What Do You Wear Under A Wedding Dress

What Do You Wear Under A Wedding Dress

Wedding season is upon us and all the fun things that go with it: pretty dresses, fancy foods, and dancing the night away. But we know it’s not all crinoline and roses – a lot of planning goes on behind the scenes to make your “Big Day” perfect. And just like with planning the ceremony or reception, the unseen details can make or break your ____ in your wedding dress. Do you need smoothing? Shaping? Lifting? Perhaps all three? The lingerie experts at Cosabella are here to help. We know that wedding day perfection starts with the undergarments and we’re going to figure out the ideal combination of what to wear under your wedding dress. Keep reading for all of your Wedding Lingerie FAQs.
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What Do You Wear Under A Wedding Dress

When it comes to the sartorial part of wedding planning, the dress tends to become the biggest preoccupation, requiring the most research, tough decision-making and painstaking fittings. But you should think just as hard about what to wear under that dream dress on your big day. Because being the last person to realize you had VPL walking down the aisle or discovering your high-beams were on after you received those wedding photos that cost a small fortune isn't exactly ideal. Plus, you've spent so much time and effort on your overall look, you want your undergarments to help flatter you just as much as your professional blowout and Kardashian-inspired countouring.
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What Do You Wear Under A Wedding Dress

26 of 37 Bra and Skirted Garter Belt Since you probably don’t wear convertible bras, garters, or corsets on a daily basis, it might help to wear your undergarments when you’re out to dinner one evening or dressed up to attend a prenuptial party, to get used to the way they feel. That done, they should be safely tucked away until you begin to dress for your wedding day. Don’t forget to take a moment to enjoy the ritual of dressing — fastening corsets or bustiers, attaching garters to stockings — and to savor the soft, delicate fabrics before they’re all hidden from view. This set is a modern twist on a traditional look. Felina “Tricia” demi contour bra in ginger and skirted garter belt, designerintimates.com.
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What Do You Wear Under A Wedding Dress

Since you probably don’t wear convertible bras, garters, or corsets on a daily basis, it might help to wear your undergarments when you’re out to dinner one evening or dressed up to attend a prenuptial party, to get used to the way they feel. That done, they should be safely tucked away until you begin to dress for your wedding day. Don’t forget to take a moment to enjoy the ritual of dressing — fastening corsets or bustiers, attaching garters to stockings — and to savor the soft, delicate fabrics before they’re all hidden from view. This set is a modern twist on a traditional look. Felina “Tricia” demi contour bra in ginger and skirted garter belt, designerintimates.com.
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What Do You Wear Under A Wedding Dress

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What Do You Wear Under A Wedding Dress

Bridal fashion has taken a sexy turn in recent years. Designers like Galia Lahav, Ines Di Santo and Rivini are redefining the traditional wedding dress with daring cutouts, plunging necklines and curve-hugging styles that leave little to the imagination. If you find yourself in love with a sultry silhouette but don’t know what to wear under it (hint: your usual bra and panties probably won’t do), we’re here to help. From clingy fabrics to open backs, we’ve got the answers to your undergarment dilemmas.
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What Do You Wear Under A Wedding Dress

Good news: There's no need to double up on corsetry when you're wearing a bustier dress. “It does act like a bra itself,” confirms Wahl. If you'd like a little more oomph, ask your tailor to custom-sew pads into the dress, as opposed to wearing the padding as an underpinning. Instead, concentrate on the bottoms based on your dress silhouette — and have a little fun. “A light blue high-waisted satin brief would be so cute,” says Rachael McCrary, Founder and CEO of Jewel Toned shapewear. Or maybe a Commando thong ($22) with a London skyline motif.
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What Do You Wear Under A Wedding Dress

For the lowest of low-back dresses, it's all about the bottoms. “I would not wear anything with that dress but a nude thong,” says Jewel Toned's McCrary. Wahl agrees, but suggests Commando's Classic High Rise Thong ($32), to avoid underwear lines. “It's kind of counterintuitive,” she admits, but a higher waistline will create a continuous line starting from the waist and where the back of the dress begins. For support up top, try the backless NuBra or ask your tailor to sew in padding.
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One of the most puzzling aspects of the wedding attire puzzle can be what undergarment to wear with your gorgeous gown. You want something comfortable but pretty, hidden but flattering. There are a dozens of options for bridal lingerie — the trick is finding a great bra that will complement your dress and your body type. Here, we’ve come up with a few wonderful, affordable options.
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So we pinned down Bridal Stylist — yes, this is a thing — Maradee Wahl during the height of her busy season (i.e., right now). Formerly the bridal director at Carolina Herrera, the Los Angeles-based expert is like a celebrity stylist, personal shopper, wedding consultant, day-of trouble shooter and bride whisperer all mixed into one very polished professional. She works with her clients to create the perfect foundation for any wedding dress, an especially important consideration for this season's on-trend (a.k.a., skin-baring) styles.
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Then, call the lingerie store and make an appointment! “Most stores will be happy to set aside time to devote to you and can be better prepared (and stocked!) if they know in advance that you're coming,” says Chambers. Also, don't forget to take a few images of your dress to show your fitter. It's not necessary to bring your actual dress in person.
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31 of 37 Underwire Shaper Camisole Although undergarments shouldn’t be chosen until you’ve found your dress, they should be selected as early as possible. “The biggest mistake brides make is coming in at the last minute to buy underwear for their dress,” says Barbara Ladd, manager of La Petite Coquette. Ladd advises bringing pictures of the gown (front and back views) as well as precise measurements of how low the back is cut or how wide an illusion panel is. Get support and shaping from the Sassybax Shapewear underwire “Torso Trim,” sassybax.com.
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Although undergarments shouldn’t be chosen until you’ve found your dress, they should be selected as early as possible. “The biggest mistake brides make is coming in at the last minute to buy underwear for their dress,” says Barbara Ladd, manager of La Petite Coquette. Ladd advises bringing pictures of the gown (front and back views) as well as precise measurements of how low the back is cut or how wide an illusion panel is. Get support and shaping from the Sassybax Shapewear underwire “Torso Trim,” sassybax.com.
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For this look, shapewear plays a key role beyond slimming. “It really smooths everything,” Wahl explains. “It helps the dress slide over the body. So if sometimes the different layers of the dress are not working together seamlessly, having that extra layer of Spanx just makes everything slide down in a really lovely way.” Wahl's favorite: The ultra-high-waisted — like up to the bra — Higher Power Panty ($38).
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The downside to the dreamy and slightly suggestive slip dress: the clingy silk texture and shadow-creating white hue that aren't always the most forgiving. Again, it's about seamless shapewear for streamlining and avoiding underwear lines. Wahl loves the biker shorts-esque In-Power Line Firm Control Power Panties ($32) because the diamond panel on the front won't show through the silky dress (unlike shapers with a seam down the center, which will — awkward). As for up top, the near-appendage-like Nu Bra continues the sleek and minimal silhouette.
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Classic: Dresses that are voluminous or made of thicker fabrics allow brides to have fun with their lingerie. “When a bride has room beneath the dress, we encourage her to express her personality and choose something that makes her feel amazing,” says Chambers. So the short answer is, wear whatever you want, whether it's a your favorite knickers or something a bit more racy and adventurous.
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What to wear: A ball gown slip enhances all 360 degrees of your dress’s pouf. And we have different options to match exactly the level of volume you desire. For the fullest bell shape, try a hoop slip, which has two adjustable hoops sewn into the hem.

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