What To Wear Under Your Wedding Dress

Finding the perfect wedding look is always an exciting time for bride-to-bes, and what seem like a minor part of your overall look – but is in fact extremely important! – is what you wear underneath your wedding dress. It’s understandable that you may want your wedding lingerie to be pretty, but make sure it’s also functional. You’re in for a long day and the last thing you need is to be constantly adjusting your undergarments or even worse, feeling like you’re about to pass out cause your Spanx are way too tight. Here are a few options to consider when searching what to wear under your wedding dress.

Longline Bra

Longline bras are fantastic for brides who are planning to wear mermaid or strapless wedding gowns. They offer amazing support and create a flawless shape without squeezing you in so much that you find it hard to breathe throughout the day. Although longline bras can be found nearly everywhere, we recommend going to an establishment that is able to professionally fit you and discuss the best options for your wedding day. Bring pictures of your dress so that the sales assistant knows exactly what you need.

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Brides who are walking down the aisle in sheath or mermaid wedding gowns should purchase shapewear, which will create a smooth silhouette without showing a definite line of demarcation where your underwear ends and the rest of the dress begins. You don’t need to invest in head-to-toe shapewear, but we recommend buying something that specifically targets and masks your trouble spots. For instance, if you want your hips to appear narrower, you can purchase shapewear in a slip or shorts form. And if you want to bring in your waist, opt for a high-waisted body tunic.

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Cups And Seamless Underwear

If you’re a petite or slender bride, longline bras or shapewear may not be necessary, but you need a little bit of help in the bust department. If this sounds like you, have your seamstress sew some bust-enhancing cups into your dress and be on your way. Make sure you don’t go too overboard, as you want to appear natural and not Dolly Parton-esque! Don’t forget to invest in some good-quality seamless underwear, though.

Whichever option you choose to wear under your wedding dress, remember that bridal undergarments do not need to be white. You can wear any color you like, as long as it doesn’t show through your dress! Now get out there and start shopping, girls!

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About SimplyBridal

SimplyBridal.com in an online retailer of quality wedding dresses, bridesmaid gowns, and wedding accessories. SimplyBridal now delivers to North America, much of Europe, and parts of Asia. There are over 400 wedding dress styles and bridesmaid dresses come in 28 colors.

Image credits:
Shapewear 01: Ann Taylor http://www.anntaylor.com/
Shapewear 02: Spanx http://www.spanx.com/
Shapewear 03: Fleur Du Mal http://www.fleurdumal.com/