How to choose
Congratulations, honey. The question has been popped, you’ve probably booked venue and are making your way down your wedding list. You may have already starting hunting for that perfect dress - but have you thought about what goes underneath? We can’t help you with the cake, but we can sure as hell guarantee you have an unforgettable wedding night.
Bridal lingerie is a totally different purchase to your normal lingerie drawer must haves - it’s about so much more than a white bra set. It’s how it fits, and most importantly, how it makes you feel. Do you choose a bra or a basque? Stockings and suspenders? Simply sexy or statement erotic? Don’t worry Mrs, we’re here to help.
How Important is bridal lingerie?
The last thing you want is a killer dress only to be showing bra straps, worrying about panty lines or hitching up your stockings. This is your big day, so everything should be perfect.
Aside from the practical reasons, we all know how good a gorgeous piece of lingerie can make us feel. It can give you a much-needed boost of confidence or transform you into a sexy seductress that your man just can’t resist. So on a day that’s all about you, why shouldn’t you feel the best about yourself?
Which Came First: the lingerie or the dress?
No doubt a question that crops up quite often and one that is incredibly easy to answer: the dress always comes first. Don’t base your dress around your underwear; the underwear should be chosen to suit the dress of your dreams. Will you need a corset or a bra? A basque or a slip? If anything, having the dress in mind beforehand will actually help you to narrow down your choices of lingerie. If you’re having dress fittings or alterations, be sure to take your lingerie along to make sure it all looks good together.
“You don’t want your gorgeous dress to fit like a glove, only to have ill-fitting lingerie underneath.”
Stay supported and perfectly pert. It’s so important to have a well-fitted bra, particularly on your wedding day! Do your gorgeous gown justice and have a look at our Bra Fitting Guide or pay a visit to one of our stores for the expert treatment to find your most flawless fit.
It really depends on what style dress you have, but there is absolutely nothing stopping you getting shapewear lingerie to complement your dress and investing in a statement (and slightly more unpractical shall we say) lingerie look for your wedding night. Wife goals.
Which Style should I choose?
Cut is key when dressing for your big day; it is important to choose a style that is not only beautiful but also practical under your dress. For low cut gowns, opt for a plunge bra or body. With classic cuts, material and detail are important so make a statement with your style.
For strapless gowns you’re going to want to avoid most bra styles, for the obvious reason of straps. But, that opens up a whole new world of corsets and basques - these help hug in your shape, accentuate your curves and will reduced the risk of seams.
“There’s always the wedding night for something more risque…”
If you’ve got your heart set on a slinky satin gown that clings to your shape, then you’re also going to want that smooth silhouette. These means shapewear for during the day, which is not only comfortable and practical, but it can also make you feel more secure by knowing that there will be no seams or lines showing. It may not be the sexiest, but there’s always the wedding night for something more risque…
If your dress is backless, then you might find yourself more limited in the styles. But then again, there are some gorgeous backless corsets, basques or bras out there.
White isn't your only option!
It’s easy to see why most brides will aim to match their underwear to their dress’ colour - no one wants to have anything showing through. But white isn’t your only choices; it all depends on the material of your dress. Bright white may well become visible through some fabrics, so cream or ivory could be the better choice. Of course, there’s always nude lingerie - it’s less glamorous but is incredibly practical.
When you go to your next dress fitting, take some options with you. We’re not saying splurge on wedding lingerie that you’re not going to use, but take along different options - that way you’ll be able to see if anything shows through.
Do I only need one set of Bridal Lingerie?
Hell no! If there was ever a time to treat yo’self, it’s your wedding day.
All your effort and focus is on the big day itself, that it’s easy to forget that you can change into something a little different later. If your dress really limits the type of lingerie you can choose for the day - you gotta choose something practical, after all - then really go all out on the wedding night. Save the super sexy set for the bridal suite.
The Big Day
“Bridal doesn’t have to mean boring”
Sheer with lace styles can provide a delicate, vintage feel or, if you have a sweetheart neckline, pick a padded cup that will boost your assets and provide added oomph on your big day.
Elegant and erotic; be a cheeky bride and go for bumless briefs or add in a bit of personality and glamour with a bejewelled slogan knicker. Choose a seamless thong or string for under a fitted gown or head for the high-waisted options in order to smooth and sculpt your figure and be truly seamless.
The Wedding Night
“Seduce in style”
After a day of bubbles and beautiful memories, you get to reveal another luxe look lying beneath your gown. Make your wedding night even more memorable with some killer lingerie; look lovely, get filthy. Try a lace body, floaty babydoll, sexy corset or chemise and seduce in style.
A super sexy chemise exudes elegance and skims over any lumps and bumps gained after a day of indulgence. Once the sun goes down, slip into a body or corset to sculpt and accentuate your killer curves.
Whatever your taste, consummate your marriage and start your happily ever after wearing a lingerie style you feel absolutely incredible in. So whether it’s a white chemise or a black erotic look – make it a night you’ll both never forget.
Don't forget the finishing touches
No bride is complete without the final pieces. A pair of white lace-top stockings or holdups, and a beautiful suspender belt are perfect finishing touches, and a naughty extra for your new hubby later. Plus it’ll have you feeling like a secret, sexual goddess all day long.
Feel like sticking with tradition? Pull on a garter; the simple lace and satin band signifies sensuality, so it’s a must-have for your wedding look. If you love tradition but feel a little naughty, show off your rebellious streak and go for a black garter. Rule breaker. For more wedding lingerie tips, read our blog!