Finding the perfect lingerie for your wedding dress is about more than feeling desirable on your wedding night. You’ll also need to consider the cut of your white wedding gown. Some gowns require special undergarments that offer just the right amount of support to beautiful brides.
If you’re wondering exactly which underpinnings work best with different styles of wedding dresses, we can help. We’ve created a quick guide that will assist you in choosing lingerie that is both lovely to look at and functional:
Strapless Bridal Gowns –
This classic bridal gown look requires some support underneath! To make the most of this traditional silhouette, consider a smooth, long-line strapless bra with an under wire. If you’re well-endowed, you’ll need to be certain that this type of lingerie covers you up completely and gives you the support you need to feel confident as you walk down the aisle. For women with more petite bust lines, there are a variety of wonderful bras in the marketplace – some of these offer a little discreet padding to augment nature! What you choose depends on your desired silhouette at your wedding.
Best Choice – a long-line strapless bra
Plunging Necklines –
Sometimes, wedding dresses will feature low necklines – ones that might expose the fabric of typical bras or corsets. Finding the right style for wedding dresses with plunging necklines can be easier if you make some preparations before you go shopping for your wedding lingerie. Try on your dress and make some notes – indicate where the neckline of your dress ends and where the bra should begin. Take a digital photo of yourself in your gown and bring the camera along with you when you’re buying underwear.
Choose a few styles that might work, and then consider which one offers the most support and the most practical shape for your gown. Since you can’t return lingerie at most stores, you’ll need to get organized – or even take your gown along with you (from your bridal boutique) to try on while you shop. In general, just knowing where the gown ends (from memory or your own notes) will be an excellent way to find the right bra for you.
Best Choice – Pretty plunge bra
A corset can be an excellent option for backless bridal gowns. Designed with multiple wires, bones, or special fabrics that hold you in place and give you support, a high-quality corset can streamline your figure and provide the ideal foundation for a backless dress. Backless corsets will usually have a row of strong hook and eye closures at the back of the corset – these will be level with your lower back, giving you a smooth, bare look from there on up.
Suggestions – backless bra bodysuit
Today, lots of women opt for shorter design that show off their legs. For this type of bridal dress, you may want to go for traditional stockings, garters, and a special, girdle-like pair of underwear, such as Spanx. You can always pick up a flimsier pair of panties in silk or lace to wear once you’ve hit your wedding-night destination. However, even today’s support garment underwear can be surprisingly sexy and appealing. Designers have learned to combine excellent elasticity and support with pleasing cuts and embellishments.
If you’re wearing a short gown, consider your stockings, garters, and other lingerie as integral parts of your outfit – they will affect your entire look. Pale cream, white, champagne, and pale pink are popular tones for all types of wedding lingerie. In general, flesh or nude-toned pieces will always work well, as long as they are opaque. Avoid any wedding lingerie that is see-through, in case of a wardrobe malfunction. If you’re aren’t wearing stocking, make sure your legs are lightly tanned and moisturized. You can still wear a garter for fun, as long as it doesn’t show when you move around.
Suggestions – Spanx panties in nude
The Right Lingerie Will Help You Enjoy Your Wedding
With these tips, you’ll be able to do perfect wedding dresses justice. If you plan ahead, you can put together a set of coordinating lingerie pieces that are romantic to behold – and perfect for your own bridal dress. Look for sales on designer merchandise – go for the best quality you can afford.