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10 best maternity coats to see you through pregnancy and beyond

You're not exempt from cloudy skies and chilly climes when you're pregnant, but where to find a coat that accommodates a growing bump? Have a look at our roundup of the best 10 maternity coats.

By Gemma Wilcock | Last updated Aug 22, 2022

three women wearing maternity coats

When it comes to dressing your changing body during pregnancy, you might feel as though you’ve got your look sorted with maternity jeans and tops or dresses. But then the seasons change and the weather decides to throw a curveball. Hello, frosty mornings and rapidly dropping temperatures.


Pregnancy bumps are truly wonderful but they can make coat-wearing a challenge. Sadly, chucking on a woolly, oversized cardigan and hoping for the best won’t cut it in sub-zero temperatures.  

Thankfully, you don’t have to put up with ill-fitting, strained winter coats as there’s an array of winter maternity coats for you to choose from. Whether you’d prefer a 3-in-1 style maternity coat that will accommodate bump, babywearing and beyond or a budget maternity coat that will do the job for a few months, there will be an option to suit you and your lovely tum, whatever the weather.

We always use a variety of sources to help us unearth the best products on the market, starting with our very own Mumsnet users. In this case, that meant searching our forums to find out which brand of maternity coats are the best - and they know, as they’ve already tested them out themselves. We then use expert reviews and consumer ratings to help us whittle down the list until we end up with the best tried-and-tested products to cater for a range of needs.

Here are the 10 best maternity coats for 2022.

What is the best maternity coat?

  1. Best overall maternity coat: Seraphine 3-in-1 Winter Maternity Parka
  2. Best budget maternity coat: Asda Maternity Padded Zip Up Coat
  3. Best 2-in-1 parka maternity coat: JoJo Maman Bébé 2-in1- Faux Fur Trim Padded Parka
  4. Best maternity activewear jacket: MAMA Padded outdoor jacket
  5. Best maternity puffer coat: JoJo Maman Bébé Navy 2-in-1 Maternity Puffer Jacket

1. Best overall maternity coat: Seraphine 3-in-1 Winter Maternity Parka

Seraphine 3-in-1 Winter Maternity Parka

Price: £159 | Buy now from Seraphine

I bought a 3-in-1 winter puffer jacket and loved it. I had a January baby so lots of use pre and post. Also keep their value as I just sold mine for half original cost on Facebook on the second day of advertising - should have asked for more!Welshladywho's40

Yes, it’s expensive, but you’re getting three coats for the price of one with the Seraphine 3-in-1 Winter Maternity Parka so you can wear it through your pregnancy, babywearing and beyond. This beauty is repeatedly mentioned on our forums, with Mumsnetters rating it for practicality, style and versatility - important points to consider with a big-ticket item like a winter maternity coat. 

Available in black, navy and khaki and with a detachable faux fur trimmed hood, the adjustable drawstring accommodates your growing bump. Once your baby arrives, zip on the extra faux fur-lined front panel to form a cosy kangaroo pouch over your baby carrier. You can also wear this style as a straightforward parka sans bump and baby. The one downside to this hero coat? It’s dry clean only.


  • Three coats in one
  • Lasts long after pregnancy
  • Stylish
  • Available in three colours
  • Keeps you warm and dry in the winter


  • Dry clean only
  • Expensive

2. Best budget maternity coat: Asda Maternity Padded Zip Up Coat

Asda Padded Maternity Coat

Price: £20 | Buy now from Asda

"I got mine at Asda, I refused to buy an expensive one for couple months.First one I sized up one size then I had to get another which was 2 sizes up." CocaColaTruck1

The Asda maternity range proves you don’t have to splash out a lot of money on a coat during pregnancy, and plenty of our Mumsnet users recommend shopping there. With a high neck and warm padding, the Padded Zip Up Coat will keep you and bump warm and cosy. 

As it isn’t as long as other coats on our list and doesn’t have a hood, this is probably better suited to dry, cool days. With a removable panel, you can carry on using the coat even after your baby is born. For a bargain £20, that’s pretty impressive! 


