Choosing Bridal Lingerie

You’ve finished leafing through endless bridal and fashion magazines and enjoyed plenty of wedding dress fittings to find that perfect dress that’s going to make you look absolutely fabulous on your wedding day. Now you and your perfect dress deserve something a little extra special, for your bridal lingerie to put that finishing touch to your lingerie china . With so much choice of bras, corsets, bustiers, basques, thongs, briefs and stockings, what do you choose?
There are several things to consider when deciding on what underwear style to choose. Firstly and probably most important is that it must be comfortable, and remain comfortable throughout the day, you certainly don’t want parts digging into you or shifting and not providing the support it was designed to. So whatever you choose, if it’s to support, push up, pull in or accentuate, then that’s what it must do, and, remember, it must do it comfortably. The whole wedding underwear ensemble and bridal gown must complement each other to give a priceless, stunning look. It’s so important to have your final dress fitting, complete with the bridal lingerie that you’ll be wearing on the day, so you know how it will all look and feel , and also remove any little worries or doubts that might creep in.
A good starting point is to make sure that your measurements are correct; your bridal dress store should be able to give you your most recent sizes. If you feel that your measurements may have changed a little because your wedding diet and hard working exercise is starting to pay off, you can always get hold of a flexible measuring tape and just check your vital statistics.
With size in mind, where do you start? Remember that the gown and underwear must work together so think what would work well with your dress style. If there’s already boning in the dress design and it is already been altered to give a snug fit, then a corset or bustier would be unsuitable. Likewise, if the dress is of a light material, corsetry support may well show through and look unsightly, then you may only need a light supporting bra with some briefs and a choice of hosiery. If you need upper body support with some tightening of your torso to add some definition to your figure then a wedding corset or bridal bustier might be the answer. The corset is designed to be quite a rigid piece of underwear with bones or ribs to both reduce the waistline and place emphasis on the bust and hips, giving a slendour hourglass look. When choosing a corset it should be a size or two smaller than you’re regular sizing to allow it to pull in and reduce the waistline by a few inches, and ideally have a tie fastening to provide some adjustment. A bustier is a little more forgiving and still has the effect of pushing up your bust but by a lesser tightening of the torso. Even more flexible is the basque, which although going over the hips it doesn’t provide as much body shaping as the more traditional corset or bustier.
If it’s simply your bust needing some support or even uplifting to give them a little more emphasis, then a bra is all that’s needed. The traditional uplifting bra or padded bra will be able to accentuate your cleavage for the camera. Remembering that with many modern dress styles being off the shoulder, then a strapless design will be best. There are several very good strapless bras and even strapless wedding corsets for just this occasion. Consider where the seams of the wedding underwear will rest beneath the dress, especially if it’s of a light material and tight fit. For the many brides out there with a slightly larger bust, there is a huge selection of sexy plus size bras available on the market, in a wide selection of wedding colours of ivory, cream, champagne and classic white, all giving comfort, support and that all important sensuous feeling.
When it comes to briefs there’s maxi briefs, mini briefs, hipsters, high cut, low cut, g-strings and even mini-strings. A lot to do here is simply comfort and personal preference, making sure that whatever you chose any lace detailing isn’t going to show through your dress along with that dreaded VPL. It’s always nice to have a matching set and many bridal lingerie collections often come with a choice of undies, not forgetting you may need the help of your newly married partner to help you out of your dress at the end of the day!
Lastly to consider is your wedding hosiery, stockings, hold-ups, suspender belts as well as the all important traditional garter for the classic thigh photo shot. Bear in mind that whatever you decide upon you’ll be wearing for the whole day and probably dancing the night away, so comfort is essential. It’s usually a good idea to have a spare pair of stockings or hold ups close to hand, just in case of any unwanted nicks or ladders.
There’s also plenty of choice when it comes to colours so be sure to match the colour of your underwear to your dress, just in case there’s a runaway strap on show for a moment or two! Try not to buy your lingerie for both the wedding day and night, as more often than not, most modern brides will dress for comfort during their day, and change into something a little more sexy and seductive for their first wedding night.
With all of this in mind, get your bridesmaids involved and have fun, and be certain to buy your bridal lingerie a few months before the big day and definitely before your final dress fitting. Finally best of luck with your wedding day preparations and enjoy your wedding day!

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