Chances are, if you are in your first or second trimester, you will need a maternity coat to get you through our cold Canadian winters. Lucky for you, there are many stylish and practical ones to choose from. Not so 12 years ago when wearing your partner’s MEC jacket was as fashion forward as it got. Here are a few of our favourite maternity coats for you and your bump…
Winner of Dream funded: Let the Crowd Decide, this Canadian product was designed by Freda Langelo and Danielle Tchao . The sister’s-in-law created a coat extension that can be worn over a pregnant belly or a baby in a carrier. The products can be purchased in 6 different colours, are water and wind proof and provide exceptional warmth. You can use the adaptor with multiple coats so both parents can take turns. Just brilliant!
Another Canadian made maternity coat that’s fashionable and keeps you warm. Best of all it’s a convertible 3-in-1 design that let’s you go from maternity, baby wearing and back to a regular jacket so you can use it for years to come. You can pick one up at Carry Maternity in Toronto.
How gorgeous is this poncho?! Crafted in europe from virgin organic wool, this fall wrap is stunning and luxurious. It’s an investment at around $200 dollars but it can be used during pregnancy and over front and back carriers. Throw on a pair of tall boots and you’re ready for fall. You can pick one up at Little Zen One in Toronto.
Handmade in Toronto, you can find Babywearing polar fleece jackets on Etsy. They are warm, cozy, eco-friendly and very flattering. We love their clever and stylish design.
The British online fashion store, ASOS has some really stylish pregnancy wear. This is the new look maternity speckled bomber. It’s reasonably priced at around $80 dollars before taxes and shipping is free.