It's not easy to get dressed during pregnancy - especially in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters. There have been many-a-times that I've stood in front of the closet, analyzing my options for the perfect combination of attractiveness and comfort.
My secret weapon for this pregnancy? The BLANQI Body Styler, an under-the-clothes garment with a killer design. The shaper smooths out my hips and back, supports my belly, and helps to hold my pants up (a necessary precaution).
In the past, I've mentioned that I make good use of belly bands throughout my pregnancy. The BLANQI beats out those bands in the comfort department. The over-the-arm design allows for extra support as your belly swells.
I wear my black BLANQI almost every single time that I go out. In fact, it's almost to the point where I don't want to leave the house if it's in the hamper.
Needless to say, I highly recommend this styler to moms-to-be.
WIN IT! One winner will receive a BLANQI Body Styler ($68)! To enter, leave any topic-related comment on this post prior to Monday, May 14 at 11:59 p.m. All generic comments like “Enter me!” or “Love it” will be disqualified. Winner must provide a US mailing address.
* Thanks to BLANQI for providing two body stylers – one for review and one for this giveaway.
*UPDATE* The winner is #4 Marcela. Congratulations!
The BLANQI looks divine. Sleek and comfy- wow! And I agree- keeping up the pants poses a challenge. I used to joke that I was going to get suspenders to wear with my scrub pants;) I just made do with stretchy sports bra tanks that went over the waistband.
I would love to gift this to a friend who is not too far from having Boy #4. I would then hint (heavily) that I wouldn't mind receiving it as a hand-me-down;)
Well, I'm not pregnant yet, but this sounds like it be worth getting and saving :)
I just ventured out to buy my very first article of maternity clothing and boy, did that suck. The stores in my city are dreadfully lacking in selection, but I did manage to find a cute pair of jeans with the full panel thing, and wow...as soon as I tried them on I quickly understood why having maternity pants is so crucial! It was ridiculous how comfortable they were. But ANYWAY...I am very interested in one of these BLANQI pieces because as much as I love those new jeans I bought, I can't justify wearing them everyday. So, that means I need something else to support my belly!
I am so uncomfortable going to work but this may actually help
With my work clothes and huge belly!
I've never tried something like this before. I'd certainly be interested in trying it out the next time around!
i read about these support type products while i was pregnant with clara - but didn't have an extra dime to buy anything but a couple belly bands that you recommended. I'd love this for our next kiddo!
This is a great idea. At the end of my pregnancy nothing could keep my belly covered, this would have been amazing.
I am 19 weeks pregnant and looking for something to make me look better than I feel! This would be so nice to have and my husband probably wouldn't mind it either!
I only have seven weeks left but would love this as I have a bunch of dressy events coming up. I ordered the bellybra early in my pregnancy, but it still shopped off my bottom half if I was wearing a dress, this looks like a great shapewear piece!
seems like it would be super comfortable for postpartum.
such a great design.
OT: this is admirable how your were able to put together this giveaway galore when you have 3 little ones to take care of
Thanks for the kudos! But...I wrote most of the posts before baby's arrival. ;)
I've never seen maternity shapewear before. This is great!
This is just what I need! I'm in my second trimester, and it's getting more difficult to find something comfortable to wear everyday. Plus it seems like it would help support my growing body so I would be able to move around easier.
I am dying to try this product. We are expecting baby #3. And need to keep up with a 2.5 year old and a 18 month old. I had a lot of physical pain with both pregnancies. This product looks like it would help me keep up with my boys and not let being pregnant get in the way.
I had one of those stretchy bands and sometimes it would roll- very annoying. This would definitley solve that problem. A use you probably had not considered, but when I was done with mine- I gave it to a friends mom who had cancer and would periodically have fluid drained off - she appreciated having support for the cancer induced belly.
This is exactly what I have been looking for - you are awesome for introducing it! I am expecting #4 in Nov. and know this is something I'd wear DAILY once my belly pops out. Thanks for the chance to win!
I always had a tough time with my back in my third trimester. I could of used one of these! My sister could use this for her pregnancy! Thank you. I would love to win it for her!
This looks amazing! I dislike the weird bumps different layers of maternity clothes can leave, this seems like it would fix it! I am almost 20 weeks right now and would love this!
This product looks awesome! I think one of my friends has also used this, and loved it :) Good to know for my future pregnancies :) - Thanks for sharing!
This looks like it would be particularly helpful for second and third (and more!) babies... since your body is, um, already a little "stretched" out and flabbier than before :)
I have a friend who is pregnant who I would love to bless with this if I win. And maybe someday I will borrow it back from her! (but not soon)
I wished I had something to help support my belly with my last pregnancy. My baby girl was straight out in front of me and my back ached more than my previous pregnancies.
