You've booked the ideal venue, been fitted for the dress of your dreams and bought the rings...but what about the lingerie? Looking for the perfect set of underwear for your special day can seem like a daunting task, but worry not, here are some expert tips for looking for the best lingerie to make you look and feel amazing on your big day.
Bridal lingerie plays a crucial role in how your dream dress will look and feel. The correct lingerie will work with the dress and give you the necessary support, making your overall look smooth, seamless and sensational.
The first thing to consider is the style of the dress - is it corseted and boned, or slinky and bias cut? A slinky wedding dress will require a bit more thought in terms of your undergarments. A smooth, seamless bra and knickers will be needed to avoid unsightly lumps and bumps which can be a problem with heavily embellished undergarments.
A strapless dress will of course, require a strapless bra, there are countless choices but bear in mind some dresses may, conveniently, have built in support. In which case, you'll need to concentrate on finding the perfect pair of knickers. If VPL is an issue, go for something seamless, Aubade's Pulp Seduction range is perfectly smooth but with a touch of luxury with a french lace underlay. Ultimately, comfort is ket, so if you are accustomed to wearing briefs or french knickers, stay away from thongs as you'll be wearing it for the whole day of festivities!
Multi-way bras are fabulously versatile, often offering a changeable clear back - especially useful for a backless gown - and straps which alter to accomodate different styles from halter neck to one shoulder or can be removed completely. The options are endless!
Basques are beautiful and practically, will offer you great support throughout your special day, ensuring everything is held perfectly in place. Empreinte, Marie Jo and Simone Perele offer some gorgeous styles and also offer DD+ cup sizes.
If it some "pull you in, push you up" underwear you're looking for, try some more functional shapewear...hundreds of women swear by "Spanx" for smoothing the silhouette and althought it is not the most attractive of selections; it will ensure you are confident and at ease, whilst you are guaranteed to feel extremely comfortable. So there'll be no need to worry about bulges and bloating after many canapes and celebratory glasses of champagne! Most importantly, you can always slip into something sexier later in the day.
After the wedding comes the honeymoon and the perfect excuse to indulge in some stunning lingerie beauties for the boudoir. Silky slips, suspernder, bustiers...your honeymoon lingerie can consist of whatever you wish it to; but remember your honeymoon is not limited to one night. Colour is a good place to start, with white as the basis to compliment the wedding theme. Pearl, feathers and lace adnored pieces are deemed traditional honeymoon lingerie attire - but it really is a personal choice. Mimi Holliday and Fleur of England showcase some gorgeous feminine pieces, and Sally Jones offer an entire range dedicated to honeymoon lingerie.
Last of all, remember, it's your wedding day, and if you want to look and feel amazing, lingerie is the best place to start!
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Bridal Lingerie: The Expert Guide
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26 August 2011
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