Dress The Bump: Everything You’ve Wanted To Know About Buying Winter Maternity Clothes

by pregnancy journalist

Winter is coming and with it comes the frigid, frightful weather.

The days are getting shorter, and the temperature is starting to drop. These are both usually signs that mean it’s time to break out all your favorite winter clothes to prepare for the upcoming season.

But, if you’re expecting, then there’s a good chance that quite a few of your favorite wintry pieces aren’t going to fit quite like they usually do. And, that means it’s time to invest in some winter maternity clothes.

Regular winter clothes tend to be stiff, heavy and formfitting. And, while they may look nice, they’re not exactly the most comfortable thing for a pregnant person to wear.

If you or a friend or loved one is expecting and are looking for some good ways to keep their baby bump all cozy this winter, look no further!

Here’s everything you need to know about how to dress for the winter while keeping your bun in the oven nice and toasty warm.

Learn to Love Layers

When the weather cools down, most people crank the heat up. While you may be comfortable all bundled up outside, the moment you step indoor, you might find yourself roasting.

You can combat this with one of the oldest tricks in the maternity fashion handbook — layers.

When you wear layers, you give yourself the ability to regulate your temperature no matter how hot or cold your surroundings might be.

The name of the game when you’re expecting is dressing comfortably. On top of keeping yourself cozy or cool, layered clothing tends to be looser and unrestrictive.

Looser clothing allows you to move more freely, which is critical when you’re lugging around an extra person inside your person.

So, this winter, as the temperatures drop into the single digits, double up on your clothes with fashionable but functional layers.

Fleece Tights and Leggings

Leggings are a must-have during pregnancy.

Their flexible, stretchiness is perfect for anyone going through rapid body changes. Or, anyone who’s just looking for a little extra comfort in their day-to-day wear.

The thin fabric of regular leggings is great for warmer months. But, freezing temperatures are not the best conditions for your favorite pair of ordinary tights.

Fleece tights and leggings have all the stretchy comforts of regular leggings, but with the added benefit of a warm fleece liner.

These super toasty tights are perfect to throw on under an oversized sweater or any of your other favorite pieces of winter wear.

Fleece tights add an extra layer of warmth while giving you plenty of extra give to help cover your adorable baby bump.

Open Blazers

Looking sharp and being comfortable are usually two very different outfits. But, there is a way to look ultra-professional and put together while being cozy and comfortable.

An open blazer gives you all the loose freedom around your chest and midsection you want while tying together an office-ready outfit.

You can wear blazers, especially neutral color blazers, over pretty much anything, making them ideal for layering. You can wear one over a cool tank top or even a light sweater for a little extra warmth.

And, wearing an open or buttonless blazer, means that you won’t have to worry about your baby bump getting in the way. So, you can keep rocking your look no matter what your baby decides to do.

Sweater Dresses

Oversized sweaters are a favorite among soon to be mothers during the winter months. But, these big and comfy classics aren’t always the most fashionable choice more slightly more formal events.

Sweater dresses are in essence an evolved a more stylish version of your favorite oversized sweater.

These ultra-comfy and stretchable dresses are perfect for holiday parties or office attire. Sweater dresses can be as loose or as form-fitting, as you like, making them a must-wear for expectant mothers.

Sweater dresses can be the base for dozens of cute and comfortable outfits that you’ll find yourself wearing, again and again, all season long.

As an extra note, try pairing your sweater dress with tights and your favorite pair of ankle boots.

Oversized Scarves

Scarves are an essential part of winter fashion. You can wear a good scarf to keep warm or to tie an outfit together.

While scarves are always a good idea, some scarves are better than others. You can use an oversized scarf in several different ways to keep yourself warm during the winter and throughout your pregnancy.

You can wear an oversized scarf as a scarf or as a full body wrap if you’re feeling chilly. A big scarf can also become a blanket or cover if you find yourself in need of a quick afternoon nap.

Winter-Ready Ponchos

If you’d like nothing more than to walk around wrapped up in a blanket all day, then you may want to think about adding a poncho to your maternity wardrobe.

Ponchos tick off a lot of boxes for must-have maternity winter wear. These thick and cozy wraps are loose, meaning that you’ll be able to wear one comfortably throughout your entire pregnancy.

On top of their loose and flowy nature, ponchos also make a fantastic middle or top layer. So, you’ll be able to adjust during the day to suit the temperature of your surroundings.

Ponchos can be a comfortable addition to your wardrobe during pregnancy. But, one of the best parts about ponchos is that they’re not specifically designed to be maternity clothes.

So, you’ll be able to enjoy your cozy poncho for years to come, not only while you’re pregnant.

Belly Bands

Nothing’s quite as bracing as a brisk gust of winter wind right across your belly bump.

Anyone who is pregnant knows that part of being pregnant is getting used to your bump peeking out from under your shirt every now and again.

And while flashing a little midriff can be super comfortable in the spring and summer, frigid wintery air is not nearly as fun.

People often use belly bands as extra cover should their shirt decide to start wandering. But, in the winter, these bands can act as another layer against the cold.

Belly bands can also allow you to keep wearing your favorite wintery pre-pregnancy pants by raising the waistline.

While belly bands can be a helpful part of your maternity wardrobe all year round, they are a must for winter.

Slip-On Boots

As your baby bump grows tying up laces can become a virtually impossible chore. Unfortunately, most slip-on shoes, like flats, aren’t built to handle snowy or icy conditions.

When you consider that your feet are going to take quite the beating during your pregnancy, you’re going to want to invest in a good pair of slip-on boots.

Slip-on boots, give you all the protection of winter boots, without the hassle of lacing up and tying more traditional snow boots.

When choosing new slip-on boots, you’ll want to make sure you find a pair that offers the amount of arch support you need and is suitably insulated.

It’s true that you can treat shoes to make them water resistant yourself. But when it comes to buying slip-on winter boots, you’ll also want to make sure you find a pair that is waterproof.

Which, is something that is especially true if you live in an area that gets a lot of snow.

Maternity Jackets

As your baby grows, you’re going to find it much more difficult to squeeze into your old form-fitting peacoat. So, you’ll need to upgrade.

What’s fantastic about maternity jackets is that you can wear them for every stage of your pregnancy, and even after your pregnancy is over.

Many of these jackets feature a fastening system that allows you to seamlessly alter the size of the coat to fit your needs.

As your baby bump grows, you can unzip or unfasten sections inside the jacket to fit you and your baby. Then, after you give birth, you can close up the extra flaps to return the coat to its original size.

When winter kicks into full swing, having a good jacket is essential, not just for comfort, but for your wellbeing. Maternity jackets are an excellent way to keep yourself safe and warm all while looking fabulous.

You don’t need to be pregnant yourself to buy maternity clothes. Winter maternity clothes can make an excellent gift for a friend, family member, or even a surrogate.

If your ready to have children and have an interest in using a surrogate, you can learn more about the benefits of surrogacy here.

Finding Winter Maternity Clothes

Dressing your bump can be frustrating, especially for first-time mothers.

Dealing with a rapidly changing body and all the annoying aches, pains that come with growing a person is uncomfortable to say the very least.

Then having to find comfortable clothes that fit well and look good presents an entirely new challenge.

But, with by following these tips, you’ll be able to fill your wardrobe with fashionable winter maternity clothes you’ll be happy to put on every day.

If you’re looking for a few more style tips to help give your wardrobe a boost, we can help.

We have dozens of other articles you for you to check out that can help you with everything from your hair to your shoes. Check them out today!

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