Finding the perfect wedding lingerie is almost 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.
An Essential Guide to Your Wedding Lingerie & Where to Buy
With weddings back in full swing, 2022 is definitely the year of the bride! So, we’ve compiled the ultimate bridal lingerie guide, with a selection the most beautiful pieces to buy right now for before, during and after the wedding.
Start The Day In Lingerie: Wedding Robes
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; your morning lingerie is an an essential step to starting your wedding 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.
For the Bride: Boux Avenue Marnie Satin & Lace Robe, £32
We love Boux Avenue’s gorgeous classic white robe for getting ready the morning of your wedding – it’s also available in red and black if you fancy something a little less traditional.
La Perla Powder Pink Silk Short Robe, £325
For a super-luxurious feel, this gorgeous pale pink La Perla’s pure-silk robe – that also comes in seven other colours – will have you feeling a million dollars on the big day.
For the Bridesmaids: Miss Selfridge Black Lace Satin Robe, £25.99
Bridal Lingerie: Nuptial Bra & Knickers
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.
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.
Boux Lounge Lace High-leg Brazilian in Cream, £14
If you want bridal knickers with style and you have a fuller wedding dress skirt that allows you to get away with something more sexy, we love these Boux Avenue high waisted lacy knickers in cream.
Spanx Undie-tectable Thong in Beige, £24
A nude seamless thong is a must if your dress is form-fitting. These high-rise, nude Spanx numbers eliminate VPL and offer an ‘invisible’ finish.
Wonderbra Ultimate Plunge Bra, £40
If you need a design that will fit seamlessly in a low cut dress, this Wonderbra low-plunge nude is a perfect option with multi-way adjustable and removable straps to suit any dress.
Rigby & Peller PrimaDonna Every Woman Strapless Bra, £86
For largest busts, Rigby & Peller’s PrimaDonna bra will fit subtly under any strapless neckline, with a smooth fabric that won’t show under the fabric of your wedding dress.
Aubade Toujours Lace Wedding Garter, £35
Bridal lingerie is not complete without a wedding garter. We love this Aubade version with its tiny, blue delicate bow for your ‘something blue’.
Six Stories Garter, £18
For a clever take on your something blue why not go all-out with a blue garter? We love Six Stories’ blue version made of soft tulle – which also comes in ivory or polka dot white if you want to go more traditional.
SPANX Suit Your Fancy Plunge Low-back Mid-thigh Bodysuit, £132
If you want complete support for your bridal lingerie, Spanx offer the perfect bridal bodysuit. The convertible straps are perfect for different necklines while providing every bride with a seamless silhouette.
Marie Jo Jane Body, £156
This sexy but still bridal-style body from Marie Jo offers seamless padded cups with a beautiful floral lace trim with foam cups to enhance your cleavage.
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, lots of brides will be wearing shapewear under their dress – so 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!
Aubade Paris Toujours Underwired Stretch-lace Basque, £195
For a classic, full-on bridal style, this Aubade basque provides a beautiful shape under delicate lace – perfectly paired with matching lace suspenders, knickers and stockings.
Boux Avenue Rachel Longline Bra & Knickers Set, from £38
SAVAGE X FENTY Foiled Sprigs Embroidered Teddy, £20
Channel your inner blushing bride with this SAVAGE X FENTY embroidered teddy. This piece normally retails at £90, but members can get it for £20.
Cosabella Magnolia Romper, £87.60
For a more subtle take on bridal lingerie, this gorgeous romper is pretty, delicate and perfect for post-wedding celebrations.
Agent Provocateur Yara Set, from £45
If white’s not your style, this sexy black-and-pink set will have hearts racing on the wedding night.
Bridal Lingerie: The Honeymoon
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.
Ann Summers Fiercely Sexy Set, from £34
For ultimate flirt appeal on your honeymoon, you can’t go wrong with a classic black lace lingerie set and suspenders.
Boux Avenue Marnie Satin and Lace Cami Set in Ink, £28
For honeymoon romance combined with silky comfort, we love this Boux Avenue cami set that comes in several colours to suit every newlywed.
Victoria’s Secret Unlined Cutout Lace Teddy, £35
Dora Larsen Erin Lace Set, from £60
This set just screams tropical honeymoon. If you’re more of a fun-loving, bright-colour loving bride, this lacy Dora Larsen number is fun but still sexy.
Agent Provocateur Zuri Set, from £45
For the luxurious bride, this ultra-pretty set from Agent Provocateur will make you feel gorgeous on your honeymoon.