Interesting! It could be totally worth it if it worked really well. But how would it feel in the AZ heat?
I think the material is thin enough to be comfortable in warm weather (though I obviously didn't personally wear it in the summer).
So since I am always trying to get pregnant, I figure it is never too early to stock up on a great product recommended by a trusted source...YOU! Thanks for the great giveaways this week!
Wow. That looks like an amazing product. I hate having to always pull up my pants (feeling like my crack is out!)
My tough time for getting dressed seems to be the 2nd trimester. I'm not fitting into regular clothes, but still not looking totally pregnant. I'm ALWAYS tugging at my pants to keep them up! I will definitely be looking into this item! Thanks!
I used a belly band every once and awhile, but this looks amazing. I'm not pregnant right now, and not sure if I ever will be again, but my sister is, so if I win, this would go to her!
I got a bella band, at your recommendation, during my last pregnancy. It was great, but I was always having to adjust it and my pants. This looks like a great alternative!
I love the Blanqi body Styler! I used one at the end of my last pregnancy and loved it. I want to win a 2nd one for my big sister. Her and I are pregnant one after the other and share the, but soon we will be running into the problem of being pregnant at the same time. So please help me out!
It sounds like a pregnancy must-have! I always struggle to get dressed when I'm pregnant and this looks like a great solution to my troubles!
I want one!! my belly is definitely at that stage where clothes are just an awkward fit!
I have been dying to try these! I agree that it is so frustrating trying to find something that is comfortable, yet doesn't make you feel like you look awful. Pregnancy is a wonderful time in your life so you want to look and feel good. I'm short and the bigger the belly gets the more lower back support I need. These look like a great way to get the support I need while getting much more comfort than if I was wearing the traditional support belt
Wow! Looks like a great product. I used Bella Bands too, but this looks awesome.
It's been so hectic lately I'm not sure if I commented how beautiful your new little one is (She's beautiful!), and thank you for the heads up on Tropicana.
I wish I knew of these while I was pregnant with my first two! Belly bands did not work for me. They were uncomfortable and ugly. This product looks like it would work great for the third pregnancy!
I have had seven babies. Each time the belly gets bigger and bigger. To the point that I feel so disporportioned. I have had my eye on this item for a couple of years. Drooled over it and dreamed of it. I would love to "have every thing in it's place," and feel beautiful. I'm thinking this might help.
I could never get the bands to work right- I guess it's my shape. But, I loved maternity tank tops (even bought mens undershirts) so that everything was covered. I like that this offers support, though. That is definitely helpful in those last months!
Oh, I would really love this for my big belly!!!!! This just looks amazing!
This looks amazing! I have not seen this before.
Interesting...I've never seen anything like this in a maternity option. I did, however, purchase a nursing body shaper at Target and wore that everyday for the first four months! Thanks for the chance to win!
So cool! I had a hard time keeping maternity pants up during pregnancy. With my little one, I wore a belly band / tank top combo. But this looks so much better. Just planning for number two... :)
This looks like it would be my new go-to pregnancy piece, for sure! Way better than the men's undershirts I used!
This is such a great idea. Like spanx for when you're pregnant!
As I'm hitting my 24th week, I'm starting to understand why this would come in handy. I've JUST realized how much longer I have to go and how much bigger I'm going to get, and I'm sure this would help in those last months/weeks. Great giveaway!
This looks amazing, I'm constantly trying to find something that supports the breasts and belly that is not uncomfortably tight but smoothes the lines out! I tried to wear a spank style one for my dress that I wore to 2 weddings and it gave my belly support but was so horribly tight everywhere else! It would be nice to wear my cute summer dresses and have the lines smoothed out with one piece!
I've made good use of belly bands, but have never tried (or heard of!) one of these. I'd love to try it out for this awkward third trimester I'm now entering!
Yeah, I used a lot of safety pins to hold my pants up the last time, this looks like a much classier option. Not that I'm pregnant right now, but you know, it doesn't hurt to plan ahead a little. :)
That looks amazing!! I would love to have that for my next one :)
What a sexy little garment! I never had the opportunity to use a belly band or one of these Blanqi's but I sure would love the chance with baby # 3
looks amazing! Never tried anything like this but I can imagine how smooth it would look under clothing! I'm in that looking through my wardrobe stage to see what fits nice but still comfy!
This looks cool. I have used something like it with my last pregnancy and it helped smooth things out. It didn't look nearly as supportive as this though! And the bra part was too little.
But I thought you already had your baby!?
I did. :)
I actually wrote this post prior to giving birth, hence the "present tense" voice about pregnancy.
Wow! This looks incredible. I definitely had problems when my pants staying in place when I was pregnant, this looks like it would solve all those problems!