Tuesday, June 28, 2011

$ave $ome $crilla: Cinderella's Step Sister

The Bella Band was recommended to me to make my regular clothes last longer while I was pregnant.  People would go on and on about how wonderful these things were.  You could leave your pants unbuttoned or even unzipped and the magical band would cover up the bumps that showed through your shirts and hold up your pants. 

I immediately ordered a handful of them in different colors.  I thought the maternity angels were about to be delivered to my doorstep.  As UPS pulled away from the curb, I tore the bag open and immediately began trying them on with all of my pants.  At first, I was thrilled with them.  Tore off the tags, threw away the box, receipt and all!  But after the first outing, I realized I had been mistaken.

It could be that my rear sticks out further than Cinderella's evil step-sisters, but the bands kept riding up on me.




It made for some embarassing situations when my zipper was poking out underneath my shirt without me even realizing it.  I am sure people were utterly confused thinking how I could possibly be pregnant when it looked like I also had a boy part.

Just use the good ole rubber band trick.  It worked like a charm and save you some money on the bands ($26 a piece). 



The Bella Bands did come in handy to be used as cami's later in my pregnancy, but that was about it.

6 comments:

Emily said...

I'm glad to hear your review...I wondered about this! My Dr. recommends the hair band trick too!

Jennifer said...

I agree. I hated those things. They never stayed put for me.

Simple Mom said...
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Simple Mom said...

Jennifer, glad to hear you agree! Sometimes I thought I was the only one.

Emily, the rubber band trick lasted me into my 4th month! It was great!

Simple Mom said...

This is from my friend, Michele. She was having problems posting...

"At first i ordered some online, but i discovered that i bought too big of a size, they weren't going to be holding up anything. Then I tried the ones that TARGET sells and they actually worked pretty well for me - I mostly wore them with my work pants, so nothing really bulky. I think it could have to do with peoples shape and proportion, they didn't work well for my sister either. My recommendation, buy one from target to try - make sure not to get one too big - and see how they work. Like you said, can always be used as camis later on!"

H.E.M. said...

Totally agree! I actually had this old BCBG tube top from college (don't ask me what I was thinking) that I used as a Bella Band a couple times, and I actually liked it a lot better than the real thing!

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