Bridal Underwear is The Foundation for Your Dress Your wedding dress is very specific by design as is your figure, so what sits between must work in compete harmony with the two. When it comes to choosing what to wear beneath your bridal gown it’s a good idea to give it some thought before starting to look for it, either online or on the High Street. It’s all too easy to leave your wedding underwear to the last few weeks before the actual wedding day to find the perfect lingerie for you but not the right size. Lingerie to Match the Style of Dress You’ll already have your perfect dress picked out, so you must choose your wedding day lingerie to compliment it. If your dress is already heavily boned throughout the bodice, then best not to go for a fully boned corset, else you’ll be terribly uncomfortable on the day. Look for something with a more forgiving structure to rest beneath the dress, yet still support and smooth your figure. Open neck lines will naturally restrict you to strapless underwear options, and if you’re among the bigger busted brides this adds to the problem of getting support for your breasts and making sure you don’t fall out! Choose Wedding Underwear for Comfort This is of vital importance. It’s essential that you’re comfortable when wearing your wedding lingerie and your dress. The last thing you want to remember of your big day, is fussing and fidgeting with your bra, basque or wedding corset throughout the days proceedings. Your underwear should fit snug and move with you and your dress, not independently with a mind of its own. To that end, try and make sure you get fitted either by your dress fitter or a trained bra fitter to make sure you get the right support. Choose your underwear for comfort and function, don’t make your decision on how romantic it may look with fancy lace and frills. The Wedding Corset or Bridal Basque A lot of Brides have romantic visions of just picking a nice, romantic lace wedding corset that will magically give them a perfect hourglass figure. It is true that a corset can pull your waistline in by a few inches, but those inches have to go elsewhere, and a tightly fitting wedding corset can be terribly restrictive. If your dress is close fitting and made with quite a thin material such as satin or silk, underwear lines will show through quite easily, and your bridal lingerie should be the unsung hero of your day not the focus of your photographs. A wedding corset or basque provide wonderful support as long as they suit your dress style and you can get away with wearing one, it’s a good idea to try your lingerie on with your dress in plenty of time to allow for a change of heart. Undies and Accessories We’ve just said comfort is key, so if thongs aren’t your thing, your wedding day isn’t the day to try something new and wear one beneath your dress. No bride wants a VPL, (visible panty line), on their day but there are plenty of seamless briefs or shapewear briefs/ shorts available that can be worn perfectly under your dress. When it comes to your hosiery, be it hold ups, stockings or tights make sure you have a spare pair with your Chief Bridesmaid, just in case of any unsightly ladders that might creep in on the day and remember, comfort is key.