Enter the Blanqi (pronounced "blonky", not "blanky", fyi).
I described the Blanqi body styler in my Basics post.
It is essentially Spanx for the pregnant woman... but that description just barely scratches the surface!
It lifts, supports and relieves stress and strain from your back.
It definitely makes you look more belly and less blubber.
It helps your posture immensely.
It lengthens tops, which is why I was so attracted to it in the first place
when planning the maternityshmernity series.
But here's the exciting part that I honestly wasn't sure would work out for me:
it holds up unbuttoned (even unzipped, for some serious fat days) jeans.
Like no belly band ever could!
I was totally skeptical that the a bodystyler would hold up my pants
when a belly band couldn't.
The Blanqi holds up my jeans without any issues...without stretching out within the day, or losing grip.
Without making me feel uncomfortable around the waist thanks to bunched up denim fabric.
Smooth and secure. That's how it feels and looks.
top: lizzie parker hi-lo tee from Nordstrom Rack,
jeans: J Brand from last year,
Blanqi in White,
and Rockport shoes.
I felt pretty confident before that, with a little shopping around and a lot of creativity,
I could see this non-maternity preggas style project through to August.
However, after getting my Blanqi in the mail, and spending the last week living in it,
I know with absolute certainty that this is gonna work.
It adds immediate comfort and flexibility to my closet.
If you can only afford one piece to stretch your maternity wardrobe as far as possible,
listen to me: this is your piece.
I can barely be parted from mine to wash it. (but don't worry. I do. Really.)