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Must-Have Items for Your Winter Maternity Wardrobe

Winter can be a tough time of the year for expecting moms (or new moms). The cold weather, combined with the changes in your body, can make dressing up and looking cute quite a challenge. However, that doesn’t mean you have to compromise on your style. You simply have to layer up well, which is why you should always have some essential items in your winter maternity wardrobe.

You don’t want to catch a cold or flu, so dress right to survive the winter season without added challenges besides the usual pregnancy woes. We have listed some must-have items for your winter maternity wardrobe to keep you looking chic as you wait to hold your bundle of joy in your arms. These will not only keep you warm but also make you look fashionable.

1. Thick leggings

Thick leggings are a must-have for your winter maternity wardrobe. They will provide warmth and well-needed support to your belly while being comfortable and versatile. You can pair them up with a dress or skirt, along with boots, and you are ready to go. Plus, you can wear them layered under your flared jeans to keep your legs warm.

Since leggings come in various materials, look for those made from high-quality fabrics or fleece to keep you warm and cozy this winter. If you are confused about the colors, wear black leggings because they aren’t as susceptible to stains. Moreover, black is highly versatile, and you can pair it with most of your t-shirts and sweatshirts.

2. Jackets or coats

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Another must-have item for your winter maternity wardrobe is a chic jacket or coat that you can layer on top of your sweatshirt or dress to keep you warm when you head out. Go for a versatile color, so you don’t have to worry about making a choice with the pregnancy brain. Look for jackets with features like fleece lining, adjustable hoods, and big pockets (to keep your snacks so you aren’t caught off guard when those cravings hit while you are out and about).

A water-resistant outer layer is also an excellent idea for a jacket, as it can protect you from unexpected weather conditions. You can even look for velvet jackets or coats to feel extra cozy, but keep it reserved for those non-snowy days. Since coats and jackets come in various lengths, pick one that suits your body type (or one that you feel looks the best on you) and can also be used post-maternity.

3. Winter dresses

Don’t shy away from picking cute dresses for your winter maternity wardrobe. Nothing should stop you from looking your best (if you want to), not even being heavily pregnant. You can rock dresses with a growing baby bump. Moreover, dresses are both fashionable and practical for your maternity wardrobe.

Always pick dresses made with warm materials like wool or fleece. Also, look for styles with an empire waist or a wrap dress to accommodate your growing belly. Wrap dresses will also make breastfeeding (or pumping) easier post-delivery. Pair your dresses with leggings, a full-length coat, and some bling, and you are ready to slay.

4. Cardigans or sweaters

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Sweaters or cardigans are a must-have for your winter maternity wardrobe. Look for ones made from 100% wool, which will keep you warm indoors and outdoors. Opt for styles worn with leggings or dresses for a casual yet chic look.

5. Hats and gloves

You cannot survive winter without woolen hats, gloves, and cashmere scarves. They are your armor and will protect you from the chilly wind. Plus, they can be used over the years, even after pregnancy, so invest in them to accessorize your dresses.

Don’t forget to get thermals, winter boots, and tights. Experiment with the styles, and you will have a trendy maternity wardrobe without much effort. Pick pieces that leave room for an expanding belly and can be reused later. Remember to listen to your body and ditch the items you don’t find the most comfortable, and you will soon have a comfortable yet chic maternity wardrobe.

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