Sunday, March 3, 2013

How to Wear Under Your Bridal Gown

One of the most puzzling aspects of the wedding attire puzzle can be what undergarment to wear with your gorgeous gown. You want something comfortable but pretty, hidden but flattering. There are a dozens of options for bridal lingerie — the trick is finding a great bra that will complement your dress and your body type. Here, we've come up with a few wonderful, affordable options.

For a Backless Dress
A strapless, backless adhesive bra is a must. We love the Nu Bra. Because these bras are completely backless, they are not ideal for large-chested women, given their lack of support. But, when comparing all the backless, strapless bras out there, the Nu Bra is our favorite.

For a Slinky Sheath

bra for slinky sheath bridal dress
The bra combines comfort with invisibility, making it the perfect bra to wear underneath a more lightweight, body-hugging sheath. Because of its plunging neckline, this bra does not provide complete coverage and is better suited for smaller chested women.

For a Plunging Neckline
The bra peeking out of the low-cut shirt is not a look you want to experiment with on your wedding day. Lucky for you, these low-cut bras are perfect for gowns with plunging or halter necklines, while still providing some lift and shape. For a plunging neck with a regular back. And if your plunging neckline dress is also backless, you'll need the plunge strapless bra.

For a Strapless Dress (Small Chest)
The bra underwire bra is comfortable, supportive, and offers plenty of padding to enhance your assets -— we absolutely love it. The cups are seamless but offer pretty lace detailing around the straps, making it an ideal choice for strapless gowns that don't have low necklines.

For a Strapless Dress (Large Chest)
For larger-chested women, the convertible bra provides great coverage and support. Wear it all night long without having to worry about it falling down or becoming uncomfortable.

You might also want to consider wearing a bodysuit, corset, or bustier underneath your wedding dress, especially if you want to accentuate your waist. We recommend these three:

Shapewear for a Strapless Dress
Shapewear for a Plunging Neckline
Shapewear That's Also Pretty