What To Wear Under Your Wedding Dress

December 15, 2015 Wedding IDEAS, INSPIRATION AND INSIDER TIPS

Now that you have found the perfect wedding dress that hugs you in all the right places, the journey to finding the perfect undergarments begins. It is essential that you give off the illusion that you are not wearing anything underneath, because the last thing you want to worry about on your wedding day is showing any straps, lumps or lines. The ideal undergarment offers the perfect combination of support and comfort.

When shopping for wedding lingerie, there’s one key point to keep in mind: Don't wait until your wedding day to try on your undergarments! You should purchase them a couple of months before the big day so you can wear them in advance to make sure they are the right fit and comfortable enough to wear for extended periods of time. It’s also a good idea to bring your undergarments to any alterations appointments to make sure they’re unnoticeable under your gown. You may also want to include your bridesmaids on your undergarment shopping adventure to get a second opinion.

To help make the shopping process a bit easier for you, we’ve picked out our favorite undergarment options for four popular wedding dress necklines to give you some ideas as to what to wear under your wedding dress. We hope that this will give you enough information to work with when shopping for the right bra to wear on your special day.

Wedding Dress Undergarments for Different Dress Types

Mermaid gowns

Mermaid bridal gowns are coveted for their classic, curve-hugging silhouette that flatters both hourglass figure and slim ladies. However, the mermaid shape can be difficult to work with when shopping for undergarments.

The key is to find an undergarment that will keep your bust lifted and your tummy tucked without showing any sort of lines underneath the dress. For this reason, it’s wise to choose a bodysuit or some other type of shapewear to create a smooth, firm silhouette at the stomach. You may want to consider a thong style option to avoid any chances of panty lines showing through on your big day.

Strapless gowns

Strapless bridal gowns, especially ball gowns with sweetheart necklines, are popular styles that require undergarments that lift the bust and flatter the shoulders. To accomplish this,  we recommend a strapless pushup bra like the Wacoal Strapless Pushup Bra as it is comfortable, supportive and designed with just the right amount of padding to enhance your chest. If you are a little more gifted in your bust area, we recommend using a bustier under your wedding dress to provide you with extra support, such as the Va Bien Ultra Lift Seamless Bustier. A bustier is great because it offers support while also cinching in your waist so you won't have to worry about any belly bulge.

Backless gowns

Looking to wear something sexy on your wedding day? An illusion back or backless wedding dress may be a great option for you, but it can be tough to find a fail-proof bra to wear underneath it.

Fortunately, modern innovations in design have brides everywhere breathing sighs of relief. Look for a backless, adhesive bra like the Fashions Forms NuBra, which offers support to lift your bust and prevent any unwanted sagging. Its seamless, barely-there design assures that it won’t show through your dress.

Plunging neckline gowns

If you have a plunging neckline wedding gown but are afraid of sacrificing support for style, fear not! There’s a bra out there for you. We recommend something like The Uplunge Brafor wedding dresses with low-cut necklines and regular backs as it provides you with both lift and shape.

If your gown has a low illusion back in addition to a plunging neckline, we suggest using the Fashions Forms U-Plunge Strapless Bra. It features a backless and adhesive, low-cut design so that the only thing others notice on your wedding day is how gorgeous you look.

Halter gowns

If you purchased your wedding gown with a unique halter bodice, there are a variety of options from which you may choose. . We recommend using a strapless or convertible bra that you feel fits well underneath your dress to offer comfortable support throughout the day. It is common for halter gowns to also have low-cut necklines, in which case we suggest using a low-cut strapless bra or bodysuit. You can find this coverage and support with Fashion Forms Backless Strapless Bodysuit and the Ultra Deep U-Plunge V-Bra.

Final Verdict on What to Wear Under your Wedding Dress

All of these  undergarments can be worn with various necklines and silhouettes to meet your needs, so feel free to use our suggestions with any of our Moonlight styles. It’s important to find undergarments that are comfortable  and allow you to  move around easily, as you will be wearing them throughout your special day. As with your wedding dress, you should look for an undergarment that makes you feel sexy, confident and beautiful. Have fun shopping!

For more wedding advice, check out our top wedding day preparation tips.

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