While every bride spends a lot of time thinking about and choosing her wedding dress, most women don’t spend any time thinking about bridal lingerie. When we talk about bridal lingerie we mean the foundation and body shapers you will be wearing under your wedding gown not the naughty nighty you’ll wear on your honeymoon.
Studies have shown women consistently wear the wrong size bra. At least one every two years and especially before your wedding you should visit a professional lingerie shop (not the one in the mall) and have find out your proper bra size.
If you’re a buff bride your figure may not need to but the rest of use with less than perfect figures can use all the help we can get. What you are looking for in bridal lingerie is something that enhances any assets you already have and plays them up and compensates for anything you don’t. If you need to enhance your bust line look for a push up bra or corset top with padding. If you have a larger bust line you will be looking for a bra with support in mind. If you have a bit of a tummy look at briefs with a control top or a separate body shaping waist cincher. Does your bottom look half empty instead of half full, then try looking at briefs that lift or enhance to make you look curvier. If you’re just plain flat look at specialty styles that let you add padding. A very popular trend among modern brides is the all in one shaper. It comes in a wide array of styles and sizes and can compensate for most figure imperfections. In addition it’s one piece and hides panty lines.
Another thing many brides fail to take into account is comfort. Lace may look more romantic and make you feel sexier, but chances are your regret choosing such an itchy material a few hours into your wedding day. Silk will feel the best but is also the highest price. Cotton at the other end is the very comfortable and affordable but doesn’t offer much in the way of support. Lycra is an extremely popular material, it allows you to breathe and gives excellent support and control.
When deciding on bridal hosiery it’s a good idea to pick something that’s a little more expensive and higher in quality. You may only be wearing it once, but the run you got in the less expensive pair will be immortalized in your wedding pictures for years to come. Many all in one shapers come with garter straps, this is a much better choice than hosiery with elastic bands at the top which either fall down or are so tight they feel like they are cutting of circulation. If you lingerie has a separate garter belt, put the garter belt on first then your briefs, this allows you take bio breaks without removing any of your hosiery.
Lastly you should wear your bridal lingerie at least for a few hours before the day of your wedding. This will help soften up the clothing, and make you aware of any problems of something being to tight or binding, something you wouldn’t want to find out the day of your wedding.