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What to wear under your Wedding Dress

By Andrea Petrou on January 11th, 2010 2 comments

Lingerie.jpgYour Wedding Day is a ‘once in a lifetime’ experience, so you want to look totally stunning in your wedding dress. It’s been estimated that on average we’ll spend over £700 on a wedding dress.

But have you given any thought to what you’ll wear underneath? Many brides follow the traditional misconception that a basque set up fits under all dresses, however, if your wearing a straight frock, this may give you lumps and bumps in all the wrong places.

We spoke to Nick Gibbens, a lingerie expert and consultant for underwear firm Wickedelic Lingerie, which specialises in bridal lingerie, to get some underwear tips for your big day.

Tip one: Match your Lingerie to your Wedding Dress
Wedding dresses come in lots of different shapes and sizes, from traditional to contemporary and this can affect the type of bridal lingerie you choose. Make sure you’re wearing the right size and style of bra. Also, if your wedding dress is sheer, then make sure you don’t wear anything that might show through like lots of lace and fussy detail.

Tip two: Going strapless

A sexy basque and thong set is the perfect choice for strapless dresses. Basques and corsets are great for giving support under a strapless dress, pulling you in on all the right places and ensuring a smooth line underneath your dress. Choose one with boning for maximum support and sexy curves. They’re perfect for giving you an hourglass figure – not to mention making you feel incredibly sexy too!

Tip three: Sleeveless

You can probably get away with most lingerie styles as long as you have wide straps and the back is not too low. So will you go for the boned basque or corset? Or maybe a sexy lingerie set, matching bra and briefs or saucy body? The choice is yours.

Tip four: To thong or not to thong

A thong can make you feel ultra sexy and they’re terrific with corsets and basques! In fact, they’re really great with any other lingerie – or on their own! But if they’re not for you, then there’s a whole range of other great styles to choose from, including lacey french knickers, sexy shorties, silk briefs and g-strings.

Tip five: Don’t forget the Hosiery
Show off your legs with a sexy suspender belt and stockings or some sexy hold-ups! But whatever you do, don’t forget the garter! – it’s a must!

Tip six: Express yourself

Let your personality shine through with whatever choice of lingerie you desire, whether you want to be flirty, sexy or just plain outrageous.

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  • What to under wedding dress is really a very big problem for most the brides.I have my wedding very soon thus I am also facing this same situation. I want to be made everything perfect for that day. I found all the tips very helpful, indeed.

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