Shapewear Advice to Achieve the Perfect Look on Your Wedding Day
For your upcoming wedding, one of the most essential pieces of the whole day is the dress. Once you’ve found the perfect wedding gown, you’ll want to make sure that your figure is shaped into an ideal foundation. Your dress should fit like a glove, emphasize your best features, and flow the way it was designed to, from top to bottom.
We have a wide array of shapewear options that can work under wedding gowns. Here are five valuable tips for choosing and using the ideal shapers for your body and your dress.
1. Look for “seamless.”
Any bridal shaper needs to be completely invisible beneath your dress, and for this reason some of the best bridal undergarments come in a seamless design. This means that it has no visible seams or ridges that can appear underneath the fabric of the dress, so you won’t have to worry about visible bra lines or panty lines.
Most seamless garments are constructed with hi-tech microfiber fabric that is effective at shaping and smoothing. Microfiber is also very lightweight and comfortable, which is essential on the big day.
2. You can’t go wrong with classic bustiers and corsets.
Bustiers and corsets are classic shaping undergarments that have made women look stunning in gowns for generations. And there’s a reason they’re popular: they work! These traditional strapless long-line bras give your breasts support and shape while slimming your midsection and straightening your posture, using boning and stretchy fabric. If you can’t decide where to begin when shopping for undergarments, start with these, as they work with most styles.
3. Try shaping briefs.
If you don’t think you need or want a corset or bustier, a high-rise shaping brief is another effective midsection-shaping option. Not only will it control and shape your waistline, it will keep your hips and rear in place too. A shaping brief may be an ideal choice for any dress that is more fitted around the hips. And it’s one of the most comfortable shaping options for your big day!
4. Practice wearing your undergarments.
Not sure what undergarments you’ll like best? Try wearing them around for a day before you make the final decision. You’ll get a good feel for what’s the most comfortable and effective option for your body and style.
5. Take undergarments to fittings
Before you have your dress fitted and altered, make the final selection of your undergarments and bring them along. This is vital to ensuring that your dress has the best fit, particularly in the bodice.
It’s June at last and wedding bells are ringing everywhere as brides of every shape and size do the dress dash! Along with the search for your perfect dress to take you down the aisle often comes the search for the perfect shaper for your silhouette. You’re likely to be photographed on your wedding day more than any other day, so capturing the right look for your unique curves is essential.
That’s why we’ve created this guide to help you find the right foundation for your special day based on your own special shape.
If your silhouette is more rectangular, with beautiful broad shoulders that sit about the same width as your hips, you may want to create curves with a shaper that has a built-in bra. Paired with a strapless look to show off those shoulders, a garment like the Longline Smooth Strapless Bra by Dominique can set off your gown and your shape! All over smoothing is a nice feature of this figure flatterer.
If your silhouette most closely resembles the hourglass, with a smaller waist plus fuller bust and hips, you’ll want to accentuate your bust and show off your curves. An underbust garment like the Diva Corselette by AMIA Shapewear will create cleavage, plus you can wear it with your own bra. Pair the Diva Corselette with a scoop or V-neck gown and your special day just got even more special.
Our pear-shaped beauties will want to bring the eye up, creating a balance between the top and bottom half of your figure. A simple way to emphasize and shape the waist is to add a Compression Panty Shaper by Squeem. It’s seamless construction won’t show through your dress no matter how sheer or delicate the fabric.
And last but not least, our apple shaped brides will certainly be the apple of their grooms’ eyes when they start with a bottom-lifting bodysuit such as the Alexandra. Trim your tummy and round your rear in this underbust style shaper.
And the best part about all these pieces is that you will wear them long after you say, “I do.” From your wedding day to every day, the right shaper is the right beginning of every look.
We all know that summer is the season of love and from the first blossoms of May to the indian summers of August, weddings abound. And of course the ultimate symbol, the crescendo of the big day comes when “the dress” is revealed. But choosing the perfect gown is only half the battle. The beginning of a flawless frock is the foundational garment you wear underneath it. And that’s just what we’re here to explore. We’ve chosen the essential garments to get you ready for the first day of the rest of your life and help your wedding gown look its very best.
One of the most common garments requested by brides to-be is a bustier. A bustier is one of the classic shaping and support garments. With its boning and structure, this is an ideal garment for all kinds of formal-wear, as it easily accommodates strapless designs. One of our favorites is the Strapless Convertible Bustier Bra by QT (1100). With its smoothing featherweight foam, seamless design and underwire cups, you can create a great shape under most gowns.
If you’re looking for all torso and thigh control with a few additional “perks” the High Waist Mid Thigh Shaper by ShaToBu (12706A) is a perfect option. This is a lightweight shaper that packs a lot of punch. But a slimmed midsection, hips and thighs is only part of why we love this shaper. Resistance technology is built right into the garment, helping you burn more calories with your regular movements, making this a favorite for wedding days and every other day.
If you’re looking for powerful curve creation that revamps the rear, we have a seamless shaper that will hide under your dress, while you show off your gorgeous silhouette. The Alexandra by Vedetteslims the waist, hips and thighs, while lifting and rounding the rear with its unique open bottom lifting design. Plus you can remove the straps altogether for a foundation fit for all things formal.
And last but not least, we love the bust lifting look of the Lavonne Bustless Slip by Yummie Tummie YT4-012. This moderate control shaping slip is the perfect accompaniment to a wide range of looks and gives breathable control for your curves so you can dance the night away in comfort.
June is here and that means bells are ringing and everywhere brides-to-be are searching for items borrowed and blue. Whether you are walking down the aisle or celebrating in the wedding party, being properly prepared for your wedding attire will ensure that you are able to enjoy it as you look and feel your best. With that in mind we have selected our favorite foundations to shape and support you whatever your role is in creating the big day.
Brides to be and and bridesmaids alike will love the support and smoothing of the Strapless Convertible Bustier Bra by QT 1100. It’s delicately padded, seamless underwire cups give great coverage and support with strapless fashions. Ultralight foam padding lines the body of the bustier, eliminating lines, lumps and bumps under formal fashions
The High Waist Mid Thigh Shaper by ShaToBu (12706A) is a shaper that’s perfect for the mother of the
bride. Creating a perfect profile for the whole midsection, hips, rear and thighs, this piece comes with the added benefit of resistance bands built in, which help you burn additional calories as you dance the night away.
Any member of the wedding party would love the curve creating and smoothing of this slip-style shaper, the Carolina. This underbust piece features convertible straps making it perfect for many styles of attire, while its unique gusset style holds the shaper in place perfectly without riding or tugging.
If the kinds of sheer or delicate fabrics that often come along with formal attire are a concern, the Seamless Firm Control Body Shaper by Ann Chery (4012) should cheer you. This seamless shaper won’t show up no matter what you wear.
And last but not least, the last thing you want to have making an appearance on your big day is visible panty
line. Never fear: the Stretch Lace Boyshort Thong by Shirley of Hollywood (35) is both beautiful and practical, as it eliminates show through completely.
While these are a few of our favorite wedding day solutions, they’re just the beginning of what we offer. So as you’re planning the first day of the rest of your life, please do stop by our bridal section let us help you feel secure and supported.