What did you wear under your dress??

posted 3 years ago in 40 Something
Post # 3
2787 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@thumpurr:  If you are looking to add shape I would buy shapewear to wear underneath, but alterations and take out the rib cage area a bit to make it more comfortable. 

The dress is beautiful btw, and I think you look great in it….

Post # 4
15016 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would either have them sew in a bra or just wear a strapless. Then I would just wear regular waist high spank type of thing. The ones that go high (up to the ribs) , no matter what you do, just role down. That isn’t something you want to happen underneath you wedding dress. A corset, unless built into the dress, really wouldn’t help. Spanks are really your best option. 

Post # 5
18 posts
  • Wedding: March 2014

When it comes to tummy issues or rear end challenges, Spanx are your friend.  Maybe not the sexiest, so you can always throw on some sexier lingerie later if you wish.  As for the bra, a seamstress should be able to sew one in – then you’ll be good to go!  Your dress is stunning!

Post # 6
140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

Your dress is amazing!!!!. I am 5’5″ and used to weight 160. I am now 135. I would love to say that it was hard work, diet and exercise. But I got sick, and was diagnose with Crohn’s disease. Before I was diagnosed, I went down to eating only one meal a day (that was all I could handle), sleeping all day, and constant stomach problems. It resulted in a total lifestyle change, and food diet and exercise plan in order to get my energy levels back.

To be honest, at this weight level, I feel much better!, and I am sure that you will too.

By the way- who designed your dressed?

Post # 7
368 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I would look at rago. Another bride posted about rago on here and omg it looked amazing. I purchased mine and wow it helps so much 

Post # 8
10902 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Your dress is beautiful, and you look great in it!

I would choose a very supportive, nude-tone, underwire bra to wear with that dress, and then I would add a piece of stretchy, supportive, nude-tone, one-piece, “WYOB” (Wear Your Own Bra) shapewear (Maidenform makes a great one) that has thin straps that go over your shoulders, is cut out at the chest area to allow your own bra to take over there, then covers your tummy and has what look like biker shorts that extend all the way to your mid thighs. (They have a hole at the bottom, so it is possible to use the restroom while wearing it, but you have to be careful.) There is no way that this garment will roll down on you, because it is held up by the shoulder straps, and, unlike a suction slip, it cannot roll up, because it has divided “legs.”

Post # 10
7664 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

I wore a burlesque dancer’s waist training corset under my dress, which was actually quite similar to yours, except with sleeves!

Post # 11
3432 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I wore a longline bra, Spanx, and a crinoline with waist that sucked me in.  (The crinoline also helped by puffing out the bottom of the dress, making the waist look narrower by contrast.)

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