Our Guide to Bridal Lingerie
It’s the most important day of your life and we know that every last detail has been planned with military precision, and your underwear should be no different. If you think of your underwear as the primer you put on your body you’ll understand it’s importance. It is the first layer of your bridal look which sets the tone for how you feel in your wedding dress. Here at Luxury Legs, we’ve got an incredible range of lingerie ranging from sexy to practical and everything else in between. If you’re a bride to be and not sure where to start, give our guide to bridal lingerie a read to discover everything you need to know about picking wedding underwear.
- Don’t Leave it to the Last Minute
Picking your wedding underwear is just as important as choosing the shoes and jewellery you’re going to wear on the big day. As a bride you’re going to want to look the best you’ve ever looked and show off your wedding dress in the most perfect way. Most dress makers and shops will advise you bring your shoes when you go for your first fitting, so why not take your underwear with too? This way you’ll know if anything shows or if you need something in a different style when you put on your actual dress for the first time. If you’re wearing a slinky or sheath style wedding dress, bear in mind that your underwear will show if it’s lace or has any details on it. Most brides opt for a seamless thong to avoid the worry of a VPL on their wedding day, but if you’re wearing a princess dress or have a fuller skirt there’s no reason you can’t have a little more fun with your wedding underwear.
2. Bear your bra in mind from the beginning
Most wedding dresses have built in bra solutions, but if you’re heavily busted or are looking for something slightly different you may want to think about what style of bra you’d feel most comfortable in on before you even start wedding dress shopping. For example, if a full-cup, supportive bra is a must for your body shape then you’ll want to avoid low backs or spaghetti straps on your wedding dress. Dress makers and designers are also quite flexible and could work a style of bra you know and love into your wedding dress design, so it’s always worth having this in mind when you go shopping for the first time. If you’re going to be wearing shapewear, then it’s definitely best to let shops know before you buy and the type of fabric or silhouette of your wedding dress may need to be considered to conceal more structured underwear styles.
3. White is not always right
Some brides will always prefer white or ivory underwear to coordinate with the colour of the dress. White underwear will also make you feel more ‘bridal’ on your wedding day. However, sometimes this can show under your dress depending on the material and your own skin tone. For this reason it’s advised that brides also look at wedding underwear which is a close match to their own skin tone to appear completely nude under your wedding dress. This is definitely a wise choice if you’re wearing a delicate fabric such as a satin or lace wedding dress.
4. Something Blue
If you’re not rigid in sticking to traditional bridal colours, your underwear is a nice opportunity for you to pick ‘something blue’ to wear unseen on your wedding day. A pastel pair of knickers are a lovely touch but you could also look at garters for another way to integrate colour into your wedding underwear. A blue garter also makes a wonderful keepsake of your wedding day to keep and treasure well after you say ‘I Do’.
5. Pick something to make you feel your best
The most important part of picking your wedding underwear is to ensure that you feel confident and comfortable from the minute you put it all on. Aside from sitting under your dress, you will be wearing this underwear for an entire day while standing, sitting, dancing, walking and talking so it’s got to be something that you can put on and go with no worries. Research is key and investing in good quality brands for your wedding day is essential, for example if you’re wearing a strapless style pick one of SPANX’s options with a non-slip grip tape at the bust. Some women will want to wear something sexy but others will want to focus on smoothing out their silhouette. Remember, it doesn’t matter if it’s not necessarily the most glamorous option because your wedding underwear should help to make you look and feel your best on the big day.
6. Don’t forget the wedding night
Picking what to wear on the wedding night and again when you head off on honeymoon can be even more fun than picking your bridal underwear. This is your chance to have a little fun, look at bright colours or black options and really show off your bridal body. From vintage-inspired tights and bra combinations to stockings and suspender belts, there’s so many options for you to pick from at Luxury Legs to complete your wedding underwear and see you through your wedding night and honeymoon in style.