6 Trendy Plus Size Maternity Outfits for Fall and Winter

There’s something just a little extra magical about this time of year. The crisp air, brilliantly colorful trees, and sparkling holiday lights and decorations that brighten our neighborhoods—it all creates a feeling of wonder and childlike whimsy that brings such a sense of joy. But one of my absolute favorite things about this time of year is the fashion!

Fall and winter give opportunities to finally wear clothes that have been tucked away for months, and to don cute accessories that are also functional, like hats, scarfs, and jackets.

Especially for pregnant mamas who desire a little more comfort, cold weather fashion is perfect for growing bellies, since incorporating soft and cozy pieces is a must. Another bonus about dressing for fall and winter while pregnant is that many of your non-maternity items like coats and stretchy leggings can easily be integrated into your wardrobe, which will save you money!

Whether you’re three or nine months pregnant, trendy yet comfortable outfits for chilly days are easy to achieve with a handful of key pieces. Here are some gorgeous and creative fall and winter outfit ideas from some of the most fashionable expectant mamas around the blogosphere.

These plus size maternity outfits are budget-friendly, work well on any body type, and will keep you and your beautiful bump warm and looking flawless through all the frosty months ahead.

6 Trendy Plus Size Maternity Outfits for Fall and Winter // The Millennial Wife

6 Gorgeous Plus Size Maternity Outfits for Fall and Winter

#1: The Grey Sweater Dress

Lindsay Johnson at | Instagram

Cloudy skies call for moody hues, and grey is a quintessential cold-weather neutral that pairs well with an array of patterns and colors. Sweater dresses have longevity throughout the chillier seasons since they can be worn on their own or with tights and a coat for extra warmth.

To create plus size maternity outfits that are perfect for mild autumn days, throw a geometric-patterned cardigan over a plus-size grey maternity sweater dress and finish with tan ankle boots and a cute, wide-brimmed hat, like this outfit from Lindsay.

A photo posted by Samantha (@gold_coast_girl) on

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As it gets even colder outside, try mixing pieces with your sweater dress like the ones in this outfit by Samantha. Thick black tights and a warm plaid pea coat look sophisticated (and cozy!) paired with a purse in rich burgundy.

Grab this cowl-necked plus-size maternity sweater dress from Old Navy.

#2: Pretty in Plaid

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A button-down plaid shirt is a great go-to for effortless style that’s anything but stuffy. And the best part is, because you can leave them unbuttoned, shirts you wore before you got pregnant work just as well as their more expensive maternity counterparts.

To create some plus size maternity outfits inspired by this look, just throw one over a band tee with army green leggings, chic black ankle booties, and a brightly-colored beanie for an edgy look, like this one from Jalynn.

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Paired with jeans and forest green rain boots, Christmas-y plaid colors look casual and fresh on Stevie.

Ari Danielson | Instagram

Tie a plaid shirt around the waist of a long-sleeved dress for a simple yet darling ensemble like Instagrammer Ari Danielson’s.

#3: Cool Coats

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This season, outerwear that will keep you feeling toasty all day doesn’t have to be boring or basic. A bright and cheery cobalt blue coat like the one worn by mama-to-be Brittni will bring a delightful pop of color to any winter outfit. Although this coat can definitely be used as a dressy piece, I love how she kept is casual by throwing it over jeans and a soft striped tee with equally bright cobalt smoking flats.

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For a more understated look, camel is a color that’s very on-trend for fall. Isn’t this camel cardigan worn by JayCee absolutely elegant? I like how she kept her look simple with jeans, a white tee and black booties.

Get the look with this camel cardigan from Torrid.

#4: Ponchos and Capes

Jalynn at | Instagram

Ponchos and capes have definitely made a comeback over the last few years and I couldn’t be happier, because donning one of these cold weather beauties feels like you’re wearing a snuggly (and stylish!) blanket. And really, could there be anything better than that?!

They come in so many colors and varieties, too. Try a bright white poncho over an all-black outfit, like this one, complete with faux leather leggings and your favorite snazzy ankle boots.

A photo posted by Samantha (@gold_coast_girl) on

Samantha at | Instagram

This thick-knit charcoal poncho with white stitch detail looks so comfortable! And because it’s a dark neutral, it can be worn with almost anything.

Make sure you have a charcoal poncho as part of your winter plus size maternity outfits wardrobe!

Lindsay Johnson at | Instagram

This neutral fringed poncho look with a white tee and jeans is so clean and simple. I imagine wearing this outfit with a good book by a warm fire as the snow falls softly outside and feeling completely relaxed and cozy.

#5: Denim Tops

Stevie at | Instagram

Denim shirts are versatile pieces for fall and winter because they can easily be mixed and matched with other items for an endless number of outfits. Shirts that tie above the bump will highlight your lovely, growing shape. One easy way to wear this trend is to grab this plus size denim maternity shirt-dress and keep the look straightforward with tights, brown boots, and a trendy bag.

Jalynn at | Instagram

For a more show-stopping look, try pairing your denim top with one of my favorite trends this fall — some sexy and colorful over-the-knee boots. And don’t forget a trendy long vest and wide-brim wool hat to take it up an extra notch.

#6: Sweet Stripes

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Stripes were one of my favorite summer trends; there’s just something about skinny stripes that is completely classic and timeless. Striped dresses make wonderful transition pieces from summer to fall. In this look, Heather takes a simple shift dress (try this plus-size maternity striped dress from Pink Blush) and makes it just a little cooler with a sleek faux leather jacket, black booties, and a brown cross-body bag.

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Mary | Instagram

Another cute way to style a striped dress is to mix it with other patterns. I love how Instagrammer Mary paired her blue and white striped dress with a pretty, patterned scarf in similar shades of blue, and added more warmth by wearing colored tights and light tan ankle boots.

I hope this post has shown you just how easy it is to pull together a ton of great outfits with some basic items you might already have in your closet! Special thanks to all the lovely mama-to-be bloggers and Instagrammers who allowed us to use their photos as inspiration for these 6 trendy plus size maternity outfits.

What are your favorite go-to pieces for fall and winter plus size maternity outfits? 

6 Trendy Plus Size Maternity Outfits for Fall and Winter // The Millennial Wife

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While most of the outfits you posted about were cute, I was disappointed to see you posted only 1, maybe 2, pics of the outfits on actual plus sized girls. All of the models were skinny and wear those outfits far differently than a plus size girl with various types of curves that respond differently to certain materials, cuts, and lengths of clothing.

I’d love to see future “plus size” outfit suggestion posts with real plus size examples in the future.