Your wedding is supposed to be the best day of your life, so it makes sense you have the best underwear too. But as with every other wedding-day consideration, there are quite a few things to think about before you dive in. Bridal undergarments need to tick a whole range of boxes to maximise both your experience and your aesthetic. The most important thing is matching your underwear to your dress, as even the cutest of bridal underwear can look horrendous if they’re not paired with the right dress.

What to consider when choosing bridal underwear?

Most important is that you have bought, or at least decided on your dress before you start choosing what to wear underneath. We recommend you speak to whoever sold you your dress to find out what kind of underwear is best suited for your dress design. However, don’t worry if you aren’t able to, as choosing your underwear doesn’t have to be a complicated process, just use our handy guide below to avoid the most common mistakes for wedding dress lingerie.

Show-through – There’s nothing more annoying than finding the perfect underwear only to have it show up beneath your clothes. And this is even truer on your wedding day. With lots of bridal dresses now coming in more sleek, translucent designs, you really need to consider both the shape and size in relation to your dress. If you’re choosing a relatively tight wedding dress, then consider opting for either a bridal thong or seamless knickers. If you need some shaping of the tum or bum, seamless briefs can do the trick. But if you want to feel most sexy, a bridal thong with an exquisite lace overlay will be perfect.

Shaping – For those who are used to using shapewear for special occasions, don’t worry, your wedding doesn’t have to be any different. There are plenty of options for high-waist briefs, teddys, bodysuits, and bustiers, in luxury bridal designs. We recommend speaking with your dress designer to make sure there’s no conflict between your underwear and dress. However, the most common things to look out for are low-cut backs and sheer or tight designs.

Comfort – Surprisingly, lots of brides-to-be forget just how important comfort is when it comes to underwear. Your wedding day, on top of being one of the best days of your life, will also be one of the longest, so comfort is key. Add in the fact that all eyes are going to be on you as you walk the aisle and dance your first dance, so you don’t want to feel uncomfortable, restricted, or need to do any awkward readjustments.

How to make sure wedding dress underwear is comfortable?

Firstly, choose a material that’s going to allow you to breathe. Lace isn’t always the best for breathability, so it could be worth considering choosing cotton for the day, and something more sumptuous for the evening. However, if you don’t fancy changing, you can always couple a comfortable material with lace trimming and bow to get that sexy aesthetic while remaining irritation-free.

Second, make sure the shape and material don’t restrict your movement. Seamless designs are great for flexibility, as are those made with materials such as elastane. Don’t worry though; this doesn’t mean you can’t choose larger underwear pieces like a bridal teddy or high waist knickers, just that you need to make sure they do keep you comfy and cool with no VPL.

Are suspenders a good idea for bridal lingerie?

Suspenders can be a great idea for bridal lingerie, and for more than just ending the night in style. They allow you to wear the knickers you want and get rid of the need for tights which may end up being too hot. Plenty of bridal suspenders and belts come with matching garters, bras, briefs or thongs, giving you an incredibly put-together and sultry aesthetic. You’ll not only impress your newlywed later in the evening but feel your most glamorous and confident all day long.

Top tips for bridal underwear:

  • Matching underwear oozes class and style and can make you feel your most confident. Make sure to consider how your underwear choices complement each other or check out the matching pieces and go for the full set.
  • Like your dress, underwear can also be adjusted so wear your bridal underwear to your dress-fitting, and your fitter will ensure you have the most bespoke, personalised fit possible. This will maximise your comfort, ensure no VPL, and have you moving around as if underwear-free.
  • Consider choosing two sets of underwear. A comfy and practical option for the daytime, and something more risqué for the evening.
  • Don’t assume your bridal underwear is only for your wedding day. How about taking it with you on your honeymoon and recreating the magic of your big day once more?

Your wedding day is super important, so if you have any questions at all, please get in touch with one of our helpful lingerie experts on 01793 487100.