Of all the adjectives to describe how you feel during pregnancy, ‘sexy’ isn’t necessarily the first one that comes to mind. A rapidly-changing body, a cocktail of hormones, a constant battle between flatulence and constipation…then there’s underwear. Those oversized knickers and nursing bras may be essential – and ridiculously comfy – but desirable? Not so much.
Is supportive and a little bit sexy too much to ask for? Not according to Ann Summers, who have just launched their new ‘Mama Summers’ collection. Designed for the pre and postnatal period, the lingerie line nails all the maternity/new mum underwear criteria. Think soft straps, additional hook and eye rows for ever-expanding chests, magnetic bra clips for easy boob access, cotton-lined cups and over or under bump knickers elevated with luxe lace fabrics.
Because you’d rather stick needles in your eyes than wear an underwired bra whilst pregnant or newly postnatal, we’re pleased to report that the range includes a ‘Glorious Non-Wire‘ bra, a non-padded, non-wire style with a slightly padded inner sling to mimic the support of a traditional wire, a ‘Glorious Flexi-Wire’ bra with soft, bendable wires that are perfect if you need a little extra support and the wire-free, moulded ‘Magnetic Collection’ bra with a little extra padding, should you want it.
Prices start at £6 for knickers and £18 for bras and sizes go up to a 26 and H cup. You can shop the whole collection – along with some handy pelvic floor trainers – here. Sexy pregnancy and post-natal lingerie: officially a thing.