The Maternity Wear Essential You Won’t Want to Live Without

Our Bellaband® is a style game-changer, at every stage of pregnancy!

It happens when you least expect it. That moment when you throw on your favorite pair of jeans, only to realize you can’t…quite…get…that top button buttoned. You know it’s coming, at least theoretically, but boy does it make things really real. Especially when all you want to do is wear your favorite clothes, the ones you feel best in, because everything else is starting to change. Here’s a pro tip—you don’t have to click “buy” on those maternity jeans quite yet. We’ve got a secret wardrobe weapon that’ll keep your pre-pregnant style intact: our most cherished invention, The Bellaband®, holding up pants since 2001.

In fact, it’s the piece that launched this whole company. When our founder Ingrid Carney had that unbuttonable-button moment during her first pregnancy, she got resourceful, and came up with this simple band that not only saves style well into pregnancy, but is also the perfect accessory for all the transitions to come, pre- and post-baby. You’ll probably want to wear it every day as your belly gets bigger, and that’s TOTALLY OK, ’cause no one else will even see it! Read on for the different ways you can wear it, no matter where you’re at in your pregnancy. 



Wear folded over to hold up unbuttoned pre-pregnancy jeans,
pants, skirts, shorts—just about any bottoms you love.


Wear the full panel over your belly or folded down to hold up maternity pants that are slipping or don’t fit quite right. 


Wear with too-loose maternity pants or too-tight pre-pregnancy
jeans to ease the transition.

Ingrid & Isabel was born when its founder, Ingrid, was newly pregnant with her daughter Isabel and could no longer button her pre-pregnancy bottoms. She fashioned the first prototype of the Bellaband and spent three years perfecting the design before it hit shelves in 2003. To this day, every piece we make, we design with, on, and for moms. Shop our full line of maternity wear.

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