|Fits as expected||
- 84% Nylon/16% Cotton
- Machine Wash
- Stretchy maternity band holds up unbuttoned or loose pants with stay-put silicone strip
- Wear full-length or fold over for extra hold
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From the manufacturer
Newly Pregnant? The Bellaband — trust us, you'll need it
It's a universal moment. Your belly pops and you can't button your pants. This moment inspired the invention of our patented seamless maternity band. The Bellaband, holding up pants since 2001.
It works at every stage
Wear folded over to hold up unbuttoned pre-pregnancy jeans and bottoms.
Wear full panel or folded over to hold up maternity pants that are slipping or falling down.
Wear to ease the transition back to your pre-pregnancy jeans and for smoothing belly coverage while nursing.
|Technology||Seamless 360° stretch|
|Fabric||Thick luxurious knit, soft and plush|
|Stability||Silicone strip holds band firmly in place|
|Sizing||Four sizes: 1, 2, 3, 4|
A premium seamless maternity band designed to hold up unbuttoned pants and loose maternity wear, featuring a stay-put silicone strip. Extra length for complete belly coverage Always recovers to original shape after wearing Folded over conceals unbuttoned pants best Pulled up supports a larger belly Machine wash warm gentle cycle with like colors. Only non-chlorine bleach when needed. Tumble dry low. Do not iron.
- Package Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B005N7YWX6
- Item model number: 1011
- Date first available at Amazon.com: October 5, 2011
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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Now, what size should you get?! Let me help.
If you have a tiny shape with zero hips --
Size 1 fits pre-preggo pants size 0 - 8
Size 2 fits size 10 - 14
Size 3 fits size 16 - 22
Size 4 fits 24+
If you have curvy hips but a smaller waist, plan on a sizing up a bit...
Size 1 fitting 0 - 6,
size 2 = 8 - 12,
size 3 = 14 - 20,
size 4 = 22+
and if you're pregnant with multiples, go up even further;
Size 1 = 0 - 2
Size 2 = 4 - 8
Size 3 = 10 - 16
Size 4 = 18+
For hands-on reference, I'm 5'3, 140lbs (non-pregnant) and fall right between size 8 & 10 depending on the pants (I have them childbearin' hips), so I bought a size 2. It works fantastically. Enough give and stretch to the material to make it comfortable but sturdy enough to keep my belly supported and keep my pants from falling down. (With my first pregnancy I gained 30lbs, with my 2nd I gained 23lbs, and so far I'm 25 weeks and change and have gained 18lbs -- the bellaband stretches with you!)
Size chart would be helpful in product details.
27-weeks (6.5mos) -- started using at 25weeks
Pre-Preg size: 8/10 (29) pants, Sm dress, Sm shirts
Pre-Preg Measurements: 36-26-39
Maternity Pants: I have (2) pair of HM size 12 skinny jeans that fit perfect
1st baby, all belly
Size Ordered: 2
- Hides that my pre-preg pants are unbuttoned and/or unzipped
- Good stretch to the material for a growing bump
- Nice fold down option for the smaller bump
- Smooth appearance under a shirt, even when folded
- Doesn't roll if you pull it down to just below the belt loop
- Strong chemical smell out of package
- "chemical" made me itch uncontrollably & feel nauseated
- After hand washing to release chemical the fit is not as good
I finally purchased this item after a day a work where a coworker laughingly pointed out my that "rubber band through the button & hole" hack was no longer working because my zipper was no longer staying up, but she was impressed that even pregnant I was still wearing beautiful undies. LoL!! **I'm not longer embarrassed because I've been naked in front of so many doctors & nurses throughout this high risk pregnancy that it doesn't even matter anymore.** Anyway, I received the package direct from Amazon in the Igrid & Isabel packaging & since I was about to head out I was excited to wear it right away because that meant I could wear my pre-preggo pants & would have a lot more outfit options. I opened the package & was greeted with a VERY strong chemical smell. I haven't had much sensitivity to smell, but asked for a 2nd opinion, my friend said it smelled like it came straight from a factory in China. I set it outside to air while I did my makeup and then got dressed. When I put it on, I didn't smell it much, and my initial impression was that it fit PERFECT. It was fitted all over, but there was clearly enough stretchable room to grow into. Unfortunately after about 3-hours I was feeling nauseous, slightly dizzy, and my stomach & the skin touching the band was itching like CRAZY. It was definitely the chemicals from the Bellaband. Now, I've never had an irritation to any materials or chemicals in the fabrics. I wear anything from forever 21, H&M, guess, seven for all mankind, it doesn't matter as long as it fits & has a cute style. THIS was a problem! I got home & my stomach was red from all the scratching, but no visible skin irritation. I immediately put it in the sink with cool water to hand wash it (see photos), I expected to see black dye run out--as per usual with cheap clothes, but what I saw was shocking. THE WATER TURNED YELLOW. Like country time lemonde yellow. Whatever chemical was it it was running out. I snapped a couple photos, then added laundry soap. To my surprise, no black dye ran out. Only yellow. I did a number of washes & rinses until the water was virtually clear & no more yellow (probably 4 or 5 hand washes) and let it air dry. I wore it again 2days later and it didn't fit the same. The bottom has a clear maybe silicone/rubber "banded line" that grips the clothes & keeps a nice snug fit, however the top half that covers my upper belly is baggy now. Even when folded the top half is a bit big. I know that I'll grow into it eventually, but I likely won't fit into my pre-preggo jeans once my belly gets that big, so it kind of defeats the purpose. I also took a photo in a fitted non-maternity tank top so you can see it does have some use. Without the band, the top would otherwise roll up & and my unbuttoned pants would def be exposed. The lines under the shirt are all from the band bring folded & no longer "fitted" at the top.
Today I tried this suggestion - put it on with the grippy layer UNDER the jeans, not over, at hip level, then zip up and fold down over hips. I was doing this before but completely on top of the jeans. What a difference it makes! I do not have to keep adjusting it. I am totally comfortable! You can see in the picture it has ridden up in the back some, but I don't feel it and it's still in place in the front. I will keep wearing it this way until my belly is big enough to wear it unfolded, or the jeans stop fitting in other areas. I hope this comment helps! :)
I deducted a star because it is too long for me (though, to be clear, I still use it). I'm 5'1", with an average torso length for a petite woman, and the band is a good two inches too long for me. I get around this by either wearing it doubled around my hips (although this can get uncomfortable after a while as it feels slightly constricting) or folding just the top band down (although this causes bumps under fitted tops). So, not perfect workarounds for a short gal, but I'm used to stuff like this. I might appreciate the extra length when I'm further along, but for now, at 20 weeks, it's too much.