I have been asked to do a post on maternity lingerie. Showing the beautiful items you can wear that isn't JUST focusing on what is necessary. You all know what you 'have to' wear, you wear it everyday and normally it's not pretty. I know a lot of women just don't feel the want to wear 'lingerie' during or after pregnancy. Your body changes so dramatically and often thoughts of sexiness are thrown out the window for awhile. Body vulnerability hits and it's hard to see oneself the same anymore. Obviously the main concern is now centered around the little bundle that never leaves your side and all your focus will be about your new love. Beauty often disappears and practical is the only thing that is worn everyday...and that's fine, but it doesn't have to be that way. Just like with any lingerie, it isn't just practical versus frivolous. There are beautiful options out there that combine both.
I will, at a later date, do a more detailed post on what is necessary when it comes to maternity lingerie. Obviously there are some rules you really should follow but hopefully most women going through pregnancy will have learnt these already. So for now this is just a fun post. Lingerie that can be worn pre and post pregnancy. Bras and chemises that are not only practical but look beautiful. Most of these styles featured are nursing bras and the same with the chemises. Did you know that nursing chemises existed??
AnielinaAnielina is a French maternity lingerie label using organic cotton and leavers lace. The styles are pretty yet practical. Offering support during and after pregnancy. They have sheer and soft moulded cup versions of their feeding bras and are so pretty I heard that non pregnant women had also purchased this label before! The bottoms come in bikini, short and G/String versions with adjustable sides to cater for the weight fluctuations.
Cake lingerie is a designer maternity brand from the UK. Made by a mother for a mother. Owner Tracey was used to wearing beautiful lingerie pieces her whole life and with her body changing so much so quickly she couldn't find similar styles to what she was used to wearing pre pregnancy. Unfortunately there was nothing out there she wanted to purchase. She searched high and low and realised that these designer pieces just didn't exist. So Cake Lingerie was started. The style is cheeky fun and again, still practical.
Hot Milk is probably the most well known of the Maternity 'Lingerie' labels here in Australia. Hailing from New Zealand, this company has introduced sexy into maternity wear. Again this label is designed by mothers who found the only options available to them were matronly and at this exciting time in their lives they still wanted to feel beautiful and desirable. Hot Milk certainly filled this gap. The photo shoot I featured was themed around fairytales and creates a stunning world with their imagery. The range isn't just for pre pregnancy but is a lovely cross over that can be worn throughout breast feeding.
Or available online here in Australia from
|Target Maternity Chemise|
www.target.com.au-womens maternity lingerie
Remember, 'Mumsy' bras are what your mother wore, not what you have to. Times have changed and there is variety out there if you want something pretty. I hope this has offered at least a glimpse into the maternity styles that are available here in Australia. Just because you are a mother or expectant mum doesn't mean you need to lose yourself and personal style. It is such an important time in your life and you should always feel beautiful in your own skin but sometimes it's hard to do that when changes to your body are so apparent. So whether it be wearing some beautiful lingerie that accentuates what you are most proud of or covering what you don't feel as comfortable with, there are options out there that will work.
|Obviously not an actual nursing bra but I thought it funny that a fashion piece was modeled off one!|