The essential guide to wedding lingerie

The essential guide to wedding lingerie

It’s what’s underneath that counts, especially on your big day. Lingerie and nightwear will play a bigger role in your big day than you might imagine, so we’ve put together the essential guide to choosing your wedding lingerie.

Your dress will pretty much determine which bridal lingerie you choose and it has to merge seamlessly with the fabric and style of your dress. Your wedding lingerie should flatter your figure, shouldn’t be visible and make your dress hang on your body as flawlessly as possible.

Seamless lingerie is always a winner. If your dress or pants are fitted through the hips and thighs, you’ll need to be a bit more careful with your selection to avoid the dreaded visible panty line. A seamless thong is always the safest bet because it hugs your body and is made to be virtually undetectable under clothing. It’s also important to consider the fabric – clingy materials like silk will show every single bow, seam, embroidery detail, and buckle, so be sure to look for super simple lingerie with minimal detailing. The hue of your lingerie is also very important – nude and beige are often the most practical hues for bridal lingerie because they’re least likely to show through under a white or ivory outfit.


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If it’s really important to you to have a smooth, sculpted silhouette on your wedding day, you may want to look into shapewear. From high-waisted panties to bodysuits and slips, there are so many different kinds of pieces to choose from. Also, ensure that the shapewear you choose is comfortable. After all, you’ll be wearing it for hours at a time, and you should be able to breathe and move comfortably throughout the ceremony and reception so that you can fully enjoy the experience.


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Matching robes or sleepwear can make for amazing pre-wedding pictures and would be a nice little gift for your bridesmaids. Have them personalised to serve as a beautiful reminder for both you and your bridesmaids.


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Another important factor to consider is the straps (or lack thereof). If your wedding dress has sleeves and a simple neckline you’ll have a lot more options to choose from. If your dress has no straps, you might want to look into a strapless bra or low line corset which suits the neckline of your dress and provides adequate support.

Backless and low-back dresses and jumpsuits also pose some style challenges. Try a backless or low-back bra or bustier, or if you’re comfortable going bra-less, consider some nipple covers, pasties, or adhesive cups. Dresses with plunging necklines work better with an adjustable multi-way bra.


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The lingerie you choose for your wedding outfit may not be the sexiest or most exciting styles, so do take the time to slip into something extra special for the wedding night. Maybe try something like a seductive suspender set, a sensual bodysuit or romantic chemises to look and feel your best on your wedding night.

By Larissa Vermeulen

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