The Ultimate Guide to Undergarments

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May 10, 2021

After you’ve found the perfect wedding dress, it’s important to find comfortable undergarments to wear for the big day. You don’t want to have to worry about any wardrobe mishaps, and you certainly don’t want to worry about constantly adjusting your dress or undergarments. If your dress features complicated neck or back details, like a plunging neckline, thin straps, or an open back, you’ll want to find something to support you while disappearing into the beauty of your gown. This leaves you with one incredibly important question: what undergarments work with what types of bridal styles?!

 

Strapless or

Off-the-Shoulder Styles

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A plunging, open back and thin spaghetti straps presents a unique problem: you need to find something that supports you without straps or a back, which might seem impossible at first. If your bodice allows you to, sewn-in cups once again make a perfect option, especially if your dress features a plunging neckline. This way, there’s no worry in finding a bra that works with your open bodice. If your bodice is extremely form-fitting or has sheer panels, sew-in cups may not work—so you can turn to pasties, an option that will easily blend into your dress. The downside of pasties is that they lack the same support as other options, but depending on your wedding dress, you may not need much more support—just a hint of coverage.

 

 

 

Strapless or Plunging Necklines

 

 

Strapless or Plunging Necklines

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Much like a dress with an open back and thin straps, the main two choices with strapless, plunging necklines consist of sewn-in cups or pasties. Depending on how low your neckline plunges, you can find a longline strapless bra with a plunge to give you as much support as possible without peeking through your neckline.

 

 

Small Straps, Open Back

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A plunging, open back and thin spaghetti straps presents a unique problem: you need to find something that supports you without straps or a back, which might seem impossible at first. If your bodice allows you to, sewn-in cups once again make a perfect option, especially if your dress features a plunging neckline. This way, there’s no worry in finding a bra that works with your open bodice. If your bodice is extremely form-fitting or has sheer panels, sew-in cups may not work—so you can turn to pasties, an option that will easily blend into your dress. The downside of pasties is that they lack the same support as other options, but depending on your wedding dress, you may not need much more support—just a hint of coverage.

 

 

 

 

 

Strapless, High Back

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Compared to finding something to work around plunging necklines and backs, finding undergarments for a high backed strapless wedding dress is much easier. Longline strapless bras give you plenty of support without interfering with your dress, or you could have cups sewn in at a fitting. Since your bridal gown is strapless, you want to be sure you don’t have to constantly readjust yourself throughout the day, so finding an undergarment that makes you forget you don’t have straps is key.

 

Need a little more insight on some of the most popular strapless, backless, and sticky options on the bridal market? Our team of stylists are more than happy to answer questions and help you find the perfect undergarments for your wedding day!