Gone are the days when being pregnant meant you had to wear something ugly, loose and shapeless. This holds true for regular maternity clothes, but also for maternity lingerie.
Maternity lingerie can be expensive, so you’ll want to make a wise investment. They may not be visible, but they are the most important item in your wardrobe (especially the bras) because they properly support you and keep you comfortable.
It’s important to make sure that your bra gives you enough support to prevent your breasts from sagging. Be prepared to outgrow a couple of bras throughout your pregnancy.
Select maternity briefs that feel comfortable over your bump. You can buy special maternity briefs, but often you can get away with regular bikini underwear in a larger size.
Maternity lingerie includes more than bras and briefs though. These two words refer to maternity hosiery and maternity sleepwear too.
Maternity pantyhose are specially designed with extra-wide waistbands that will fit over your growing bump. They’re created so that they won’t roll down into an uncomfortable wad below your stomach. Many have special support elastics in the legs to help prevent varicose veins and help you stand on your feet longer without feeling tired.
Another part of maternity lingerie is maternity sleepwear. You don’t have to spend a lot of money on maternity sleepwear if you don’t want to. It can be as simple as an extra large t-shirt and a pair of leggings. For something a little sexier you can choose a sexy black lace camisole with spandex that stretches over your curves.
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Whatever you choose to sleep in, pick something that matches your current style and something that you’ll be comfortable wearing.
Pick all your maternity lingerie carefully because most stores won’t let you return such intimate items.
You’ll want to make sure you take good care of your maternity lingerie. It’s best to hand-wash them in a deep sink with cold water and a gentle detergent. However, realistically you may not have time for this. If you prefer to machine-wash, put your lingerie in a lingerie bag or pillow liner and set your machine on the delicate cycle at a cool temperature. Clasp all hook and close all buttons.
Never put your maternity lingerie in the dryer to prevent them from shrinking. Instead clip them to a clothesline or hang them on drying rack. Try to keep them away from sunlight too so that they don’t fade.