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Best maternity sweaters to keep your bump warm

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As the weather starts to cool down, it’s time to start thinking about fall maternity sweaters. Luckily for us preggos, you don’t necessarily need a specific maternity sweater or jumper, although there are plenty of cute maternity sweaters to choose from. You can’t go past a classic black, a trendy cream, or a bold blue for this season. When it comes to style, a boatneck sweater can add a touch of elegance to any outfit, while a more relaxed fit is perfect for cosy, casual days. Being pregnant is amazing during the cooler months and you’ll love rugging up with your precious bump. The right sweater can make you feel confident and comfortable and protected. Here’s a guide to the best maternity jumpers and sweaters to buy this upcoming season.

What to keep in mind when buying your maternity sweaters?

  1. Comfort: As your body changes, comfort should be a top priority. Look for sweaters that are soft, stretchy, and lightweight as well as made from great material.
  2. Size: You can wear tight or looser sweaters, it’s really up to you but they need to be long enough to accommodate your bump. If you’re not sure, go one size up. Loose fitting is in!
  3. Fabric: Choose fabrics that are breathable, non-irritating and easy to look after. We’ve got a wide selection of good quality maternity jumpers and sweaters here for you to choose from.
  4. Style: There are many styles of maternity jumpers and maternity sweaters available, including boatneck, quarter zip, half zip, stripe (still very on trend), turtleneck, cowl neck, and crew neck. Choose a style that flatters your body and suits your taste.

Which fabrics are best for maternity sweaters?

  1. Cotton: Cotton is breathable, lightweight, comfortable, and easy to care for. It’s a great choice for casual maternity sweaters and won’t irritate your skin.
  2. Merino: Merino wool jumpers and sweaters are soft, lightweight, and warm. It’s perfect for cold weather and can be worn for formal occasions.
  3. Cashmere: Cashmere is luxurious and soft, making it an excellent choice for dressy maternity sweaters.
  4. Wool: Wool is great although it can be a bit itchy on some people. See how you go with a woolen blend and if it gets too much, swap for cotton.
  5. Where it’s not possible to get a maternity sweater that’s made of very high quality material, look for a blend.

Learn more about the best maternity fabrics to wear.

Here are our top 17 cozy and stylish pregnancy sweaters

Warm long maternity sweaters

Stay warm and stylish in the luxurious and classy Zipped Cotton Maternity & Nursing Sweater from Seraphine. This long maternity sweater features a front zipper for easy nursing access and is made from a 100% cotton knit fabric tp keep you comfy all day long. We can’t get enough of clean stripes and this sweater does it perfectly.

Zipped Cotton Maternity & Nursing Sweater Striped
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Zipped Cotton Maternity & Nursing Sweater Striped

Cutest maternity cardigan

Stay cozy and stylish in this cutest maternity cardigan from H&M Mama.  Made from soft and comfortable knit fabric, this cardigan features long sleeves and a flattering V-neckline while being made of a thicker knit. It’s a versatile piece to wear throughout your pregnancy and is available in a few different colors. Wear buttoned up or casually undone over a white tee.

“Lovely quality cardi would liked it little longer but it’s cropped ish style. Size wise I’m 12 so small was great fit as bit loose fitting. If your 8/10 size down. I wear it as the model does layered with T-shirt it shirt underneath.”

Fine-knit cashmere cardigan Khaki, Green
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Fine-knit cashmere cardigan Khaki, Green

Stripe maternity sweater

Is it just me or does this sweater make you want to grab a hot chocolate and sit by the fire? With its cute striped design, luxurious sut and soft cashmere blend, this sweater is perfect for layering over any outfit for a touch of warmth and style.

“I’m obsessed with the feel of the material of this sweater. the organic cotton (woo susty!) material has a bit of weight to it which feels nice and cozy. I am typically a small and ordered a medium for a bit of an oversized look.”

The Organic Cotton Crew Sweater Canvas / Black
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The Organic Cotton Crew Sweater Canvas / Black

Best plus size maternity sweatshirt

Available in sizes 1X, 2X, and 3X, this sweater is specifically made for plus-size mamas. Featuring a crew neck and long sleeves, this affordable sweater is made of 100% cotton and fits nicely around your belly. Adding to cart right now.

Black Pocketed Plus Maternity Sweatshirt
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Black Pocketed Plus Maternity Sweatshirt

Best black pregnancy sweater

This sweater is from one of our favorite brands, Anine Bing. It’s oversized, making it perfect to wear during pregnancy and beyond. This piece is ideal for layering during the cooler months, and it comes in stunning colors you will want to order one in each. It’s a timeless staple that you can wear any day, anytime, for any occasion.

