The Perfect Underwear

Picking the right lingerie to go under your dress is essential for creating the perfect look. The last thing you want is a stray strap or a bump in the wrong place. But finding the right thing can feel like a bit of a minefield, so here are some tips to help you feel as confident underneath as you do on top.

First Things First

As tempting as it might be, hold off buying your lingerie until you have had your first dress fitting. Once you’re in your dress, you’ll know how it lies on you and can make a better decision about what lingerie will work.Neckline

Your neckline is the first thing you should consider when looking at bras. A full bra will show with a balconette or plunge neckline dress, and you don’t want straps with a halter neck. Book a fitting appointment at a lingerie boutique and take photos of you in your dress to your appointment. Your assistant will use those pictures to guide you towards underwear that is flattering as well as beautiful.Skirt

The type of skirt you have will affect your underwear options. If you have a princess style skirt, it won’t really matter what pants you wear because they won’t affect your silhouette. However, if you have a mermaid tail dress, then your underwear can alter your outline.

For most brides, a simple lace thong can remove any concerns about an odd outline. However, if you want to guarantee a perfect shape or your dress accentuates your curves, then investing in quality shape wear is the way forward. While it may not be overly sexy, it does the job, giving you one less thing to worry about.


Another thing to consider when choosing lingerie is the colour. If your dress is made from sheer material, then opting for nude shades will not draw attention to underwear.

Similar consideration needs to be taken when looking at the material. A sheer dress needs sheer, undecorated underwear to prevent bunching and to let your dress hang naturally.

To get the perfect outline, you may have to ditch raunchy and lacy for something more that does the job and save the sexy underwear for the honeymoon.


Why not take a look at the other wedding blogs on our website for more inspiration!