Once you have decided on your wedding gown, a few items are left to complete on your wedding day garment and accessory checklist. One of those items is choosing your bridal undergarments. This part of the checklist can be confusing, especially with the many different types of undergarments available.
As a bride, your wish is to look incredible on your wedding day, and, combined with a desire to be comfortable, you need to make sure your undergarments are supportive, invisible through your gown, and okay to wear all day long.
In this guide, we explore how the right undergarments are among the most crucial parts of your wedding attire and how to choose what is right for you.
Why Good Undergarments are Important
Wearing uncomfortable or unflattering undergarments on your wedding day can leave you with unsightly lines and discomfort.
A wedding gown is an investment and you will want to ensure you aren’t destroying the overall look of your dress with underwear lines or visible bra straps.
Often, one of the most expensive parts of your wedding budget is the photographer, and the wrong undergarments can ruin your wedding photos.
With the time and money you’ve spent making sure your wedding goes off without a hitch, the last thing you want is to have your day ruined by the wrong undergarments.
5 Tips for Choosing the Right Undergarments for Your Wedding
Here are the top five things to keep in mind when you are looking for your wedding undergarments:
1. Think of Your Gown
Consider your wedding gown style when you are shopping for wedding undergarments. If your wedding gown is strapless, it only makes sense to look for a strapless bra or some other type of supportive undergarment.
Different necklines and silhouettes call for different types of wedding undergarments. You can wear any lingerie with A-line or princess-style dresses while keeping the strap type in mind.
A sheath-style wedding dress might merit some shapewear to smooth any bulges and ensure no visible underwear lines. Similarly, mermaid or trumpet-style dresses are designed to show off your figure, so some shapewear would work well so that you are avoiding visible lines and creating the proper proportions.
A backless gown calls for an adhesive bra or one that is convertible. You can choose a bustier or corset bra for a ballgown-style wedding dress, but any underwear style will work because of the skirt’s volume.
2. Consider Your Body Type
Pay attention to your body type when shopping for wedding lingerie. It is essential that you look and feel your best so you will want wedding lingerie that flatters your body type.
If you have an apple-shaped body, you might want to choose a higher-cut pair of panties and a full-coverage bra. A woman with a pear-shaped body may wish to purchase panties with a wider waistband that does not dig into the skin or create visible lines. If you have an hourglass figure, opt for shapewear that enhances your curves.
3. Choose the Right Color
As tempting as it may be to choose a colorful lingerie set, save it for the wedding night. Your undergown undergarments should be complementary to your wedding gown.
If your gown is made of thick fabric, you can more than likely wear any color you wish (but make sure you have someone check for visibility!)
White undergarments can cast a harsh contrast under your wedding gown, so keep that in mind if white is calling to you.
A good rule of thumb: nude or skin tone will look good and ensure that your wedding gown, and not your undergarment, is the star of the show.
4. Remember Comfort
Comfort should be one of the most crucial factors to consider when selecting wedding undergarments.
You will be wearing your wedding garments from early in the morning until probably late at night, so try to find something that checks boxes for both comfort and attractiveness.
You may want to move around in your wedding gown, lift your arms and bend over to see what your undergarments look like when you are dancing, hugging, or moving in general.
5. Bring the Undergarments to Your Dress Fittings
Bring your wedding undergarments to your wedding gown fittings to ensure that your lingerie does not show with alterations. Some wedding gowns feature bodices and built-in shapewear. A premium wedding gown with cups or boning can sometimes allow you to skip undergarment purchases. If your dress does have a bodice, cups, or built-in shapewear, a few alterations might make it possible to forgo a bra or shapewear.
Some wedding boutiques carry lingerie that fits with the style of dress you have chosen. Inquire with your wedding dress boutique to see if they have any appropriate undergarments for your wedding gown.
Choose Viero Bridal
Viero Bridal designs gowns with fit and structure in mind so that your dream dress fits you like a glove.
Offering some of the best couture wedding gowns in Chicago, New York, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles, our designers bring quality and expertise to everything they do. Visit one of these flagship locations or browse our collections online to find the perfect dress.
If you don’t find something that matches your vision, we can work with you to create a custom design and fit!
Call or contact Viero Bridal to book your wedding shopping appointment today!