While there is one huge up side to being pregnant – you get to have a really awesome baby(!), there are a few down sides – exhaustion, feeling sick, body aches etc. For me currently, one of the main bummers is the clothing. I feel like all the stores I love got together this year and said “hey, let’s make all sorts of stuff she’d LOVE to wear, but can’t because of her ever growing bump”. Sigh! I’ve been fortunate that I’ve been able to stretch (and in some cases I really mean stretch!) my current wardrobe and not have too purchase much in the way of “maternity clothes”. This has been good as 1) I don’t like the idea of spending a bunch of money on clothes I’ll only be wearing for a couple of months, and 2) I really don’t like what most stores have to offer in the form of maternity wear.
The one exception I have found to the lackluster maternity style has been Hatch Collection. I actually LOVE the Hatch Collection. These are clothing items designed to be worn before, during and after baby. Now, let me say this – Hatch is not cheap for the average shopper – myself included. I would love to have every piece in their collection, but simply can’t afford to. That being said, there is one item in particular that I have treated myself to, and do not regret for one second. Their Perfect Vee tee, is just that – PERFECT! The boxy cut and lovely fabric drapes beautifully, feels like a dream, and actually manages to make me feel both comfortable and pretty (no small feat!). I managed to get one from their Fall collection on sale earlier this year, and love it so much that I plan on buying another one in plain black. The best part is that I can absolutely see myself wearing these tees even after the bump is gone and the baby is here!
(you can see me in my Hatch Collection tee in the recipe video here)