Ok ladies, let’s just get right down to the question that everyone is probably thinking but might be too scared to ask aloud: what underwear should I wear to my bridal gown appointment???
It’s a great question and we’ll help walk you through the process. We often have brides-to-be come in very excited to try on gowns, anticipating that perfect moment when they find the dress. But that also means that sometimes brides forget to plan ahead for what you need wear under the dress.
If you have any questions about what to wear to your bridal gown appointment, keep reading!
Choosing the Right Bra
Our best advice is to come in with a skin-coloured strapless bra for your bridal gown appointment. Even if you’re 100% sure that you want a dress with straps, it’s good to be open minded about trying on strapless gowns and you won’t want to be distracted by unsightly bra straps.
We also recommend that you wear a bra that’s comfortable and professionally fitted. Did you know that over 80% of women are wearing the wrong bra size? A badly-fitting bra can affect how you look in a wedding gown, not to mention everyday clothing. A bra that doesn’t fit correctly can make you look saggy, can cut in and cause a double boob, could wrinkle or cause weird tucking under your clothing, or might cut in and make it look like you have extra back fat.
A bra that fits well should not cut into your breasts, it should fit snugly at the back with only enough room for two fingers to fit underneath, and it should sit low on your back, just below the lowest level of where the cup sits on your front-side.
A good fitting bra will make you look perky and will do you the most justice under your wedding gown. In fact, a good bra can really make or break the overall look of your dress. So do yourself—and your girls—a favour and get fitted by a professional before you come for your appointment!
For the brides out there who don’t want to wear a bra at all and freestyle it at the wedding, it might be a good idea to pack a strapless bra with you just in case. It’s better to have it packed in your bag and not use it than not have it and wish you did!
Choosing the Right Underwear
It’s pretty much impossible to get into most wedding gowns alone so it’s safe to assume that a bridal consultant or a friend will be with you in the dressing room to help you. Make sure you’re wearing something that you don’t mind someone else seeing while you slip in and out of gowns!
We can’t tell you how many times brides tell us that they’re embarrassed by the underwear they’re wearing, either because they’re wearing a thong that they feel shy about, or because their underwear is old and falling apart. Be forward thinking and plan ahead! (Plus, maybe it’s time to throw out that old ratty underwear anyways before you get married, amiright?)
We recommend skin-coloured or white full coverage panties. In fact, if you usually wear a bikini or low rise style, you can actually benefit from panties that fit higher on the hips, which will give you a smoother line underneath the gowns. That way, when you look in the mirror to decide whether or not this is the perfect gown for your big day, you won’t be distracted by a pair of red lace panties or bikinis that sit right under your tummy pooch. The plainest, most modest pair of undies you have in your drawer are the way to go!
Other Optional Garments
Some brides ask about shapewear like Spanx and our suggestion is to go with what you’re comfortable with. If you plan on wearing Spanx on the day of your wedding, wearing it to your bridal gown appointment will help you really see what the dress will look like on the big day. Again, we suggest nude/skin-coloured undergarments to wear under the dress, but this is completely optional.
No matter what style of gown you’re thinking of choosing for your big day, wear the right underwear! The garments you choose can make or break your bridal gown appointment. Follow the tips we’ve included here and we’re confident you’ll be happy with the results. Contact us today to set up a bridal gown appointment!