Post # 1
Hey everyone , about to start looking for my dress, so let the first world problems begin 🙂
So any advice on undergarments when dress shopping ? I mostly wear thongs and I am more comfortable in them. My concern is not myself ( I am an ex ballet dancer and have no shame at all ) but the consultant. I know stuff like that is in their job description and they have seen it all but doesn’t mean they necessarily want to see it all lol. Maybe I am overthinking this but never done it before and the last thing I want to think about when I try to choose is if I offend someone. But it is not like I HAVE to wear a thong so if there is some kind of etiquette or unwritten rule to be more covered it is not a big deal.
The obvious thing is to wear what I will be wearing on my wedding day but that obviously depends on the dress so I am just going round in circles here lol . Knowing my body and my style, my only guess is that the dress I ‘ll pick will probably be strapless and more on the tight fitting side .
Any input would be much appreciated !
Post # 2
I wore boy shorts the day I went to try on dresses for the purpose of me feeling more comfortable but I also knew I wanted a ball gown style dress so the type of underwear I would wear on my wedding day wouldn’t matter. If it makes you feel odd, awkward or uncomfortable, just wear something like bikini or boy short style. I don’t think the consultant will really mind since they are doing a job that involves seeing lots of skin lol.
Post # 3
I don’t think it matters at all. I didn’t wear a bra and it was no big deal. Some places had a modesty slip for me to wear (I tried on dresses in my hometown which is very religious). So I imagine if you went somewhere where they would have a problem then they would have thier own solution for it.
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2017 - Scottish Rite
I wore some nude colored hipsters for that reason, not wanting to offend anyone. They gave me a bra to wear for trying on dresses but on some of the dresses I ended up going without a bra.
Post # 5
You’re over thinking this. The consultant has probably seen it all and then some. I wore a nude thong and was braless as all my dresses were backless. As long as your undies are clean you’re golden.
Post # 6
I tried on dresses spur of the moment, I had on Kermit the frog socks, white bra and boxer short pants with cats on them.
no cares where given
Post # 7
thenhisgirl : I wore a nude colored strapless bra and thong. I’m pretty sure they’re used to it lol
Post # 8
somathemagical : Yes I probably am. What you wore ( or did not wear ) would be ideal for me as well.
whoswho : Forget about the dress , I want to see the socks haha.
Post # 9
I used to work in a bridal salon. I saw everything and didn’t care. It’s kind of like how you are in a gym locker room, people are naked, it’s no big deal. Honestly, I did tell brides to keep socks in if they wanted to because we had cement floors so they got cold! I always gave my bride the option to wear a bra or not. In regards to underwear, I saw the range from knee length shapewear/bike shorts all the way to au natural. I was comfortable with all of it as long as there was no smell! Just wear deodorant and not a real strong perfume because it gets warm and it’s close quarters when the consultant is helping you and out of the dresses Any smell can be amplified.
Post # 10
I wore a strapless bra and boy shorts! I went back a second time to try on the dress I believed was the one and came armed with a corset (which I will never wear) and spanx. It depends if you think you NEED either of these things. I, personally, wish i’d gone with the spanx to begin with. My dress has a really open back and would require a special type of corset if I were to go that route, but it actually fit best with spanx and without any bra or anything else.
At this stage it is hard to predict what you need. If you WANT you could order a low back corset from Nordstrom (about ~$60-70) and bring some spanx with you, if that is a concern for you. That way, you can have them on hand and change into them if it gives you a better idea. But I wouldn’t spend too much on something that may not end up suiting your needs.
Post # 11
As long as you are wearing undies and they are clean you are golden
Post # 12
NowMrsS : Will do ! Thank you very much.
Post # 13
NowMrsS : This is EXCELLENT advise! It gets SUPER warm trying on a bunch of wedding dresses! Some are heavy too so that makes it worse lol. I was grateful to have my deoderant on hand 😉
Post # 14
It totally slipped my mind to think about what undies to wear…. I had on a black g-string!
I was so embarrassed and apologized to my consultant, but she just laughed. Didn’t faze her at all.
Post # 15
I usually wear thongs. I wore nude bikini spanks and a nude strapless. But I was also paranoid that someone like my FMIL would come into the dressing room so I didn’t want her to see that.