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Best maternity robes for a comfortable pregnancy and postpartum

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Features to look for in a maternity robe

If there’s one item of clothing that makes you feel like you’re both at home and on holiday, it’s the maternity robe. There’s a freedom and comfort that comes with wrapping yourself in a beautiful, warm robe. With so many options out there, from modal to sheer, you’ll find your perfect fit. There are a few features to look for in a maternity robe. These are:

  • Size: make sure your robe isn’t too tight especially around the arms
  • Pockets: Pockets are super handy, especially during night feeds. You can put your phone in there, as well as any bits and pieces you might need like hair ties and nipple cream
  • Material:  If you have sensitive skin, opt for a more natural material for your maternity robe. The same goes for if you live in a warmer climate or prefer something more breezy.

Here are out top xx maternity robes for relaxing in style

Best maternity robe for hospital

The HATCH-to-Hospital Box is filled with the most amazing maternity luxuries. This curated assortment of hospital essentials takes the guesswork out of packing and ensures you feel cozy and pampered when you need it the most. Included: a bamboo brief for full coverage and flexibility, a nursing-friendly bamboo nightgown, a matching bamboo robe for easy nursing access and sweet snuggles, and a pair of luxurious gray socks made in Italy by HATCH x Maria La Rosa.

Perfect robe for your pregnancy photoshoot

The Mumu X Curateur The Harlow Robe from Show Me Your Mumu is a stunning pregnancy photoshoot robe. This robe is elegant and sophisticated while still being delicate. It’s a beautiful aesthetic that will complement your baby bump and work for post baby glam on holiday too.

Take a look at these 10 maternity photoshoot ideas we’re in love with and get some inspo from these stunning celebrity maternity photoshoots.

Mumu X Curateur The Harlow Robe ~ Pink Stripe
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Mumu X Curateur The Harlow Robe ~ Pink Stripe

Maternity robe and swaddle set

There is something so adorable about mom and baby maternity robe and swaddle sets. We love the Angel Maternity Nursing Maternity Dress & Robe Baby Wrap Set. A cute coordinated style and comfort for you and your little one, the set includes a nursing maternity dress and a matching robe, along with a baby wrap.

Nursing/Maternity Dress, Robe & Baby Wrap Set Grey White
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Nursing/Maternity Dress, Robe & Baby Wrap Set Grey White

Maternity nightgown and robe set

The Maternity Nightgown and Robe Set from Cosabella is super sophisticated, offering a feminine twist on classic men’s styles. Crafted from super soft pima cotton and modal, it’s perfect for both maternity and nursing. The maternity robe features an open front and tie at the waist, accented with contrasting satin piping. The nursing camisole includes easy clip-on/clip-off straps, while the racerback pullover style provides support and full coverage.

Bella nursing 3 piece pajama set with robe Mandorla/Moon Ivory
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Bella nursing 3 piece pajama set with robe Mandorla/Moon Ivory

Best tulle robe maternity

The Fleur Gown in antique white is a modern and classy option for mamas looking bridal fluffy tulle maternity robes. Featuring delicate lace details and a flowing tulle skirt, it’s the perfect romantic and ethereal look for your shoot or just because. 

Amalia Satin Feather Trim Robe - White
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Amalia Satin Feather Trim Robe – White

Best plus size robe for pregnancy

The SKIMS Soft Lounge Robe in Heather Grey is ultra soft. Crafted from a heavenly modal mix, it feels luxurious against your skin. This robe comes in a range of sizes, making it perfect for the plus size mama looking for the best in their luxe loungewear.

Soft lounge robe heather grey
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Soft lounge robe heather grey

Cutest long maternity robe

Reverie the Label’s Theodore robe is the luxe long maternity robe option for mamas. With its long length, comfortable fit, and irresistibly soft texture, it is pure indulgence. It’s the perfect gift for a friend, sister or wife. A staple for all seasons, this robe oozes 5 star luxury hotel appeal. 

Pregnancy robes in different colors

Black

This is one of our fave pregnancy robes. It’s both versatile and stylish, with the adjustable belt offering an empire waist for pregnancy and a traditional waist for postpartum and beyond. It’s a hospital bag essential that doubles as a nursing nightgown/cover too. The satin collar and trim add a touch of sophistication, while the three-quarter sleeves are perfect for rolling up for baby baths. Recognized as the NAPPA Best for Moms 2020 Award Winner, this robe is a true gem.

Emmaline robe Black
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Emmaline robe Black

Pink

Reviewers say they felt like a princess in this one. With lace trim and a super soft material, the Angel maternity hospital pack nursing nightgown robe and baby wrap offers easy access for breastfeeding and skin-to-skin time at the hospital. Stay comfortable in freezing temps and feel like a complete princess at the same time!

