Congratulations on finding your dream dress, bride! The hard part is finally over. You’ve taken our Style Quiz and shopped till you’ve dropped, cried over your perfect gown at one of our Authorized Retailers, and finally said “yes!” Now it’s time to focus on the details. With all the details you’ve put into your bridal dress, you’ll want to put the same amount into your wedding undergarments.
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The Importance of Choosing The Right Wedding Undergarments
Much like beauty comes from within, confidence comes from what you wear underneath your wedding dress! By choosing the right wedding undergarments, you’re not only able to make your dress as comfortable as you can for your body shape, but you’re able to keep the design integrity of a formfitting silhouette, plunging neckline, or statement of 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 your wedding portraits!
Keep scrolling to see what types of wedding undergarments and bridal shapewear work best for your bridal gown!
Bridal Undergarments For Backless Gowns
Backless wedding dresses might seem scary at first, but they’re only as frightening as you make them. Luckily for you, you actually have quite a few options for this sexy dress! There are many brands out there that carry backless undergarments, but here’s a quick list of some of our favorites:
When it comes to backless wedding dresses, 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.
Bridal Undergarments For Strapless Gowns
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We’ve heard your worries and we’re here to put you at ease: Yes, even in a strapless wedding dress you can dance the night away comfortably without any slipping.
Since our gowns are made for your body, you will have the support you need to keep everything in place. However, having a strapless bra or waist slimmer is always helpful and can help put your at ease! Take a look at our favorite strapless undergarments here:
- Wacoal – Red Carpet Strapless Shaping Bodysuit
- Spanx – Up For Anything Strapless Bra
- Bare Necessities – Strapless Longline Bra
Most strapless bras will do in a pinch. The classic strapless bra is one of the best wedding undergarments for your wedding dress. But for added support and definition, we recommend a strapless shaping bodysuit or strapless longline bra.
The long-line bra is 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 Josie by Rebecca Ingram, Frederique by Maggie Sottero, and Shasta by Sottero and Midgley wedding gowns. It will also help to keep your dress from slipping down! What bride wouldn’t want that?
Read our blog for more of our favorite strapless wedding gowns!
Undergarments To Pair With A Fitted Wedding Gown
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Fit-and-flare and mermaid wedding dresses are perfect if you want to flaunt your curves, but they also draw attention to your tummy, hips, and thighs. While we think we should flaunt what you’ve got, we know that this can be a problem area for some of our brides. To take some of the pressure off you, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite shapewear brands for you to choose for your wedding undergarments:
By using bridal undergarments that fall just above the keens, you’re able to better target these areas!
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These types of wedding undergarments will give your silhouette a smooth finish, which is ideal for a curve-hugging bridal gown. Choose high-waisted shorts or flattering shorts. Shapewear will be your partner in crime if you want to flaunt your assets in a fitted wedding dress like our Greenley by Maggie Sottero, Fiona by Maggie Sottero, and Simone by Sottero and Midgely styles!
Now that you know what shapewear to use, take a look at our favorite mermaid wedding gowns to put on top!
Wedding Undergarments For A Plunging Neckline
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Just because you decide to show a little bit of cleavage on your wedding day doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice any support! We’ve outlined some of our favorite plunge-loving wedding undergarments below:
- Spanx – Plunge Low-Back Thong Bodysuit
- Fashion Forms – U-Plunge Contour Bra
- Venus – Deep Plunge Strapless Bra
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For a plunging neckline (like in our gowns, Hattie by Rebecca Ingram, Tuscany Lynette by Maggie Sottero, Mallory Dawn by Maggie Sottero) look for a bra that has a special cutout in the front to accommodate a low neckline. This type of wedding undergarment 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!
Undergarments To Smooth And Shape
Crepe, satin, and silk weddign dresses are all the rage right now; however, they can be very unforgiving fabrics. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t strut down the aisle in them though! For bridal shapewear that smooths areas such as the lower stomach, hips, or bottom, take a look at our favorites:
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These types of wedding undergarments ensure a seamless finish. Example A, B, and C? Our Bracken Lynette by Sottero and Midgley, Theodora by Rebecca Ingram, and Aston by Sottero and Midgley wedding gowns!
Extra Tips for Wedding Undergarments
While purchasing wedding undergarments of any kind, stick to nude or tan palettes and other light colors that disappear under white. And, of course, aim for seamless! Made from hi-tech micro-fibers, nude bridal 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!
However, we design with our brides in mind! So, you won’t need to worry about purchasing other wedding undergarments with a lot of Maggie Sottero wedding dresses since many of our styles have them built-in!
Each of our wedding dresses is optimized for comfort and support. And many of our styles feature a variety of fit, construction, and shapewear options to accommodate your body type and style.
Our signature closure, the corset provides an outer construction ensuring 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.
Fun & Sexy Lingerie
We’ve talked your ear off about the different wedding undergarments that shape and smooth and add support, but what about the undergarments that are exciting?? Fun and sexy lingerie is a fun and spicy clothing piece that will add a little bit of spice and confidence to your wedding day. Not only will be these be fun for your partner but they will that needed bit of self-love and confidence for your big day.
Here are our favorite inclusive lingerie brands to find the best sexy and romantic lingerie for you no matter your price range: