Bridal Lingerie: What to Wear Under There

You’ve picked out your dream wedding dress and selected the hairdo to stop your groom dead in his tracks. However, there are a few more items needed to round out your wedding planning wardrobe. Your special day calls for special bridal lingerie, and we’ve identified four major accouterments for you to wear under there.

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Bra Basics

Ladies, it’s hard enough to find a good bra for everyday use without the added pressure of searching for one to wear on the most important day of your life. Like it or not, the bra plays an important role in how you’ll look in your wedding gown. But you don’t have to sacrifice comfort for cuteness. Visit your local bridal boutique or intimates salon for a professional fitting. An experienced bra specialist can help you select a bra that not only fits you properly, but feels good and gives you the support that’s needed for your style of gown. And while you may pay a bit more for a specialty bra than for one from a department store, at the end of a long and exhausting day, you’ll be happy you did.

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Purposeful Panties

From lacy and racy to sweet and discreet, a nice pair of panties is one of life’s simple pleasures. But we advise you to find a pair that can withstand various movements over extended periods of time. For instance, if you’ve never donned a thong before, now is not the time try it. If you’ve selected a hip hugging wedding gown or one made of delicate material, try seamless undies. They’re a great (comfortable) alternative and allow you to wear the cut and style you love without visible lines.

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Sexy Shapewear

Every woman can attest to the wonders of Spandex and Lycra! Shapewear is perfect for keeping you (visibly) slim and trim underneath your clothing. So even if you didn’t hit the gym regularly during those hectic months of wedding planning, sporting a slimmer can minimize bulges and smooth out any extra “padding.”

Hoisting your Hosiery

There are plenty of options of hosiery on the market that don’t require an old-fashioned garter belt, but when is the next time you’ll have an opportunity to channel your inner pinup girl? When picking your garter, it’s essential to select the right fit to eliminate slippage. Regardless if you go with a garter or prefer a standard pair of pantyhose, consider the shoes you’ll wear with your gown. For strappy sandals or slings, a pair with an invisible toe is your best option.

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Once you have your bridal lingerie, give it a test run by trying it all on with your wedding gown. Make sure you feel comfortable and most importantly, mobile. If anything looks weird or too cinched or stuffed, replace it with a less restrictive option. After all, you’ll have these items on for an extended period of time, so it’s necessary that you find lingerie that not only makes you look fabulous, but feel fabulous too!