Thank you to Tanya at Moonrise Bridal for sharing this fantastic blog on wedding lingerie!
So you’ve finally got an idea of the style of wedding gown you’re going to have for your big day, it’s time to think about what goes beneath the dress – the wedding lingerie.
The first tip is give yourself plenty of time, all too often that brides leave their bridal lingerie to the last minute. Take a bit of time to think about what you want from your wedding underwear, it’s a special day so a pair of everyday bra and knickers is not the best justice for your figure for the photos let alone your wedding dress. Whatever you decide upon, it has to be comfortable, you don’t want bits digging in or riding up all through your weeding day, and whether you opt for shapewear, corset, basque or bra, they have to complement your gown.
For those brides who feel you would like a lot of support and want to pull your figure in around your waist and hips then you might consider a bridal corset, maybe more so if your gown doesn’t already have support built into the design.
The floral tapestry corset has proved very popular with many brides as it carries a strapless design and is finished with a beautiful Venice trim. Although it has a hook and eye front fastening, it also has a waist clinching lace up back with two ties, to allow more flexibility with fitting. This corset is also available in plus sizes, which is often poses a problem for some brides.
There is a huge choice when it comes to wedding corsets, strapless, low back, deep décolleté and seamless are many of the design features available for the modern bride to be, to choose from.
If your wedding gown already has boning support in the design, however you still feel the need for some support for your bust, then the trusty bra is called for. Where do you start? Balconette, triangle, shelf, push-up, strapless, full-cup, half cup, floral, lace, satin, the list is almost endless. The next tip – get your actual measurements, especially if you’re shopping online and make sure you speak to a sales assistant as there is quite a variation between standard bra sizes, and any good store, whether online or otherwise should be able to advise you of sizing.
Bustiers are becoming increasingly popular amongst todays modern brides as they offer a little more support than a standard bra and also help give the figure a toned effect. However do remember that if your dress material is quite thin and designed to be close fitting then a heavy floral lace pattern may not be the way to go, but maybe look at a seamless design, like the one below.
A lot of brides are looking towards bridal body shapewear as their underwear of choice for the wedding day itself, and are choosing to change into some alternative sexy underwear for the wedding night, and why not? There are some brilliant modern shapewear solutions from full body wraps, derriere shapers, pin thin bodywraps and boyshorts, and they are increasingly available in white, nude and ivory for brides to wear beneath the wedding gown.
Explore the options, get your bridesmaids involved and have some fun along the way, there’s loads to choose from. The final tip – have your wedding lingerie for the final dress fitting, it seems obvious but you’d be surprised!
So, if you’re looking for wedding lingerie or just some sexy underwear, think Moonrise Lingerie!