28 weeks pregnant - my belly wants to breathe!

I am not naturally an exhibitionist. Nothing against belly barers, it’s just not "me". But tell that to my bump. I swear that swelling belly conspires against me, forcing my pants down and tees up in a manner that is comical on a toddler but less than amusing on a thirty-something suburban type. Fortunately for me and my easily embarrassed family there are a few quick fixes available these days. I’ve found three products that I really like and with their help, I’m keeping my pants on and that bump a little less al fresco.

First up, literally, is a little pair of suspender-lets (my own word for them) called Belly Ups($16.95) from Luna Lullaby. These nifty little do-dads hook onto yourbra up top and your pants down below, ensuring that you don’t catch toomuch fresh air when you stoop to pick up the toy that your toddler haspurposefully, delightedly, flung to the floor for the hundredth time.They are pure genius and have made me re-think my fear of low riderjeans. I will use these for years to come, well past pregnancy.

Now that my pants are not around my ankles, I have only the belly tocontend with. I don’t want to invest in a full-on wardrobe of maternitylength tees, but I’ve never been comfortable with that cropped toplook, even when I am not pregnant. So I’d like to extend three cheersfor tummy privacy, coming at you courtesy of Bellysock ($29.00).Bellysock makes a solid colored, tummy covering, tube top. It’sdesigned with clever contouring to make sure it does not roll. When youwear it with your regular tees you get a cute layered tee look. Itoffers full frontal coverage and great comfort. The solid colorscoordinate easily with my non-maternity wardrobe, saving me some major$$$$ by allowing me to stay covered while wearing most of my favoritetops and tees right up to the very end. And as an added bonus, I cankeep wearing them later, to cover up my post-baby jellybelly and toturn any tee into a nursing top. I will never have to worry about peskyunwanted midriff exposure again. Phew!

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Just because I like to mix it up, I am also using Swelly Bellys ($28.95)from Nine Moons. These delightful tummy covers come in solids but itwas their fabulous and funky print tubes that I could not resist. Madefrom a silky swimsuit like fabric, there are days when we all could usethat punch of funky Pucci-esque print to perk up our preggo wardrobe.My bump is very partial to the gorgeously fun and wild prints. Afterall, it’s an exhibitionist.

If you see me out and about these days you can’t miss my bump. But rest assured, I’ve got it covered!

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