(Closed) I have no idea what to wear under my wedding dress! Help!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
6123 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@khaleeesi:  Do you plan to wear a bra?  Most ladies purchase a longline bra or corset bra. I wear a 36A in real life, but my longline bra was a 34C!  This removed the need to alter the bust.

Not all brides wear a bra though.  Just depends on the dress and your size.


You’ll also need to know which shoes you’re wearing so you can get it hemmed right (if needed).

Post # 4
1770 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m sure she just wants you to bring the bra you plan on wearing (or something similar) or you could always opt to have cups sewn in instead.

Post # 5
4518 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

You don’t need fancy undergarments (or any undergarments, for that matter, depending on the dress). I don’t know what the top of that dress is like, but if you can just wear a normal bra or strapless bra that you already have, that’s fine. They just want you to wear the exact bra you’re going to wear at the wedding so that they can alter it perfectly.

Post # 6
8692 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Depending on the style of the dress you can probably just have them sew cups right into the dress. I’d probably just bring a regular strapless bra if you plan on doing that.


Post # 7
190 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

My plan is to have cups sewn in. I am taking several pairs of underwear to ensure that if I want something colored underneath it won’t show through.

Post # 8
1010 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

They usually ask that you wear whatever you’re going to on the wedding day (undies, bra, shoes etc) so they know EXACTLY what to alter and how, without guessing/estimating.

The first time I got married, my dress did not require a bra (thankfully) and I wore regular panties and some tall shoes I had found (seamstress insisted I get high heels because she claimed she couldn’t alter the dress to be any shorter for me).

Post # 10
737 posts
Busy bee

@khaleeesi:  Just a thought, I would go and buy the exact same bra.  Some dresses (my daughter’s) need a bra that was about 3cm lower than her existing strapless bra because it was showing under the dress. 

Also when she went to buy the new (lower back) strapless bra, she decided on getting one with ‘padding’… get the picture.

Post # 11
379 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@khaleeesi:  Nothing special is needed unless you want it. I had a strapless bra from VS (with crystals so it was nice when my hubby got to see it) and an “I DO” thong from Hanky Panky.

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