Hospital Pack Nursing Nightgown, Robe & Baby Wrap Pink
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Hospital Pack Nursing Nightgown, Robe & Baby Wrap Pink

White

We love the off white melange color of this delicious robe from Hatch. It’s called the nesting robe for a reason – it’s the perfect robe to wear before and after baby! Made of a beautiful soft tencel blend, you’ll feel absolutely spoilt in this beautiful investment maternity robe. 

Best floral robe for mums-to-be

When it comes to floral robes for mums-to-be, it’s a little harder to find elevated prints. That’s why we love this stunning robe. This floral robe is a perfect choice for an elevated floral style. Whether you’re lounging at home or getting ready for the day, this robe is the perfect blend of sophistication and comfort.

Desert Wanderer Maxi Robe Turquoise Dawn
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Desert Wanderer Maxi Robe Turquoise Dawn

Best bamboo maternity robe

Indulge in the best bamboo maternity robe with the Clea Bamboo Classic Robe in Evergreen. Crafted from bamboo fabric, this robe offers luxurious softness and breathability. We’re obsessed with this emerald color too. Perfect for lounging, feeding and sleeping, this robe ensures comfort and style throughout your pregnancy journey. Plus you’ll feel good embracing the eco-friendly and sustainable qualities of bamboo with this must-have maternity essential.

Clea Bamboo Classic Robe Evergreen
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Clea Bamboo Classic Robe Evergreen

Cutest organic pregnancy robe

Wrap yourself in the cutest organic pregnancy robe with the  Storq Delivery Robe in Blue. Made from organic cotton and from one of our favorite sustainable brands at The Mama Style, this robe is a staff fave. It comes in a few lovely colorways too. Designed for the needs of pregnant women, it provides a relaxed fit and easy accessibility. It’s also one the softest maternity robes out there.  

Feel good delivery robe Indigo
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Feel good delivery robe Indigo

Best lace maternity robe

Made in Italy with high-quality design and artisanal craftsmanship, this is a stylish and simple maternity robe with a delicate look. It’s designed for both delivery and nursing, so you can definitely add this to your hospital bag. The soft and stretchy fabric ensures a comfortable fit throughout your pregnancy and beyond.

Allure Sleep Robe White
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Allure Sleep Robe White

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Magnolia Robe White
Credit: Cosabella

Magnolia Robe White

Best affordable maternity robe

This Pinkblush robe is the best affordable maternity robe out there when it comes to quality and style. Made specifically for nursing and hospital wear, it also comes in a range of plus options and different colorways.

PinkBlush Charcoal Delivery/Nursing Maternity Robe Charcoal Grey
Credit: PinkBlush Maternity

PinkBlush Charcoal Delivery/Nursing Maternity Robe Charcoal Grey

FAQs

Do you really need a maternity robe?

While it’s not a necessity, just about every mama craves this helpful and comfortable item during pregnancy and after childbirth. It can provide a sense of comfort and security, and with pockets and an easy tie, maternity robes are helpful for breastfeeding, especially late at night. 

What is the difference between a robe and a maternity robe?

The main difference between a robe and a maternity robe is that a maternity robe is designed to accommodate a growing belly. Maternity robes typically have a wider waistband and longer sleeves than regular robes. They may also have special features, such as nursing access or pockets. That being said, you can wear regular robes as maternity robes. We have featured a number of non-maternity robes here that will work just as well.

What are the best fabrics for maternity robes?

The best fabrics for maternity robes are soft, breathable, and comfortable. Some good options include cotton, bamboo, and linen. These fabrics will help you stay cool and comfortable, even when you’re feeling hot and sweaty. You can also opt for satin if you prefer a breezier feel or plush or terry if you prefer something hotter.

Can you give birth in a robe?

Yes, you can give birth in a robe. In fact, many hospitals recommend that you bring a robe to the hospital with you. A robe can be helpful for keeping you warm and comfortable during labor and delivery but also, it can make you feel more at home in a different environment. It can also be helpful for breastfeeding after the baby is born and keep you both warm. Your baby will enjoy the smell of you on your robe too. 

Why do you need a robe in the hospital bag?

A robe is a must-have item for your hospital bag. It will be helpful for keeping you warm and comfortable during your stay in the hospital. You can wear it to and from the bathroom, to and from your bed, and for breastfeeding while feeling more like yourself and a lot more comfortable than you would in a hospital gown. 

What do you wear under a maternity robe for a photoshoot?

You can wear whatever you want under a maternity robe for a photoshoot. Some popular options include a lacy bra and matching underwear, or a crop top for a more simplistic look. 

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