FAQ & Sizing

What Most Mamas Want to Know

What are SHELLE belly bands made of?

SHELLE belly bands are made of micro polyester and elastane to give you ultimate comfort, flexibility, and breathability – even if you’re working up a sweat. We tried a lot of different material combinations and had friends at all stages of pregnancy test them in yoga classes, CrossFit sessions, and even during their workdays. This combination proved to be the best and received rave reviews. Check out our Testimonials page to hear from our latest customers!

Where are SHELLE belly bands made?

SHELLE belly bands are designed and manufactured in Toronto, Canada. We found an amazing, trustworthy manufacturing partner that’s just as obsessed with quality as we are and - huge bonus - they’re close to our homes so we can stay close to the product.

Why did you pick the name SHELLE?

Picking a name can be tough! This was less challenging than naming a new member of the family but hard nonetheless. We went through tons of options but ultimately landed on SHELLE for a number of reasons: we like that a shell protects a treasure, that the word is easy to pronounce, and that it’s got a fun ring to it. The extra “e” at the end was added for a feminine twist!

How do I know what size to get?

Your best bet is to order the size that you wore pre-pregnancy for athletic pants. 

If your bump is only starting to show, you can measure your size at the level of your belly button to double check and compare to the sizing chart below.

If you are trying to decide between two sizes, we recommend you size down. The bands are stretchy so they will grow with you and you want them to be fitted so they provide the support you need. 






Circumference at
belly button






*Please note: Pearl is currently unavailable in XL.

What if I order the wrong size?

No sweat – we offer a full refund on any unworn, unwashed merchandise within 14 days of purchase, excluding return shipping. Contact us at hello@getshelle.com to receive return shipping instructions and we’ll either send you a different size or refund your card within 10 days of receiving the product.

How do I care for my SHELLE belly band?

Easy-peasy! Cold wash and lay flat to dry. And please, no bleach!

I still have questions….what do I do?

No problem! We are here to help. If you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@getshelle.com anytime. We look forward to hearing from you!