How to choose the best bridal lingerie? Here are the answer.
1. I’m going wedding dress shopping, what should I take
A. Take a few lingerie options with you when you’re dress
shopping so you get an idea of what works. This could include; a
plunge bra, strapless bra, shapewear, high waisted briefs and so
on. It’s always best to be prepared and the right underwear will
help you get a better idea of what the dress will look like on your
2. What type of underwear should I wear under my wedding
That really depends on the style of your dress. If you’ve got a
full skirt, you can wear pretty much any underwear you like! If
your dress is a little more form fitting, however, you’ll need to
find a seamless option that won’t leave you with a horrid VPL. Even
though they’re not the most alluring, seamless nude thongs and
briefs or shapewear pieces generally work best with anything slinky
or figure hugging. It’s better to have a flawless finish than any
VPLs or lumps and bumps showing. Plus, you can always change into
your special bridal lingerie before the end of the evening.
3. When should I buy my wedding lingerie?
Once you have decided on your dress and know the requirements
and practicalities, it’s time to go lingerie shopping! Ideally, you
need to have your underwear for your first fitting so aim to go
shopping a few weeks before this date. And remember, the aim of
your underwear is to enhance your look so you have to be practical
and tailor it to the needs of your dress – even if that means going
for something less sexy and more sensible.
4. Where shall I buy my wedding lingerie?
It really depends on what you need. Department stores offer a
huge selection of shapes, sizes and styles but if you need
something very specific, going to an independent boutique may suit
you better – they tend to offer a more personalised service and
have an in-depth knowledge of brands and sizes and will ensure you
find the perfect fit for your big day.
5. I’m conscious of my tummy area: what should I
A. Thankfully, there are lots of options to help disguise and
draw attention away from your middle section. Waist cinchers,
basques, corsets and shapewear all work wonders! Although the idea
of shapewear often conjures up thoughts of shrivelled nude cycling
shorts, don’t be put off: it’s come a long, long way in
the past decade. Marks & Spencer have some pretty yet practical
pieces and many brands now offer ‘hold you in’ slips that look
sophisticated and streamlined as opposed to frumpy and will help to
make everything look smooth and neat underneath your dress.
6. My dress is backless, what bra do I
A. You could go braless with pasties and adhesive tape, if you
feel brave enough (and don’t have a big bust). You could also ask
to have cups sewn into your dress by the seamstress – this could
eradicate the need for a bra if it feels comfortable. Other options
include stick-on bras (again, not practical if you have a bigger
bust), backless and multiway bras. It’s a case of trial and error
to see what works with your dress and offers you enough
7. What colour should my bridal lingerie
As most wedding dresses tend to be ivory, white or cream,
ideally nude, beige, cream and pastel tones work best. However,
your lingerie is a great way to include your “something blue”, so
if your dress is made of thick fabric or many layers, you can be
more adventurous. If in doubt about your lingerie colour, stick to
something that blends with your skin tone – a skin tone bra is
always much better under white than a white bra as it won’t show
through. Always remember, you need to be practical and think
about what lingerie works best with your dress. Above all, it’s
important to feel comfortable and confident on your wedding day: if
you do have to compromise on your underwear, treat yourself to
something slinky for the night!