Bridal fashions may change – dark palettes are the latest trend to sweep the wedding scene – but no matter what the trends bring, one constant remains. Great lingerie is an integral, and often underappreciated, part of the bridal ensemble. The right wedding lingerie will help you feel comfortable and provide the support you need to wear your stunning gown well on your wedding day.
Your choice of bridal lingerie comes down to three factors: your body shape, dress type and personal taste. But does practical or impractical make perfect? Here we help you strike the right balance with wedding lingerie shopping rules straight from the experts.
No need for the trusty t-shirt bra
Choosing a practical design will allow you to enjoy your big day fully supported and looking your best, but there’s no need to reach for the old t-shirt bra. There is a huge choice of bridal bras, most of which look fabulous with and without your wedding dress. EasyWeddings explains how the latest trends provide practical support and seemingly impractical beauty:
“Your choice of bra will really depend on the type of wedding dress you wear. For example, current trends are headed towards more structured bodices that already incorporate an inbuilt bra or cups for the breasts, and are so similar in nature to a corset that it may not be necessary to wear a bra at all. Opposite to this, you may be wearing a high-neck or fitted long sleeve gown that requires a padded bra to fill it out, or perhaps you need the extra support to work with the neckline of your dress.”
Try your choice on with your gown
Going fancy and functional is only possible when trying your choice of lingerie on with your wedding gown. Buying your undies early is recommended, with the purchase of provisional wedding lingerie a great way to test run undies before you even find your wedding gown. Take potential lingerie options with you when you go wedding dress shopping.
Do bear in mind that your lingerie will be dictated by your choice of dress. Your lingerie choice shouldn’t be set in stone during this stage. Wedding dresses come in a variety of different styles and can feature all sorts of straps. This means your initial choice may need to change to a strapless, cross back, halter neck or stick on bra as soon as you find ‘the one’ dress for you. Choosing a basque or corset gives brides the smooth shape they require whilst still looking attractive.
Call in the seamstress
To ensure the right balance between a practical design that suits the shape and style of your dress and a design that will leave you feeling super sexy throughout your wedding day, call in a seamstress. A seamstress can sew padding into the bust of your wedding dress to provide support and comfort. That means there’s no chance of a bra slip and you can don the sexiest, most impractical lingerie you can find on your wedding night!
Find the answers to more bridal lingerie related questions right here, and become one step closer to finding the perfect lingerie for your special day.