Underwear! Yes, this is a post about underwear. Woo? Woo! After I made a decision about my dress, I was then faced with the question of what I was going to wear under my dress. Luckily for me, I had the dress at home in my closet. This meant that I was able not only to have impromptu fashion shows (and mirror photo shoots) but also to try out a variety of undergarments in preparation for alterations.
A reminder of my dress, an example of said mirror photo shoots
My dress is strapless, so I knew that I had a few options: wearing a strapless bra, sewing in built-in cups, or going braless. I wasn’t at all excited about the third option. I wear a 34/36C, and I always feel a little awkward (read: jiggly) going braless. I was also a little worried about the second option. The consultant at the store warned me that sewing cups into this specific dress might not give me much support. My wedding day is one time that I don’t want to worry about adjusting or fixing or smooshing things back into place. So option one it was!
When I went shopping for a strapless bra, I also had to keep another aspect of my dress in mind: the back. The very looooooow back. I tried on some bustiers and long-line bras at Macy’s and Nordstrom; however, I wasn’t having much luck searching on my own. So I turned to my sister for some help. She works for Victoria’s Secret, and she was able to point me in the right direction. I ended up buying the Back Off Baby Low-back Bustier, which she also wore for her own wedding in September! It fits perfectly under my own dress. More importantly, it passed a test run under another strapless dress last month at a friend’s wedding. It kept me lifted and supported. I put it on and did not have to think about it again until it was time to take it off.
My sister also gifted me a royal blue Lacie thong as my something blue. It adds a little bit of sexiness to my otherwise (very) beige underthings.
All together now
What are you wearing under your wedding dress? Are you wearing something “bridal”—or something more utilitarian?