The other day, my friend and I went shopping for maternity clothes at Hatch in Soho…

Not for me (ha!), but my wonderful friend Michelle is almost seven months along. She needed a couple clothes to wear for her last few months this fall, so I suggested we go to Hatch. When I was pregnant, I wore basics from Old Navy, Gap and Target, but for nicer statement pieces, Hatch is wonderful. Their clothes make you feel cool and effortless, which is a gift when you’re otherwise feeling tired and bloated.

The other big bonus about Hatch is that you can wear their flowing clothes before, during and after pregnancy, so even after Michelle’s baby is born, she can still wear these lovely things all winter. (I had their swing coat when I was pregnant with Anton and still wear it all the time.)

We looked through their fall collection, which featured beautiful plaid shirts, wool sweaters and leather leggings.

And how great is this denim blazer?!

Here we are trying on their plaid dress and turtleneck dress (with black leggings). When I was pregnant, I loved dresses because they didn’t cut into my waist, like maternity jeans often did.

And here we are with my friend and Hatch founder, Ariane, who is also seven months pregnant! Michelle is wearing their blazer, white tee and tuxedo leggings; I’m wearing this plaid shirt with denim leggings, and Ariane is wearing the darling dress. Thanks so much for letting us come by, Ariane! It was a fun afternoon playing dress up:)

Congratulations to anyone who is expecting (or trying)!

P.S. Their general sale stuff is awesome, too.

(Photos by Alpha Smoot for Cup of Jo. This post is sponsored by Hatch, a brand I love. In the “before” photos, Michelle was wearing her own Mia dress)