Pregnancy, Uncategorized

Splurge v. Save: Maternity Fashion

October 24, 2014

Hatch Comp 6
When I was first pregnant, I spent a lot of time trying to figure out how I was going to maintain my personal style while dressing the ever-expanding bump. I soon found that there were a few high-end maternity brands, like Hatch Collection, that matched my personal style quite well. However, the price-tag for said brands was a little hard to swallow.

After saving my money, I splurged on buying a Hatch Collection dress, the Afternoon Dress pictured below. I was really impressed with the high quality material of the dress, but I wasn’t sold that it was worth the hefty $208 price tag. I posed the question of whether or not to keep the dress on Instagram and am so thankful for the wise women who told me I could find something similar for much less.

I’ve since purchased a number of items on ASOS Maternity and Gap Maternity for a fraction of the price and thought I would do a little splurge v. save in case you’re in the same boat! Although you’re only pregnant for 9 months, those months can feel long, and there’s no sense in feeling frumpy and ugly during your pregnancy. I’ve found that a few classic pieces that make me feel pretty is a worthwhile investment and goes a long way in helping me enjoy and appreciate my growing body.

Hatch Comp 3{Hatch Collection Afternoon Dress v. ASOS Maternity Shift Dress with Pleat Back}

Hatch Comp 2{Hatch Collection Sweep Dress v ASOS Maternity Skater Dress}

Hatch Comp 4{Hatch Collection Bateau Top v. ASOS Maternity Breton Stripe Top}

Hatch Comp 5{Hatch Collection The HenleyGap Maternity Stripe Henley}


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  • Reply taylor October 24, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    Love this! I just might be needing this soon 😉

  • Reply Brittany Thode October 24, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    Great post! I’m about to go from working in the office/commuting every day, to working remotely from home. I’ve been holding off on purchasing many items since I wasn’t sure what I would truly need once I wasn’t dressing for the office. I have about 3 months left, and I’m hoping my next Stitch Fix will have something fun for this transition! Have you tried Stitch Fix yet for any maternity clothes?

  • Reply Kerry @ XO Kerry October 24, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    I’ve saved a few ASOS Maternity items in my cart but haven’t pulled the trigger yet. I really need to. It’s getting more and more frustrating everyday to get dressed! This is a great post!

  • Reply Urban Wife October 26, 2014 at 12:36 am

    I love that you put this together! I may steal a few of these ideas. 🙂

  • Reply DessertForTwo October 26, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    I love this post SO much! I’m off to check out ASOS!

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