  • Affordable price
  • High neck and warm padding
  • Removable panel for using after baby is born


  • No hood
  • Shorter length won’t be as effective on very cold, rainy days

3. Best 2-in-1 parka maternity coat: JoJo Maman Bébé 2-in1- Faux Fur Trim Padded Parka

JoJo Maman Bébé 2-in1- Faux Fur Trim Padded Parka

Price: £89 | Buy now from JoJo Maman Bébé

I got one from JoJo Maman Bébé. It's basically a normal parka-style coat with an extra panel to zip into the front when you need some extra space. I love it as it’s just a normal coat when you remove the extra panel so I can use it after baby is born.” highlandteajenny 

If you’re looking for the versatility and street cred that a parka brings but without the price tag of the Seraphine 3-in-1 Winter Maternity Parka, this warm, padded maternity coat will make less of a dent in your bank account. 

The best 2-in-1 maternity coat that we’ve found, it’s designed to fit during and after pregnancy, offering a removable panel to adjust to your changing bump and to be worn with a front baby carrier too. There’s a drawcord to shape over your bump along with a removable fleece-lined hood with faux fur trim and rib cuffs. 

Bear in mind that the JoJo Maman Bébé 2-in1- Faux Fur Trim Padded Parka showerproof rather than fully waterproof but it’s still a great, sensible choice for the colder months.


  • Two coats in one
  • Warm and padded
  • Removable panel for growing bump and baby carrier
  • Draw strings to add shape
  • Faux trim fur hood


  • Not completely waterproof

4. Best maternity activewear jacket: MAMA Padded outdoor jacket

H&M Outdoor Coat

Price: £35 | Buy now from H&M

If you like keeping active, you may want something you can throw on with your leggings when you’re heading outdoors. This padded jacket from H&M’s MAMA range could be just that.

Short in length and fitted, with padded front and back sections, you can wear this for long walks - maybe when you want to get that baby moving! If it rains, it has a double-layered hood - although it’s not clear if it’s fully waterproof so may not be great for full on downpours - and a stand-up collar, with an anti-chafe chin guard. 

The jacket is longer at the back, with stretch panels at the side, to make room for your bump to grow and make it easy to move around. We also like that the long sleeves have cuffs with thumb holes to keep your hands warm! This coat will also be great for throwing on when you go to the shops.

Unlike some of the others on the list, it doesn’t have a removable panel so this coat may not last as long, but at under £40, it’s a reasonable price and you should get plenty of use throughout pregnancy.


  • Reasonable price
  • Padded for warmth
  • Short length for wearing when exercising 
  • Thumbholes for keeping hands warm
  • Stretchy side panels for allowing extra space to grow


  • No removable panel

5. Best maternity puffer coat: JoJo Maman Bébé Navy 2-in-1 Maternity Puffer Jacket

JoJo Maman Bébé Navy 2-in-1 Maternity Puffer Coat

Price: £69 | Buy now from JoJo Maman Bébé

Another stylish offering from JoJo Maman Bébé, this Navy 2-in-1 Maternity Puffer Jacket is shorter in length than JoJo’s parka style, making it a great option if you’re petite and feel swamped in longer coats.

Warm and cosy with a supersoft feel, it’s padded for extra warmth with a detachable hood and an elasticated waist belt to fit over the top of your bump. Designed to fit during and after pregnancy, the removable panel will fit over your bump and over a front baby carrier once you’ve given birth so it offers great value for money. It’s also (drumroll) machine-washable. 


  • Stylish
  • Two coats in one 
  • Shorter length makes it ideal for petite mums-to-be
  • Padded for extra warmth
  • Removable panel for bump and baby carrier
  • Machine washable


6. Best belted maternity coat: ASOS DESIGN Maternity Slouchy Belted Coat with Hood

ASOS DESIGN Maternity Slouchy Belted Coat with Hood

Price: £49 | Buy now from ASOS

I've had a lot of good stuff this pregnancy from ASOS.” Difficultusername

If you want something a bit more dressy than a parka or puffer coat, a chic wrap-around belted coat could be the winter maternity coat you’re after. In a go-with-everything shade of mushroom, ASOS DESIGN Maternity Slouchy Belted Coat with Hood has a tie waist and deep side pockets.

