What are the materials of Belly Bandit socks & tights?
Made with super-soft, microfiber fabric, Belly Bandit’s socks and maternity tights are constructed with your comfort in mind. Microfiber is a moisture-wicking material that is great at absorbing liquids, difficult to stain, and gentle on sensitive skin, making it the perfect fabric for use before and after baby comes. Our cute, cozy socks for women are also infused with silver to help eliminate odor and bacteria.
How does compression work?
Increased pressure from a growing uterus and extra fluids often cause the veins and tissues in your lower body to swell and enlarge, making movement difficult and sometimes painful. Compression socks, tights, and other clothing items use gentle pressure combined with your natural movements to help massage sore muscles in these areas throughout the day, encouraging blood to flow up towards the rest of your body and bringing much needed relief to your puffy, aching legs.
Is it safe to wear compression socks and tights during pregnancy?
Wearing compression socks and tights to help prevent swelling is a widely accepted practice in the medical field today. Their ability to alleviate discomfort and also encourage healthy blood circulation make these some of the best socks for women experiencing varicose veins or painful swelling during and even after their pregnancy. Of course, we always suggest checking with your physician first before trying compression clothing in case there are any specific instructions or recommendations they may have for your unique needs and situation.
How long should you wear compression socks for?
As long as you like! Remember, comfort is the goal. Compression technology is intended to prevent swelling, so it’s best to put your compression tights and socks on first thing in the morning before you do a lot of sitting, standing, or walking that may cause your feet and legs to swell.
What’s the best way to care for my socks and/or tights?
The best way to make your socks and tights last is to wash them inside out with like colors. If you prefer, you can always hand-wash these items as well. Dry on low heat or hang them up to air dry.
How do I pick the right socks for me?
That all depends on what needs you want your socks to fulfill. At Belly Bandit, we offer comfortable socks for women who just need some soft, fuzzy socks to snuggle in as well as socks with compression technology to help alleviate discomfort. If you are just starting out in your pregnancy and are unsure, it may be helpful to get a pair of both types so you can try them out and see which one you like best.
What size of compression socks should I get?
Even with compression socks, you will want to buy them in your current shoe size. At Belly Bandit, we offer two sizes: Size 1 for shoe sizes 6-9 and Size 2 for shoe sizes 8-11. Your compression socks should feel snug and firm when you put them on, but not be uncomfortably tight.
About Socks & Tights
Benefits of Belly Bandit Women’s Socks & Tights
With so many changes happening to your body all at once, it’s easy to let your feet fall to the bottom of the list — especially when your baby bump makes it difficult to see them! Belly Bandit’s tights and socks for women are designed to support your feet both during and after pregnancy by using compression to help boost circulation and relieve the uncomfortable swelling that can happen in your calves, ankles, and feet.
Features of Belly Bandit Women’s Socks & Tights
With two different levels of medical grade compression available, our lightweight socks and tights lend support where and when you need it most. Choose from styles with 15-20 mmHg of compression that are perfect for everyday wear or our ankle-length, 20-30 mmHg support socks for women who need to take it up an extra notch to find relief. We offer both ankle and knee-high socks as well as full-length tights so you can find the style you want and the comfort you need.