With so much focus on choosing the right wedding dress, often what goes underneath such as bridal lingerie can be forgotten. Choosing the perfect underwear for your wedding will not only make you feel amazing, but the shape and design that you choose could also affect the way your wedding dress looks too. You want to strike the right balance between practical underwear, think invisible panty lines or bra straps that won’t show, with lingerie that will take things to the next level with your partner on your first night as newlyweds. Therefore, we’ve put together a simple guide to choosing the right luxury bridal lingerie to make the most of your big day… and night.
Luxury Bridal Lingerie
Buy the dress, then the bridal lingerie
Whilst you may have a wedding dress style and design in mind, until you try on different shapes and styles to see what compliments your body type, then you cannot be sure what you will walk down the aisle in. Many brides start their dress shopping journey adamant that they are looking for a fit and flare style dress and leave with a bold cinderella style gown. Therefore, it is important to buy your wedding dress before you purchase your bridal lingerie, otherwise, you won’t know if you need a corset, a basque or a strapless bra. It may be that you only need to purchase a pair of briefs and a garter if your wedding dress has inbuilt support or a fitted boned bodice. Most dress fitters can also sew your lingerie into your dress so you don’t have to worry about support or flashing your underwear on your big day. This is particularly a good idea if your wedding dress is made of delicate lace or has a tricky neckline.
Always get a bra fitting
A staggering 80% of women wear the wrong bra size! If there was ever a time to make sure you are wearing a perfect fitting bra, then your wedding day is it. Unfortunately, not all lingerie brands follow the same guidelines when it comes to measurements guides so your size could differ slightly from one brand to another. If you have your heart set on a particular luxury bridal lingerie brand, then most offer online guides so you can measure yourself and get an accurate bra and cup size before you purchase your bridal lingerie.
If you have chosen a slinky, satin gown or a waist hugging silhouette then shapewear will offer a little more support and smooth over any lumps and bumps to create a sleek body shape. The right shapewear can make you feel pulled in and supported in all the right places to help you feel more secure and sexy. However, if you have chosen a ball gown, A-line or empire style wedding dress then wearing shapewear lingerie is unlikely to make much difference and could actually end up making you feel less comfortable.
Have a backup
It’s easy to become fixated on just trying to find the perfect lingerie combination to go under your wedding dress on your big day. If you can’t find a luxury bridal lingerie set that is both comfortable and sexy, you may want to opt for something a little more practical yet flattering for during the day and then change into something a little more inviting for your wedding night. There are a range of stunning lace or sheer babydolls, corset dresses or robes available to add a little seduction to your wedding evening.
It also might be a good idea to be prepared in the eventuality of a mishap. If you are wearing stockings or hold-ups, always have a backup pair in case you get a ladder in your first pair.
When you know your correct size and have decided on the right lingerie shape to complement your wedding dress, then the shopping can begin. Whilst they may be a little more expensive than your average underwear set, investing in high-quality, luxury lingerie for you wedding day is definitely worth the investment. There are so many styles to choose from, from a balcony bra with detachable straps, a backless corset or suspenders and stockings. Many online and high street stores sell luxury bridal lingerie designed to wow on your big day. You may also want to think ahead and consider purchasing luxury lingerie or swimwear for your honeymoon to get your marriage off to a romantic start.