Burlesque star Dita Von Teese is helping new mothers feel sexy by launching her own maternity lingerie line.

The dancer, who is not a mum, has teamed up with bosses at Destination Maternity to create a limited edition capsule collection, titled Von Follies by Dita Von Teese, and the sultry star reveals comfort and practicality were key requirements for the new bedroom pieces.

She says, "Elegant underpinnings are a simple way to create everyday moments of luxury and beauty, and why wouldn't a new mother enjoy beautiful lingerie, too?

"The collection I created with Destination Maternity is designed to capture the spirit of retro glamour, while inspiring confidence and meeting the practical requirements and everyday needs of a new mother."

Von Teese is not new to sexy underwear design - earlier this year (14), she unveiled her own vintage-inspired Star Life collection.