Sydney Sweater Black
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Sydney Sweater Black

Affordable maternity sweaters

H&M MAMA has a range of super affordable and stylish options for mamas on a budget. Featuring a wrapover front design in a beautiful light beige color, it’s perfect for layering over your favorite maternity jeans, leggings or a silk bias skirt. 

Mama Wrap Cardigan Light Beige
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Mama Wrap Cardigan Light Beige

Cozy maternity nursing sweaters

For a sustainable option when it comes to maternity clothing we love Boob Design. Check out the Fleece-Lined Maternity Sweatshirt with Nursing Access – isn’t it beautiful? Made from soft, sustainable materials and designed for easy breastfeeding, this cozy maternity sweater is a must-have for any new mama.

Fleece Lined Maternity Sweatshirt With Nursing Access Green Khaki
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Fleece Lined Maternity Sweatshirt With Nursing Access Green Khaki

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100% cotton jumpers for pregnancy

Stay cozy in this 100% cotton bump-friendly jumper from Everlane. While not specifically designed for pregnancy, this oversized sweater can accommodate your growing belly and be worn afterward!

The Renew Fleece Oversized Crew Bone
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The Renew Fleece Oversized Crew Bone

Stunning cropped maternity sweater

A crop top paired with an over-the-bump skirt or pants is a stylish way to rock your bump. This crop top looks like denim but is very soft to the touch, made of 100% cotton. It’s available in black and up to size 5XL.

Jeanius Cropped Sweatshirt Indigo
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Jeanius Cropped Sweatshirt Indigo

Lovely maternity sweater dress

OK… this color though! This dress from Hatch Collection is the perfect choice for mamas who want to look stylish while staying comfortable. The colors are amazing, and the quality is on brand for Hatch. We love the ribbing and flattering design.

Stylish oversized maternity jumper

This stylish maternity sweater will have you getting ready to snuggle up in no time. It  features a relaxed fit, cozy wool and merino blend that’s also sustainable plus it has easy breastfeeding access. Love this color. Count us in.

“So warm and cozy! The turtleneck part is a touch big for me, but I have a kind of a small head and neck. I am able to make it work though:) I love that I can wear it with leggings too and stay warm!”

Oversized Wool Sweater With Nursing Access Camel
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Oversized Wool Sweater With Nursing Access Camel

Best cable knit maternity sweater

Arket’s Cable Knit Maternity Sweater is a classic sweater choice that will never go out of style. Made from 100% Wool and featuring a stylish cable knit pattern, this sweater is the perfect choice for keeping cozy during colder months. Pair with jeans, leggings and a woolen coat for ultimate style cred.

Cable-Knit Wool Jumper Off White
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Cable-Knit Wool Jumper Off White

Our fav cashmere maternity sweater

Treat yourself to a luxurious cashmere sweater with Lilac turtleneck sweater from & Other Stories. Made from 100% cashmere and featuring a boxy silhouette that will drape beautifully over any shape. 

Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater Lilac
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Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater Lilac

Must-have pregnancy red sweater

Stand out in this must-have pregnancy red sweater from PinkBlush. With its mock neck and oversized fit, this sweatshirt is perfect for adding a pop of color to your outfit while oozing comfort at every stage.

Red Knit Mock Neck Maternity Long Sleeve Top
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Red Knit Mock Neck Maternity Long Sleeve Top

Maternity turtleneck sweater

Stay cozy and stylish with this cashmere lilac turtleneck sweater. Made  out of high-quality cashmere, this maternity turtleneck sweater offers the ultimate comfort and warmth during colder months. It’s got a gorgeous relaxed fit, so while not technically a maternity piece, should see you through pregnancy in comfort.

Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater Lilac
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Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater Lilac

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Most recommended sleeveless sweater

Reviewers say this sleeveless sweater is soft – which we love for pregnancy! It’s a versatile and stylish addition to your maternity wardrobe, worn well with wide leg pants and sneakers. Made from a soft and cozy blend of cotton and wool, this sweater will keep you warm and comfortable through the chilly months.

The Alpaca V-Neck Vest Snow
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The Alpaca V-Neck Vest Snow

Best hoodie for pregnancy

The Maternity Hoodie with Nursing Access from Boob Design is one of the best maternity designs we’ve seen in a while given you can barely tell there’s breastfeeding access. Reviewers say it can run a little tight so perhaps size up for extra comfort. We love the colors on offer and did we mention it’s made from sustainable material?

Maternity Hoodie With Nursing Access Putty
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Maternity Hoodie With Nursing Access Putty

Our fav zip jumper for pregnancy

So on trend it hurts. Get ready to zip up and stay cozy in this super cute zip jumper for pregnancy. With its classic design and soft cotton blend, this maternity sweater is the perfect choice for anyone looking for the ultimate casual outfit.

The Felted Merino Half-Zip Sweater Heathered Oat
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The Felted Merino Half-Zip Sweater Heathered Oat

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