A little over 14 weeks now and I can’t zip up my jeans anymore. My bump’s growing and becoming more evident. It’s an awesome thing to watch my tummy grow, but wardrobe-wise, it’s becoming quite a challenge. And I hate shopping for new clothes.
Some Mommy friends recommended that I get a belly band. It’s a piece of soft, stretchy fabric that you wear around your belly, and over those unbuttoned jeans. It looks like this when worn:
You can fold the the band below your belly button, but I like stretching mine over my whole bump because I find it more comfortable. And look, it goes smoothly over those unbuttoned jeans!
I just pull my top over the belly band and ta-da! See how smooth the top is? No unsightly unzipped and unbuttoned jeans. They can help hold your pants up too. I can breathe easy. Best of all, I can still wear my pre-pregnancy jeans.
The belly band is a great way to maximize shorts and pants that I currently have. That saves me a trip to the mall and major wardrobe money! It’s also great for the phase I’m in now, when maternity clothes are still big for me, but I’m getting too tight for my current wardrobe.
There are different brands of belly bands in the market. I bought mine from the maternity store Havin’ A Baby. One piece costs around P500. It’s very much worth the price! It’s so much cheaper than having to buy maternity pants for now. Belly bands come in different colors.
This has been my only maternity accessory so far. Another great thing about it? I think I can wear it even post-pregnancy, when I want to wear my old jeans but still can’t quite fit into them. 😉