14 Fashionable and Functional Maternity Robes
February 11, 2021
We’re big fans of the maternity robe, a versatile essential that can be worn from pregnancy well into parenthood. The key difference between a maternity robe and your standard wrap is that it’s made with more fabric. That means it’ll fully cover your bump while you’re carrying baby and be extra-snuggly to wear postpartum. Put one on to lounge around in when you seriously just can’t with real clothes, or take advantage of the ultra-adjustable top if you choose to nurse. Some women even bring theirs along to the hospital so they feel a little less exposed.
But the possibilities don’t stop there. You can buy a nursing gown and robe set for a complete pajama look—heck, a few sets come with a coordinating maternity bra and maternity underwear too! Then there are the “mommy and me” maternity robe sets, so your wrap and baby’s swaddle can adorably match. Can you tell yet why we love maternity robes so much?
Ready to shop for this must-have item? Here, a few mom- and editor-approved styles we stand behind. There are ample options to choose from based on your needs, from maternity robes for the hospital to nursing robes for breastfeeding and beyond.
There’s no doubt this maternity robe was made with mamas in mind. The cozy modal wrap is designed to tie in two different ways: above the bump or around the waist, depending on your stage. Its deep pockets offer storage space you never knew you needed—that is, until you realized that with baby, your hands will practically always be full. And the satin trim makes it look put-together, even when you feel anything but. Searching for a complete maternity gown and robe set? Kindred Bravely sells the wrap in a bundle alongside a clip-down nightie, pull-aside bralette (both of which are perfect for breastfeeding) and a pair of compression underwear.
Buy it: $35, KindredBravely.com
Thought maternity robe sets were just for nursing? Think again. Kick off your collection of mommy and me outfits with a maternity robe and swaddle set. This best-selling Etsy combo includes a floral wrap for you and a coordinating wrap for baby—how cute is that?
Buy it: $76 for the maternity robe and swaddle set, Etsy.com
You can’t go wrong with a simple striped cover-up. This stretchy rayon plus-size maternity robe has a pretty crochet trim, so you can feel special all the way up to delivery day—and well after too.
Buy it: $46, PinkBlushMaternity.com
Searching for more maternity robes you can buy with coordinating swaddles? Look no further than Posh Peanut’s collection of mom and baby accessories. This buttery soft pregnancy robe works for labor and lounging alike, and the patterns coordinate with the designs of the brand’s popular receiving blankets. The inclusive sizing also means you can score a plus-size maternity robe you’ll really love.
Buy it: $55, Amazon.com
Have fun with your maternity robe! This on-trend nursing and delivery robe comes in a unique and cheerful tropical print. Plus, you can monogram it. It’s not just fashionable, though: The midi length offers extra coverage, making it just as functional. Best of all, it’s crafted using earth-friendly organic cotton.
Buy it: $65, MonicaandAndy.com
This nursing gown and robe make the perfect basic set. The wrap and chemise will fit you both during and after pregnancy, courtesy of the flexible knit fabric. And fall-away cups make using the nightie for nursing a total breeze.
Buy it: $119, IngridandIsabel.com
If you’re on the hunt for fun patterns, Baby Be Mine is where it’s at. This maternity robe and swaddle set comes in a wide range of designs, including this lovely ikat-inspired purple print. Pack it in your hospital bag for the sweetest mommy and me photos after birth. (FYI: The brand also sells matching labor and delivery gowns.)
Buy it: $55, Amazon.com
For additional coverage and coziness, opt for Storq’s minimalist, mid-calf delivery robe. The super-soft and substantial jersey fabric is undeniably high-quality. An empire waist promises bump comfort, and a bonus internal tie means it won’t unexpectedly fly open. It’s one of the pricier delivery and nursing robes on the market, but we can see why—it’s definitely built to last.
Buy it: $98, Storq.com
Want even more bang for your buck? This maternity robe set costs the same as the wrap above but covers all the bases. It includes a pajama top and bottoms, a coordinating long-sleeve robe, and a snuggly gown and hat for baby.
Buy it: $98, Nordstrom.com
Aspen Lane is yet another brand making some of the cutest maternity robe sets (that include newborn hats and headbands!) in the game. We like the modern print options—this stylish gingham pattern is just one excellent example. We also like that the maternity robe and swaddle set comes with an extra-large receiving blanket, which can work double-duty as a carseat cover when it’s not posing for Instagram photos.
Buy it: $80 for a maternity robe, swaddle and hat or headband set, Etsy.com
Hello, flower power. This top Etsy seller comes in a few different color combos, so it’s easy to find one that suits your taste. Love the look of this rayon maternity, nursing and delivery robe? You can buy a matching kid-sized robe for your tot!
Buy it: Starting from $24, Etsy.com
This maternity labor and delivery robe stands out because of its pattern: a water-inspired blue ripple print that is sure to soothe. After pregnancy, the cotton cover-up easily converts into a handy nursing robe.
Buy it: $64, Nordstrom.com
This heavenly cashmere maternity robe is more than a splurge. That said, it’ll certainly make you feel like a million bucks whenever you wear it and keep you covered for years to come. HATCH Collection also sells a Hatch to Hospital box (for less than the cost of this robe!) that includes an organic bamboo robe instead, plus an organic nightgown, matching undies and ultra-soft socks to boot.
Buy it: $378, HATCHCollection.com
This maternity robe is ideal for cold winter nights—or really, whenever you could use a cuddle. It’s fuzzy, extra-plush and has a comfortable, relaxed fit. What more could you ask for in a nursing robe?
Buy it: $35, Motherhood.comPublished February 2020
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