Dress shopping and, um, underwear , any advice ?

posted 6 months ago in Dress
Post # 16
237 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I wore boyshorts because I don’t like being naked in front of others! But they really won’t care! I started my period driving up to the salon, didn’t have anything on me because I haven’t bled in over a year and nobody cared. They just gave me a pad and worked extra carefully to prevent blood from getting on any dresses.

The two ladies I worked with said they’ve seen much worse, so I’m sure a clean thong would be fine lol!

Post # 17
1856 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I wore a thong with no bra. Same as on my wedding day! Don’t stress 🙂

Post # 18
471 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

NowMrsS :  omg yes!! I went after working out one time and felt awful!!

You To OP – wear anything. I wore nude thongs most times and took off my bra at the beginning of every appointment. Most dresses were braless, I’m fairly well endowed and still was no problem 

Post # 19
1675 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

thenhisgirl :  I wore a thong and regretted it because I completely forgot that a consultant would be helping me into the dress, I would’ve been happier if my MOH was helping me but o well, I am sure that they’re used to seeing all types of bodies and underwear, as long as you feel comfortable.

Post # 20
772 posts
Busy bee

I have been wearing a nude thong with a sticky bra while I’m dress shopping. I’ve worked in retail where some women will open a dressing room butt naked, so it wasn’t awkward at all to me. These ladies do this all day everyday, as long as your clean and practice good hygiene they won’t be phased! 

Post # 21
213 posts
Helper bee

I straight up forgot to wear underwear! It didn’t even cross my mind when I was putting on leggings that morning! I ended up running to target and buying a pair 😂

Post # 22
1371 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek

I don’t think you have anything to worry about. I didn’t own a strapless bra at the time when I went to try on dresses, so I was bra-less the whole time. The consultant was very professional, and I never felt uncomfortable. She maintained eye contact when she looked at me when I was changing, and we just talked about the wedding/my dream dress, so I wasn’t really thinking about it either.

Post # 23
59 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

The first 2 appointments I went to I wore boy shorts (I normally only wear thongs) and I was so uncomfortable in the boy shorts that after the first 2 appointments I just wore a thong and it was fine. I was much more comfortable even though I was less “covered” because I’m not used to “real” underwear and all the bunching and wedgies that come with it!! I would absolutely recommend wearing a strapless bra, I’m so glad I did. Very few dresses actually fit well so my strapless bra was used to hold up the clips to make dresses that were too big or too small fit.

Post # 24
11336 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

thenhisgirl : I wore knickers like I wear everyday but spent a little more than usual. If you’re comfortable in a thong don’t worry there’s no written rule, go for it. I just didn’t want anything that could potentially gather/ruck up under my dress. As for a bra you don’t need to worry as you’ll have cups sewn in to the dress. 

Post # 25
14 posts

I went dress shopping on a whim, and had my granny pants on. I did apoligise for them and she said at least its better then a thong!

Doesnt really matter what you ware as the consultant do get VERY close!! If your not bothered about being in a thong then it doesnt really matter.

Post # 26
7988 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I don’t know who you’re bringing with you, but keep in mind some places you might be changing in the same room as those people. I just wore a nude strapless bra and neutral boyshort/cheeky underwear.

Post # 27
650 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

This thread makes me laugh, I love it. This was a definite concern for me!

i bought new underwear specifically to wear for them. Just little bikini cut bottoms. But it’s worth noting that all of the consultants (I went to like 8 stores!) were really good about subtly looking away, if that makes sense. Like they’re looking at you but not really. Or as you step into the next dress they’re busying themselves with fixing a hanger. They’ve seen it all, I am sure. I have enormous scars on my breasts from an old surgery and I was able to have them help me into a dress while not wearing a bra and felt totally comfortable. They’re good at being tactful 😊

Post # 28
52 posts
Worker bee

One word of advice, don’t wear lace. I love my hanky panky lace thongs and wear them all the time, but they caught on the hooks of several of the dresses and I shared more than expected as a result. The consultants are professionals though and they laughed it off. Still – lesson learned. 

Post # 29
992 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

I agree with PPs saying that it probably doesn’t matter much to a consultant, so go with what you’re comfortable in/what’s practical. I have no problem being naked in situations where I’m “supposed” to be naked (i.e. locker rooms, gynecologist, dress shopping), so my concerns were more about how/if my undergarments would impede my ability to judge the dresses objectively and not get distracted by a rogue bra strap. 

I wore nude briefs in the material that don’t have pantylines along with nude sticky boobs since I knew I wanted something backless. 

Post # 30
317 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

thenhisgirl :  Trust me they have seen EVERYTHING. Dress shopping I got naked in front of like, 4 different strangers. One time I went dress shopping unexpectedly and I was wearing see through underwear AND hadn’t shaved, whoops. They were still totally professional and awesome. Just wear whatever you feel best in. Thongs, boyshorts, whatever you normally wear.

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