It doesn’t have removable panels like on the Seraphine and Jojo Maman Bebe’s coats, but it has been designed to be oversized and extra slouchy so that you can wear it both during pregnancy and also once your baby has arrived. 

Despite the handy hood which will ward off chills, it’s worth noting that this coat is made from soft, brushed, lined felt fabric which is neither waterproof or machine-washable. But if you can cope with the occasional dry-cleaning bill, then no problem. 


  • Chic coat for a smarter look
  • Neutral colour
  • Tie waist for adding shape
  • Deep pockets
  • Oversized so can be worn after baby is born


  • Not waterproof
  • Can’t machine wash
  • No removable panels

7. Best babywearing and maternity coat: Zeta Ville Babywearing Coat

Zeta Ville Babywearing Coat

Price: From £70 | Buy now from Amazon

“Most babywearing coats the panel zips off completely so can be used as a normal coat, and adjust to become a maternity coat if you have another baby. So I think it’s worth the investment if you use a carrier a lot.” Eminybob

Cosy, warm and not too spendy, this 2-in-1 maternity and babywearing coat from Amazon can be worn during pregnancy, babywearing and beyond. It owes its versatility to the handy removable expander panel which can be zipped on to accommodate your bump or baby in a carrier and also worn without the panel as a regular coat. 

Made from machine-washable polyester, this padded coat is available in three colours - black, blue or brown. The blue and brown versions have a striking green contrast lining. The Zeta Ville Babywearing Coat is bum-covering, which is considered crucial by Mumsnetters on our Style and Beauty forum. However, it’s shorter than other styles on our list, which may or may not be a problem for you.


  • Reasonable price
  • Cosy
  • Two coats in one
  • Removable panel for bump and baby carrier
  • Machine washable


  • Shorter style than others on the list
  • Some reviewers claim the collar is too high

8. Best spring maternity coat: New Look Maternity Grey Hooded Long Sleeve Anorak

New Look Maternity Anorak

Price: £35 | Buy now from New Look

I got mine from Boohoo and New Look. But there’s quite a few on eBay.” Lifeandsole

If you’re pregnant in the spring, you’ll want to avoid overheating in a heavy duty parka style coat, and may want to opt for something like the New Look Maternity Long Sleeve Anorak.

With a hood and shell fabric, it’s practical for the milder months when you want something to throw on for a trip to the shops or the school run. There’s no removable panels or stretchy sides, but it has been designed to accommodate a bump which means it could still fit and be worn even after your baby is born.

We like that it comes in three neutral colourways and other nice details include toggles and side pockets - and it’s machine washable! 


  • Hood and lightweight shell fabric for milder weather 
  • Machine washable
  • Available in three neutral colour-ways
  • Affordable price


  • No removable panels so may not last as long

9. Best pregnancy raincoat: Wombat & Co Numbat Go Baby Wearing Packable Maternity Coat

Numbat Go Raincoat

Price: £99 | Buy now from John Lewis

Want a coat that you can pop in your bag in case a sudden downpour hits? Well, the Wombat & Co Nombat Go Baby Wearing Packable Maternity Coat has got you covered - quite literally! 

Weighing just 500g, it can be folded in three steps and fits into a bag to keep you dry on the go. Designed to be used during pregnancy, front and back (although you do need to buy an extra insert for this) babywearing and beyond.

When your bump gets too big or you want to use a baby carrier, you simply zip in the insert for extra room, with adjustment strings for getting the right fit. There’s so much room, you can carry your baby up to the age of three or four! Then, simply remove the insert to use as a raincoat. It comes in a range of four stylish colours and, while it is expensive, you should use it for years to come.


