(Closed) whats going under your dress?

posted 4 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
3316 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I had:

  • A longline bra.
  • Spanx.
  • A crinoline with a sucker-inner waistband.  This not only helped with my waist, but made it look as though the bulge below my waist was deliberate flare, instead of a abdominal fat.

However, if the dress had a lot of corseting, you may not need underwear at all.  I’d just try it with and without, and see what looks best.

Post # 5
878 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - A Beautiful converted Barn

@raccoona:  i thought long and hard about what to wear under my dress. i ended up going with a super push up bra and my favourite leopard print pants.

i think your dress will hold you in in all the right places if it is corseted – try on all the possibilities and go with comfort!! its a long day!x

Post # 6
354 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

A strapless bra and a thong. I can’t wear anything tights around my stomach so Spanx/shapewear were a non-starter. You might not need anything if your dress is corseted. Mine was fit and flare, but not corseted.

Post # 7
299 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@raccoona:  You probably won’t need any shape wear as long as your corset is tied tight enough. I had a drop waist corset dress and it was tied tight enough to keep my 38DDs up all night without a bra and give me a gorgeous waist. I wore some old faithful underwear under my dress. I didn’t want to try something new and be uncomfortable all night.

Post # 9
8490 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

@raccoona:  Since your dress has a corset, you wont need any shapewear under it. Whats it like in the chest area? Does it have a sewn in bra? If you can get away with wearing a strapless bra, I’d wear that. Or you can have cups sewn in. My dress has a corset back, but it does down too low for me to wear a bra, so I’m having the cups sewn in.

As for undies, wear whatever you’re comfortable with!

Post # 10
724 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I wore nice panties that did a great job of controlling the tummy and that was it.  I had a lace back so I couldn’t wear a bra.  My dress fit perfectly and a few cups sewn in was all I needed.



Post # 11
2872 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I wore a corset from Frederick’s of Hollywood to suck me in and hold my boobs in place.  It was perfect, and surprisingly not uncomfortable!  I wore boyshorts and the poofy slip thing on the bottom. 

Post # 12
2 posts
  • Wedding: April 2013

My dress had a corset built in but I still wore a strapless bra…then I also wore big spanx from under my boobs down to my knees – more so to cope with the sweaty thighs under my hot dress!!  

Post # 13
226 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I wore a longline bra, a poufy slip, and my normal undies. I didn’t want any shapewear bc it was hot enough with all that on! My dress was a-line with a corset back, so it actually gave me a good shape to begin with. I’d say just try on a couple options and see what works best for you.


Post # 14
1345 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

Just a bra. My underwear was bothering me, so I didn’t wear it, lol.

Post # 16
343 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I had a custom steel-boned underbust corset made for me. 
Like this: http://www.corset-story.com/my-092-classic-white-underbust.html
Mine was made by a close friend who does costuming.

I am also wearing these pettipants:

Cups were sewn into my dress.  

A note on dress corsets: the corsetting built into those is acrylic and NOT meant to shape a human body — it is meant to give shape to the dress. As you wear it and the acrylic gets warm, it will shift and not give you the support that a steel boned corset will give. Steel boned corsets can reduce your waist size by 6-7 inches depending on the wearer (and how much training you’ve had in wearing them). Acrylic corsets are to be pretty but not really function in the same way. I speak from corsetry experience and I wear them often. (Note again: if you do get a metal one, make sure you PRACTICE WEARING IT, walk around, sit, move, dance, even eat some food. Otherwise you may literally pass out on your wedding day. If worn correctly, they are very very comfortable.) 

Post # 17
359 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@MrsTiffanySparkles:  Your spanx are exactly what I need! Which ones did you wear, and did they have any rollage?  I hate having to pull them back up!

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