Belly bands are maternity garments that allow mothers-to-be the option of wearing pre-pregnancy pants longer. The bands also allow new moms to return to pre-pregnancy clothes sooner after birth. Belly bands are made of nylon and spandex and are machine washable. The band works by slipping it on over the tops of unbuttoned jeans or pants. The band’s material keeps the pants up, and masks any evidence of buttons or zippers. Belly bands are available from on-line shops, and also in-store at several national retailers.


Target offers the BeBand Maternity band in black, white and nude colors for $16.99 each, as of 2010. The bands can be found in stores and on-line. The average rating for this product is 4 (out of 5) stars. The item is returnable and made of 79 percent nylon and 21 percent spandex. The item is also adjustable for all stages of pregnancy.

Motherhood Maternity

Motherhood Maternity offers the Tummy Sleeve maternity band. The Tummy Sleeve is currently available in black, white and nude for $16.98 each. The one-size-fits-all sleeve is adjustable for all pregnancy stages. This Motherhood Maternity product has a 4 out of 5 rating with 76 percent of customers recommending the product to friends. Check the Motherhood website for store locations near you or order the product from the on-line store.


Walmart offers the Maternity Belly Band for $14.98 in white or black. The garment is one-size-fits-most, and is made of nylon and spandex, but is labeled as hand wash only. Like other stores, Walmart’s band also gets an average 4 out 5 stars in reviews. Walmart’s website states that the Maternity Belly Band can only be shipped, but the shipping costs a mere 97 cents.