  • Machine washable
  • Available in four stylish colours
  • Lightweight and folds into a bag
  • Can be worn for both front and back babywearing
  • Removable zip insert means it can be used for years


  • Expensive 

10. Best plus size maternity coat: BUMP IT UP Maternity Curve Black Panelled Puffer Midi Coat

Yours Bump It Up Maternity Coat

Price £80 | Buy now from Yours

Available in sizes 16 up to 32, the BUMP IT UP Maternity Curve Black Panelled Puffer Midi Coat will keep you warm in the cold winter months.

Made from a durable woven fabric and with a faux fur removable hood and neckline, it looks super cosy. There’s no removable panel, but there are toggles for adjusting around your growing bump and to also add shape to the coat.  

The midi length means it’s not too long and we love that it can be thrown in the washing machine if you’ve had a particularly muddy trip to the park. It’s available in two neutral colours, black and natural brown. 


  • Warm and cosy
  • Faux fur trim around hood and neck
  • Toggles for adjusting around the bump
  • Available in two colours
  • Sizes go from 16 up to 32


  • No removable panels so may not last as long as other coats

How to choose the best maternity coat

When you’re looking for your ideal maternity coat, think about what you need from your winter coat:

  • Budget: While more expensive 3-in-1 styles can cost close to £200, less spendy winter maternity coats can be picked up for under £40, such as our best budget maternity coat, the Asda Maternity Padded Zip Up Coat. Think about how long you would reasonably wear the coat and whether you want to choose an investment buy or a less break-the-bank option.
  • Waterproof or showerproof: If you’re going to be doing a lot of walking around in the rain this winter then you’ll need a coat that’s at least showerproof, such as the JoJo Maman Bébé 2-in1- Faux Fur Trim Padded Parka. If you’re mainly working from home, as so many of us still are, then you may get away with one that doesn’t have wet weather credentials to tackle Snowdon, but will get you to the corner shop and back in style like the New Look Maternity Grey Hooded Long Sleeve Anorak.
  • Babywearing: If you’re planning on carrying your newborn in a baby carrier during the winter months, it might suit you to get a baby-carrying style of coat with an attachable kangaroo panel.Length: If you’re petite, you may prefer a shorter style such as the Zeta Ville Babywearing Coat but for full-on coverage during the winter months, a longer length maternity coat will keep you snuggly.
  • Length: If you’re petite, you may prefer a shorter style such as the Zeta Ville Babywearing Coat but for full-on coverage during the winter months, a longer length maternity coat will keep you snuggly. 
  • Care: If you already have kids and spend a chunk of your life hanging around muddy playgrounds, it might be wise to opt for a machine-washable style such as the JoJo Maman Bébé Navy 2-in-1 Maternity Puffer Coat. If this is your first baby and you’re still living a relatively mess-free life, a dry-clean coat won’t be too much of a hassle for you.

What is the best maternity coat?

The best overall maternity coat is the Seraphine 3-in-1 Winter Maternity Parka, which gives you three stylish coats for the price of one and covers you during pregnancy, babywearing and afterwards too. 

Do I need a pregnancy coat?

This question gets mixed responses on our Mumsnet forums. The answer probably varies depending on what time of the year your bump is at its biggest. In the summer, you may not need anything at all, other than maybe a raincoat.

In the winter months you’ll want something that covers your bump, but some mums-to-be find buying a bigger non-maternity coat does the job. However, if you want to allow plenty of room to grow but the rest of the coat to still fit you nicely then a maternity coat will be a good investment, especially as some of them have been designed to last well after your baby is born.

What is a 3-in-1 maternity coat?

If you’re going to invest in a maternity coat, a 3-in-1 will provide plenty of use for you and your little one. The coat can be used in three stages, firstly throughout your pregnancy with ties or toggles to allow extra room for growth. 

Then, when your baby is born, the coat can be used when you’re carrying your baby in a sling or carrier, zipping on an extra panel to keep you both warm and dry. Finally, the idea behind a 3-in-1 is that you can use your coat afterwards too - simply unzip the panel and you can use it for all those cold days chasing a toddler around the park! 

These kinds of coats can be a heavy investment but if you actually do use it all for all three stages, you should get your money’s worth out of it.

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