It may sound like a dramatic statement but your bridal underwear is one of the most important purchases you will make. A perfectly fitted bra, knickers and/or contour wear is required to enhance the look of your wedding dress. Think of it as the foundation for what might be the most expensive outfit of your life. The right choice of bridal underwear will make you feel confident and comfortable and you need to be. You could potentially be wearing your ensemble for over 12 hours. That's a long time to be battling with too-tight bra straps and a wayward pair of pants.
Bridal Underwear That Works With Your Wedding Dress
- Realistically it's difficult to buy the right bridal underwear until you have chosen your wedding dress. Necklines, fit and fabric will all dictate what will be the best choice for your body and the style of gown.
- Book an appointment with Rigby and Pellar if you can. With decades of experience providing celebrities and the Royal family with their smalls, they certainly know their wedding lingerie. Cup size can vary from brand to brand - it's all about the fit. And that's why it's important to have someone experienced to make sure your bra is not going to move around whilst you dance the night away or be visible from any angle whatsoever.
- The same goes for knickers. Choosing a pair which claims "NO VPL" is all good and well but you need to try them on underneath your dress before the big day. Sometimes it's better to go commando to truly avoid any unwanted lines. Yes, you read that correctly. Rock My Wedding are advising you consider forgoing pants altogether if your wedding dress looks better without.
- Depending on the brand and/or style of bra the straps can sit differently. It is not enough to simply order an "adjustable" strapless bra online and hope for the best if you have a halter neck style gown for example. The straps might be set too wide and be visible across your shoulders or poke out of a plunging neckline. Get fitted properly. Try on the bra underneath your dress. Move around, reach up, have a dance - it's the only way you will confirm there is enough support and zero risks of Uncle Bob getting an eye full halfway through the Hokey Cokey.
- There isn't necessarily one particular bra that will work with your particular wedding dress. There might not be a bra that works at all. In that case, you could consider bra cups sewn in - speak to your seamstress about the options. If you have a smaller bust and do not need lifting/require padding, there are stick-on silicone nipple covers available that could be an option.
- Backless gowns are without question, the most tricky style to navigate. When it comes to choosing bridal underwear and your entire back is on display, it's likely you will have to go braless. Of course, discuss sewn in cups as mentioned above. But prepare yourself for some honesty - if you need support for an ample bust then backless might not be the best option for you.