Pregnancy in winter can be difficult. Trying to find the right layers to keep you and your growing bump warm – all while retaining a semblance of style – is a tough gig. It's especially hard if you want something that won’t completely break the bank and is still wearable once your baby’s born.

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In our guide below, we've handpicked some of our favourite maternity coats for winter which are warm, stylish, practical and everything in between.

From parkas to puffers and faux fur to coats fit for royalty, we’ve found something for everyone’s taste and at a range of price points, to help you choose the best maternity winter coat for you this year.

We also know there is a lot to prepare for when you've got a little one on the way, which is why we've put together some helpful guides to the best newborn clothes, best baby toiletries and best prams for newborns.

To keep your feet warm inside in the winter, take a look at our top pick of the best women's slippers. We also have heated throws to save you putting the heating on.

Best maternity winter coats at a glance

  • Best for easy care: JoJo Maman Bebe 2-in-2 Padded Maternity Coat, £89
  • Best for warmth: Noppies Anna 3-Way Winter Coat, £150.99
  • Best for flattering body shape: JoJo Maman Bebe 2-in-1 Maternity Puffer Jacket, £69
  • Best for a formal coat: Blush Boucle Maternity Coat, £129
  • Best for a lighter option: Boohoo Maternity Leopard Rain Mac, £50
  • Best for a luxury option: Seraphine Marina Maternity Coat, £239
  • Best for size range: Maternity Wrap Over Funnel Popper Detail Coat, £85
  • Best for included baby carrier feature: Seraphine 3-in-1 Down Maternity Coat, £189
  • Best for value: New Look Maternity Brushed Double Pocket Shacket, £36.99
  • Best for plus sizes: Bump It Up Maternity Black Side Zips Puffer Coat, £69.99

What styles of maternity coat are there?

Extendable inserts – this option of maternity coat comes with extendable, zip inserts to be added as your bump grows. This a great option as they can be easily removed again after the baby is born. That gives the style longevity: this coat doesn't just have to be a maternity coat.

Tie waist – a tie waist coat is another great way to adjust as your bump grows. They're super easy to adjust, simply tie the coat looser, and higher up, as your bump grows. Again, this coat can be worn as a normal coat after pregnancy too.

Oversized – rather than actually adjusting, you can get a maternity coat that is just an oversized style. This look is very stylish at the moment, however, it does mean after pregnancy the coat may be a little too oversized, but that does depend on the coat you choose.

Baby wearing features – similar to the extendable inserts, it's possible to purchase maternity coats that have baby carrying and baby nursing extendable features for once the baby is born.

Things to consider when buying a maternity coat

Baby's due date – It's important to consider when your baby is due before buying a maternity coat. If your baby is due in the summer you may not need one as much as someone who's due in the winter months or early spring, meaning their bump is going to be biggest in the winter. It's also important to consider based on your baby's due date, whether you need a thick maternity coat or just a light one. There's nothing worse than being hot and pregnant, so think about the months you'll be wearing this coat the most.

Climate/weather – Similar to the above point, you need to think about the climate and weather where you live, and also the fact that during pregnancy many women often feel quite overheated. It may be more appropriate to buy a lighter or thinner coat and layer up, rather than investing in a big warm winter coat.

Formality – Give some thought as to where you're going to be wearing this coat. If you're still going into work, you may need a more formal coat and that needs to be taken into consideration when deciding which maternity coat to purchase.

Any added features – You also need to give some thought as to what added features, if any you want. For example, maybe you want the extendable inserts, the baby carrying extension or even something as simple as big spacious pockets to carry everything you need.

Here are 10 of the best maternity winter coats...

1. JoJo Maman Bebe 2-in-1 Padded Maternity Coat, £89

– Best for easy care

Sizes: 8 to 18 |Colours: Black and Khaki

You can be sure that parkas are always going to be in style and this JoJo Maman Bebe maternity version is no exception.

It has a removable faux fur hood and will adjust to your changing shape – first with draw cords at either side that define your waist, then as your bump grows, you can add the clever centre panel.

It’s big enough to be worn over a front baby carrier, which is a nice extra. Best of all, this maternity winter coat is padded and super cosy, the price is decent and it can be washed at 30 degrees.

Available from: JoJo Maman Bebe

2. Noppies Anna 3-way Winter Coat, £150.99

– Best for warmth

Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL | Colours: Dark Green and Navy

This Noppies coat is the epitome of cosy. With a padded, ultra-warm design, fur-lined hood and water-resistant exterior, it’ll protect you from the elements at all stages in your pregnancy.

Ranging from a UK size 8-20, the genius central zipper panel guarantees it’ll be the perfect fit from the first day your bump appears right to when you’re ready to pop. Simply remove this panel post-pregnancy to take it back to a normal shape.

It can also be worn over a baby carrier with the addition of the central panel.

Available from: Amazon

3. Jojo Maman Bebe 2-in-1 Maternity Puffer Jacket, £69

Best for flattering body shape

Navy 2-in-1 Maternity Puffer Jacket

Sizes: 8-18

This clever 2-in-1 maternity puffer can be used throughout your entire pregnancy and beyond. The centre panel is easy to remove or insert to adjust to your changing bump. The belt helps to define your waist, coming together at the very smallest part of your body. The puffer jacket is beautifully padded and super-soft to keep you warm all winter. This is the perfect coat if your baby is due in the colder months and you really need to wrap up warm.

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This nifty coat also comes with a detachable hood, so you're ready for whatever weather, come rain or shine.

Another great thing about this coat, is you can easily machine wash it at 30°.

