Finding the perfect wedding lingerie is just as essential as finding the dress. From bras to knickers, garters to suspender belts, here is the ultimate guide to finding the perfect wedding lingerie for your big day.
Start The Day In Lingerie
While the wedding lingerie that you choose to go to bed in is undeniably important, don’t forget about what you’ll wear throughout the morning of your big day. As you drink champagne with your bridesmaids and get ready for the ceremony you will, of course, need the perfect robe to slip in and out of. You may also want to gift your bridesmaids with some elegant robes as well, to ensure that everybody looks their best while your wedding photographer captures these special moments. Your morning lingerie is an an essential step to starting your wedding day.
If you are planning a fall wedding, take a look at Boux Avenue’s Halloween-inspired lingerie collection. Their dark and silky Harriet robe retails at £40, and is also available in bright red.
This chic Periwinkle silk robe is available at La Perla for £255, and comes in alternative colours for you and your bridesmaids
For a winter wedding, you may need more than silk and satin to keep you warm for your big day. This velvet robe by Lindex will keep a bride snug and stylish, and is available at ASOS for £30
The lingerie under a wedding dress is like the primer you apply before makeup – you may not see it but it’s there, and it makes all the difference. Each bride will opt for a certain neckline, and the bra an essential factor in this decision. Deciding what type of neckline you want before-hand can make the process of finding the perfect dress a lot easier, as you can purchase the bra ahead of time and get a better idea of how a dress will fit. The perfect wedding lingerie is essential to finding the perfect dress.
Finally, don’t overlook the importance of knickers! A fuller skirt may allow you to get away with a Brazilian brief, but a sheath or mermaid gown almost always requires a seamless thong. A VPL in a wedding dress is a disaster, so be sure to come to your dress fittings armed with a selection of wedding-worthy knickers!
If you are looking for support in your bridal lingerie, Spanx offer the perfect bridal bodysuit. This bodysuit is elegant and bridal, with convertible straps to suit different necklines while providing a bride with a seamless silhouette. Available at NET-A-PORTER for £65.
Rigby & Peller’s Marie Jo Undertones bra will fit subtly under any strapless neckline, with a smooth fabric that won’t show under the fabric of your wedding dress. Buy online at Rigby & Peller for £80.95.
Wedding Night Lingerie
You (hopefully) only get one wedding night, so make the most of it and splash out on some special wedding lingerie! As tempting as it can be to go straight to bed on your wedding night, take the time to change into your new underwear and make the most of that newly wed feeling. From eyelash lace to suspender sets, anything that feels exciting but within your comfort zone is perfect for your special night. Stick to traditional white lace, or opt for something more exotic in a brighter colour. If you’re brave enough to try some more complicated sexy lingerie sets, go for it!
For a more classic bridal style, this Marie Jo Avero Basque provides a beautiful shape under delicate lace for £121
Channel your inner blushing bride with this cherry blossom pink satin bodysuit from SAVAGE X FENTY. This piece normally retails at £84, but members can get it for £33.
The honeymoon is your chance to have some time alone with your partner before you hurl yourselves back into the rush of daily life, so enjoy it. Don’t feel pressure to wear anything that you don’t feel comfortable in, but allow yourself to play with different styles. Whether you prefer girlish lace or complicated corsets, the important thing is that you feel beautiful in your wedding lingerie.
For honeymoon romance combined with silky comfort, check out this Satin Lace Trim Bodysuit from And Other Stories in deep green, retailing at £45.