Why choosing the best undergarments for your wedding dress is so important
You want to look polished and effortless in your wedding gown, and we’ll be the first to admit that a lot of this confidence depends on what you wear underneath! Keep the design integrity of a formfitting silhouette, plunging neckline, or statement back with the best undergarments for your wedding dress. You’ll thank us when you’re gliding down the aisle (all eyes on you!), dominating the dance floor, and posing for photographs.
Keep scrolling for some wedding dress inspiration and to see what types of undergarments work best for your wedding dress!
If your wedding gown has a sexy, open back, opt for a backless bra
When it comes to a backless wedding dress, a strapless, adhesive bra is a must. Silicone cups will provide the most natural look and feel, while keeping the attention on your gorgeous, dramatic back. No pesky bra straps here on our Meletta and Gabriella gowns!
For strapless wedding dresses, go for a long-line strapless bra
Most strapless bras will do in a pinch. In fact, the classic strapless bra is one of the best undergarments for you wedding dress, but we recommend a strapless, long-line bra. It’s attached to a corset-like bodice that accentuates your waist and smooths any lines, creating a flawless look for your wedding day like in our Collin and Kaysen wedding gowns. It will also help to keep your dress from slipping down! What bride wouldn’t want that?
Shapewear is a must if you go with a mermaid silhouette
Fit-and-flare and mermaid wedding gowns are perfect if you want to flaunt your curves, but they also draw attention to your tummy, hips, and thighs. Target these areas with shapewear that falls just above the knees. It will give your silhouette a smooth finish, which is ideal for a curve-hugging mermaid gown. Trust us! Shapewear will be your partner in crime if you want to flaunt your assets in a mermaid wedding gown like our Inga and Lonnie Lynette styles!
For a plunging neckline, think a bra with a special front cut out
Look for a bra that has a special cutout in the front to accommodate this low neckline like in our Demi and Emmanuelle Lynette gowns. This type will usually have extra support on the side to ensure everything stays put, despite the dip in the middle. As an alternative option, see if your bridal salon or tailor can sew the bra into your dress to give you built-in support.
If your wedding dress is a slimming sheath, choose shapewear that smooths
These slinky and slimming wedding dresses aren’t too forgiving, but the right undergarments can make all the difference! Look for shapewear that smooths any problem areas such as lower stomach, hips, or your bottom. A pair with boy-short or knee-length bottoms ensures a seamless finish. Example A and B? Our Alice and Cosette wedding gowns!
As an extra tip, while purchasing undergarments of any kind for your wedding day, stick to nude palettes that disappear under white and other light colors. And, of course, aim for seamless! Made from hi-tech micro-fibers, nude shapewear smooths your silhouette and eliminates those annoying lines. Plus, seamless undergarments are way more comfortable to wear, allowing you to sit back and enjoy your party. It’s your wedding day, after all!
Fit and Structure Features in Maggie Sottero Wedding Gowns
We design with you in mind! You won’t need to worry about undergarments for your Maggie wedding dress because many of our styles have them built in!
Our New “Curve” Styles
We’ve recently introduced our “Curve” gowns, which are made for different body types. These styles feature demurely raised necklines, lined illusion, and wider boning in the bodice—perfect for bustier brides looking for a bit more coverage and support.
You can’t go wrong with our signature closure—the corset! This outer construction ensures a magical, versatile, and ultra-comfortable fit in a variety of styles. Plus, it’s fun for your bridesmaids to learn how to lace one up in a jiffy. For brides who prefer the fit of a corset without the visible construction, an inner corset will do the trick. This feature is especially conducive to strapless ballgowns and A-lines that accentuate your waistline.
Designed to smooth and slenderize, this luxe fabric is a dream to wear. The layer helps to maintain the integrity of the gown’s silhouette, adapts and stretches to your natural curves, and keeps you feeling cool and breathable in all kinds of temperatures. Pair a jersey-lined gown with a seamless bra and panties (or any other undergarments) to ensure this smooth fabric remains, well, smooth.
Lightweight and ultra-feminine, a satin slip adds that perfect dose of “ooh la la” to your soft fit-and-flare or relaxed sheath. Plus, a satin slip in a slightly different colorway adds visual dimension to your lace or illusion overlay. When it comes to choosing underwear for your gown, treat a satin slip as exactly that—a slip. It can smooth and enhance your silhouette, but it’s not optimal for keeping everything in place.
Select Maggie Sottero Designs gowns that feature bodices with built-in shapewear. Choose one of these premium styles to avoid having to make additional undergarment purchases down the line.
Head to an Authorized Retailer to experience our selection of construction options, fit and styling details, and options for personalization.
Next on your wedding to-do list, browse flattering wedding dresses for your body type!