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How to Choose Your Bridal Lingerie

Finding your dream wedding dress is undeniably one of the most important items of clothing you’ll ever choose. But underneath all that tulle and lace, there’s another essential wedding day item that calls for almost as much consideration — your Bridal Lingerie.

Whenever you read about wedding dress fittings, there will always be a section about wearing/bringing the lingerie or undergarments that you plan to wear on the big day. But, how are you supposed to know which bridal lingerie to choose?

Whether you are trying to complement a tricky neckline, or thinking that this might be the right time to try a new style for the first time. Or just have absolutely no idea where to even start looking, we are here to help.

Because the bridal lingerie, or underwear you wear on your special day, should make you feel spectacular, and help you exude confidence as you glide down the aisle. And you’re going to be wearing your bridal lingerie all day, so you’ll want something that feels right for you. Some brides choose to go for two sets: one for during the day and a second, more playful set to slip into for their wedding night!

Here are some simple tips that will help you choose the perfect bridal lingerie for you.

Bridal Lingerie Tips

For Form-Fitting Dresses

If you’re planning to wear a form fitting wedding dress, such as a mermaid-style dress or something similar, then you’re going to want to go with a special sort of bridal lingerie. Reason being is that if you wear a form-fitting bridal gown, it’s really easy to see the lines of your lingerie. Therefore, you’ll need something specifically created for a form-fitting dress. Speak to our girls during your appointment, and they'll be able to recommend the best shapewear for you.

For the Hiding Bits You Don't Like

If you’re wearing a dress that shows your curves, but you want to hide some parts of your body you don't feel comfortable about — you’re going to want to go with a control type of bridal lingerie. Typically, this is a snug sort of lingerie that smooths the edges that you don’t want to show in your wedding dress.

To Achieve a Smaller Waist

If you’re wearing a dress with a full skirt, you might want to wear lingerie that helps your waist become smaller or appear smaller. You can do this with a corset or some waist-cinching lingerie. Typically, you won’t need anything special for below the waist, as this will all be hidden away anyway.

When you know the style of wedding dress you want to wear, you can then determine the sort of undergarments and bridal lingerie you'll need. So try not to invest too soon.

Tips for Choosing the Perfect Bridal Lingerie

Don’t Put it Off

Even though we just said delay, don't delay too long in purchasing your bridal lingerie. We'd recommend finishing up shopping for your bridal accessories before your first fitting. And, if you are dead set on a type of lingerie or undergarment (or shoes or any other accessory, for that matter), wear it while shopping for your dress. But don't be surprised if you end up choosing a completely different style of wedding dress than you planned!

Try It All On

Bring all bridal accessories to every fitting, especially your underwear and shoes. Your undergarments can dramatically change how a gown fits you, just like shoes can affect the hem.

Don't Forget to Look Down

Keep your neckline in mind when choosing what type of bridal lingerie to shop for. If your gown is strapless, consider a strapless corset or bustier. If your gown has a plunging neckline, you’ll need something that also has a low neckline, otherwise it may peek through!

Don't Choose Overpowering Colours

If you choose a lightly coloured wedding dress, then your bridal lingerie needs to be light too, or skin-coloured, otherwise it'll show through. You can always switch to a more colourful option for your wedding night!

Wear it Before the Big Day

You must wear new lingerie or shapewear around the house to get an idea of how it feels, and if you have any support issues, or rubbing. Doing this will give you the opportunity to resolve any problems ahead of time, so you can fully enjoy your big day celebrations.


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