Choosing the right lingerie for your wedding dress – we show you how
You’ve found the perfect wedding dress, but you still have one very important decision to make: what to wear under it! Put on the right bridal undergarments and you’ll instantly see why they are a bride’s best friend.Â
Choosing the right lingerie for your wedding dress - we show you how
The strapless or sweetheart neckline
Most gowns with sweetheart or strapless necklines usually have cups sewin in them. A strapless bra lifts your girlfriends higher and lends extra support. Instead of cups, ask your seamstress or bridal salon if it is possible to sew the bra into your dress.
Tanga strapless lace bra, $169, and lace briefs, $89, SIMONE PERELE. Crystal-embellished lace and tulle ballgown, price upon enquiry, SILHOUETTE THE ATELIER.
The low back wedding dress
Stick-on or silicone bras are the usual go-tos for open or low backs (see: Nail that sexy backless wedding dress with these 5 tips) but don’t usually give enough support if you’re on the bustier side. Your best bet: a convertible bra with waist hooks. You can switch the detachable shoulder straps on this one for clear ones.
Eden lace bra with detachable and convertible straps, $149, SIMONE PERELE. Hair clip, stylist’s own. Lace and tulle gown, RICO-A-MONA.
The mermaid gown
This figure-hugging silhouette can be pretty unforgiving. A waist cincher will support your chest without slipping, and accentuate the right curves without revealing any lines. This one is beautifully smooth for the slinkiest of dresses.
Lace waist cincher, $59.90, and lace briefs, $19.90, CHALONE. Lace gown with floral appliques, price upon enquiry, SILHOUETTE THE ATELIER. Fabric earrings, price upon enquiry, GIOIELLI.
For a design with cut-in shoulders, a T-back or racerback bra means not having to worry about straps showing.
T-back padded plunge bra with lace, $59.90, and lace briefs, $19.90, CHALONE. Cheongsam, price upon enquiry, DIGIO BRIDAL.
The plunging neckline
When rocking a low-cut dress, you need a plunge bra for more oomph, especially when you have smaller boobs. The right plunge bra has moulded cups to create or show off cleavage while holding everything securely in place.
Magic Spacer Deep V Wired Push Up Bra, $99.90, and Magic Spacer Mini lace panties, $29.90, TRIUMPH. Satin fit and flare gown, price upon enquiry, DIGIO BRIDAL.
PHOTOGRAPHY DARREN CHANG
TEXT & STYLING MICHELLE LEE
HAIR & MAKEUP MARIE SOH/27A, USING IT COSMETICS & IGK HAIRCARE
MODEL CORDELIA DAPHNE LOW/ANTICIPATINGDIVA
This spread was originally published in Her World Brides September – November 2019.