We share some of the best bridal shapewear brands to shop now and reveal our best lingerie shopping tips for all you brides-to-be…
Picking your perfect wedding dress is hard enough, let alone choosing the right wedding lingerie to go with it. So from choosing the right underwear for the wedding ceremony, reception, wedding night all the way through to the honeymoon, here’s our ultimate guide to choosing your wedding lingerie and bridal shapewear.
The Best Bridal Shapewear for your Wedding Day
Creating a smooth silhouette underneath your wedding dress will make you feel so much more comfortable and put together. You can say goodbye to visible panty lines and lumps from lace lingerie with a little help from bridal shapewear.
When choosing your bridal shapewear, consider what you’re looking to get out of it. Are you wanting to create a sleek silhouette underneath your wedding dress? Do you want it to smooth certain parts of your body that you are slightly self-conscious about?
Here are some of our favourite shapewear brands to shop now that will have you feeling flawless on your special day.
SKIMS is the brand by the business and fashion mogul that is Kim Kardashian and it’s completely disrupted the market. Their innovative styles including plunge and one-leg make this brand perfect for sourcing your bridal shapewear.
SKIMS Sculpting Snap-Fastening Stretch Woven Body, £74
SKIMS Sculpting Scoop Neck Stretch Woven Body, £60
SKIMS Sculpting Super High-Rise Stretch Woven Briefs, £39
SKIMS Smoothing Mid-Rise Stretch-Woven Shorts, £30
ASOS DESIGN Shapewear
ASOS have a fantastic range of shapewear products at a good price point too, so you can look and feel your best without breaking the bank.
ASOS DESIGN Shaping High Waist Seamless Shorts, £18
ASOS DESIGN Smoothing Padded Non-Wire Bra, £16
ASOS DESIGN Curve Contouring Medium Control High-Waist Knicker with Lace, £18
Spanx truly is a cult player in the shapewear industry since it was founded back in 2000. The term ‘Spanx’ is pretty much a household name and a common term for shapewear now, thanks to its power to smooth and contour the body. Spanx is a great option for your bridal shapewear needs.
Spanx Cure Thinstincts Smoothing Cami Bodysuit, £60
Spanx Oncore Sculpting High-Waist Midthigh Shaping Short, £66
Spanx Undie-tectable Thong, £24
Founder Betsie Larkin created Honeylove after trying and failing to find the perfect shapewear that was truly effective and not flimsy, so you know you’re going to get some strong bridal shapewear here. Honeylove’s range of shapewear has RAVE reviews.
Honeylove Mid-Thigh Bodysuit, £145
Honeylove Superpower Short, £95
Honeylove V-Neck Bra + Queen Brief Bundle, £157
Top Tips for Picking Your Wedding Lingerie
Make Sure Your Lingerie is Undetectable
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.
Consider the Size of Your Bust When Choosing Your Wedding Lingerie
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.
Think About Having One Set for the Day and Another for the 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.
Will You Want to Wear Leg Covers?
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.
Make Sure You Can Return the Lingerie!
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 you can extend the period for exchanges with the shop.
Plus, you will also want to try on your lingerie underneath your wedding dress to make sure it’s just right… just remember to keep your receipts!
If All Else Fails When Finding Wedding Lingerie, Just Wear What You Want!
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 to 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.
Choosing Your Honeymoon Lingerie
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.)
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