Yes, I am devoting another posting to maternity coats. I almost have to, because the Isabella Oliver new winter coats are now available for sale, and season after season, IO’s coats are always the most thoughtful, most innovative maternity coats available.
This season’s new Sophie Duffle Coat and Sophie Zip Coat certainly live up to precedent, offering a pregnant fashionista two smart, short options for the cold weather ahead. And the rich colors are irresistible–no basic black maternity coats for sale here.
The Sophie Duffle Coat offers a more traditional take on the winter coat with a hood and toggle details, paired with one deep pleat that runs the entire length of the back of the coat. It’s available in two rich winter colors, caramel and winter navy. The Sophie Zip Coat, available in winter navy or a deep red wine, also accommodates your bump with the singular deep pleat along the back. This coat looks great worn open, or closed with a zipper and sash.
Each pregnancy, I treated myself to an IO winter coat, and I still have all of them. Not only do they stand the test of time, but they are so impossibly chic, you will wear them for years without anyone suspecting they are maternity coats. In 2007, I wrote about the Isabella Oliver Grace Coat, which was the line’s newest winter maternity coat. I just pulled that very same coat out of storage for the upcoming winter, as it is now a fun, swing coat, without any indications of being a maternity piece. Treat yourself. If not, put one on your Christmas list.