"We're going to need a bigger Hatch"
June 11, 2015 7:47 PM   Subscribe

A clothing line similar to Hatch, but that offers a wider (hah) size range.

I was reading through Ask the other day and clickety clicked my way through this question to mchorn's answer to Hatch.

[life changed GASP]

What do I love about their clothes? Kind of floaty, no button, drapey, high quality fabrics, ethereal-but-in-a-solid-not-wispy kind of way. That possibly makes zero sense, but I loved their clothes, ok?

I am a much bigger woman than their size range allows for (5'5" 165 lb, size 12-14), and, while not pregnant, I carry so much weight in my belly that I am often given a seat on the train.

Does anyone know of any clothing line that is comparable in style but for larger sizes, and (I'm a big dreamer) maybe even a lower price point?
posted by The Noble Goofy Elk to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (11 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
Eileen Fisher? (sorry, can't link)
posted by TWinbrook8 at 8:22 PM on June 11, 2015 [1 favorite]

Nuichan? Ofelpan?
posted by geek anachronism at 11:20 PM on June 11, 2015 [4 favorites]

J Jill's Pure Jill line?
posted by chesty_a_arthur at 3:52 AM on June 12, 2015 [1 favorite]

It isn't curated into a single style grouping, but I think you could find some things on Eshakti that would fit your bill.

Tips on making them more affordable - order on their mobile site - you get a 20% discount. The first time you order, advanced customization is free and you get a discount (I think mine was $25 off) and then each time you order you get a coupon back. It's kind of like a shell game/ponzi scheme to keep you shopping there, but I've been working it to my advantage.
posted by librarianamy at 5:14 AM on June 12, 2015 [1 favorite]

Cos definitely has you covered and works for me (18ish) in some things even! Also have a look at Whistles although the price point is in the same neighborhood. They are having a sale right now! Some of the things at Violets (Mangoes plus line) may suit you as well!
posted by hellomiss at 5:17 AM on June 12, 2015 [1 favorite]

Looking for "lagenlook" might give you some inspiration (although it'll also give you some old hippie lady styles) - it's a name for that drapey layered style. I see similar pieces a lot on Etsy; I've had my eye on Aakasha for quite a while, but don't know firsthand what the quality or fit of their clothes is like.

I'm very close to you in size and build, and believe it or not, Forever 21 has some good drapey stuff I've loved. Not everything is in my size, but the drapey things tend to be pretty generously sized.
posted by Metroid Baby at 5:19 AM on June 12, 2015 [1 favorite]

I like Anthropologie and Madewell for this sort of thing-- not all their clothes but a goodly amount has that flowy, belly friendly cut. Not cheap but not nearly as pricey has that Hatch place (I mean wow.)
posted by travertina at 7:26 AM on June 12, 2015 [1 favorite]

Anthropologie carries a line called Puella that makes wonderful swing and trapeze styles of tops and dresses.

Puella is also sold via GoldenTote -- I normally buy through their boutique. I currently have all three versions of this dress, and it will be my summer uniform, with a pair of leggings.
posted by hmo at 7:41 AM on June 12, 2015 [1 favorite]

I have a similar body to you and I absolutely love Cut Loose clothing. The website shows (some of the) clothes to the worst possible affect, in the worst possible colors on the wrong body. Beyond all that, the clothes themselves are cut really well for us larger girls and the fabrics are very easy to care for. They are only available retail; I recommend seeing if a store near you carries them.
posted by djinn dandy at 10:24 AM on June 12, 2015 [1 favorite]

You may want to check out Flax ( here's an online retailer). It's got a cult following -- the people who love it really, really love it. They also have a yearly barn sale where you can get their stuff at mega-discount.
posted by ourobouros at 11:30 AM on June 12, 2015 [1 favorite]

HolyClothing, maybe?
posted by stormyteal at 6:30 PM on June 12, 2015 [1 favorite]

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