The style of your wedding dress will help to determine what underwear and lingerie you purchase for your special day, for example figure hugging dresses look the most flattering with a silhouette structuring corset underneath and frilliness in lingerie here could make bulges and bumps that can be seen on the wedding dress. Read more on choosing and finding the best lingerie for wedding dress styles.
Strapless wedding gowns MUST be worn with a strapless bra or no bra at all (if you can get away with it, or you dress already has built in support) to avoid any unsightly visible bra straps being on show. So it is always best to either buy the dress first or buy both the dress and lingerie together.
Here we have gathered a list of popular wedding gown styles below along with the most suited lingerie to help you make the right choice when it comes to the foundations of looking and feeling amazing on your big day.
If you haven’t yet chosen your dress then you will be able to get an idea of the whole feel of how you may dress with each dress style and if you have a preference toward a certain style. One of the main things to keep in mind is that you want to feel comfortable and secure in your underwear.
Along with your dress style don’t forget to look at our pages on bridal lingerie to suit your body shape.
Halterneck + Spaghetti Strap Wedding Gowns
Stick to strapless bras or if you have a larger bust and need extra support and are wearing a halter neck dress then a halter neck bra is an option however, make sure the straps are completely covered by the gown.
If you have a protruding stomach or just want to look as though you have a sexy streamline silhouette then strapless Basques and corsets are a great choice.
Backless Wedding Dress
Backless wedding gowns are the hardest of all when it comes to finding the right underwear especially if you have a larger bust.
Stick on bras are the perfect solution however if you’re above a C cup then they are unlikely to give the required support. Bras are widely available with translucent straps and are also the best option for a backless dress if you need the extra support just make sure it fits you perfectly as the last thing you want when you look back at your wedding photographs is to see a bra that was too tight digging into your back creating folds.
Sleeved Bridal Gown
When it comes to sleeved bridal gowns as long as they aren’t sheer then anything is optional. It’s a great choice for women with larger breasts as they can wear the supportive bra they need without having to worry about how they are going to conceal the straps or in other cases how they are going to manage for a whole day without the support from a well fitted bra with straps.
If the sleeves are sheer then treat it as though it was a strapless dress only wearing stick on or strapless bras or strapless corsets.
Fishtail + Bias Cut Wedding Gown
Fishtail and bias cut wedding dresses both skim the body and leave no room for lumps and bumps created by ill fitting underwear. Shape wear and corsets will both smooth out the lines of the body creating a sexy curvy silhouette for both dress styles to glide over.
Try adding a push up bra to add even more feminine curves making sure it fits properly, a great idea when underwear is so important to the overall finished look of the dress is to take it with you to a dress fitting.
Full Skirted Wedding Dress
With full skirted wedding gowns many brides think you can get away with any underwear you with however it’s not necessarily the case. A lot of full skirted dresses are very uncomfortable when worn with lacy underwear, your best option is to wear lingerie in white/ivory or what ever colour you dress is and make sure they are seamless (especially the briefs) for the most comfort.
A push up or padded bra is the best compliment to a full skirt as it helps to balance out the figure and give a more hourglass figure rather than bottom heavy especially if you have smaller boobs.