I think with every pregnancy you will find one maternity item that you absolutely cannot live without. I cannot remember what that was for my first two pregnancies, but for this one it is without a doubt my Organic Bella Band from Ingrid & Isabel.
“The Bella Band is a seamless knit band you wear at your waistline, over your unbuttoned pre-pregnancy pants, over slightly big maternity pants, or around the waistband of any maternity style that falls down around your hips.
The Bella Band holds your pants up, disguising bulky unfastened closures or excessive fabric creating a smooth belly surface. Now, no one has to know your pants are undone or loose.”
I received one of these a few months ago and I love it. The Bella Band will help you get more use out of your clothes. When I was too big for my regular pants and also too small for my maternity pants, my Bella Band was a life saver. I was able to wear it over my too big maternity pants to hold them in place and keep them from falling down. Now that I am bigger (much bigger) I am still using it almost every day. A lot of my maternity pants are the ones where the waist band sits below your belly. Well those just don’t work well for me and I am constantly pulling my pants up. So again I can use the Bella Band to hold them up and it also gives a little extra support to my belly.
Recently Due Maternity sent me Ingrid & Isabel’s Everyday Cami to try out. I have some maternity tops and dresses that have a v-neck that can be a tad bit low for my taste. So I wanted a good cami to wear under those for a little more coverage up top. This is definitely perfect for that. Down at the other end if you want to keep your growing belly covered at all times (I don’t like for my belly to show at the bottom of shirts) this cami snugly covers your belly. I think it can also be used in a similar way to the Bella Band in certain instances. Mine has enough excess at the bottom that I can pull it down over the waist of pants to help hold them in place. And because it is nice and snug, it gives you some belly support which I like. I am thinking that I may also be using this for sleeping and now that’s its cold here in New England, to layer up and keep warm.
Both the Bella Band and Everyday Cami are available at Due Maternity and I think are must haves for your maternity wardrobe.