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Undoubtedly the most important item you'll wear on your wedding day is your wedding dress. The second? What you'll wear under your dress. Every bride deserves to look and feel their best so wearing shapewear is a personal choice and completely optional–you do you! Whether you're interested in shapewear for its contouring benefits or if you just want to make sure that your underpinnings lay smoothly beneath your wedding gown, we've found the best shapewear to celebrate every body type and wedding dress silhouette.
Confidence is key when walking down the aisle so the last thing a bride needs to worry about is pesky panty lines or an uncooperative strapless bra. When picking the right shapewear for you, first identify the areas you'd like to smooth or accentuate and then take into consideration the silhouette of your wedding dress. If you're rocking a strapless ball gown with a plunging neckline or a bustier bodice, a bodysuit is a great shapewear solution. Look for details like strategically placed boning for compression and support and snap closures that make it easy to take on and off. If you're wearing a minimalist sheath dress and are looking for added coverage, choose a body-skimming slip or pick up a pair seamless briefs that cinch you at the waist and lay flat under your dress.
Shapewear comes in many different shades but we suggest matching your shapewear to the color of your dress so opt for lighter colors if you're wearing white so that your underpinnings don't peek through the fabric. And finally, take a moment to asses how you feel in your undergarments. Shapewear shouldn't ride up or be painful. It's your wedding day after all and you deserve to feel comfortable and confident–not pinched and squeezed!
From high-waisted briefs to bodysuits to powermesh slips, we've curated the best bridal shapewear for all wedding dress styles, body types, and budgets– seamless confidence ahead!
SKIMS Sculpting High Waist Thong
The SKIMS bridal collection is finally here offering an array of size-inclusive and sleek shapewear. Our favorite piece? This sculpting high-waist thong that's designed to smooth and enhance your natural silhouette.
Spanx Suit Your Fancy Plunge Low-Back Mid-Thigh Bodysuit
Spanx has become synonymous with shapewear and with good reason–they know what they're doing! Wearing a dress with a plunging neckline and a plunging back? This Spanx bodysuit has got you covered. For those looking for contouring of the stomach, waist, and thighs, this bodysuit has got you covered there too.
Spanx Suit Your Fancy Strapless Bodysuit
This sleek-shaper has a built-in padded bra for brides looking for a little added oomph. With the option to add straps or go strapless, this bodysuit is a versatile option suited for a variety of wedding dress styles and is also the perfect staple shapewear piece to have in your closet.
Wolford Tulle Shapewear Dress
One of the best shapewear styles to complement a strapless bra is one that makes room for the bra and dips just below it. This featherweight tulle shapewear dress does just that and creates a seamless bust under your gown while contouring and smoothing the lower half of your body. This Wolford number is ideal for wedding dresses with thicker straps.
SKIMS Smoothing Brief
With sculpting high-waisted briefs, bodysuits and bras all available in a range of skin tones and in sizes XXS to 5X it's no wonder that Kim Kardashian West's SKIMS shapewear is taking the world by storm. We love these smoothing high-cut briefs in particular. Made with a doubled waistband, these briefs are flattering and comfortable. Warning: SKIMS items sell out fast so scoop up your pair ASAP.
Fashion Forms Lace Backless Strapless Bodysuit
Not all shapewear has to be strictly utilitarian, there are styles out there like this lace bodysuit that are fashionable and functional. This sexy number is perfect for a wedding dress with a seriously low and open back and features padded cups with clear adhesive straps for totally invisible support.
Natori Plush High-Waist Thigh Shaper
For brides looking for high-waist brief that acts as a second skin while it smooths and shapes the thighs–Natori knows what's up. A power stretch jersey fabric helps the brief to stay in place while a soft lace finish prevents any seams from digging into your legs.
Squeem Brazilian Flair Mid-Waist Brief
These curve-enhancing briefs stop mid-waist making them ideal for the bride who wants a seamless fit that hits below the ribcage. If you're rocking a bustier style gown or a dress with built-in shapewear, sometimes the less fabric under the bodice is the way to go.
Heist Convertible Shaping Briefs
Looking for shapewear that will work for your wedding dress and for all of your outfits leading up to the big day? These Heist convertible shaping briefs are up to the challenge. These targeted compression briefs come with removable straps that connect to the briefs and can be worn multiple ways from straight over the shoulders to crisscrossed in the front to accommodate a halter-neck dress. Clipping these straps into the briefs also gives you the added reassurance that they'll stay in place no matter what you're wearing.
Va Bien Plunge Front Backless Bodysuit
Calling all brides who are rocking a gown with a seriously sexy plunging neckline–you need this bodysuit. Crafted from powernet mesh and featuring boning throughout, this style from Va Bien is built to create a smooth midsection and support the bust and is available in cup sizes from 32A to 38DD.
SKIMS Short for High-Slit Dresses
Sky-high slits were all over the Fall 2020 Bridal Fashion Week runways and if you're a bride who is about to show off some serious leg–you can't have your shapewear peeking through. SKIMS's solution to this wardrobe worry is an asymmetrical short that lifts and shapes your butt while leaving one leg free so that you can work that high-slit with absolute confidence.
Wacoal Strapless Shaping Bodysuit
By now you're aware of our love of a good bodysuit and how they work under virtually any wedding dress, but we'd be remiss if we didn't mention one of the most important details to look for when choosing the right bodysuit for you and that's: silicone grip lining. This bodysuit, like many others, can be worn with and without straps and if you've chosen a strapless dress, then you want a bodysuit with silicone that grips you and stays in place. There is nothing worse than constantly having to readjust a strapless dress!
Honeylove SuperPower Short
Honeylove's mission is to sculpt, not squeeze and we couldn't agree more. Often shapewear can squeeze and shape one area only to make another area more pronounced. Well, this short uses panels of varying compression to shape and release in all of the right areas. If you've been disappointed with shapewear in the past– we hear you! But give these SuperPower shorts a try.
La Perla Lycra Control Fit High-Waist Briefs
Who says that shapewear can't be as beautiful as wedding night or honeymoon lingerie? These control fit high-waisted briefs are not only here to be undetectable under your gown, they're also here to look good doing it. Feel sexy and confident walking down the aisle knowing you have a brief that can do it all.
Yummie Shaping High-Waist Skirt Slip
A high-waisted skirt slip is a great solution for brides who want all the benefits of a shapewear short but with a little more freedom. And by freedom, we mean less of a hassle when it comes to popping to the bathroom! If your dress is body-hugging then a skirt slip is the perfect option for you.
Spanx Super Footless Sheer Shaper
This footless shaper is one of Spanx's bestselling styles as it smooths and contours the stomach, hips, rear, and thighs and provides light and sheer compression on the legs. This style can truly be worn with any wedding dress as long as the hemline hits below the ankle.
Maidenform Plus Size Bodybriefer
This plus size body briefer is the best of both worlds. An open bust design with adjustable straps allows you to wear your own bra while simultaneously lifting and supporting your bust. Power-mesh smooths the stomach, hips, and back and anti-static fabric assures a cling-free fit.