(Closed) What To Wear Under There!

posted 3 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
7019 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MissesAwesome:  I’m not sure if this is answering your question but: no need to wear anything super special; dress for comfort and support, not sexiness. I got changed into something sexy when we got to the hotel.

Post # 4
3259 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Honestly, I wore a nude thong and bandeau, and that was it. I know you’ll probably need some more support (I’m about as flat-chested as one can be!), but I didn’t feel the need to wear anything other than a thong and a bra. I brought the sexy stuff out later! 🙂

Post # 5
931 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Dress for comfort!!!!!  It is a long day, if you want something sexy for later, change into it at the hotel.

Post # 6
236 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m wearing a strapless bustier low back bra and seamless full bottom underwear.

Post # 7
1036 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Spanx, and a bustier and a seamless thong!

Post # 8
729 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Spanx & Strapless bra: I have a strapless mermaid dress and hate thongs so I’m wearing the full tummy coverage, rear lift, and even mid thing coverage spanx. So not sexy.  


I also found these at Target t hough and if I had a ballgown or A-line I would totally rock them! 

Post # 9
2057 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia


It depends on your dress. You might want to try a cone-shaped strapless bra versus a melon shaped bra and see if there’s any difference.

Also, try on some petticoats/long body slips to see if it helps your dress shapes better.

This YouTube channel covers some of the basic & comfortable wedding lingerie.


Hope that helps.

Post # 10
10834 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@MissesAwesome: I agree with other PPs to go for comfort. I mean sexy’s great but personally wearing a big dress too I’d rather be comfortable on the big day. I wore some new white knickers I’d got from Marks and Spencer, but they were no different to what I’d normally wear.

Post # 11
96 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014


If you are well endowed, I would not recommend having cups sewn in.  I recommend a longline strapless because it will support everything from your waist instead of at your bust line, make you stand a little straighter, wear the dress a bit better.  I also don’t recommend the foamy bra (http://www.laurensilva.com/Valmont_Longline_Seamless_Strapless_Bra_p/valm-7642.htm) for well endowed particularly because the foam can take up a fair amount of space in your gown. 

I have this bra (well, slightly different, but the bust is the same), and really, really love it (I’m 38DDD, and I believe my bra is a 42DD and fits wonderfully!): http://www.laurensilva.com/Elomi_Serena_Embroidered_Merry_Widow_Corset_p/elom-el8202.htm

If you aren’t that well endowed, this type would be a good option: http://www.laurensilva.com/Dominique_Longline_Lace_Bustier_p/domi-8900.htm

Without knowing what style your dress is, I can’t particularly recommend the perfect style.  I do not work for Lauren Silva, just know that site has some of the best options for bridal bras. and I did work at David’s Bridal for a while, and spent a fair amount of time on undergarments.  I know a lot of people say dress for comfort, but the proper undergarments make a huge difference in the way you wear your gown, and if your dress is strapless, coupled with correct alterations, you won’t spend all day hiking your gown up, or worrying about a wardrobe malfunction!  If you have a large bust, the right bra will really make a huge difference.  Don’t get stuck with your regular bra size, as well, since it will need to fit your entire top half, and don’t be afraid to play with sizing: go down a band size and up a cup size and vice versa. 

Hope this helps some! 🙂

Post # 12
96 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Oh, one more thing: buy your bra and wear it before the wedding.  If you get used to wearing them, you will be more comfortable and you’ll be used to it.


I had 2 weddings a few years ago and needed to get a really good strapless bra.  I got the one at Lauren Silva and bought myself a nice top and started wearing it around underneath street clothes.  During the weddings, I was completely comfortable and wasn’t pulling anything up or futzing with my undergarments. 🙂

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