What should you wear under your wedding dress?
You’ve spent days, weeks and maybe even years agonising and searching for The One, the love of your life, the apple of your eye – your wedding dress (what did you think we meant?) It’s guaranteed that your dress will be stunning because you’ve put so much thought into it, but have you considered how you will look beneath the dress? At times, achieving the bod we want can feel like a battle against nature, but ladies, we are going to war! We will equip you with the tools and trade secrets to ensure you can reign victorious over saggy boobs, flabby tummies and ever-expanding thighs.
Have a flat tummy in your wedding dress
The stomach is the number one enemy for most brides, but there is one solution to all stomach issues: invest in some high waist control briefs. Choose a pair that has a high-rise design, which extends up to your bust. This will ensure that beneath the dress your silhouette will look sleek without any tell-tale creases or ridges. It also gives you support in other problem areas. The ideal pair of briefs will be: seam free, made from a stretchy fabric and in a subtle shade that cannot be seen through your dress. Although ugly, these undies will effortlessly flatten, smooth and suck in all of your bad bits. Most shape underwear ranges have a thong option and some even tackle cellulite.
Choose the right bra for your wedding dress
Which bra you choose will depend upon your dress. Most wedding dresses that reveal cleavage are designed with the belief that brides will wear an enhancing bra. Therefore if your dress shows off your chest you will need to wear a push up or gel bra. If your dress is backless opt for a self-adhesive bra. Yet, if your dress is backless and you have a large chest, a self-adhesive bra will not offer you enough support. Instead purchase a control suit that has an in-built bra. Whatever the style your dress is, get measured. The straps need to be firm, but comfortable. The wiring should lie snugly against your ribs and your breasts should fit comfortably inside the cups.
Slim your thighs for your wedding dress
Often the thighs are overlooked, but having slim, toned thighs can give you and your dress a stunning silhouette. To achieve this look you will need a pair of control pants. The style that target your thighs typically look like cycling shorts. These pants suck in and firm up the thigh area and also accentuate the waistline. Make sure you buy a pair with an extended waist band, as this will reduce the risk of getting the dreaded ‘muffin top’. Again remember to buy a pair that are seam free. When buying shape-wear it can be tempting to but a size too small in attempt to suck you in further. Don’t! They will make you feel restricted and will often bind or roll.
The perfect bridal behind!
The size of your bottom is not too big an issue nowadays. What we are all striving for though is a pert bottom. Getting a pair of lycra shape-wear underwear will lift and improve the overall shape of your butt. Avoid any light wear ranges. Light wear ranges focus too much on smoothing and are designed for day to day use. Ideally you will buy a firm control pair of pants, which will smooth, lift and reduce your measurements. Buy a pair that comes with straps that attach to your bra. This increases the lift effect and will also ensure that the garments will not slip. Also remember to buy a pair with poppers in the gusset –it will be hard enough going to the bathroom in your wedding dress, so don’t make things harder for yourself!
Accentuate your waist for your wedding dress
Okay, we know it’s the 21st century, but hey, a corset should not be laughed at. A decent corset can bring in your waist and stomach by five inches. There’s more –not only does it give you a slim silhouette, it also improves posture, whilst hiding away any imperfections. For a tight fitting dress, you will not be able to wear a normal corset. You will need something that fits tighter to your body, like a lycra suit, which is also known as a pair of waist nippers. The waist nippers work in the same way as a corset, but sit closer to the body and will give you more freedom. Make sure you get a low leg line, to avoid any visible lines.