Polka Dot Perfection in Hatch CollectionLauren Jimeson
With my third child on the way and two little ones running around, I always want to make sure that I am comfortable. This is likely my last pregnancy and I really wanted to embrace every single second of it, which included having a stylish wardrobe. I didn’t want to invest in pricey maternity items, but clothes that I could wear in all stages of my pregnancy and after the baby is born.
I learned of Hatch Collection when I was pregnant with my youngest daughter, Avery. I had a chance to visit their showroom here in NYC and loved the story behind the brand. All of their clothes are designed for women to wear before, during, and after pregnancy. And the best part about the line is that it was created by a mom and is incredibly stylish.
Hatch Collection has a lot of great dresses that would be great in my wardrobe, regardless of pregnancy. Check out how I styled their gorgeous Pocket Shirt Dress that is sure to grow with me during pregnancy.
Lots of Dots 1 of 5
I've always loved the polka dot look and this Pocket Shirt Dress from Hatch Collection is the perfect balance of polka dots and sophistication. The best part about this dress is that it's extremely comfortable to wear. I love that the back of the dress hangs a little bit lower than the front, similar to a men's shirt. The simple pocket on the breast of the dress adds a little bit of flare.
Dots and Leather 2 of 5
This jacket is going to be a staple in my fall wardrobe. It goes with nearly everything, put it over a dress or even pair it with a great pair of denim pants for the denim on denim look. The one thing I love about wearing blazers and jackets during pregnancy is that you can wear your pre-pregnancy size throughout the entire pregnancy and it will always look good. If you are looking to invest in a nice fall jacket, but are hesitant to do it right now because you are expecting, don't let that deter you! You will wear it throughout your pregnancy and even after!
Accessorize 3 of 5
Because the dress has a lot going on with the polka dots, I didn't want to overdo it on the accessories. A simple necklace and some bracelets will do. You don't want to take away anything from this gorgeous dress!
Watch: Michael Kors (similar) ||| Gold Bracelet: Vintage ||| Stretch Bracelet: Banana Republic (last summer)
Show off the Bump 4 of 5
My baby bump is showing up a lot sooner than I expected, but I've heard that it's normal being my third pregnancy. Although this dress is very loose fitting, which I love, it still shows off my baby bump. This is my last pregnancy, so I am fully embracing all of my clothes that make me feel pretty and confident when I am wearing them!
Comfortable Shoes 5 of 5
I love booties. In fact, I am a little bit obsessed with them. I wore booties a lot this summer with dresses and love that I can carry it into fall and winter. The grey color is a great compliment to the navy dress and was a similar color to polka dots on the dress. I usually am not one for wearing heels, especially while walking around New York City with both of the girls and my big belly, but these are really comfortable and are a great addition to my wardrobe for this season.
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