With Spring finally approaching, so is the wonderful world of bridal season and beautiful wedding dresses. This means bridal lingerie shopping is on the cards and we have some great wedding pieces to show you.
Wedding dress shopping is a very exciting experience for every bride-to-be, but it can be very difficult to know the best bridal lingerie to go under your wedding dress, especially if the dress is a slightly awkward shape!
It's worth investing in the best fitting bra and knickers to give you the perfect shape and ensure you are comfortable all day long. But where do you start?
How to choose bridal lingerie for your wedding dress
1. The first thing you should do is ask your dress fitter their advice on what underwear would work best with your wedding dress. Some wedding dresses have built in corset tops, so you may not need to wear a bra, but this will be down to personal preference. Some wedding dresses will also be tight fitting, so you may need to look at seamless underwear that wont show through. After all, you will be having lots of pictures taken!
2. Second thing to do is, to have a little hunt around the shops and online at what bra solutions are available in the right size and colour. You may be limited on certain bra styles in your bra size or you may find lots of new ideas you never knew existed. Don't forget to look at seamless underwear and bra accessories that you can attach to your existing bras as great low-cost alternatives that you can re-use time and time again. If you are unsure on your bra size, we highly recommend getting a local bra fitting or using a bra size calculator to ensure you know your correct bra size.
3. Third thing to do is, to try your bra and knickers with your wedding dress when you go to your next dress fitting. It's important to know how the dress looks and feels once you have the correct lingerie on. It's surprising how much the lingerie can change the whole look of the dress!
4. Don't forget you can finish off your bridal lingerie with a beautiful bridal garter, suspender belt and stockings to make it extra special. But you don't need to purchase these till a little later on, once your lingerie is sorted.
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Bridal Lingerie Inspiration
With all this in mind, we want to show you some great bridal lingerie inspiration that works perfectly under a variety of wedding dresses. Not only do Knicker Locker have backless bras, but they also stock bridal basques and low back bodies for something extra special on the wedding day.
The new Decadence low back body from Wacoal is a must-have for any bride who has a low back wedding dress. It features opulent baroque inspired embroidery with a soft, smooth body. The straps can be made into a halter-neck or cross-back and is available in sizes Small - XL.
The perfect practical low back bra, not only for a wedding dress, but also to keep in your lingerie drawer for all those other awkward dresses! The Wonderbra Ultimate Low Back Bra in nude gives amazing shape and support with progressive padding and a low back hook and eye. The straps can be made into a halter-neck or cross-back, but can not be worn strapless.
Noemi Low Back Basque
Designed for comfort of movement with no straps and a low back, this low back basque is firm and supportive to help slim the figure with a beautiful sweetheart neckline. Available in two colours, white and ivory to match the colour of your wedding dress.
The best backless bras for a wedding dress
When you have a backless wedding dress and need some shape and support, backless stick on bras are the best alternative to a bra, depending on your bra size. Most backless bras are available up to a D cup, with some now offering E and F cups. We recommend not using stick on bras for bra sizes over an F cup, because you just won't get the support you need. Instead, it may be worth looking at a low back strap to attach to an existing bra instead, or adding bra support cups into the wedding dress. read top tips on how do backless bras work >
Cleavage lace up stick on bra
This backless strapless stick on bra features light padding with adhesive and special lace at the front to give light lift, cleavage and shape under the wedding dress. It uses skin safe silicone gel to stick to your breasts and is re-useable.
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Invisilifts are stick on adhesives that lift your breasts up up to 5cm to offer minimal support and lift. They are hypoallergenic, waterproof and completely transparent. You can even trim them to the correct fit, so they sit under your wedding dress perfectly.
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Perfect solution to prevent visibility of the nipples under your wedding dress if you don't need any extra support. They are thin fabric covers shaped like rosettes with soft interior to protect the nipples. They can also be worn whilst swimming and during sports activities.
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A backless strapless silicone bra that gives lift and support up to an E cup and can even increase your bust size by one size. Bonus is, they are super comfortable and re-usable.
Shop Nudi Boobies >
With great bra solutions like these, there is always something to suit a variety of wedding dresses. It's important to remember when buying bridal lingerie, that you need to feel comfortable wearing it for the entire wedding day, so make sure it's practical, pretty and fits you well.
Don't forget, you may want a little something sexier to change into ready for the wedding night. This could be a beautiful lace chemise, basque or a sexy lingerie set, it's a great way to get the heart rates up!