Daytime bridal lingerie

From trimming tummies to smoothing thighs: the wonder underwear no Bride should be without

Felicity Landrock picks the best body-shaping lingerie


Ditch the diet and stop the panic! With these fabulous W-day lingerie tips, you can rest assured your big day will see you looking your absolute best!


Perfect for the bigger-busted girl, this strapless bra provides a lifted smooth silhouette and the waspie cinches in your waist to create a perfect hour-glass figure.

Bra, £31, waspie, £20.50, thong, £14.50, masquerade-lingerie.com

Keep it simple


This pretty set works well for brides who only need a little support. Its slight padding enhances, and its straps can be adjusted to work with any type of dress-back. One-shoulder, strapless or halter, this bra is the answer.

Bra, £35, briefs, £15, marksandspencer.com

Lacy does it


For girls who want something special for their big day without lifting, padding or enhancing, this oh-so-pretty offering from Stella McCartney fits the bill.

Stella McCartney bra, £87, net-a-porter.com

Back detail


Has your dress got a narrow or racing back? Do you still need a lift? If so, this is the bra for you. Perfect colour, perfectly smooth cups, and ideal for slinky dresses

Bra, £23, maidenform.co.uk

Take the plunge


Need to add a little something to your shape? This plunge bra will work well under dresses with v-neck necklines. Its smooth shape leaves no tell-tale lines, and the pretty lace on the shorts adds a little something special.

Atlantis bra, £27, short, £14.50, atlantis-lingerie.com

Show off your assets


This nude body ticks all the right boxes. Support, shape, colour, you name it. And the price is great too!

Body, £28, bhs.co.uk

Pretty as a picture


This beautiful body-shaper by Rigby and Peller nips in the waist and skims the hips giving the ultimate smooth silhouette. The gorgeous lace detailing down the front and on the straps makes it perfect for brides-to-be. Wear this under v-necked, sleeveless dresses for the best effect.

Nightie, £141.95, available at Rigby and Peller 08450765545

Strapless wonder


This sleek strapless bra is wonderful for brides baring their shoulders and we love the little butterfly detail on the briefs – so feminine and romantic!

Bra, £54, briefs, £28, simone-perele.com

Hold ’em up!


If you’re going for stockings, you’ll need a suspender belt. If you haven’t already got one incorporated into your underwear of choice try this one in soft-stretch silk.

Autograph suspender, £16, marksandspencer.com

Elegance and grace


If you need support, are going strapless and could do with a little help squeezing into your fabulous dress, this classic basque is perfect. So pretty in fact you won’t want to cover it up!

Basque, £97, simone-perele.com

Body beautiful


For dresses with very little structure, this body by Maidenform makes sure everything is pulled up and in the right place. Its nude colour will work invisibly under any dress.

Maidenform Easy Up Body, £44, maidenform.co.uk



If your waistline is you main cause of W-day distress, never fear! This waist-cinching waspie will pull it all in and give you your dream shape.

Lejaby waist-cincher, £99, houseoffraser.co.uk

Drop a size


Girls, prepare yourselves. Never mind the i-pad, get your hands on the iPant, this fabulous top-drawer essential may not have downloadable apps, but its ability to smooth, flatten, shape and trim means it certainly has plenty of features.

Wacoal iPant, £49, available at Selfridges 020 7439 6190

Secret weapon


For good strapless support for a larger bust, this Superbra set does exactly what it says on the tin.

Bra, £25, brief, £11.50, panache-superbra.com

Smooth mover


The moulded bra shapes the bust and cannot be detected under clothes. The briefs smooth and somehow shape your derriere brilliantly. The best thing is, you would never guess it was shapewear!

Bra, £36, brief, £17, triumph.com

Pure glamour


For serious v-necked dresses this discreet corset invisibly supports and smooths.

Ender Legard ‘Grace’ corset, £450, net-a-porter.com


Now the lingerie’s sorted, what about That Dress? Check out the latest wedding dresses within our fashion pages