Waterproof maternity coat for size 20 - does it exist?

(11 Posts)
MargaretHale Mon 31-Aug-15 19:11:25

I've been having a look online and there's not much available, perhaps I'm looking in the wrong places? I tried ASOS, M & S, just googling... I just looked on John Lewis and they only have 2 coats, one isn't waterproof, and the other one isn't available in size XL.

Basically I want something to keep me dry, and ideally warm (although I can always layer up if I can't find a warm one), and that I can later wear around a baby in a sling. I have waterproof trousers and wellies already, and had to make good use of them today! And ideally it would something other than black/beige/ primary colours, maybe berry tones or navy or something.

Does anyone have any good ideas? Thank you in advance!

helloelo Mon 31-Aug-15 19:43:34

I was in a Boden mac one size bigger until I took if off in the labour room (January). It's not waterproof completely but kept me dry and has a fleece lining. Then when DS was born I sew a fleece with elastics to keep him warm in the sling.
Otherwise a cape ?

MargaretHale Mon 31-Aug-15 19:49:33

Thanks for the idea helloelo. Boden only go up to size 22, and I'm not sure I'd fit into a normal 22 at the moment, my bump is pretty big now, and I'm only 6 1/2 months.

Really I wish I could go somewhere and try some on, but nowhere seems to stock maternity clothes.

helloelo Mon 31-Aug-15 19:54:52

I was giganormous and almost outgrew my mat jeans but fitted in a size 20 even though I'm usually a large 18. I was quite pleased with it that's why I remember smile

ApollO88 Mon 31-Aug-15 19:56:16

just buy a normal coat but in a larger size to accommodate bump?

Bippidee Mon 31-Aug-15 19:58:31

I have a hellweathers Mac from Seasalt which is plenty big for my 8.5m bump. It is an 18, their coats are generously cut.

MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig Mon 31-Aug-15 20:04:44

I came on to say Seasalt too, their coats come in plenty of sizes. I've got this one and it comes in about ten different colours. It's properly waterproof too. They do longer ones as well.

MargaretHale Mon 31-Aug-15 20:07:01

Thanks for the tip! Seasalt go up to a size 20, and that's what I was before I got pregnant... I could give it a go.

MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig Mon 31-Aug-15 20:07:46

It's got good reviews too.

You can always return it if you don't like it.

MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig Mon 31-Aug-15 20:10:42

Ooh, just seen they sell a couple of styles in Next. If you've got an account it would spread the cost.

MargaretHale Mon 31-Aug-15 20:17:27

Seasalt is lovely but I'm just not sure I would fit into a size 20 on second thoughts.

After extensive googling I found this: www.bonprix.co.uk/products/maternity-soft-shell-coat/_/A-924417_10?cs_ev=crossSell-_-personal-_-Box1-_-MaternitySoftShellCoat

Has anyone here ever heard of bonprix? This looks fairly good for me, but I've never heard of them before, does anyone have any experience of ordering from them?

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