A New Mom’s Guide To Lingerie Shopping

“The moment a child is born, the mother is also born”. Becoming a mother is truly one of life’s biggest honours and if you’ve recently had a baby, we commend and congratulate you for the strength and bravery you have shown in bringing a new life into this world. All too often, with so much focus on the baby, new mothers have little to no time to focus on self care, let alone lingerie shopping. However, we are strong believers that what you wear and what you look like can greatly influence how you feel. Becoming a new mom doesn’t mean you have to give up feeling sexy or empowered which is why we’re here to school you on the ins and outs of lingerie shopping as a new mom. 

Today, we look at 5 helpful (and practical) tips when lingerie shopping as a new mom, so read on to find out more.

  • Don’t Shop Too Soon

One of the biggest mistakes new mums make is heading out to the shops way too soon to purchase brand new lingerie. The truth of the matter is that your body is still going through a host of different changes even after birth, and it is impossible to predict how your breasts will respond to lactation and breastfeeding. Some new moms don’t experience any change to their bust size, while others experience a temporary increase of up to 5 cup sizes!  At the same time, your uterus takes around 6-8 weeks to fully heal and contract, making it difficult to choose underwear bottoms that will both suit and fit your final postpartum shape. 

In the interim, we highly suggest scheduling a maternity bra fitting that will help you choose the right pieces to keep you comfortable before the 6 month postpartum mark. 

  • Book Yourself In For A Bra Fitting 

Once your body has settled into its new shape, it’s time to head to your nearest lingerie outlet for a professional bra fitting. As you’ve probably imagined or even experienced, breasts grow and change in shape during and after pregnancy, meaning that your old bras may no longer fit you. However, this is nothing to get upset over and something that you should absolutely love your body for. Afterall, it has just created a new life that you have brought into this world! Instead of trying to squeeze into your old underwear, we highly recommend embracing your new shape and booking yourself in for a fitting that will allow you to understand your new size and ensure you get the support you need throughout this new motherhood journey. Additionally, wearing the wrong bra size risks leaving your bust unsupported which can cause shoulder, neck and back pain down the line. 

  • Consider Your Nursing Plans

Some mothers stop nursing at 6 months while others continue doing so for up to 2 years or longer. Depending on your individual nursing plans, choosing the right type of bra is crucial to keep things both comfortable and practical. If you plan on nursing for a long time to come, we suggest sticking to nursing bras for the time being. However, that doesn’t mean that you’re condemned to a set of frumpy looking bras with no end in sight. 

Thankfully, there exists a wide variety of luxuriously sexy nursing bras on the market that are guaranteed to make you feel like a goddess, even if you may find yourself leaking at times. Choosing lace detailing and/or a plunge neckline will keep you feeling confident while supporting your nursing needs at the same time. The ideal nursing bra will:

  • Offer a variety of hooks and eyes for greater flexibility when accommodating your changing body;
  • Offer a fold-away cup for reduced pressure on breasts; and 
  • Offer enough leeway and room for the addition of nursing pads.  
  • Experiment With Different Styles

Now that your body has changed, it is the perfect opportunity to experiment with different lingerie styles that you may have never considered once upon a time. Just as there are different types of dresses for different occasions, there also exists a wide variety of different bra and panty styles to suit your ever changing needs. 

Remember – lingerie is designed to flatter the female figure and a great set should highlight your unique femininity and make you feel sexy, confident and beautiful. The cutting or style doesn’t matter as much as how you feel in your set, so be sure to try out a variety of different styles ranging from the standard bra and panties set all the way to babydolls and chemises or corsets and bustiers

  • Flatter That Peach

With so much attention given to the postpartum bustline, it can be all too easy to forget about your derriere. The truth is, to feel perfectly confident in your new lingerie, you will need to give as much thought to your knickers as you do to your bras. Afterall, there is no point in having the perfect bra if your bottoms don’t fit well or look good. If you have developed some new curves postpartum, we recommend opting for a thong for a flattering fit. If you are looking for something a little bit more modest, your next best bet will be a universally flattering high-waisted hipster.

Not too keen on either of these styles? No worries, simply hop on over to this article to learn more about different cuttings and styles to flatter almost any body type or shape. 


And there you have  it – 5 practical tips to looking and feeling your best when lingerie shopping as a new mom. By following these simple tips, you will know exactly what to look out for the next time you decide to step into a lingerie store. 

What are some of your tips for lingerie shopping as a new mom? Be sure to share your thoughts in the comment section below!