The best V-shaped pillowcases for ultimate comfort

The best V-shaped pillowcases

by Samantha Ball |
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Got yourself a new V-shaped pregnancy pillow or a nursing pillow and struggling to find the perfect pillowcase? We've got you covered with a selection of the best V-shaped pillowcases so you can stay comfortable while you sleep with ease.

Finding the perfect pillowcase for a pregnancy or nursing pillow can be tricky (due to the V-shape), especially with so many on offer online, but luckily, we're here to help. You'll need a pillowcase that suits your home's aesthetic but also fits your V-shaped pillow, plus it will need to be soft enough to keep you comfortable and easy to wash.

From Egyptian cotton to teddy fleece fabrics, we've navigated through our favourite online retailers to help find you the perfect pillowcase for your V-shaped pillow.

The best V-shaped pillowcases at a glance

Best overall - ROHI Living Orthopaedic V-Shaped Support pillow - Buy now on Amazon UK
Best for value - HOME ACE® Grey Easy Care Poly Cotton V-Shaped Pillowcase - Buy now on Amazon UK
Best for style - HOMES-LINEN Teddy V-Shaped Pillowcase - Buy now Amazon UK
Best for luxury quality - Dorma 300 Thread Count 100% Cotton Sateen Plain V-Shaped Pillowcase - Buy now on

Sleeping while pregnant or nursing isn't always easy, but V-shaped pillows are a great help and definitely worth a try. Can't decide on a V-shaped pillow to buy or upgrade? Check out our top picks before finding the perfect pillowcase to match.

Best overall

This Orthopaedic V-shaped pillow from Rohi is ideal for both sitting and sleeping. Its V shape provides orthopaedic support and comfort coverage around the back and sides of your neck and includes a pillowcase. It's perfect for pregnant women who find it difficult to get comfy and great for nursing mothers. Crafted from a blend of polyester and cotton for ultimate softness and durability, making it our number one choice.


  • Includes complimentary cream pillowcase
  • Machine washable
  • Features anti-allergy properties


  • Can go flat eventually
Dimensions:44.5 x 37.3 x 21.8 cm
Machine Washable?Yes
  • Extra cushioning 
  • Anti-allergenic
  • Cotton and polyester cover

Best for support

For the perfect balance of luxury and support, the M&S Medium V-Shaped Pillow with Pillowcase makes the ideal option, designed in a V-shape to offer support to the head and neck. The pillow's plump fibre and non-allergenic synthetic filling help shape to your body to provide the ultimate comfort, while a pure cotton, non-removable fabric cover provides an incredibly soft feel.


  • Machine washable
  • Made from recycled polyester – kinder to the environment
  • Pure cotton cover included


  • Not as plump as others
Dimensions: H84 x W33 x L84 cm
Machine Washable? Yes
  • Made in Great Britain
  • Wash at 40°C
  • Non-removeable pillowcase

Best for value

V-shape pillowcases
Price: £5.99

A great budget-friendly option, the HOME ACE® Easy Care Poly Cotton V-Shaped Pillowcase is available in 16 colours and satisfaction is guaranteed. Due to their unique mixture of 50% polyester and 50% cotton, this classical Grey V Shape Pillow Cover creates a resilient, wrinkle-resistant fabric whilst also retaining strength, lasting longer.


  • Resilient and wrinkle-resistant fabric
  • Over 16 colours to choose from
  • Offer a satisfaction guarantee


  • Some find the material a bit thin
Dimensions:23.1 x 17.1 x 1.9 cm
Machine Washable? Yes
  • 50% polyester & 50% cotton
  • Wrinkle-resistant fabric
  • BSCI Compliant & OEKO-TEX Standard

Best for softness

This soft and breathable 100% Egyptian cotton V-shaped pillowcase is a great way to add a modern and stylish colour to your support pillow. The silky 330-thread count pillowcase Aqua Blue Egyptian Cotton Super Soft V-Shaped Pillowcase is ideal for those who suffer from allergies or sensitive skin, as 100% Egyptian cotton has hypoallergenic and anti-dust mite properties.


  • Luxuriously soft and breathable cotton
  • Hypoallergenic and anti-dust mite properties
  • Available in a wide selection of colours


  • Smaller than others
Dimensions:38 x 76 x 38 x 76 cm
Machine Washable? Yes
  • 330 thread count
  • Hypoallergenic and anti-dust mite properties
  • Breathable

Best for luxury quality

Beautifully crafted from a sumptuously soft 100% cotton sateen, the fantastic Dorma 300 Thread Count 100% Cotton Sateen Plain V-Shaped Pillowcase has a 300 thread count providing an opulent handle and is designed in a range of stunning colourways. It comes with a premium 10-year guarantee, too, so it's definitely a winner.


