THE FIVE TYPES OF BRIDAL LINGERIE YOU’LL NEED FOR THE WEDDING DAY, HONEYMOON AND BEYOND.
As a bride, you’ll spend a lot of time thinking and dreaming about what you’ll wear on your wedding day and for all the events surrounding the wedding, but don’t forget about wedding lingerie. Your wedding is a great excuse to treat yourself to a few pretty little lacy things to make you feel beautiful and confident on your wedding day, honeymoon and beyond. Read on for our top 5 wedding Lingerie essentials:
Wedding night lingerie is something brides often leave to the last minute. The kind of thing you dash out and pick a few days before your wedding.
But we’re big believers that when you’re rocking something seriously sexy, you’ll feel and look like a total bombshell too.
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10 Secrets to Shopping for Bridal Lingerie
Bridal showers are right around the corner, not to mention those often unpredictable bachelorette parties. Are you thinking about bringing wedding nightwear for a gift? You’re certainly not alone. You’re also not the only guest who may find this shopping trip, well, intimidating.
Weddings are becoming less and less traditional and are more about expressing individuality, celebrating unique aspects of the couple, and having fun!
Who says that shouldn’t apply to your wedding lingerie? It could be what you wear under your dress, or it could be what you wear on your wedding night. It’s not all about frilly white pieces anymore, although that’s still super appropriate and very sexy. Get a little bit more adventurous with these not so traditional bridal lingerie picks!
Every bride wants to feel beautiful on her special day, and the last thing she should ever be dealing with is discomfort.
The right lingerie for underneath her dress or for her honeymoon is ideal and can make a world of difference in how her gown fits her. So for the first part of our Bridal Blitz during wedding season, we’re focusing on bra and panty sets that will complement any wedding gown style.
Wedding season—that annual social calendar window loaded with romance, hor’s d’ oeuvres and superspecific lingerie requirements—is coming back around. We walked down the aisle straight to the source for the best-of-the-best, all-things-bridal recommendations. That’d be Bare Necessities assistant buyer Jackie Garcia, who not only knows the category inside and out professionally, she also happens to be invested in the subject personally: She’s getting married this year.
We are going to get a bit “cheeky” here today! Talking about bridal lingerie can be a hot topic, but picking what you wear under your wedding dress can be almost as important as the dress itself! With the explosion of boudoir photoshoots, what you wear underneath can now be seen if you want it to be!
A Wedding Robe for getting ready
Since the photo ops will likely start before you put the dress on, you’ll want something cute and comfortable to wear while you’re getting ready. A bridal robe is an excellent option because you won’t risk messing up your hair or makeup when it’s time to put on your wedding gown. David’s Bridal has dozens of robes to suit your style: lacy, floral, monogram, and more. Choose a dress embellished with “Bride”, “Mrs” or “Wifey” to let everyone know your role.
While you might be too tired/tipsy/chatty to get up to a whole lot on the big night itself, it’s always a good idea to have a few gorgeous pieces packed away for your honeymoon.
Plus, if you put time into finding something extraordinary, you’ll be just as excited to slip into it as you are for your wedding dress.
Buying bridal lingerie for yourself can be awkward, so it’s not surprising that buying it for the bride may prove difficult. Luckily, I’ve come up with ten secrets to shopping for wedding lingerie. Whether you’re the MOH, MOG, or even the groom, these tips will prove useful as you find sexy styles for the bride-to-be.
This coordinating set features a lovely lace triangle bralette with a striped elastic band and a unique cutout back, while the thong leaves little to the imagination with semi-sheer lace. It’s perfect for the lady who wants a seductive outfit for her wedding night but would also like to wear the lingerie again.
The Bohemian Romance set is a perfect complement to any lace-loving bride who wants to show off a little bit of cleavage on her day to feel sexy.
She’ll love the plunge and the push power, while the matching thong will ensure no panty lines under even the slinkiest mermaid or sheath gown.
Bare it All picked Jackie’s brain recently for everything a bride and her tribe could need. From subtly shaping underwear that won’t make you scowl in your photos to your something blue to the best swimsuits to pack for the honeymoon, we’ve put together the ultimate list of Big Day essentials. All you have to remember is to say “I do.”
You’ve been showered with beautiful lingerie and wearing it is a must, but how? If you don’t need anything too over the top to keep you “in place” in your wedding dress, don’t worry, because you can still get the pictures you want!
