Personally, I didn’t care how I looked or what I wore during my birth. (Or truthfully I don’t care much about that very much at all) I am all about comfort! The hospital gowns were fine with me.
Some moms don’t like to wear them, because a hospital gown makes them feel like a patient. They can choose to wear a big t-shirt or a skirt and tank top. You don’t HAVE to wear a hospital gown, even if you birth in a hospital. That is up to you!
If you want the convenience of the hospital gown, but want to look cute. Check out this link to Labor Looks. I think these are a great idea! I don’t think you NEED one, but if you can afford it and you WANT one, go for it!