Plunge dress = plunge bra! Plunge styles work really well under low cut dresses as there’s no pesky lines peeking out over the top and many big-boobed women find that the low centre wires in a plunge are super comfy too – hooray! Styles like the Niya bra or the Satine bra are also great for showing off a bit of cleavage – why not highlight what for many of us is one of our best assets?!
You’re getting married! We’ve got two things we’d like to say. Firstly, congratulations! And secondly, we’re here to help you to choose what to wear under your wedding dress! As Bravissimo girls, we understand that deciding what to wear under your wedding dress can (almost!) be as big a decision as finding the dress itself! The last thing you want to be thinking about when you’re tying the knot is your bra and whether everything is going to stay in place! Our bridal lingerie guide answers your question “what should I wear under my wedding dress” and covers all the under-the-dress essentials to make sure you look and feel uplifted and fabulous on your big day.
Our first tip for Bravissimo girls who are tying the knot is please don’t leave finding underwear for your wedding day until the last minute! We recommend that you think about your choice of bridal lingerie from the start, so you don’t have any panics trying to find underwear that works under your wedding dress at the eleventh hour!
Whether you wear bra with a wedding dress (or not!) depends on your dress and how you feel most comfortable. Many wedding dresses are now designed with integral bra support so depending on what you choose to wear, you may find that you don’t actually need to wear a bra at all (not a situation we Bravissimo girls are usually familiar with!). However, many Bravissimo girls will choose to wear a bra on their big day and if that applies to you, we recommend that you start thinking about what to wear under your wedding dress as early as possible.
Finding the right lingerie for your wedding dress isn’t restricted to finding a great-fitting bra (although this is a great place to start!). If your dress is form fitting or has a plunging neckline, statement back or spaghetti straps, we have tips and tricks to help too, so you can feel confident and amazing when you’re walking down the aisle…and supported when you’re tearing up the dancefloor!
Choosing a bra for your wedding day depends a lot on the style of your dress. Different bras are not only various shapes, but can also position your boobs quite differently and trying to find the best bra for a strapless, backless, plunge or mermaid dress isn’t always easy. What’s ideal is starting with your bra so you can try different dresses with it and marry (sorry!) your underwear and outerwear so they are a great partnership.
No straps, no problem! If you have a strapless wedding dress, a spaghetti strap dress or a wedding dress with a lace panel at the top you might want to wear a strapless bra. The Luxe Strapless bra will keep you secure while you show off your shoulders (yes really!) and if you’re looking for a strapless style with a touch of luxe, check out the Refined Glamour Ultimate Strapless – who said Bravissimo girls can't have it all – not us! If you prefer the support of straps, but want them to go incognito, why not try a multi-way bra such as the Evie strapless and attach clear straps?
Seam-free bras simply disappear under your dress – a-bra-cada-bra! They give a super smooth line, so they’re a good choice if you’re wondering what to wear under a mermaid wedding dress. Styles such as Deco are seam-free (or moulded) which means the cups are a fixed shape, but for those of us who don’t ‘fit the mould’, we also have styles like the Elise bra which are constructed with barely-there seams to offer the same smooth silhouette.
If your dress is a little lower at the back (or maybe it’s got no back at all!) and you’re wondering what to wear so your bra straps won’t show, you can try a Low-back bra converter. It attaches to the hook and eye on your own bra and wraps around you, attaching again in a lower position at the front. Sorcery…! Shop more bra accessories here.
Some women love the confidence that shapewear gives them and wear it every day. For others, it comes into its own when you’re wearing more fitted or sheer styles and you want a smoother silhouette - it could be a great option when you’re wondering what’s best to wear under a mermaid dress. Wear Your Own Bra Body is a great option for Bravissimo girls as it gives a really smooth line and gives you the flexibility to wear whichever bra you choose – hooray! Shapewear may not be the most glamourous underwear for your big day but it’s how you feel that’s important and if it helps you feel great, what’s not to love about that? Shop our shapewear collection here.
Some brides choose to match their underwear to the colour of their dress, but the choice is yours. Depending on the material of your dress and your skin tone, a white or ivory bra could be quite visible so a colour that’s a closer match to your skin tone may be a better choice, especially under delicate or lace dresses.
It’s our mission to help you to feel confident and amazing and we’re here to support you with underwear advice so you can feel fabulous on your special day. This doesn’t stop at Bravissimo brides – we’re here for the big-boobed bridesmaids and mothers of the bride and groom too! Why not come and see us in one of our shops and get fitted together?
If you have any questions about what to wear under your wedding outfit (or anything else!) please get in touch – we love to help!