A few days ago, we saw a young couple having their wedding photos taken outside the entrance of Luna park. A few minutes after we arrived at the park, the rain started to pour. The young couple ran over to the same shelter as us, and the woman lifted up her bridal dress, to reveal…bare legs. Both my partner and I were very disappointed to not see any hosiery at all. Since then, I have been thinking about the underwear that women might choose to wear on their special day.
Below are some of the pieces I might consider if I were to get married.
If you’re only going to wear a corset once in your life, your wedding day is a pretty good day to choose. It doesn’t need to be the tightest, strongest corset as you will be wearing it for the majority of the day and evening and need to be comfortable. There are, in my opinion, many benefits to wearing a corset – Your posture will be much improved as the corset will keep you standing very straight, perfect for those wedding photos. You won’t need to worry about wearing any other shapewear, when it comes to you waist and tummy as the corset will hold you in perfectly. And if you start to feel a bit full after eating wedding cake, you can always ask one of your bridesmaids to loosen you up a bit!
Here are a few examples of corsets that I think would work really well:
If you are looking for firm support around your tummy and hips without wearing a corset, either a short or a longline girdle is the perfect way to smooth out those areas. As I have mentioned many times before, girdles don’t have to look matronly, they can actually look very pretty and youthful.
If girdles aren’t your thing but you still want to wear stockings, a suspender belt is a great alternative. There are so many pretty ones out there, and it depends how many straps you want, however I have selected three of my favourite bridal styles.
Most women need strapless bras under their wedding dress, although I’m a massive fan of the bullet bra, I don’t think that they are always the best choice for this occasion. If you choose to wear a corset, you may want to pair it with a strapless bra, however if you do not choose to wear a corset, a good alternative is a strapless longline.
And last but most certainly not least, is stockings! In my opinion, fully-fashioned stockings are the only option for such a special day! If you’re looking for white or ivory stockings, there are plenty of options.
I hope you have enjoyed this post and please feel free to get in contact if you have any questions about these brands or products.