(Closed) weird question: what undergarments is best to wear for dress shopping?!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
14492 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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 # 5
225 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@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
561 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@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
2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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 Future Mother-In-Law.  I have no shame and two of those three ladies cleaned my butt as a kid. Mother-In-Law 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
14492 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@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. 

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