Given all the planning that goes into a wedding, choosing your bridal lingerie is likely low down on your list of things to do. However, taking the time to carefully select the perfect lingerie to wear with your wedding dress is highly recommended!
The last thing you want to do is be wearing uncomfortable lingerie for the duration of your wedding. It won’t only feel uncomfortable but may also show in your photos, so it always helps to invest some time to find the right garments for the big day.
Of course, this can be challenging for many brides-to-be that are unsure what to look for and what considerations to make, so check out some of our tips for how to choose the perfect bridal lingerie
Wedding Lingerie - Size Matters
Choosing the right size of lingerie is always important, but it becomes even more so for wedding lingerie. Don’t make the mistake of squeezing into a size slightly too small, as you do not want to be wearing uncomfortable underwear for the entirety of a wedding!
This doesn’t just apply to going up a size, as many people wear lingerie that could be smaller sizes, especially for bras. Again, the last thing you want is spending all your wedding sore and achy from wearing the wrong size of lingerie.
Remember, no matter your size or shape, there is a near limitless selection of beautiful wedding lingerie. This makes it easy to find the perfect garment in the right size, allowing you to look and feel sexy while also remaining comfortable throughout the long day
Consider Getting a Professional Fitting for your wedding underwear
As mentioned above you want your wedding lingerie to fit perfectly, so what happens if you don’t know your measurements? Go get a professional fitting! There are many lingerie retailers that provide professional measurements, usually free of charge, allowing you to determine what sizes you need for your bridal lingerie.
Not only is this great for getting your measurements, but it also allows you to speak with a sales assistant that knows all the ins and outs of buying bridal lingerie. They can provide recommendations on what garments work best with certain dress styles, along with tips for accessorising and much more.
Stick with your favourite kind of bridal lingerie
You probably have preferences when it comes to lingerie. There are certain styles and garments that you know you like and feel comfortable wearing, so be sure to stick with something along these lines when choosing wedding lingerie.
Yes, it can be tempting to spice up the special occasion with some experimental lingerie, but we don’t recommend playing around with new styles for the big day! Weddings are busy, stressful days so you always want to feel comfortable, which is why it is best to play it safe with lingerie styles you know that you like.
Of course, being a special occasion you may fancy trying something new, in which case it is a good idea to try it on before the wedding to get an idea of how suitable it is. If you find it uncomfortable then you know to avoid it for the big day!
Hold Off Buying Until Closer to the Wedding
While it may be tempting to get your bridal lingerie purchased long before the wedding so you can tick one more thing off your to-do list, it is best to leave it till closer to the big day. In fact, we recommend you hold off buying the wedding lingerie until around a month before the wedding.
Everyone’s weight fluctuates throughout the year, and brides are far more likely to be trying to lose some weight in the lead up to the wedding. So, by holding off until closer to the event you ensure that the lingerie fits perfectly.
Choose any Colour You Want
There is a common misconception that bridal lingerie must be white. While it is certainly the most popular colour, there is nothing stopping you from buying lingerie in any colour you want. In fact, your wedding dress may look much better without white lingerie, as certain styles do not always pair well with white garments.
For instance, if parts of the dress are sheer then you won’t want to combine it with white lingerie, as it will stick out like a sore thumb, being clearly highlighted in your silhouette.
White is certainly a fine option for most, especially in more nuanced tones like ivory, while flesh tones also pair nicely with white dresses. Soft lilacs and blues are also good options, so with plenty to choose from make sure you don’t limit yourself.
Consider the Style of Your Outfit
Wedding dresses are available in many styles, and what you are wearing will influence what type of lingerie best pairs with your dress.
For example, if the dress is much softer with delicate materials like lace and sheer, you may want to consider similarly soft garments for lingerie, as these will blend with the dress and not spoil the outline. If you are wearing a strapless or backless dress then you will want an appropriate bra!
So, consider the overall style and fit of the dress. Is it a larger dress with lots of volume or a sleeker fitting dress? Are there aspects to the style, such as being strapless or backless, that require specific styles of lingerie?
You want to choose lingerie that blends seamlessly with the dress, not leaving any unwanted outlines, exposed straps, etc.
Try the Dress and Lingerie on Together
Whether buying in store or online, you want to try on any bridal lingerie with your wedding dress, as this ensures you know exactly how they look and feel together. If going to a store, you can bring the dress along with you, although buying online is much better because you can try lots of items on from the comfort of home - be sure to check out our own selection right here!
You may also want to get a second opinion on how everything looks, so consider inviting someone to help give you an honest opinion! Pay attention to whether the lingerie causes lumps, whether anything sticking out from the dress, and any clashing of textures. Also try it on with some sexy stockings.
Don’t Focus on Just the Service
While you are probably focusing on finding the best bridal lingerie for the wedding service, don’t forget about the reception too! This is where the party truly begins, so you may want to buy yourself two sets of lingerie, one for the service and one for the after party!
This is certainly not a must, as one set of underwear can certainly suffice, although you may find it more enjoyable to switch things up, just like you might with your wedding outfit.
Also, let’s not stop at the wedding day itself. You also have a honeymoon to enjoy, so why not treat yourself to some erotic lingerie for the post-wedding celebrations?
Scarlett Lawson is a 35-year-old consultant programmer who enjoys jigsaw puzzles, charity work and painting. She is generous and loveable, but can also be very disloyal and a bit standoffish.