Post # 1
Maybe I’m really overthinking the ~shopping for a wedding dress~ experience but what sort of underwear and bra do you wear? Do you wear a strapless bra? Like, what sort of underwear?
This is probably a really weird question but I was thinking about it today as my first appointment is in a few weeks and I was overanalyzing everything like I normally do! So bees (if it’s not too personal/weird/tmi), what undergarments did you wear to your dress shopping appointments??
Post # 3
It’s a great question. You should wear exactly the undergarments you plan to wear on your wedding day, at least in type and style and in nude. The owner of Kleinfelds, in her bridal advise post, suggests buying your wedding bra first and buying a dress to go with the bra. I’m not sure I would go that far, but I would put some thought along those lines for shopping purposes. Also take shoes the same height you plan to wear. We ladies know how our rear ends can change with different heals on so try to keep it a consistent height.
Post # 4
@tksjewelry: Amazing advice! I was like, do I wear regular underwear or a thong? What sort of bra? What do I do?
So thank you so much. I will keep that in mind. And yes the shoes! The shoes! I am very short so I will need to bring heels to get a better idea of the length for the dress. Although I hope that J Crew will hopefully have some shoes? Maybe? Either way, definitely something to keep in mind. Thanks again!
Post # 5
@oishiioishii: I wore a strapless bra and a thong, but if you don’t like it when someone can see your butt, you may want to wear boyshorts or something because a lot of times the bridal consultant helps you put your dress on
Post # 6
@oishiioishii: I had the same question before I went dress shopping and I think I came to the same place for the answer. 🙂
Most dress shops will give you a long-line bra to use while trying on dresses. Some people are grossed out by the thought of wearing a bra that someone else used to try on dresses. (I didn’t care, so I just wore the bra they gave me.) You can also wear your own strapless bra if you prefer.
For the day-of, I didn’t wear a bra at all under my dress, just a pair of underwear and my petticoat. What you wear day-of will depend on what kind of dress you end up with, though. I had a corseted dress and didn’t need a bra. In fact, the dress fit better and made me look slimmer without the bra.
Post # 7
Pick underwear and bras that are two shades darker than your skin tone so it won’t show under sheer dresses. If you find yourself liking more slinky gowns or mermaids, it wouldn’t hurt to bring a pair of Spanx or similar control top garments. A strapless, seamless convertible bra would be best. Some stores offer long line bras for you to try on under your gowns.
Make sure that if you wear a thong that you’re comfortable with other people (consultants) seeing your bare backside. Otherwise stick to briefs or boy short cuts. Don’t buy anything special but try to make due with what you’ve already got. Best to avoid neon bras and underwear and black bras.
I personally wore nude briefs and a nude strapless bra. I ditched the bra mid fitting because it didn’t look right under the dresses with the built in support so I free boobed it. It was just me, my mom, and FMIL. I have no shame and two of those three ladies cleaned my butt as a kid. MIL has boobs so it’s not like “brand new information here!” My consultant gave me a robe to cover up with in between dresses but when it came time to step into a dress, I dropped the robe and stepped in. That’s what being a semi-professional ballerina will do to you after so many years of backstage quick changes…you just don’t care.
Post # 8
@oishiioishii: being short also, I took my heals. It changed some of the dresses I was considering because I would have had to order custom lengths with some dresses. That changed the prices of some of the dresses considerably because the bottoms were intricate so simply hemming them for my height wasn’t an option for them.