The countdown has begun! If you’re planning your big day, you’ve likely got a ‘to do’ list as long as your arm. Pulling off a beautiful wedding takes an awful lot of hard work, energy, and effort. Still, there’s one thing that you mustn’t overlook – your wedding day attire.
Choosing the perfect dress is one thing, but how can you avoid getting bad bridal lingerie?
Here are some tips that will help you get started today!
Match your lingerie to your dress
One of the most obvious mistakes you can make is picking out lingerie without checking if it suits your dress. There are just so many designs and styles out there! For example, if your gown happens to have a low back, you could choose a bustier that has a low, hidden back. It’s all about being smart and savvy about what you wear.
The truth of the matter is that before you choose your bridal set, you absolutely need to make sure that it works with your dress. After you’ve been fitted for your gown, you can go back as many times as you need. Take a few lingerie options with you.
Check where the corset ends
It should go without saying that corsets make excellent additions to your bridal lingerie set. There’s nothing quite as sexy and alluring as wearing a beautifully fitted corset on one of the most special days of your life. However, choosing this particular piece could come rife with problems if you’re not ever-so-careful when shopping!
Before you fall head over heels in love with the corset of your dreams, consider one crucial thing. Where does the bottom of the corset end? It may not have crossed your mind. If your corset ends high above your stomach, it could make for an uncomfortable situation. Equally, should you find that it’s too low down, it may interfere with your stockings.
Make sure the bra doesn’t show
If you have a low-cut or sweetheart style wedding dress, choosing your lingerie (and bra!) is sure to be one of the most difficult jobs you will come up against. You need to make 100% sure that the bra does not show at all when you’re wearing your dress.
If the cups are a little higher than the seam of your dress, you could find that it makes for a tacky look. Avoid that issue by opting for a plunge bra that looks perfect with your outfit.
Choose a fabric that works well
Make no mistakes here – your wedding day is sure to be one of the longest of your life. It’s not just about the ceremony. There’s also the wedding breakfast to consider as well as the reception, which is likely to carry on long into the night. With all of the above in mind, it should go without saying that you need to be comfortable at all times.
When you’re choosing your bridal lingerie, make sure that you pay very close attention to the fabric of the piece. You want something that will allow your skin to breathe while feeling as cozy and supportive as possible. Of course, that’s quite a difficult criteria to fill. Take a little time to examine the material before you buy your set.
Look for a totally seamless finish
Remember: You shouldn’t be able to see your underwear beneath your wedding dress.
If you can, it could ruin your whole look. What a nightmare! When you are looking at various types of lingerie, make sure that you keep this in mind. Often enough, you will find pieces that say they are seamless. However, it’s worth trying them under your dress to check.
Before you start shopping for your perfect bridal lingerie, it’s time for a quick lesson in terminology. Look for pieces that say they have ‘hidden seams’ or even a ‘lay-flat design.’ These pieces tend to have a less obvious seam which means that you won’t see them under your wedding attire.
Think about your clothing structure
Believe it or not, many wedding dresses out there actually have some light structuring inside them. You don’t want to double-up when it comes to things like the support you have or you could end up with a bumpy, unflattering look.
Your dress-fitter should be able to give you a little advice here and help you along the way. Don’t be afraid to ask them for some extra help – that’s what they’re there for after all!
Glow with confidence!
Now that you’ve got all the details, what are you waiting for? Choosing your stunning bridal lingerie should be a pleasure, not a chore. Follow our expert advice and you’re certain to pick out a piece that looks as fantastic as your dress. You deserve nothing less than the best. Beautiful!
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Many specialty lingerie boutiques offer bra fittings. Their expert bra fitters will take the pain and frustration out of bra shopping and do all the work for you. Even better, their product knowledge can save you time and money. Plus, they know where all of the best bras are hiding.
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Happy bra shopping!