How to Shop for Bridal Lingerie

posted on 24 May 2013 by The Tie The Knot Team
posted to Wedding Tips & Advice

Lingerie Shopping

While no one but your significant other (and possibly your bridal party or whoever helps you get dressed) will see your underwear on your wedding day, your bridal lingerie is still an important part of your wedding ensemble. Your fail-safe comfy granny panties are obviously not going to cut it on the big day so you are going to have to do a little bit of shopping.

Take your time

Don’t make the mistake of leaving your bridal lingerie shopping to the last minute. It’s going to be very frustrating if you end up having to spend hours hunting down something that you thought would just take a few minutes. Rather start looking around for your lingerie casually way ahead of time.

Choose something that’s “you”.

There is no point in donning fancy garter belts, g-strings and sheer, supportless bras if these are not items that you are comfortable wearing. If you are more comfortable wearing a pair of hotpants then do so. And if you want to wear a pair of shocking pink bikini briefs then do that. There is no rule that says you have to wear corsets and garter belts.

Make sure it fits comfortably.

As tempting as it might be to buy a size too small because you’re planning to lose 5kgs, rather don’t. You are going to be on your feet and very busy for a long time. The last thing you need to worry about is uncomfortable underwear that is squishing things and constricting blood flow.

Try it on under your dress before the big day.

Don’t be too confident about your choice until you have tried it on underneath your wedding dress. You might think it looks like it’s going to remain perfectly hidden, but we all know that looks can be deceiving! The underwear might not sit well underneath your dress, your bra might stick out over the top of your dress, or under the arm hole. The only way to make sure that it is a perfect fit is to make sure that it is a perfect fit! And you know what? If your first choice doesn’t work out under your dress, you can always just keep it for the honeymoon!

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What Do You Think?

  1. 24 May 2013
    Michelle says

    Great tips, im sure its very tempting to get something u hope to fit into! I agree, wear something comfortable on the day.

  2. 24 May 2013
    Amy says

    I’ll find any excuse to go shopping – this seems like a good one!

  3. 24 May 2013
    Kimberly says

    Great read today! I’m not even close to getting married, but every time and girl thinks about her wedding, whether its tomorrow or in years to come, our brains kick into overdrive mode and a rush of panic runs through our bodies – what will my cake look like? Should I have it inside or outside? Ahhh!