What to wear under your wedding dress

What to wear under your wedding dress

Posted by Dimitra Designs on Jan 20th 2022

You've got your dress picked out, your hairstyle chosen and your makeup artist hired. You're going to look great on your big day. But you may have forgotten one thing. What will you wear under your wedding dress?

You can really make or break a great dress with undergarments. The right undergarments form the foundation of the dress and ensure that the shape and structure of the dress are intact.

Start by making sure you really know your bra size. A good lingerie shop can provide an accurate measurement, but if you're doing it at home, remember to take a snug measurement of the circumference under your bust. This is your band size. Then measure around the fullest part of your breasts without suppressing them, and round up to the nearest inch. Do a quick Google search to find a bra size calculator. Put in both measurements, and you'll have your size.

The type of undergarments you wear depends a lot on what type of dress you have, but also on your preferences. After all, you're going to be spending all day in your dress and want to be comfortable. Here's what we recommend.

Ball Gown and A-line Dresses

The fitted bodice and full skirt of these types of dresses work together to afford the most options in shapewear and undergarments. A great choice is a corset that lifts your busts and accentuates your waistline. You might also choose a long-line bra that ends at the waistline or a corset-style strapless bra with a low back.

You'll need to take a close look at your bodice to determine what type of corset or bra you need so that it doesn't peek through. Also, remember that many tailors can help by stitching in bra cups or stitching a corset inside of a gown to ensure that it will remain in place.

Mermaid and Trumpet Dresses

These types of form-fitting dresses require seamless undergarments that won't show through. The best choice is a strapless bra that provides plenty of support. You might also ask your tailor to sew in cups or boning.

When it comes to shapewear, you want to make sure it extends past the point at which the skirt flares out, or you'll see the break between the undergarment and the dress.

You will also want to avoid the dreaded panty lines by wearing a seamless, nude-colored thong.

Sheath and Slip Dresses

Sheath and slip dresses are great choices and offer many options for undergarments, because they skim rather than hug your curves. You can choose to wear a simple slip on the bottom, or you can go with shapewear if you want to slim your figure a bit. The choice is yours.

Take a look at the top of your dress to determine whether you need a strapless bra or ask the seamstress to sew in cups or boning. If you choose to wear shapewear, make sure it starts just beneath your bra and extends down to above your knees, so no seams show through your dress. If you forgo shapewear, go with seamless underwear in a nude shade, so it doesn't show through.