One of the questions I get asked most by mom’s to be is – what pieces carried me through my pregnancy? To be honest, I had a handful of lower-end tees and basics that I counted on. I also had a few special pieces from Hatch Collection that I ended up rotating daily to get me to the end of my pregnancy. A matter a fact, I wore all of these pieces after as well.
Caitlin: The Slouch Dress
Natalie: The Button Down | The Blazer | The Night Out Legging
I’ve seen an evolution of my style from before, during and after pregnancy – even though they each have their own challenges, one thing that I’ve tried to keep steady is my sense of style. I never wanted to be the mom that’s always in her workout clothes. Luckily, I’ve been able to still wear pieces from Hatch after pregnancy and I continue to be a huge fan of their clothes. It’s not just a place to shop during pregnancy – you can wear it in all stages of life.
When my girlfriend Natalie announced she was pregnant she came to me at month five asking for tips on dressing her bump. Friends, this gal needs no style advice – she’s one of those friends that looks effortless but incredibly chic at the same time. I wanted to help her out, I remember feeling a bit lost at the stage when my bump finally popped.
As I thought about the challenges I’ve faced as a mom with my style at her stage, I wanted to share tips on how to dress during and after pregnancy. Both are equally important! So, I had Natalie over to dress her bump with Hatch Collection pieces. Their clothes make you feel effortless and cool, which is necessary for busy mom’s and moms-to-be.
After sifting through their incredible fall collection – filled with cozy knits, beautiful blazers and silk pieces, we selected our favorites that made sense for our lifestyle. You can see here we are trying on the airplane cardigan and we both have on the cami in different colors (below), which I now want multiples of in my closet!
Caitlin: The Airplane Cardigan (in black) | The Cami (in ivory)
Natalie:The Cami (in B/W Pebble)
After chatting about the best tips to give all of you, here are three key style tips for both stages.
During Pregnancy Style
1.) Keep if Simple: Sticking to neutrals (especially dark colors) are way more forgiving.
2.) Stretch is Your Bestfriend: Find a comfortable stretchy skinny jeans or leggings – I promise they will become your best friend until the end.
3.) Show off the Bump: You may think wearing bulky or baggy clothes is a good idea, but form-fitting clothing shows off the bump.
1.) Establish a Uniform: This is one of the way’s I’ve been able to get out the door to meetings. I have key pieces that work together that don’t make me second guess myself when Jackson is pulling on my leg for attention.
2.) Pick One Piece: For date night, have a dress you can throw on at a moments notice.
3.) Invest in Killer Shoes: The simplest outfit can be made by a stunning pair of shoes.
A huge thank you to Hatch for letting us play dress up with their fall collection. It got me incredibly giddy for the crisp fall days ahead!
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Images by Emily Scott for Sacramento Street