Belly Band thoughts
So at 18 weeks, I finally need to wear some maternity clothes for work. Before then, I would get away with just stockings and wrap dresses. I did purchase a pair of maternity pants from the GAP but still haven't had the time to get them hemmed.
So out of desperation for work clothes this week, I purchased a Motherhood belly band from Macy's. It costs about $16, which, in my opinion, is not cheap for the little material that it is. But I have to admit, it's working out pretty well! One thing to note though, it's probably best on work pants instead of jeans. With jeans, it felt like my pants would still fall off. But they were totally fine with my work pants (I usually wear BR or Limited pants). And it's better to use thick tunic top or sweater, otherwise you can still see the material bunch up and the open zipper through a cotton t shirt.
I know some people probably don't like it bc its a lot of material over the belly. But living here on the east coast in the winter time, the belly band offers added warmth. Plus it can be folded over. So I have to admit, I'm quite pleased with this purchase!
The original bella band is a bit more expensive but I imagine it will be tighter or firmer, thus making it more secure to hold up pants. I thought about getting it but by the time I decide, it's probably best to just upgrade to real maternity pants.
Have you girls tried the belly band? Which brand and what are your thoughts?