Yo, don’t get us started on mom lingerie stereotypes. Just because we birthed babies does not automatically transition us to the granny panties club. Tattered old shapeless lingerie? Hard pass. Just like, you know, non-moms, we want to look and feel our best in our underthings. That said, the thong panties we wore (OK, I wore) riding above low-slung jeans in college do tend to lose their bedazzle over time, as our bodies change and we grow up a bit. The boobs might grow or shrink, the hips might expand — in short, the cargo shifts. But you’re still looking good as hell, and you deserve some sexy lingerie.
So whether you’re a postpartum mom in search of nursing functionality and comfort (yes, comfort can be beautiful, too), or you’re in a whole new phase of life with older kids, consult our list of the best lingerie that makes you look and feel great.
Best Hot Mom Lingerie:
Luxuriate in a comfortable, supportive bra that also makes you look flaming hot. This lace underwire bra has a plunging neckline just right for a sexy night out (or a sexy night in) and padded cups offer extra lift. Fans are obsessed: “Perfect fit! Beautiful style! Comfortable! High quality!”
You better werk. This bodysuit in stretch floral lace features a sexy front cutout. Rose gold hardware adds a dose of luxury — not that anyone will be looking at it.
ThirdLove prides itself on offering inclusive sizing for all styles. Which means you can score a sexy, lacy bra even if you’re a size G (something that a lot of lingerie brands haven’t done a great offering up until now). We love this earthy bra that plunges and features flirty two-tone flirty lace. The memory foam cups give you support and shape, and the front keyhole detail ties it all together.
Since I had my twins, I literally cannot with thong underwear. I switched to Aerie’s adorable and relatively fuller-coverage options and never looked back; with near-constant multi-buy discounts, they’re cheap enough to easily replace your whole undie wardrobe in one fell swoop. These are made from soft, stretchy lace with a rich-looking eyelash lace trim. The center-back has booty-emphasizing ruching. (There’s a matching lace bralette too.)
The uber-inclusive brand Figleaves offers more than 130 bra sizes and doesn’t retouch any of its photos for the website or social media — so you know what you’re buying after seeing it on gorgeous models with all types of bods. We love this non-padded underwire bra with eye-popping sheer balconette cups decorated with binding, making this a special-occasion-worthy piece of sexy mom lingerie. (It comes in cup sizes B through G.)
Listen, I never had the perky boobs of a teenager… even when I was a teenager. After carrying my twins and nursing, the cups on my bras gaped badly and it made me feel lousy about myself. So I learned two things: One is: You need new bras! The elastic stretches out after years of wear and that totally matters. Two is that investing in Body By Victora bras did wonders for my self esteem because the cups hugged my lady bits perfectly, no gaping. This smooth and sexy option has a front-closure for even easier wear.
I love a kimono: comfy, stylish, luxurious-feeling, and easy to wear. (And much cuter than a hospital gown for those first mom-and-baby photos if you can muster the energy.) This one by Flora Nikrooz is polyester for easy washing — because ain’t no new mom (or old mom) got the time for silk.
This bra has a va-va-voom effect that can help you feel elegant and beautiful during times in your journey that might be challenging or even painful. This lacy plunge bra with full support works for maternity lingerie as well as nursing, with light lining and clip-down functionality.
Agent Provocateur is a splurge, but the lingerie retailer’s got some fantastic dramatic and ~sexy~ options. We love this bright red slip because it’s gorgeous and still comfy, but if you’re in the mood for something even zestier, Agent P. has got a lot of lacy, cheeky styles to choose from.
If you’ve just had a baby, you want a panty that’s comfortable, sits above your waist or c-section incision, offers full coverage — and ideally makes you feel like more of a human than the hospital-issues mesh numbers when you’re ready. Here’s an affordable solution that comes in a multipack in either solid or neutral hues.
Newsflash: You don’t need underwire to be sexy. RicherPoorer’s cult-favorite Classic Bralette proves that sometimes, natural comfort is as sexy as it gets. It’s available in 10 neutral-to-rich shades, but we’re diggin’ this spicy red velvet color if you’re looking for something romantic. Consider getting the matching button-front boxer briefs, too!