by Ashley on June 10, 2011

It’s not news, but it’s worthy of yet another recommendation: the BellaBand. This stretchy fabric band has been a lifesaver and it’s still working for me, letting me wear non-maternity pants and slightly-too-short shirts at nearly 33 weeks into my pregnancy. There are plenty of generic versions–and I’m sure they work fine–but I’ve been really happy with the original. The key is to make sure that the band is wide enough to wear either stretched over your belly or folded in half underneath, over your unzipped zipper (I loop a hairband around my button and through the buttonhole for added security).  There’s a nice video about using one, here.


ashley June 10, 2011 at 11:16 am

seriously…best idea EVER. i have a black one and a white one and would be lost without them!

April June 10, 2011 at 8:31 pm

Completely agree! Love my bellaband (though I’m not really using it now at 30 wks)…used it a ton in the beginning of pregnancy and it will also help out during the handful of weeks after delivery.

Ashley June 13, 2011 at 5:39 pm

It’s true–should be handy afterward, too!

Anna July 6, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Amen! I had stopped using my Bellaband at about 25 weeks, incorrectly thinking it was only an “early pregnancy” thing. Out of curiosity I tried it with jeans the other day (now at 32 weeks) and it still worked perfectly and was relatively comfortable. It has to be one of the best tools in the maternity-wear arsenal 🙂

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