Shapewear for under the dress
Wedding undergarments build a foundation for your clothing and will help to ensure that your gown looks and feels best on your wedding day. Shapewear is intended to enhance your best assets and make sure you feel supported throughout the day. At your bridal appointment, ask your stylist for recommendations based on your dress style and body type.
Lingerie from Victoria’s Secret
So, with Valentine’s Day almost upon us, we thought it was the perfect time to talk about all things lingerie and share a few of our favourite underwear brands and designers.
While under your wedding dress it’ll be all about nude shapewear, wonky boob tape, and ugly seamless pants – not very sexy! – when it comes to your after-hours intimates, it’s time to turn it up a notch with something seriously playful, seductive, and worthy of your wedding night.
Bridal lingerie for the wedding night
After the reception as the night is winding down, you’ll want something to slip into something a little more comfortable. A silky chemise or babydoll is perfect for snuggling with your sweetie before you kiss goodnight.
Whatever your lingerie style, we reckon with these underwear heavyweights, you’ll find something that takes your (and your other half’s) fancy.
P.S. Be sure to scroll down to the end of the page to shop for your wedding night essentials. Handy.
Something blue for your Honeymoon
“Something blue” represents love and fidelity, making it the perfect hue for honeymoon lingerie. Equal parts romantic and playful, a cami set or romper is a must-pack for the honeymoon.
One of our favourite lingerie brands, (and one of our accounts to follow on Instagram), For Love & Lemons make some pretty, yet seriously sexy pieces that are so stylish, you won’t want to confine them to the bedroom.
A collection for confident, cool brides who want something truly unique for their wedding night.
Check out our ultimate list of Wedding Lingerie Shops to help you select that pretty little undergarment.
What’s your definition of “sexy”?
Everyone has a different definition of “sexy.” For some, it’s plenty of lace and lots of ribbons. For others, it’s flannel pyjamas. Keep her description in mind when shopping for wedding nightwear.
Sexy doesn’t always mean lace and revealing ensembles – it can be the coolest, laid-back pieces that exude sexiness.
So if you’re not into the frills and the fancy, don’t change that for your wedding night. Stay comfy while still looking hot in one of the most famous bralettes out there and the matching slim leg pant.
The most minimal piece you can wear is the Undie-table Lace Hipster if you don’t want a whole other outfit going on underneath your gown. Since you have to wear underwear anyway, you might as well get some benefit out of it.
The name is all too fitting – you’ll be swept away by how much you’ll love this versatile collection, filled with darling separates you can mix and match for your bridal look.
Beautiful designed, semi-sheer white lace with scalloped detailing is the star of each piece, including bras, panties, and even a slip if you so desire. Enjoy a more relaxed and intimate feel to your bridal lingerie, which can translate from wedding day to wedding night so easily.
Loungewear for the Newlywed phase
The wedding and honeymoon may be over, but the newlywed phase is just beginning! Flaunt your new status as you lounge, nest and catch some zzz’s in flirty loungewear and sleep sets.
If you’re looking for lingerie that’s sweet and pretty, with a delicate, vintage feel, then Twigs & Honey’s intimates collection is the one for you.
Think the softest lace and the sweetest bows; for someone who likes their lingerie a little bit on the coy side.
WHAT TO KEEP IN MIND
What looks beautiful in pictures, doesn’t always translate into comfort – we’ve all worn 5-inch heels and know the pain all too well!! A lot of wedding dresses come with attached bras inside, and there is no need for a corset!
Consider your style.
Most bridal lingerie can blend; plenty of white lace with silhouettes that are sexy, yet elegant. To find her style, you need to find the right designers. Consider collections from Eberjay and Oh La La Cheri Lingerie. Their variety guarantees you’ll find a look that fits her style.
Modern romance is the perfect name for a chemise so sensual yet straightforward.
You’ll want to pack this lightweight and soft chemise on your honeymoon to lounge around and bask in newly wedded bliss with your partner. The sexy mesh lace cups don’t reveal too much, and we all know how sexy mystery is!
Maybe you don’t want to splurge on a set you don’t feel like you’ll wear again.
Try the beautifully bright Irene set from Parfait, featuring an unlined bra that won’t add any extra bulk to your bust. This is ideal if you’re wearing a very form-fitting dress. The matching bikini panty won’t show any lines but will give you ample coverage.
