekends.  Oh, and I don’t want to spend a fortune. Can you help?
-Baby on Board

A. So I took on this search for affordable maternity coats with full enthusiasm and after an hour passed, my search started losing steam. This is a niche market that has not been fully realized. Do maternity designers think when you get bigger you stay warmer? Even at 30 degrees?  I checked countless sites and while the tops, bottoms and dresses are darling and numerous, the choices of coats seem very finite.  So, while I have options, your search should be for empire, swing, and trapeze style coats with a hem that falls just above or below your knee to give you enough coverage over your belly and the opportunity to wear the coat with everything from jeans to skirts to dresses. And look for wool or wool blends for the most warmth. Keep the color neutral so it will match with more items in your wardrobe and you won’t feel like a walking preggers billboard. While I know you will have a big belly, you may wish to try on some regular style coats in a larger size in those same styles of empire, swing and trapeze to compare the hems and fit.

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1. Tweed Coat, $325 at

2. long wool coat, $148 at

3. LL Collezioni Baby Doll Swing Coat, $299 at

4. wool cashmere coat, $295 at

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5. Maternity Frost Free Belted Anorak, $78 at

6. Wool wrap coat, $125 at

7.  Gallery Wool Blend Trapeze Coat, $168 at

8. wool dressmaker coat, $69.98 at

9. double-breasted long coat, $158 at

  • Lucy @

    I’m absolutely enamored by the tweed A Pea In The Pod coat! You lucky little pregnitos! GlamChic

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