The secret to looking great on your wedding day is great-fitting underwear. In this article, Caroline Jackson of Little Women Lingerie shares her tips for finding the perfect underwear for your big day.
Buy your Gown first
The last thing you want on your wedding day is a visible panty line or bra strap showing, so find the dress of your dreams first and then find the perfect underwear to go underneath it. When trying on dresses, take a selection of lingerie with you so that you have some idea of what will work best.
Take your Lingerie to your dress fittings
Most brides will have at least one dress fitting before their wedding day, and it is really important that you take your chosen lingerie along. If you are wearing a strapless dress, consider asking the seamstress to sew your bra into your dress for added comfort.
Weight loss will affect your Bra size
Many brides find that they lose weight before the big day, either by dieting or through the stress of organising it all. Either way, just check that your lingerie still fits a couple of days before your wedding so that you aren’t struggling with it on the day.
Bras aren’t always necessary
Nowadays some dresses are made with fitted corsets or basques already in them, and so depending on your cup size you may not feel the need to actually wear a bra on your wedding day if the dress provides all the necessary support.
White isn’t always right
It is common for brides to plump for white underwear to match their dress, but this can often mean it is actually visible through the gown. If nude isn’t for you, then why not try ivory or a pastel colour instead?
There is a Bra out there for every dress
There are so many different styles of wedding dress out there that sometimes brides panic that they won’t be able to find underwear to fit their chosen style. You don’t need to worry – underwear design has developed along with the designs of dresses, so you can now find backless corsets and multiway bras in all cup sizes.
Don’t forget the honeymoon
A lot of brides focus on the lingerie for the wedding day and forget to buy something pretty that will help them to start off their married life in style. Why not treat yourself to some new lingerie to make you feel wonderful as you start the next chapter of your life together? It’s the perfect excuse to indulge in something super pretty, and, unlike undies for your dress, it can be any colour you wish.