Did you already purchase your wedding gown, shoes, and jewelry? You might think that you’re ready to go for what to wear on your big day. But what about undergarments? Unfortunately, wearing the wrong undergarments on your wedding day can ruin the look of a gorgeous wedding dress. Shopping for underwear certainly won’t be as exciting as shopping for your wedding dress was. But these are your foundation pieces for a reason! Your undergarments shouldn’t be overlooked and chosen at the last minute. With our tips, you can easily find the best undergarments for your wedding dress.
WHY THE RIGHT UNDERGARMENTS ARE CRUCIAL
You want to look the best that you possibly can on your wedding day, right? Well, your day-of lingerie will be a key factor in looking your best. No matter what silhouette your gown is, you’ll be able to find the best undergarments for your wedding dress. The right bra and underwear will keep the design integrity of the dress in place. Whether you have a plunging neckline, open back, or a strapless dress, there’s something out there for you. With the right undergarments, you’ll be able to look and feel your best all day long.
WHEN TO BUY YOUR UNDERGARMENTS
Even if you know what the best undergarments for your wedding dress are, you may be wondering when you should start shopping for them. At K&B, we recommend that you start thinking about your wedding lingerie during your first fitting for your dress. This will give you the chance to see what alterations are going to be made to your dress so that you can have a better picture of the foundation pieces that you will need.
DO YOU NEED A BRA?
Before we talk about the best undergarments for your wedding dress, you may want to first consider whether or not you want to wear a bra at all. If your gown has a lot of structure up top, then you might be able to get away without wearing a bra. A seamstress may even be able to build cups into your dress. This gives you the support you need without having to worry about what kind of bra to buy.
WHAT ARE THE BEST UNDERGARMENTS FOR YOUR WEDDING DRESS?
Still wondering what pieces will look best under your wedding dress? Here are the pieces that we recommend to best suit various wedding dress details.
Strapless Dress? Go with a Strapless Bra
This may go without saying, but if you’re wearing a strapless gown, then you probably don’t want bra straps showing in any of your pictures. Because of this, it’s best to find a strapless bra. A strapless bra is one of the best bras that you can choose for most wedding dress styles! If the top of your gown is fitted as well, then you may want to go with a long-line strapless bra. These will accentuate your waist and smoothe any lines that you might have. These bras are attached to a corset-style bodice. The best part? A long-line bra will also help your dress from slipping down, which is a common concern of brides with a strapless dress!
Open Back? Choose a Backless Bra
If your wedding gown has an open back, then that’s probably your favorite detail of the entire dress. You’ll want to show it off as much as possible, and the wrong bra could do the opposite of that. One of the best undergarments for your wedding dress that has an open back is a backless bra — yes, they exist! These are adhesive bras that will give you support while having a natural look. Perfect for a sexy, open back!
Fitted Gown? Shapewear Is Your New Best Friend
If your dress is more fitted, such as a mermaid gown or a fit-and-flare, then your undergarments will need to do their best at flaunting your curves! Although a fitted gown will show off the best parts of your body, it will also draw attention to the parts that you might not want to show off. The best solution for this is shapewear. Your silhouette will get a smooth finish, which is just what you want for a dress that hugs all of your curves.
Plunging Neckline? There’s a Solution for That!
Finally, what do you wear underneath a dress with a plunging neckline? The best solution would be to have your seamstress have cups sewn directly into the dress. However, we know that some brides won’t be comfortable without a bra. In this case, go for a bra that has a plunging neckline, too. You will probably need to try these on with your dress beforehand to ensure that the neckline is low enough for your dress, but there is most likely one out there that will work for you. These plunging bras typically have additional support on the sides so that everything will stay in place throughout the day, even though there isn’t much support in the front.
WHAT TO KEEP IN MIND
Keep in mind that finding the best undergarments for your wedding dress may not be the easiest task. You may need some professional help to find the perfect lingerie to wear underneath your gown on your big day. Book an appointment with K&B Bridals to shop one-on-one with a personal stylist to find your dream gown. They will be able to give you some recommendations for what the best undergarments will be to pair with the wedding dress that you say “yes” to!