Lingerie Tips

  • Bring your stockings, slimmer and bra to every wedding dress fitting—undergarments greatly affect the fit of your gown and, in turn, the adjustments the seamstress makes.
  • Shop for smooth bras that are smooth and free of embellishment; lace and beads will create a lumpy look.
  • Buy a variety of bras to see which style works best with your wedding dress. Before handing over your charge card, ask whether the store offers a full refund on items returned with tags attached.
  • Although a slip may be built into your wedding dress, an additional one is often necessary to enhance the shape and fall of your gown.
  • Prevent peeping-petticoat syndrome: Find one that’s two to three inches shorter than your wedding dress.
  • Pack a few extra pairs of hosiery, along with a bottle of clear nail polish, in your emergency supply bag. You don’t want an ugly run to ruin your look.
  • To avoid the onerous (and nearly unfixable) wedding-day wedgie, wear either thong underwear or pantyhose with a sewn-in liner.
  • The friction of a slip or crinoline can sometimes shred hosiery. Do a test run at home.
  • Try on your entire ensemble well in advance of your wedding day. Do the control-top hose cut your torso in two? Is the outline of your garter evident? Do the undergarments show through the sheer fabric of your gown? Replace whatever’s not working.
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