Back when I was pregnant with my girls, maternity fashion was an oxymoron. My wardrobe choices were limited to voluminous dresses, usually in too-sweet prints or an equally limited selection of basic skirts and pants. The point was to hide or minimize the pregnancy, not glorify it. As for lingerie–maternity bras and panties were strictly utilitarian. Many women found that no matter how sexy or sophisticated their style was, when it came to maternity lingerie, style went out the window.
Well, not any more. Over the last decade or so women have chosen not to hide their baby bumps under tent-like clothing. And the demand for more variety in lingerie has grown too. Women are embracing this time of their lives and celebrating the changes. Today, several brands offer maternity bras that provide the necessary support and good looks. Many companies offer styles that work as both nursing and maternity bras, which will get you through the later months of pregnancy and the first few months of nursing. Cake Lingerie, for example, has t-shirt bras, wirefree bras, pretty maternity camisoles and tanks that are modern in style, with all the support features you need.
Belabumbum is known for how pretty their maternity styles are, with lace embellishment and a variety of styles, including robes, lounge pants, bras and camisoles. Even brands not usually known for maternity lingerie offer some styles that are a long way from those of ten or twenty years ago. Cosabella’s Never Say Never Mommie Soft Bra comes in fabulous colors and is made of a soft, non-scratchy stretch lace. And many other brands carry tights, camisoles, bras and other pieces you’ll need during your pregnancy. Browse through the collections we carry on HerRoom.
Despite the morning sickness and fatigue, some women actually have an increased sex drive during pregnancy and feel sexier than ever. So, why not celebrate this feeling with lingerie that matches your mood?