Many mamas-to-be are confused about how to dress during that transitional period when they’re too small for maternity clothing but too big for their pre-pregnancy wardrobe. But being pregnant doesn’t mean that you have to trade in your designer jeans right away.
One of my friends extended her jeans using black Goody Ouchless rubber bands, which are available in the supermarket or at CVS. She looped the rubber band over the button and threaded it through the button hole before hooking it back over the button. As she grew, she tied two rubber bands together and secured her pants the same way. It wasn’t pretty, but it worked.
The Bella Band is another popular option for covering up unbuttoned pants in early pregnancy. It’s better-looking than the rubber-band method and can be used to hold up pants that are partially-unzipped as well as merely unbuttoned.
To stay fashionable during early pregnancy, try the new B. Buckle. A favorite of celebrity moms like Marcia Cross and Tori Spelling, B. Buckles enable you to wear your pre-pregnancy jeans well into the 4th or 5th month (or however long your thighs and rear still fit into them). All you have to do is wrap the B. Buckle around the belt-loops of your jeans, snap and go!
I bought the Mamasita B-Buckle design since it reminds me of Mamanista, but I also like the Rock Mama, Bun in the Oven, and Peace designs. For the new mommy who is still working on losing the baby weight, there’s even a Recovering Pregnant Chick design.
For a video demo of how the B. Buckle works, you can visit the B. Buckle homepage at http://www.mybbuckles.com/, but you won’t find the best price there ($22, plus $8 shipping). One of my pet peeves is paying a lot for shipping, so I shopped around.
The cheapest price I could find was at Babies R Us, which sells B. Buckle’s for $19.99. If you pick the Bill Me Later option, your shipping will be free.