How to Choose the Right Wedding Lingerie

Apr 29, 2009 by

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Even though nobody else but your new husband will see it, the lingerie you wear under your wedding dress can make a world of difference. The right bra, pantyhose, and shapewear will help define your shape and make you look great on your wedding day. Read on to find out how to choose the right wedding lingerie.

Shopping for wedding lingerie should come after you choose your wedding gown. Although you might get tempted to shop for frilly white items once you get engaged, the lingerie you wear will depend on the cut of your wedding dress. A strapless dress, for instance, will require a different bra than a dress with sleeves.

Ask the bridal salon to recommend the right bra style for the dress. Then get professionally fitted. Wearing the wrong bra in the wrong size will make you look saggier or heavier than you actually are.

Once you know your bra size, choose a longline bra. A longline bra is the type that fastens at the small of your back and has a subtle corset effect on the torso. This versatile bra can be worn with almost any type of wedding gown and is very flattering for most body types.

If your wedding dress clings to your hips or you’ve noticeably gained weight, wearing shapewear will flatten any bulges you might have. However, if your dress has a full skirt, you won’t need any.

When in doubt, ask the assistance of the sales associate in the lingerie shop! They’ll be able to recommend the perfect lingerie for you. Bring a photo of your wedding dress for reference.

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