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.