There is so much focus on choosing the perfect wedding dress for your big day, that many brides forget about what they are going to wear under the dress. Bridal lingerie is a crucial part of your outfit and can make a real difference to the way you look and feel throughout the day, so you should shop for your lingerie well in advance to be sure you have got it just right.
Should I aim for comfort or sex appeal?
When you think about bridal lingerie you might be more concerned with the groom’s reaction on the wedding night than with how comfortable it is going to be. Don’t forget that you will have to wear it all day, however, so there are a few practicalities to consider. You can always buy a sexy nightdress to slip into when you and your new husband get to the honeymoon suite.
Bridal lingerie materials
When you are deciding on the type of material for your bridal lingerie you will need to consider how warm it is going to be. If you are having a mid summer wedding you will want to choose cotton or possibly silk, but synthetic fabrics such as nylon should be avoided. Corsets or bustiers are currently very fashionable wedding undergarments as they can give more definition to your waist and bust, and they are particularly popular in tapestry or satin fabrics.
What colour underwear should I wear?
The colour of your bridal lingerie will depend very much on the colour and material of your wedding dress. You should remember, however, that white underwear is not always the best option, even under a classic white dress, and can often show through. Choosing off-white, ivory or flesh coloured lingerie can prevent your perfect dress being spoiled by glaring underwear.
Where and when to buy your bridal lingerie
It is worth visiting a specialist retailer and having a professional fitting for your wedding underwear. A huge proportion of women regularly wear the wrong size bra and having a professional fitting to get the right size can improve your whole posture and body shape as well as the fit of your dress.