Tuesday, December 21, 2010

X-Y-Pregnancy-Z

belly band
Rosie Kate commented on yesterday's post, suggesting I try a belly band to accommodate my growing waistline. If you're not familiar with this pregnancy invention [which goes by a variety of brand names], the premise is smart: as Rosie Katie describes, "It's just a stretchy tube of soft cotton jersey knit that you wear around your waist over the top part of your pants. You can wear your pants completely unzipped, and no one knows-- it just looks like a tank top peaking out."

Sounds great...ONLY I purchased one last week and haven't had any luck. The band wants crawl everywhere EXCEPT my belly...thus revealing those unzipped pants! X-Y-P-Z.

In an effort not to waste the band, I've been considering some alternative uses inspired by the classic Survivor Buff.
belly buff

11 comments:

Alissa said...

ha ha ha - this is very funny. You describe it so well.

Rosie_Kate said...

Hahahahaha! Hilarious! I mean the drawing-- it's unfortunate that the band does not work for you as advertised. I found I had that problem after the baby was born. My pants didn't fit... and neither did the band. Perhaps a different size band would help?

Oh well, there are always sweatpants, right?

Way to exercise frugality with the band. :-D

Slimbolala said...

Awesome. You should market them as such. They'll be bigger than Snuggies. I'll take one in camouflage please.

TeresaR said...

Your ideas are hilarious!! Er, I mean, creative. ;)

Haley said...

I tried a bella band and it rolled up because the fabric was too thin, but the belly band from motherhood maternity worked okay. The only way I was totally comfortable with it was when I pulled it down kind of far and wore kind of a longish shirt underneath so both things looked like shirts or you couldn't see the belly band underneath. It bought me a little time. Thing is, you're going to have to buy maternity pants sooner or later, so why not sooner? You'll just get to wear them for longer.

fabrik-BILDschön said...

haha...i'm thinking about buying me a belly band...;) and actually i'm going to do this next week...it's not so expensiv and gives so many solutions ;) thanks!

greetings from germany
mnh

aimee said...

those things never worked for me either! might as well let it all hang out in all your belly glory!

Anonymous said...

I tried one of those, and had about the same luck as I have with mid-calf sox. None. Maternity camisoles are probably your friend, extra material now, but you'll love them when you're...expanding. ; )
Good luck! I was down to three shirts in the last couple of weeks of both my pregnancies, so enjoy having the cute options - there are soooo many now!

suzanne cabrera said...

I appreciate the advice. I'm out to look for maternity camisoles tomorrow!

What I Say Matters! said...

That is too funny!!! One of good friends uses a hair-tie around the button and through the button hole and then back over the button. It seems to work for her.... IDEAS!

Anonymous said...

I was able to make it work by wearing it upside-down. It still would move and I'd have to try adjust it. After my pregnancy I swore by it until my pants fit me again.