  • Verified by OEKO-TEX®
  • Available in over 12 colours
  • Luxurious 100% cotton fabric


  • May take some effort to get it onto certain pillows
Dimensions:84cm x 34cm
Machine Washable? Yes
  • Machine washable
  • 100% cotton sateen material
  • 10-year guarantee

Best for cosiness

Perfect for achieving that ultimate comfort feel when you relax, this teddy fleece pillowcase is super soft and warm and ideal for chilly evenings and nights. Cosy and luxurious, the lovely Comfort Collections Teddy V-Shaped Pillow Case Cover is everything you could possibly need for the autumn and winter months.


  • Warming
  • Super soft and cosy fabric
  • Made from 100% Teddy Fleece


  • Not the best for Summer
Dimensions:30cm x 78cm
Machine Washable? Yes
  • Fine stitching
  • Durable teddy material
  • Machine washable

Best for style

Another great and warm V-shaped pillowcase in teddy fleece, sure to add a wonderfully cosy touch to your home. The HOMES-LINEN Teddy V-Shaped Pillowcase is designed to be non-allergenic and perfect for adding comfort to your feeding or relaxing sittings. This pillowcase is also available with a handy V-shaped pillow.


  • Non-allergenic fabric pillowcase
  • Warm and cosy
  • Lots of colour options


  • Quite small
Dimensions: 30cm x 78cm
Machine Washable? Yes
  • 100% Polyester
  • Orthopaedic
  • 100% Polyester Hollowfibre

Best for smoothness

Soft, smooth and comforting, you can easily add some luxury to your support cushion with this bright white, 400 thread count, organic Egyptian cotton, V-shaped pillowcase. The brilliant Homescapes White V Shaped Pillowcases are gorgeously smooth as well as hypoallergenic and anti-dust mite and also get softer with every wash.


  • Machine washable
  • Made from 100% Egyptian cotton
  • Available in five gorgeous colours


  • Limited colour options
Dimensions: 38 x 76 x 38 x 76 cm
Machine Washable? Yes
  • Machine washable at 60°C
  • 400 thread count, organic Egyptian cotton
  • Hypoallergenic

Best for colour options

Add a spike of modern originality to your room with the wayfair 17 Stories Aaravi V-Shape Pillowcase, which comes in a large range of colours for any décor and bedding set. Made from 50% cotton and 50% polyester, this pillowcase is machine washable and complements standard pillowcases for a well-rounded night's sleep.


  • Machine washable
  • Comes in a range of colours
  • High-quality


  • Could be softer
Dimensions:1'' X 78cm W X 34cm H
Machine Washable? Yes
  • Extra support
  • Envelope closure
  • 50% Cotton and 50% Polyester

What is a V-shaped pillow?

V-shaped pillows are designed to offer extra support and comfort while you rest or sleep. It can also be a fab option for sleeping comfortably after a C-section. By elevating your head and areas of your body, like your stomach or legs, they relieve pressure and minimise back and neck pain. These uniquely shaped pillows also stop you from tossing and turning, protecting you and your little one.

These pillows are great during pregnancy, helping to reduce any leg or back pain you may be experiencing, which is stopping you from getting a good night's sleep. They can also help with heartburn relief.

Of course, these pillows also come in very handy after your baby's birth, V-shaped pillows are great for maximising comfort while feeding your little one. They help ensure you and your little one are both comfortable when breastfeeding.

How do you sleep with a V shaped pillow?

The best way to sleep with a V-shaped pillow is on your side, similar to how you use a pregnancy pillow. Use the pillow to support your bump and one of your legs to get a comfortable position that will reduce back pain while making your feel super cosy.

According to certain studies, sleeping on your left side can also help with heartburn or acid reflux - so sleeping with your V-shaped pillow on your left can also help to relieve any discomfort you might have when pregnant.

What should you consider when purchasing a V-shaped pillowcase?

Besides getting the correct size for your V-shaped pillow (obviously), you can also consider what materials you like to sleep on. The softer, the better, right? Plus, you may need to check how easy the pillowcase is to wash.

You might want to consider what colour will go with the rest of your bedding too. The majority of the picks in our list feature multiple colour options, so you can find the perfect pillowcase for your bedroom space.

Samantha Ball is a Product & Lifestyle Writer for Mother&Baby and freelanced for the website for two years before joining the team full time. She's a mum of two and loves browsing for the best products and cute outfits.

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