Define "maternity lingerie"? what comes to mind is not very sexy or flattering, the complete opposite of sexy lingerie usually. That doesn't have to be the case, you can still have a great undergarments no matter what stage of pregnancy, or life for that matter. During pregnancy the body goes through plenty of changes, increasing in size is one of them. And as such you need to accommodate for this when selecting your lingerie. It can be depressing shopping in the "plus size" range as there is not much option for maternity lingerie, but it does fit the job if you can ignore the labels.
When it comes to maternity lingerie it is like everything else - a personal fit. Some women like loose and flowy others snug and clinging, find what you are comfortable in and feel confident in it. Lingerie has practical implications and self image connotations, whilst you are pregnant you want and need the best you can get.
You may not find them all in the maternity store but a little clever thinking can get the desired look you are after. Don't like granny panties, miss your g-string? try a larger size with wider waist band - they can sit comfortably just under your growing belly. Different materials can give you the same effect too. During pregnancy stretchy is usually best but it doesn't have to be tacky or mumsy. A simple elegant cut maternity bra paired with same colour under bump knickers could be all you need to feel confident and well put together. Robes and gowns are versatile items to gain comfort and sexiness, sheer lace or slippery satin on naked flesh will feel good to anyone. And when you feel good it shows.
When buying lingerie to wear during pregnancy there is a lot more to think about than just nursing bras. Lingerie includes knickers, panties, stockings, leggings, belly belts, nightgowns, chemises the list can go on.