Today’s Ask the Addict feature comes courtesy of two Lingerie Addict readers, Janelle and Alice. Here’s what they had to say–
“Hey there! Any references for nursing bras that aren’t devastatingly ugly?” ~ Janelle
“I just adore your site! It’s been such a great source of inspiration and information over the past year. But I’m pregnant (!) now, and suddenly find that my lovely lingerie collection no longer fits. Can you do a post featuring maternity lingerie? Is there such a thing? Can/should we ever wear lingerie anymore? All I seem to find in my local shop’s maternity section are the strictly utilitarian sort (white & beige) that I wouldn’t want to wear under any circumstances, much less at a wondrous time such as this! Can you also please include information on labels that have plus size maternity lingerie, if any exist?” ~ Alice
First of all, congratulations! Though I’m not a mother (even though I hope to be one day), I know this is a happy, joyful time for you, and you absolutely deserve happy, joyful lingerie. This is a super-great question, and I’m glad you asked it. It’s been nearly two years since our last blog post on maternity lingerie so it’s definitely time for an update.
Today’s pregnant and nursing women don’t have to be resigned to ‘devastatingly ugly bras’ or shades of ‘white & beige.’ There are a quite a few lingerie brands that specialize in maternity and nursing lingerie and several more that produce supplementary maternity and nursing collections.
HotMilk Lingerie and Cake Lingerieare two of the first and most well known lingerie companies for pregnant and nursing women. Honestly, when I look at either of their collections, I don’t even see maternity lingerie…I just see gorgeous lingerie.
Both Elle Macpherson Intimates and Panache produce maternity/nursing lines as does Figleaves’ in-house brand, Midnight Grace. You can find all three of these at Figleaves.com.
And if you’re a fuller figured woman…don’t worry! You still have the same great options. HotMilk makes bras up to a 42H and Cake Lingerie makes bras up to a 40M. The smallest size for both brands is 32B so most every woman is covered.