If this coat does not sound great enough already, you can purchase the compatible Zip-In Carrier Panel for £29 to hold your baby after it is born.

Available from: JoJo Maman Bebe

4. Blush Bouclé Maternity Coat, £129

Best for a formal coat

Blush Bouclé Maternity Coat

Sizes: 6-18

Are you looking for a slightly more formal maternity coat? Perhaps you are still going to work or have a fancy occasion to attend. This beautifully elegant maternity coat is stunning and flattering, highlighting the empire waist. It is made in woven Italian bouclé with stylish frayed trim detailing. It gives you the perfect feminine and tailored fitted maternity coat. This beautiful coat has a long-line silhouette and sleek collarless design so looks amazing with maternity dresses.

You'll love this coat all throughout your pregnancy and for many years after.

It has side pockets and hook and eye fastenings. This coat looks just as good undone as it does done up, so wear however you like.

One disadvantage, is it's dry clean only, but the high-quality may be worth it.

Available from: Seraphine

5. Boohoo Maternity Leopard Rain Mac, £50 (currently on offer for £14)

Best for a lighter option

Stone beige Maternity Leopard Rain Mac

Sizes: 8-16 | Colours: stone, khaki and black

If you're not in need of such a thick coat, maybe just something to protect you from the rain, this Maternity Leopard Rain Mac is perfect. The slouchy oversized style fits comfortable around your growing bump.

The cute leopard cuff and inside detailing brings a pop of fun to the rain mac.

The rain mac also comes in 3 different colours: stone, khaki and black, so you can choose whichever colour takes your fancy. This is a great coat to just throw on with pretty much any outfit.

Available from: Boohoo

6. Seraphine Marina Maternity Coat, £239

Best for a luxury option

Seraphine Marina Maternity Coat

Sizes: 6-16

You may be thinking that you recognise this coat. You would be right, this very coat has been worn by Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge herself. If you want to look fit for the Queen, quite literally, then this gorgeous maternity coat is for you. It is made from luxurious wool tweed bouclé and woven through with subtle silver threads. With its long-line silhouette, delicate frayed trim and black velvet ribbon you'll look stylish and sophisticated. The empire waistline makes this coat extremely flattering on your growing bump.

Perhaps you looked at the price and thought that is quite expensive for a maternity coat. Yes, it's slightly more pricey, but this coat could be an investment to be worn for many years beyond the pregnancy too as it's such high quality and should last for years.

The only downside is, due to the quality of this coat, it's dry clean only.

Available from: Seraphine

7. Maternity Wrap Over Funnel Popper Detail Coat, £85 (on offer for £50)

Best for size range

Maternity Wrap Over Funnel Popper Detail Coat

Sizes: 8-22

This cream maternity wrap coat from Dorothy Perkins is not only available in a wide range of sizes, but it's also chic and stylish. The tie belt will flatter your figure and fit perfectly over your growing bump. This beautiful coat has a long-line silhouette to keep you toasty all through winter.

Much like all the other coats, this will still look fabulous after pregnancy. The sleeves have button details. The coat is double breasted so looks great styled over maternity dresses, leggings or any outfit for any occasion.

This coat is also great if you need a formal coat but want to be able to dress it down too. The best thing about it is, you can simply throw it in the washing machine. That's especially good as the coat is cream.

Another great thing, is it comes in a wide variety of sizes.

Available from: Dorothy Perkins

8. Seraphine 3-in-1 Down Maternity Coat, £189

Best for included baby carrier feature

3-in-1 Down Maternity Coat

Sizes: 6-20 | Colours: black, slate and khaki

Unlike the other coats that have an option to purchase a baby carrier section, this nifty 3-in-1 coat comes with it included. The coat has clever zip-away stretch panels at the sides to accommodate for the growth of your bump. There's an optional matching belt which cinches you in at the waist.

Once the baby is born, there's an extra panel which you can zip on the front to form a cosy kangaroo pouch, which zips up over your baby carrier or sling. The panel is designed to keep your baby warm, lined in soft velour and comes with a drawstring to stop the draught.

This coat is one of the warmest you can get, it's assigned warmth level 4, meaning it's appropriate for extreme cold climates. The hood has a detachable faux-fur trim to make it even more cosy.

Available from: Seraphine

9. New Look Maternity Brushed Double Pocket Shacket, £36.99

Best for value

Maternity White Check Brushed Double Pocket Shacket

Sizes: 8-26

If you are looking for a slightly less expensive option this New Look Maternity White Check Brushed Double Pocket Shacket is great. Not only is it good value, but it comes in a wide range of sizes too.

The shacket has a collared neckline and long cuffed sleeves to keep you snug in the colder months. The oversized style makes it perfect for fitting over your bump comfortably. The double pockets also come in handy to carry things around with you.

This coat is machine washable, so very easy to take care of.

Available from: New Look

10. Bump It Up Maternity Black Side Zips Puffer Coat, £69.99

Best for plus sizes

BUMP IT UP MATERNITY Black Side Zips Puffer Coat

Sizes: 14-32 | Colours: black and green

Finding a plus-size maternity coat can be a challenge. This one from Yours comes in a large variety of sizes and is warm and stylish. It adjusts with your growing bump wit its side zip detail insert.

It's made from a durable woven fabric, so should last you for years after the pregnancy too. The hood with faux-fur trim will keep you extra toasty when out-and-about. It's easy to do up with zip and popper fastenings to keep out the draught.

The only downside, is it's dry clean only.

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Available from: Yours

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