How to pick the perfect bridal underwear for your big day

16 Feb 2017

Once you've found the dress of your dreams, find the perfect lingerie that will make you feel elegant and comfortable all day long with this expert advice

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As your wedding day is a long one, it’s so important to feel comfortable and accentuate your best assets from morning to noon and night. Lingerie retailer Ultimo has put together some top tips for picking the perfect lingerie look for your big day.


How important is it for a bride to wear the correct underwear?

Your wedding is one of the most memorable days of your life, but with all the buzz surrounding the big day, sometimes the little things – like the perfect lingerie – can get left to the last minute.

Bridal lingerie is just as important as the gown itself, to ensure you feel exquisite yet sexy and, most importantly, comfortable and well supported. If your dress is sleek or fitted, you need to be careful if you choose anything with lots of embroidery, lace or detailing as it may show through. The right lingerie will increase your confidence because you know that you are wearing lingerie that not only fits perfectly, but also beautifully enhances your shape and figure.


Should I get my lingerie before or after I choose my wedding dress?

After, as the dress you go for will depend on the style of lingerie you need underneath. You normally need to have your lingerie and shoes to wear to your first dress fitting, so make sure to have the right pieces selected by then. Bridal lingerie is fun to buy, so put aside time to enjoy selecting the perfect pieces – shop with mum or your bridesmaids and make the most of it.  

Make sure to try on each piece together, whether it is a basque or a bra and brief set, as you need to get an idea of how it all looks together and how you feel in it. If you plan to wear stockings under your gown, make sure that you remember to add a separate suspender belt as reaching the top of the aisle to find your stocking at your ankles is a total faux pas. Also, don’t forget to add the traditional garter belt for that final flourish to your lingerie look.


Can a bride be both comfortable and sexy on her wedding day?

Of course she can. The dress of your dreams will always turn heads, but the right lingerie is an important and special purchase that you need to get right. Bridal lingerie should fit you perfectly, complementing and enhancing your figure as well as being invisible. Remember, you’ll be on your feet and in front of cameras all day long, so comfort is key. Why not select a second set of underwear for the wedding night? A set to enhance shape during the day and something sexier for later, perhaps?


Should brides go for a lingerie fitting to make sure they look and feel their best?

Without question, it is vital for a bride to be expertly fitted before selecting her wedding lingerie. A wedding dress isn’t the type of attire you wear every day, so neither should the lingerie you wear underneath. Ultimo has fully trained lingerie experts in the UK’s largest department stores, where you will be able book an appointment for a fitting. You will also be able to explore various shapes, strap solutions, extreme low backs or differing décolletages and your Ultimo brand ambassador can advise on the perfect solutions and styles to boost your assets on the best and biggest day of your life.

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