Picking your perfect wedding dress is hard enough, let alone choosing the right wedding lingerie to go with it. We asked Georgina from Guilt Lingerie to reveal her best lingerie shopping tips for all you brides-to-be…
While choosing your wedding dress, always consider underwear and if it is going to be possible to achieve an invisible look. Dresses are often smooth and sheer so discuss this with your designer or bridal boutique at the trying-on stage.
Big or small
If you want to wear a strapless wedding dress, think about the size of your bust and how you are going to support it if you are large-busted, or how you are going to fill the dress if you’re smaller. Always allow time for lingerie shops to find the perfect piece for you – sometimes a bra can even be built into your dress.
Day and night
There is a fine line between wearing lacy and pretty lingerie on your wedding day, and achieving a look that is smooth and unnoticed when your dress is on. Some brands achieve this but it might be an idea to wear a smooth plain set for the ceremony and have some beautiful lingerie and/or nightwear to change into later to impress your new husband.
Always think of leg cover and whether you will wear stockings, hold-ups or go bare-legged. This could affect the smooth line of your dress, too, so it’s important to consider.
An ideal lingerie piece for any wedding is a strapless, smooth body – it avoids any knicker lines and keeps you feeling secure and supported all day long.
Changes and exchanges
It is common for brides to lose weight before the big day. Make sure you cover this when buying your lingerie; you want to be able to change the size if necessary, and that you can extend the period for exchanges with the shop. Just remember to keep your receipts!
Don’t forget your honeymoon! Swimwear and cool robes, lingerie and chemises are necessities for a romantic honeymoon as a newly married couple. (We’ve got the low-down on exactly what to wear, whatever kind of honeymoon you’re on, right here.)
The most important thing you can wear on your wedding day is a smile. Enjoy your big day and smile – no matter what, you’ll look great.
So don’t feel like you need to wear the sexiest lingerie on your wedding day – if it doesn’t work with your dress, wear something that does and switch into the sexy stuff later on! Besides, you’ve always got the honeymoon to show off your new purchases and make the most of all the stunning lingerie available from Guilt. Decided on your destination yet? Why not check out some of our favourite places right here.