Hatch Collection’s sophisticated maternity clothes are expensive but worth it since they’re designed to last beyond pregnancy
- While expensive, you’ll easily wear their statement jackets, elegant workwear, or cocoon-like sweaters on repeat, with or without a bump.
- I tried several styles and loved Hatch’s refreshing take on maternity style, but I suggest purchasing early on in your pregnancy to find the strongest value and help offset the cost.
When I started buying pregnancy clothes this year, my initial guiding principles were that they should be comfortable, make me feel good about my body, and be priced cheaply.
But as I struggled with low-quality fit and fabrics, I realized, like with most things, you get what you pay for. And once I discovered Hatch, I made a crucial edit to add, “… or worth the investment.”
Hatch Maternity is a curated collection of pregnancy clothes that take you from first to fourth trimester and beyond with more sophistication than is typically seen in maternity wear. Think elegant coats, billowy maxi dresses, and cozy oversized sweaters you’ll live in all winter.
Hatch is also very expensive. The price point can often hit the $250 to $300 range for a sweater or dress. And while that might seem over the top, these pieces are designed to last beyond pregnancy. You can even preview styles on models with and without pregnant bellies.
I tested Hatch at the midway point of my third trimester, and all I could think was, I would have found even stronger value if I did so sooner. Their clothes made me feel comfortable and confident, restored a semblance of my pre-baby style, and developed a newfound appreciation for adult onesies.
Admittedly, I would never be able to afford to wear Hatch exclusively. But for one, two, or a few investment purchases on clothes you’ll wear through multiple trimesters, Hatch is well worth a look.
What Hatch clothing looks like in real life
I tested three items of clothing from Hatch during my third trimester, provided by the company for the purpose of this review and my guide to where to buy maternity clothes.
I started with the Walkabout Jumper, a onesie-style romper-jumpsuit with short sleeves, slit-seam pockets, and a tapered 3/4 length that reminded me of a great pair of joggers.
This emerged as my favorite maternity item of all.
Made from a rayon-spandex blend, it was supremely soft and the zipper closure in the back hugged my belly and curves. The zipper also made it easy to take on and off, which is crucial considering the frequent trips to the restroom in pregnancy. There was no fighting with straps or buttons, which I appreciated.
It’s survived multiple laundry loads, though, I’ve experienced some significant pilling between the inner thighs even while following proper care directions. Because mine is in black, and the other option is charcoal, it won’t be noticeable but may feel disappointing given the high price point.
Firmly on the onesie train, I also tried the Knit Onesie, which is kind of like wearing overalls in head-to-toe sweater form. A cozy blend of merino wool, alpaca, and nylon, this is an updated version of a signature Hatch collection piece, now with wider, bra-friendly straps.
I have sensitive skin and was wary of how this fabric would feel. I experienced minor itching at first, which subsided when paired with a proper top underneath. It pulls on and off easily and I found it to be soft and warm. This is only something you’ll really want to wear in later fall and winter, at which point, you won’t want to take it off. It did, however, experience some of the same pilling, which is common with wool-blend fabrics.
I also wore the Clara Shirt, a cupro button-down blouse that accommodated my bump without drowning it and made me feel like, well, me. It looked like any other sleek top I’d tuck into jeans pre-pregnancy.
The hidden placket and shell buttons make it suitable to breastfeed in, though it’s dry-clean-only. I expect this might feel like a burden with a newborn, both in terms of spillage on the suede-like material, and the actual need to make time for the errand itself.
Hatch sizing advice
Overall, Hatch sizing was reliable when I followed their fit guide. Sizes range from a Hatch 0 to a Hatch 3, which is the equivalent of sizes 0 through 12 dress size, or 25 to 32 in jean size, and based on pre-pregnancy sizing.
Styles that are flowy and oversized are usually offered in petite (P) and one size (O/S). Because many run large, I’d recommend sizing down, unless you prefer a baggier look.
The bottom line
Hatch is expensive, and likely more than you’ll want to spend on time-sensitive maternity wear, but it’s a great place for investment pieces. The look leans heavy into drapey, oversized silhouettes rather than the tight, bump-hugging, bodycon look, so they’re made to last far after pregnancy.
The big downside is that the sizing is also not inclusive to all. But if Hatch covers your size, you’ll find it provides a refreshing alternative to overly feminine and fitted maternity clothes, with an approach that feels contemporary and on-trend. Instead of cheap fabrics and looks that rely simply on ruched sides, you’ll discover graceful, refined investment pieces made from high-quality materials that just so happen to also be for pregnancy.
You may not even want to give them up when your baby does arrive, and you don’t have to since they’re designed to flatter, with or without a bump — and a nifty tool on their website shows you exactly what it looks like in both scenarios.
If you’re on the fence about the cost, I’d suggest finding one or two items that really speak to you and purchasing them early on in pregnancy to find the strongest value.
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