Where to Find Maternity Coats
Yes, being “in the family” way requires a new wardrobe. You might be okay for 3-4 months, but after that, you will need new choices. All pregnancies, unless they end early, last for 38 weeks and my first went for 40 weeks before she decided to make an appearance. Ironically, the doctor had set a deadline to induce the next day. So, regardless of when your due date is, chances are good you will need new winter clothes and this includes outer wear or maternity coats.
Maternity Coats are Worth It
Do buy maternity light jackets, cardigans and warmer coats. You will need to plan ahead for these purchases, just like you do regular clothes. As I write this in February, the stores are currently switching to spring and summer clothes. If you want the best choice, buy early. If money is a problem, then you might want to buy at the end of the season. But be aware, choices are more limited and the end of the season is still before the fall and winter. Lastly, do not let someone sell you a larger non-maternity jacket. You need a coat that is not only bigger, but that will grow in the right areas. The right maternity clothes let you shop for your regular sizes, thus fitting the garments to your body.
My Favorite Place for High Fashion Maternity Coats
To find your coat, if you like high-end clothing, go to Isabella Oliver. While items at regular prices for coats can reach in the hundreds of dollars here, there are frequent clearance offerings that are fashionable and much better priced. Isabella Oliver simply does the very best with maternity fashions. Starting here gives you a great idea of what you want to shoot for when shopping. Plus, there clearance area is a good place for off-season shopping.
Another Great Outlet for Maternity Coats
If price concerns you a bit more, take a look at A Pea in the Pod. If the name is very recognizable to you, they were known for years as Mimi Maternity. This store features both designer and more reasonable priced coats. They have a great selection and carry coats during the warm months of the year. This maternity store carries coats for a fashionable outing or weekend in the country. One can easily shop here for a complete maternity wardrobe.
Get a Good Deal on a Coat
For bargains, the place to look is Motherhood Maternity. This is a closeout store for several maternity shops including A Pea in the Pod. While the items are limited and more seasonal, all the coats and jackets sold here are quality items. And best, the prices are great.
Other Places to Shop for Coats During Pregnancy
Other stores such as Target, Walmart, Sears, or Old Navy also have maternity selections. So, if you normally shop these stores, check them out. However, selections in these stores are often limited in the coat and jacket areas. Another consideration is second hand and consignment stores. If you don’t look at these stores normally, this is a chance to check them out. Sometimes these stores have great designer clothes at low prices. Simply put, maternity clothes are not usually worn very long. However with a maternity coat, you have two good options. You can either stash it until your next pregnancy, or get the coat altered, and have a more fitted coat.
Shopping for your maternity coats or jackets should not be any more difficult than looking for other clothes. With a bit of planning and use of the Internet, it is easy to be prepared to keep you and your child comfortable during the colder months of your pregnancy.