Pregnant? How To Dress for Those Awkward, In-Between, Nothing-Fits Weeks

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Caroline Nolan Carpenter on Feb 29, 2012 at 10:17AM

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Pregnant? How To Dress for Those Awkward, In-Between, Nothing-Fits Weeks

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If You Have to Ask, Those Pants Don't Fit

Your belly may not be bulging much yet, but your current pants are still a little -- okay, a lot -- tight. The good news is that maternity designers now make pants without those uncomfortable (and obvious) over-the-belly panels. We like Old Navy's maternity jeggings, because they stretch where you need it while still looking on-trend, and the low-rise knit panel is easy to hide under a top. Want a practically free way to get a little more room? Wear your favorite jeans, but leave the button undone and slip on an elastic band, like Baby Be Mine Belly Bands ($17, babybematernity.com)or Be Maternity BeBands ($17, target.com) to keep them up. Or check out the Belly Belt Combo Kit ($20, target.com), which helps you stay in your regular jeans a bit longer. In a pinch, try the rubber band trick: Unbotton pants. Then slip one end of a hair elastic through the other end's loop hole and place over the button to give you some extra inches. Confused? Check out this helpful step-by-step video.

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