Wedding Day and Night Lingerie

June 28, 2014. Written by

Kate Thompson
Kate Thompson is Confetti’s Features Editor and a wedding expert with over 12 years' experience. Kate writes regular features for Confetti and the national press and wedding media. She has appeared on BBC TV and radio and been the expert on live web chats and podcasts.  

Looking for the perfect bra for your low-cut, strapless, backless wedding dress? Here’s what to consider when it comes to choosing your pretty white lingerie for under your wedding dress to  something sexy for your wedding night, whatever your shape, size or style.

White lingerie by the Bra Closet

White bridal lingerie by The Bra Closet

Your body shape and wedding dress will guide your choice of lingerie. A strapless dress will need a strapless bra, corset or basque and is perhaps not the ideal choice for the more buxom among us as there is less support without straps. For smaller busted brides the strapless dress and bra is ideal and an exquisite strapless bridal corset or basque can make you look and feel very feminine and sexy.

Those with ample bosom can create an hourglass shape by wearing a dress with straps or sleeves, a corset‐style Victorian bodice with shoulder straps being the ideal shape to show off your curves, allowing you to choose from a strapped bra for support or a bridal corset or basque with straps that will remain hidden under your dress.

White lingerie by the Bra Closet

White bridal lingerie by The Bra Closet

Plain or silky styles are best worn under slim‐fitting or sheer fabrics whereas larger, fuller‐skirted dresses or those with boned bodices can be worn with suitably racy lacey numbers hidden beneath the layers. If you are adamant that you don’t want to wear a bra, then discreet and delicate self‐adhesive nipple petals are perfect for brides wearing sheer silk or satin dresses.

Bras for low cut gowns

For dresses with unusual necklines or low backs multi‐way bras or adhesive bras may be the answer. Multi‐way bras will wrap around one shoulder for asymmetrical dresses or around your waist for low‐backed dresses. For backless dresses, adhesive bras are completely strapless and backless and work by sticking the cups directly to your breasts. It’s worth trialing them before the big day to ensure that they’re right for you. You don’t want to take any risks with your underwear on your wedding day.

Surprise him on your wedding night

If you want to leave the ‘virginal bride’ look to your wedding day and turn into a vixen for your new husband on your wedding night then there are plenty of exciting ways to thrill him. He could unbutton the back of your bridal gown to reveal to a lacey basque and thong or you could change from your white or ivory bridal day lingerie into something coloured, perhaps black or even red for your wedding night as a surprise. French knickers and camisoles or teddies are pretty and sexy while basques and corsets give that vintage sexy style a la Dita Von Tees… Ask your groom what his favourite look is as you may be surprised.

Personalised panties

If you want to surprise your new husband then a pair of personalised knickers could be just the thing! Silky satin panties with either ‘Bride’ embroidered in diamantes or your new name ‘Mrs. Smith’ could be a real winner.

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