How to Choose Sexy Maternity Lingerie

While you’re pregnant, you don’t have to sacrifice feeling sexy in stylish, seductive lingerie.

There’s no doubt that your body goes through many natural changes while pregnant. Your body physically undergoes change and hormones can alter the way you feel on the inside. For some, these hormones can mean that getting frisky is the last thing on their mind. For others, it can be all they think about! Regardless of where you sit, it can be enjoyable to have a gorgeous set of maternity-friendly lingerie to help you feel amazing at all stages of your pregnancy.

With so many different types of lingerie to choose from, where do you begin? The key to shopping for sexy maternity lingerie is to choose an item that is either loose or stretchy for comfortable wear as your tummy grows. Comfort is most important, so we recommend staying away from underwired or boned lingerie and instead opt for lacy and loose.

Tips for choosing your Maternity Lingerie

  • It’s a good idea to choose lingerie with adjustable straps and fastenings which allow you to change the fit as your body transforms and your tummy grows.

  • To continue enjoying your piece of maternity lingerie beyond pregnancy, you may wish to select items with easily removable cups for breastfeeding and stretchy material which will continue to fit your body once your baby arrives and afterwards.

  • When in doubt, go for one size lingerie. Luckily, we have a generous selection of one size lingerie here at Lovehoney to choose from. These pieces tend to have more stretch than regular sized clothing, so it expands and retracts for a continually comfortable fit.

Read on for everything you need to know about buying lingerie for pregnant women, selecting erotic maternity lingerie and the best styles to help you feel beautiful. We've also chosen some key pieces for you to enjoy during and after pregnancy, helping you to continually feel satisfied and sexy.

Video: How to Choose Maternity Lingerie

If you're looking to treat yourself to some sexy maternity lingerie, the Lovehoney team are here to help. In this short video, we cover the top sexy styles of lingerie to wear during pregnancy.

Sexy Maternity Lingerie for your bust

A soft-cup bra is an essential piece of maternity lingerie. This is because the underwire can be painful on enlarged or swollen breasts. If you’re after something a bit raunchy, choose a soft-cup bra that shows off your nipples beneath a layer of sheer mesh for sexiness and support without discomfort.

If you’re keen to show off your newly enlarged tatas while you can, we recommend trying a peek-a-boo bra. This jaw-dropping open-cup style of lingerie is the ultimate piece to showcase your sensual body. The cheekiness of a peek-a-boo bra will make it near impossible for your partner to look anywhere else. Plus, the open cup allows you to take full advantage of the potential sensitivity of your breasts and nipples.

For total comfort and support

Flyaway lace babydolls are your best option for a loose-fitting, comfortable and adjustable piece of maternity lingerie. Babydoll lingerie skims and flatters your bump. They are a perfect option for feeling sexy and comfortable throughout your pregnancy. For additional breast support during sex, a sheer babydoll with halter neck ties will gently lift and support your bust and flares out over your bump. As an added bonus, the flowy, soft material of babydolls feel incredible against your skin! Walk and swish around in style, revealing the sensuality of your growing bump.

Alternatively, a robe is a beautifully versatile piece of bedroom attire that you’ll get wear out of long after your pregnancy is over. Robes are fully adjustable to your changing body and the silky satin will smoothly caress your bump, breasts and below to help you feel wonderful.

Sexy Pregnancy Underwear

For a functional and alluring style during pregnancy, try lace underwear with a low waistband and full gusset. For day-to-day, it’s handy to wear underwear that provides a decent level of crotch coverage. However, when it comes down to doing the deed, a soft thong or crotchless pair of underwear can help you to feel your sexiest. Black lace is always a winner to feel super sensual.

Maternity Lingerie to show off your bump

Pregnancy is a beautiful, natural process your body can go through - so why not flaunt it? If you’re searching for maternity lingerie to do just that, an all-in-one bodystocking is the perfect item. These stretchy numbers fit like a glove throughout your whole pregnancy, with no uncomfortable seams or waistbands to deal with.

Our top sexy Maternity Lingerie items

Now that we’ve covered the basics of selecting maternity lingerie, it’s time to see what piques your interest. Here are a few of our top picks.


Lovehoney Sheer Triangle Bra and Crotchless G-String Set

A layer of thin mesh is all that sits between your nipples and your beau in this soft triangle bra set. The halter neck ties provide breast support and the adjustable straps make it easy to alter the fit for long-term wear as your body changes.

What customers say: "My hubby really enjoys lingerie that see-though, particularly to the breasts. Would certainly buy others if available in different colours"

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Peek and ye shall find

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

A peek-a-boo bra like this item highlights your bodacious bust and creates a show-stopping moment when you get down and dirty.

What customers say: "Design is well thought out with detachable bows and soft material. I feel as though this can fit multiple sizes as it has great stretch to it. My partner is also a fan"

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Lovely liaison

Lovehoney Plus Size Late Night Liaison Blue Lace Babydoll Set

Even if you’re not interested in having any sexy time, sometimes dressing in something as gorgeous as this cute babydoll piece can make you feel amazing. Simply slip on this babydoll and feel yo’ self!

What customers say: "Super comfortable to wear and looks great! I got this in both black and pink because I couldn't choose and I love them both"

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Red hot

Lovehoney Plus Size Flaunt Me Red Lace Robe
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This soft red robe will have you feeling like a goddess. Slinking into this lace robe is the ultimate treat to help you feel relaxed, sexy and comfortable - no matter how you’re feeling, a robe will always sit perfectly around your body. Wear nothing underneath to tease and flirt with your partner and build exciting anticipation.

What customers say: "This robe makes me feel soo good! It goes with any of my lingerie and really adds something to the whole look"

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Short fuse

Lovehoney Flirty Black Lace Shorts

For a piece that will always perfectly fit your derrière, our super stretchy black lace shorts are a go-to. The raunchy black lace look is tantalising to your partner, while the comfortable style means a snuggly fit all day long.

What customers say: "The lace is soft and stretchy, so they are super comfortable. I enjoy wearing these to add a sexy touch to my everyday lingerie"

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Beautiful body

Lovehoney Plus Size Red Lace Crotchless Basque Bodystocking

After an all-in-one piece of sexy maternity lingerie to suit your entire pregnancy? Look no further - the Red Lace Crotchless Basque Bodystocking has you completely covered. With a plunging neckline and erotic fishnets and lace, this flattering item will have you feeling hot in no time.

What customers say: "Feels lovely and soft and no uncomfortable digging in at the open areas. ;) Makes me feel good wearing it and my partner loved the look and ease of access"

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Lovehoney’s Range of Sexy Maternity Lingerie

If you’re ready to slip into something equally comfortable and naughty, shop the Lovehoney range of lingerie. Enjoy discreet shipping for your convenience.

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