The key to a wedding dress that fits you like a glove is the right undergarments! Your everyday bra and panties are likely to underperform in this situation so make sure you have the right underwear to suit the shape, style and intricacies of your gown. Remember: fit before fashion!

Once you have chosen your dress, you will know what type of bra is required. If you are wearing a strapless gown, a supportive, extra-grip, strapless bra will stop you from needing to yank your dress up every few minutes on the dance floor.  A strapless corset bra is even more resistant to slippage as it wraps around your waist. If your dress is backless, your best bet is a bra with adhesive cups.  Or, chat to your seamstress about sewing cups into your dress!

If your dress is figure-hugging around your lower body, you may need to invest in some shapewear that starts at your natural waist and extends just above the knees.  You’ll want a pair that keeps your flabby bits at bay, but at the same time doesn’t create new problems like ‘muffin top’ or ‘VPL (visible panty line).

Make sure you try your undergarments on with your dress before the big day to check for any visible seams and wear them to your alteration appointments.

The perfect fitting undergarments will make you even more confident on your big day.

By Jacqui Cochran
Marriage Meander