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What To Wear Under Your Wedding Dress

What To Wear Under Your Wedding Dress For The Perfect Fit

What To Wear Under Your Wedding Dress For The Perfect Fit

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! Undoubtedly, one of the most important aspects of your big day is the dress. But have you given much thought to what to wear underneath it? Choosing the perfect wedding undergarments can make all the difference in how your wedding dress fits and looks on your special day. 

This article will delve into the topic of selecting the perfect wedding undergarments to achieve the perfect fit.

What Do You Wear Under Your Wedding Dress?


The first step in choosing what to wear under your wedding dress is to consider the style. Different wedding dress styles require different types of undergarments to achieve the ideal look and fit. Let’s examine some popular wedding dress styles and which undergarments work best for them.

Strapless Wedding Dress

If you've opted for a strapless wedding dress, a well-fitted strapless bra is a must. Look for a bra with a wide band and gripper strips, such as silicone, on the inside to help keep it in place. A longline bra that extends down to your waist can also provide additional support and smooth out any bumps or lines. 

Be sure to choose a bra that fits snugly but comfortably to avoid any slipping or discomfort throughout the day.

Plunging Neckline

If you've chosen a wedding dress with a plunging neckline, you'll want to make sure your bra doesn't peek out. Look for a plunge bra that is low-cut and has underwire support. Some plunge bras also come with convertible straps that can be adjusted to fit a variety of dress styles.

Backless Wedding Dress

A backless wedding dress can be a stunning choice, but it requires some special undergarments. Look for a backless bra that is adhesive and sticks directly to your skin. These bras usually have a front clasp or tie, so you can adjust the fit as needed. Some backless bras also have removable straps, which can be helpful if you need extra support.

Ball Gown

If you've chosen a ball gown wedding dress with a full skirt, consider wearing a hoop skirt or petticoat underneath to help the dress maintain its shape. You may also want to wear shapewear to smooth out any lines or bumps. 

Look for a high-waisted shaper that extends down to your thighs or knees. Make sure to try on your shapewear with your dress before the big day to make sure everything fits comfortably and stays in place.

Bridal Shapewear

Shapewear can be a bride's best friend, helping to smooth out any lines or bumps and create a more streamlined silhouette. Look for high-waisted shapewear that extends down to your thighs or knees for the most coverage. Be sure to choose shapewear that fits snugly but comfortably, and try it on with your dress before the big day to make sure everything stays in place.

Bridal Lingerie And Undergarments

Choosing the right lingerie and undergarments to wear under your wedding dress is crucial to achieving the perfect fit and look. Bridal lingerie and undergarments come in a variety of styles and designs to cater to different dress styles and body types. It's important to take your time and try on different styles to find the perfect fit for your wedding day.

How To Choose The Perfect Bridal Lingerie

Here are some tips for choosing the perfect bridal lingerie and undergarments:

Choose Comfortable Fabrics

On your wedding day, you'll likely be wearing your dress for many hours, so comfort is key. Choose undergarments made from fabrics like cotton, silk, and lace that are lightweight and breathable.

Go For Support

Your bridal lingerie should provide support while still being comfortable. Look for bras with wide bands and adjustable straps, and choose shapewear that fits snugly but comfortably.

Consider Visiting A Bridal Undergarment Specialist

For a truly custom fit, consider visiting a bridal undergarment specialist. These experts can help you find the perfect lingerie and undergarments for your dress style, body type, and budget.

What Color Undergarments Should You Wear?

When choosing the perfect undergarments to wear beneath your wedding dress, it's important to consider color. Whether you're wearing a white or ivory gown, choosing an undergarment in a neutral color will ensure that nothing peeks through. 

Look for lingerie and undergarments in shades of nude, beige, or black for an invisible look. You can also opt for seamless styles for an extra layer of coverage.

Should Brides Skip Underwear Altogether?

Whether or not to wear underwear underneath your wedding dress is a personal choice, and some brides opt to skip them altogether. Going commando can provide a smoother look, as there are no seams or lines from the underwear showing through the dress. 

However, it's important to remember that going without undergarments can also cause potential discomfort and can make it difficult to adjust your dress throughout the day.

Final Word:

Ultimately, the type of lingerie and undergarments you choose to wear under your wedding dress is up to you. Be sure to try on different styles before making your purchase and remember that comfort is key! 

It's essential to find pieces that are comfortable, provide support, and don't show through your dress. Neutral colors like nude, beige, and ivory are great options for an invisible look, or you could skip underwear altogether.

Check out our collections of anti-chafing and moisture-wicking Slipshorts and Shortlettes at Undersummers. They are available in neutral colors and with or without lace (and even pockets!) so you look and feel comfortable, confident, and radiant on your big day.

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Meet our founder: CarrieRae

Undersummers Shortlettes were created CarrieRae's personal need for comfortable thigh protection when she was working as a teacher. In 2011, her thick thighs rubbed and she needed a comfortable solution.  Pants are blazing hot in the Houston spring/summer months, shorts are not acceptable to wear to work, so she was left with capris and dresses.  Her thighs did not support wearing dresses, thigh chafing was too uncomfortable.  The idea of wearing a breezy dress sounded so comfortable to her, that she created the solution to her problem:  The Original Lace Shortlette®️. She wanted something to wear that was a single layer, the legs stayed put, comfy, and most importantly, pretty.

CarrieRae Munson