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What Underwear To Wear Wedding Dress Shopping

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Belle-Lingerie23 March 2023


What Underwear To Wear Wedding Dress Shopping


When you’re getting ready for your big day, one of the most exciting parts of the preparation is picking out your wedding dress. It’s something many women have dreamt of all their lives, and now it’s your turn to do it yourself! Choosing the right dress is vital, and you don’t want your underwear to be swaying you during the trying-on process. So what underwear should you wear when wedding dress shopping?


What Bra Should I Wear Wedding Dress Shopping?


To start with, it’s important to take note of any considerations that have already been made regarding your wedding day outfit. Are you dead set on a particular style of wedding dress? If so, it’s a good idea to dress for that style. For example, if you know you want a backless dress, opt for a backless bra such as the Curvy Kate Multiway Superplunge Bra. This way, you can be sure you’re prepared to try on backless dresses without your underwear interfering. 


Alternatively, you might not yet have decided which style of wedding dress you’d like. That’s perfectly fine - you’ll have the chance to try on a variety of styles during your appointment so you can decide which one suits you best. But if this is the case, what type of bra should you wear?


We’d recommend choosing a style that gives you maximum support with minimal coverage, such as a backless bra or a strapless bra. For example, the Cleo by Panache Faith Strapless Bra has multiway straps that allow you to wear it in a number of different ways to fit with various styles of wedding dresses. For ultimate versatility, opt for a nude shade that fits your skin tone well. That way, if your bra does peek out from under the dress, it should be minimally noticeable. Even if you end up choosing a different bra for the big day, you should be able to get a good feel for what the dress will look like. 


What Underwear To Wear When Trying On Wedding Dresses


Similarly, if you have a specific style of wedding dress in mind, it’s good to choose a pair of knickers suitable for that style. Knickers tend to be hidden on most styles of dresses, but you may need to think about this if you tend to wear high-waisted knickers which may be visible on dresses with lace cut-out sections or low-backed dresses. 


If you don’t have any specific considerations to think about, we recommend choosing a discreet pair of knickers that won’t show a visible panty line (VPL), such as a thong. The Panache Tango Thong is a good choice - just choose between shades of white or nude to minimise the colour showing through thinner materials. 


Should I Wear Shapewear When Trying On Wedding Dresses?


If you’re planning to wear Shapewear for an extra boost of confidence on your big day, it’s a good idea to wear it to fittings and when trying on wedding dresses. Ideally, you’ll want to get as good an idea of what you’ll look like on the day of the wedding as possible - so wearing what you intend to wear then is a great place to start. Bear in mind that you can always take off your shapewear if you want to try on a dress without it. 


What type of shapewear should you wear? Well, the style and level of coverage is completely up to you, but we’d recommend opting for a nude shade that matches your skin tone. This way you won’t have to worry too much about it being visible under your dress or peeking out inconveniently.

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