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Maternity Coat???

(20 Posts)
Madigan Thu 09-Oct-08 08:09:52

Where can I buy a nice maternity coat? All the ones I have seen so far are a bit average/grim. Would like a long wool coat - preferably grey. Any ideas????

Flossish Thu 09-Oct-08 08:11:03

just buy a normal coat in a bigger size. If your anything like me you'll need it even after giving birth!! grin

umberella Thu 09-Oct-08 08:15:07

isabella oliver here

stuff is lovely.

MrsMattie Thu 09-Oct-08 08:18:01

I wouldn't bother. They're never nice. Buy a bigger coat - nothing too fancy - and then treat yourself to another one if you lose weight quickly after the birth.

Madigan Thu 09-Oct-08 08:20:56

I tried the Isabella Oliver Grace coat, which looks fabulous on the website, but it did nothing for me ....made me look absolutely huge!
so I sent it back. I might try the cocoon coat ... but I would prefer something that was not black.
Thing is if I buy biger size for coat, then it is massive everywhere else, and possibly straining over tummy .... but guess I just need to find the right cut of coat - which has room for tummy expansion!!

umberella Thu 09-Oct-08 08:21:12

this one is nice click on the grey box to see it in grey

i did buy a maternity coat and still wear it, it still looks nice.

umberella Thu 09-Oct-08 08:23:16

depends what size/shape you are, but i was about sz 12 with big boobs and i found that as my tummy grew longer things made me look like a tank so wearing shorter things on top and leaving legs uncovered turned into a Good Thing!

MrsMattie Thu 09-Oct-08 08:26:03

I was looking for a maternity coat a few months ago and posted on MN. Someone said 'they all make you look like the back end of a bus'. I found this to be true grin

i woulndt bother getting a maternity coat either most of the ones i have seen on the web are very expensive.
i bought a normal grey one from sainsburys in a size 20 is perfect and only £25

dinkystinky Thu 09-Oct-08 08:48:14

Try Topshop maternity - nice duffle type item and also a long check one in stock at present.

TinkerBellesMum Thu 09-Oct-08 09:07:39

I've been making a list (no wool cause Tink and I are allergic) I agree Top Shop is the best for wool coats. I'm looking at JoJo, Blooming Marvellous and M&P they're all mainly parkers or trenchcoats.

Madigan Thu 09-Oct-08 09:14:43

Umerella - I agree that Isabella Oliver one is very nice ... but cannot see it in grey! Only in cream ("oyster") or black .... think I might try the cream though ............ will it be warm enough though, as it is only short?

will check out top shop now

Madigan Thu 09-Oct-08 09:17:32

ok ... can't see any coats at all in Top Shop maternity online ... when I click on "jackets" it is just a blank page.

TinkerBellesMum Thu 09-Oct-08 09:24:07

I can only see three on there, I was sure there was more than that there.

dinkystinky Thu 09-Oct-08 14:31:56

There were definitely more coats than 3 in the topshop maternity store I went into last week.

jlh69 Thu 09-Oct-08 19:29:13

I looked on US ebay a couple of weeks ago. There were quite a lot that would ship to the UK and still worked out cheaper than most UK ones. Have been lent a long greay one from Gap maternity but I haven't seen it here. Friend got in in the US.
I got a jacket from Zara maternity the other day- they do black and a sort of grey. £80 but much nicer material than the one I saw in Top Shop for £65. I reckon I could wrap it round a baby in a sling as well for more use!

Ellora Thu 09-Oct-08 22:00:08

Formes, do a beautiful winter black coat that you can wear from start to 9 months as the back is let out throughout your pregnancy.

I bought it as is very smart and edgy and will wear it happily when not pregnant.

Just go to http://www.formes.com/

chocbiscuits Thu 09-Oct-08 22:02:30

I think there's one in jojo maman thats fleece with a piece you can remove down the middle with a zip for when you're not pregnant.
Personally, I think I'm going to wear an old one of my grandads!

TinkerBellesMum Thu 09-Oct-08 22:19:07

There is choc, it's £44.10 to MumsNetters.

mrsfossil Fri 10-Oct-08 22:24:48

Try blooming mavelous they have some in their new catalogue. I will need one soon, but don't want to buy a normal coat in a larger size as it will be bigger all over and i want to look normal with a bump not humpty dumpty.

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