Then came the issue of dress pants at work. We have a no-jeans no-yoga pants policy where I work (pediatricians office) so as much as I wanted to switch to 100% leggings, skirts and dresses, sometimes the weather didn't allow that. And, the fact that I didn't own a combination of 15 skirts and dresses, well, I was looking a bit frumpy (and so were the new dresses) from wearing the same outfit every four days or so. One day, I decided it was time to attempt one of my looser pairs of dress pants. I left them unbuttoned, grabbed a hair tie, and pulled the whole "tie this part around the button, through the loop and back around the button" trick on my pants. It worked for a bit, and by a bit I mean for about an hour, before I decided it was TIME - time to purchase my first pair of maternity pants.
|*blank "tank top" in photo edited for the sake of the children that see this website. teehee!|
And it was pure bliss. Well, the maternity pants were unbelievably comfortable but were also pretty ding dang dong expensive. But the belly band, t'was bliss - so I returned to work with my normal dress pants, all unbuttoned and awkward, and gave the belly band a try. Oh amazing. The pants didn't move a bit, I felt like my entire tummy was being given a sweet hug by a fancy piece of black fabric. I returned the maternity pants, and fell deeply in love with the belly band.
Unbutton your jeans.
and push your gut out all you want.