What You Wear Under There: Wedding Undergarments

Any beautiful creation requires a solid foundation: the Statue of Liberty, the Eiffel Tower, Mount Rushmore. Without that solid foundation, the creation crumbles. Here’s a tip, brides: your bridal day look is no different! Perhaps the most important aspect of your wedding day attire, second only to your gown, is the wedding undergarments you wear. The best bridal undergarments will make you feel confident and beautiful—which is, of course, exactly what you want on your wedding day!

Enhance your look with wedding undergarments.

With so many different kinds of shapewear, choosing the right one can be overwhelming. With these tips, we hope to take some of the guesswork out of picking the perfect underpinnings. To start with, identify the style of your dress. Is the skirt full or slim-fitting? What is the neckline like? Are there straps, or is it strapless? Does it have a bra-friendly back? Make note of all of these things and remember them when you are shopping for your undergarments. Then, consider your priorities: are you looking for functional, beautiful, or a little bit of both? Do you plan on having something pretty to show off to your hubby when you take your wedding gown off, or would you rather be able to change into your lingerie after the wedding?

How to pick out undergarments for wedding dresses:

If your dress… …is strapless, you’ll want to make sure you (and all parts of you) have the appropriate amount of support. Strapless bras have improved by leaps and bounds, and there are some fantastic styles on the market right now. A long line bra, like Merry Modes bra 728S or 513 Va Bien Bra will not only give you support, but will also smooth out any lumps or bumps and cinch in your waist. The advantage to a long line bra comes in the internal boning structure; the corset style keeps the bra cups where they should be, and prevents sagging (so you can avoid pulling your bra up all night!). …has a deep v-neck, you need bra that won’t peek out of your plunging neckline. Deep v-necks can be tricky, since you want the support of a bra with differently-placed coverage. You may consider looking for options that also act as a smoothing body suit or straps that can be removed. Bras like this provide so many options! …is slim fitting, you’ll want all-over coverage. For the curve-hugging sheath, mermaid, and fit and flare styles, consider shapewear with hip and thigh shaping. Spanx Super Higher Power 916 is perfect for this; it will tuck your tummy and smooth out your hips and thighs, allowing you to show off your va-va-voom figure!

A few more tips for choosing the best bridal undergarments:

Make sure you decide on your undergarments and bring them with you to your dress fittings. That way, your seamstress knows exactly what to do to get your dress fitting perfectly around your top secret “foundation.” She may even be able to make suggestions for other options, such as sewing bra cups into your dress, so you can forgo wearing a bra altogether. Of course, each bride is different, so keep in mind that what’s right for someone else might not be right for you. Have realistic expectations for yourself; if something is uncomfortable for five minutes in a dressing room, it’ll probably be excruciating on your wedding day. Choosing the right wedding undergarments will enhance the fit of your dress, and make you feel comfortable and secure. But, most importantly, you’ll feel beautiful, knowing everything is exactly where it should be! Shop all undergarments, spanx, and lingerie for wedding dresses, or contact us with any questions!

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