Comfort is key.
By the time she reaches her wedding night, the bride will have spent hours in heels, and a heavy wedding dress– a corset may not be the first thing she wants to put on. I suggest you start with Eberjey lingerie. This line of lingerie is comfy and sexy, the perfect combo for a wedding night.
Let’s say your wedding has a vintage theme. How perfect is this Cabaret Kisses bodysuit to keep that theme running on your romantic evening?
The two colour options offer completely different aesthetics to match your mood, and each has some very sexy elements to make you feel super saucy after saying “I Do.” Touches of scalloped lace flatter your curves, lightly padded and underwired cups give some lift, and full lines refine your shape.
The vintage bride will adore this supportive and sexy set, perfect for achieving that glamour bride look.
The longline bralette features strong cups and boning to enhance your shape, while the Brazilian thong is seamless but with more coverage than a typical thing. The size range is also fabulous for this set, so any bride can enjoy how wonderful this set feels.
Above all, you want to be as comfortable as possible, or you’re going to be thinking more about how hard it is to breathe, and that’s so not the idea on your wedding day. I love SPANX because while it’s lightweight, it does the job. It’s seamless, invisible and stays right where it belongs while you’re greeting guests or dancing the night away.
These pictures aren’t meant to be shared with your Facebook friends, but think of them as “just for him.” If you want to keep things a bit more time, a beautiful “bride” robe is just as beautiful and get’s the lingerie feel across in photos!
Avoid double-gifting: Shop unique lingerie.
Victoria’s Secret is the first place that comes to mind when looking for lingerie. But you will also run into the risk of bringing the same gift as someone else! We carry an extensive selection of wedding nightwear that’s affordable and unique.
Maybe you want to go bold and make your partner’s jaw drop. To. The. Floor.
You absolutely will in this very hot garter slip, made with semi-sheer red lace featuring a back cutout, a matching thong, and a whole lot of attitude! Wear this with a pair of knee-high lacy stocking for an entire ensemble sure to make your partner sweat.
Bodysuits are great because you can pair them with any bra, and they provide the most shaping coverage. Bear in mind the OnCore Firm Control Open-Bust Bodysuit has straps, so your dress needs to, too. If your dress is fitted, wear a thong bodysuit to smooth over the stomach without any visible leg lines showing through. I love the Va Bien Strapless Low Back Slimming Bodysuit—it’s so hard to find the right shaping, strapless underpinning when your dress dips down in the back.
Be charming and classic with this gorgeous white lace set, perfect for the glam princess bride.
Wired, unlined cups will have the girls lifted throughout the day without any extra padding. Meanwhile, the maxi panty helps smooth out your midsection and has the same intricate lace detail as the bra.
Skip the pain of wearing it for 10+ hours and get some great photos before the dress goes on! When purchasing your lingerie either for the wedding day or that night, keep in mind what type of clothing you have! The last thing you want is to look through your wedding photos and notice your hands are continually adjusting your dress!! Looking for that perfect little set to wear under your beautiful gown? Check out our list of Wedding Lingerie Shops.
Bridal favourites BHLDN have a beautiful selection of lingerie, that’s both flattering and elegant, or seductive and vampy.
Their extensive collection is filled with robes, corsets, bras, pants and teddies with their signature understated chic lace and silk aesthetic.
With a vast range of sizes and styles, this is worth checking out for anyone curvy or petite.
Flatter your figure.
Keep her style in mind, but don’t forget to flatter her figure. Think about what she wears day today. If she loves to wear loose-fitting clothes when she’s out, I don’t think she’ll want to put on a skin-tight style when the wedding night arrives.
Last but not least, this two-piece set exists for romantic nights.
The stunning red bralette features triangle cups and contrasting black straps, while the thong leaves very little to the imagination with an open crotch detail. Your partner won’t be able to resist you when you start your wedding night off with this hot set.
Always go smaller.
Not 100% sure of her size? Go smaller. There is nothing worse than buying bridal lingerie, three sizes too big for your friend. You’ll be forgiven for thinking she’s thinner than she is but bigger? This is one awkward moment you can avoid.
Keep colour in mind.
Most wedding Lingerie is white, but if you choose to stray from the norm, match her hair colour. Blondes look great in pastels or black, brunettes in blues and reds, and redheads look stunning in greens and other earthy tones.