How To Choose Sexy Maternity Lingerie

Being pregnant shouldn't mean you have to sacrifice on sex appeal or comfort.

There’s no doubt your body goes through so many changes when you’re pregnant. From your physical appearance on the outside to your hormones running wild on the inside, there’s a lot going on.

For some pregnant people, those hormones mean the last thing they can think of is getting sexual and for others, it’s all they can think about. Regardless, it’s always nice to have a gorgeous set of lingerie to make you feel amazing from the start of your pregnancy to the end. When there are so many different types of lingerie though, where are you meant to begin?

The key to shopping for sexy maternity lingerie is to choose something loose or stretchy that won't start to feel uncomfortably tight as your tummy grows. Comfort is important, so once you get rounder, we recommend staying away from underwired or boned lingerie - save the lace-up corsets until after you give birth!

It's a good idea to choose lingerie with adjustable straps and fastenings which allow you to change the fit with your body’s changes and your belly’s growth. Another thing to consider is choosing sexy maternity lingerie you’ll want to wear beyond pregnancy, for example, pieces with easily removable cups for breastfeeding and a stretchy material which will continue to fit your body once your baby is born and long afterwards. One size lingerie—which luckily, we have heaps of on Lovehoney—tends to have more of a stretch than regular sized clothing, meaning it expands and retracts for a comfortable fit as your bump grows.

Read on for everything you need to know about buying lingerie for pregnant women, erotic maternity lingerie and the best styles we have to make you feel beautiful inside and out. We've also chosen some key pieces for you which can look great before, during and after pregnancy, helping you feel satisfied and sexy for the entire nine months.

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If you're looking to treat yourself to some sexy maternity lingerie, then the Lovehoney team are here to help.

Sexy maternity lingerie for your bust

A soft cup bra is a pregnancy essential, as underwires can be painful for swollen breasts. Choose a soft bra that shows off your nipples beneath a layer of sheer mesh for sexiness and support without discomfort.

If you’re someone who doesn’t usually have the biggest bust and you want to show off your swollen tatas while you can, consider a peek-a-boo bra. The jaw-dropping open-cup style will make it near impossible for your partner to look anywhere else and takes full advantage of all the sensitivity your breasts and nipples can be feeling.

To hide your bump

Loose-fitting, comfortable and adjustable, a flyaway lace babydoll skims, flatters and reveals a glimpse of your bump. It's the perfect way to keep feeling sexy throughout your pregnancy journey. The flowing and soft material of baby dolls also feels so good against your skin. Walk and swish around in one for a bit to feel what we’re talking about.

Do you feel like your breasts need additional support during sex? A sheer babydoll with halter neck ties will gently lift and support as it flares out over your bump.

A robe is a truly versatile piece of bedroom attire that you'll wear long after your pregnancy is over. Fully adjustable to suit your changing body, satin will smoothly caress your bump, breasts and below while making you feel great.

Sexy pregnancy underwear

Try stretchy lace knickers with a low waistband and a full gusset. Discharge occurs more often while pregnant and so it is handy to wear underwear which provides a good level of coverage around the crotch day to day. That being said, a soft thong or crotchless pair when it comes down to doing the deed is always a good idea. Black lace is also a winner for letting you feel oh, so sexy.

Maternity lingerie to show off your bump

Pregnancy is a beautiful, natural thing your body can go through and sometimes flaunting it feels awesome. If you're looking for something to do just that, an all-in-one bodystocking is it! Free from uncomfortable seams or waistbands, these stretchy numbers fit like a glove throughout your whole pregnancy.

If you're looking to treat yourself to some sexy maternity lingerie, then the Lovehoney team are here to help. Here are a few of our top picks.

Best for simple sex appeal

Lovehoney Sheer Triangle Bra and Crotchless G-String Set

If less is more, then this skimpy bra set could be the most alluring lingerie look we've ever created for you. The soft triangle bra shows off your nipples beneath a layer of sheer mesh, while the adjustable G-string bares your hips, bottom, and crotch.

What customers say: "Love how comfortable this set is. I also love the fact that it’s sheer. My hubby really enjoys lingerie that see though, particularly to the breasts. Would certainly buy others if available in different colours. Highly recommend"

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Best for ultra-revealing style

Lovehoney Lace Peek-a-Boo Bra and Crotchless G-String

We loved a good game of peek-a-boo when we were younger, but now that we're older, we love it even more. With bow-trimmed slits revealing alluring glimpses of your love buttons and lady garden, this skimpy lace bra set will spark brand new bedroom games.

What customers say: "He loved undoing the ribbons on the bra and being able to bang through the open knickers. To see him turned on like that turned me on even more. We had a wild night"

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Best for a flattering figure

Lovehoney Plus Size Late Night Liaison Blue Lace Babydoll Set

Arouse wild desires in this deep blue babydoll from our effortlessly sensual Late Night Liaison collection. From its plunging lace cups and shimmering straps, to its floaty sheer skirt for that extra-sexy glimpse, don't expect to get a wink of sleep.

What customers say: "Cannot fault this product! Makes me feel so confident. Would recommend this to any woman with any body shape"

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Best for a sexy reveal

Lovehoney Plus Size Flaunt Me Red Lace Robe
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Play the sexiest game of Pass the Parcel ever when you layer this luscious lace robe over your favourite lingerie. Fastening with 2 internal ties and a wide satin belt that cinches your waist, the slip-on robe flatters your curves for complete confidence.

What customers say: "Looks very sexy on my wife and also makes her feel like the sexy woman she is"

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Best for showing off your cheeks

Oh La La Cheri Blue Floral Lace Crotchless Shorts

A combination that flatters, invites caresses and is super-sexy, our black lace knickers in a short-style are a key piece for your lingerie collection. Stretchy floral lace offers pure comfort for a seamless transition from day to evening wear.

What customers say: "I bought these for my girlfriend to use as every day and she says they are the most comfortable knickers she has ever worn. They look sexy too"

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Best for stretchy sexiness

Lovehoney Plus Size Treasure Chest Fishnet Crotchless Bodystocking

Bring some drama in this overwhelmingly sexy all-in-one, luring your lover in with every single inch of your body. Made from slinky, curve-embracing fishnet and lace, it features open cups to leave them lost for words, and no crotch for added mischief.

What customers say: "Just buy it! I’m a 14 so bought the ‘one size’, I looked hot, I felt sexy and looked liked a goddam Queen!!! I will definitely buy a body stocking again…. Oh yeh, left hubby in a dribbling, drooling mess"

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