Your wedding underwear

The right underwear can create curves and shape as well as hide any wobbly bits. Here's how to pick the right style, whatever wedding dress you're wearing

wedding lingerie

Forget finding the sexiest undies to wow your groom and guarantee first-night sauciness – you can change into them in the bathroom! On your wedding day, it’s imperative that you wear functional, well-fitted undies that will boost your body in all the right places and create the perfect silhouette in your dream dress. Read on to discover exactly how to get va va voom (without VPL!), whatever style of dress you’re wearing.


Backless dress

A backless dress looks effortlessly elegant and feminine, but is the most challenging in terms of underwear.

  • DO experiment with different styles to see what you feel most comfortable in. If you’re flat-chested, wear a bra, but make sure it’s completely invisible
  • DON’T have bra straps on show. So not a good look!

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A stick-on bra is the perfect solution

A backless bra with translucent straps will give great support

Hold-you-in pants will ensure your dress skims your figure perfectly

Fishtail dress

A fishtail skirt is the perfect shape for showing off your womanly curves and flatters most figures.

  • DO enhance your shape in supportive underwear
  • DON’T choose ill-fitting underwear. This dress shape is so figure-hugging there’s no room for lumps and bumps!

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A seamless push-up bandeau bra will give you a full cleavage

Wear a basque or underwear corset for a natural look

Underwear shorts will keep everything pert and sexy

Sleeved dress

A wedding dress with sleeves gives you maximum choice when it comes to your lingerie.

  • DO go for anything you feel comfortable in
  • DON’T wear visible straps if your dress has sheer sleeves

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A bust-shaping body slip will keep everything under control!

A bra with translucent straps will solve a sheer sleeve dilemma

Bottom-lift control pants will bring ultimate comfort (and a pert bottom!)

Bias-cut dress

This dress gives the most beautiful silhouette. It will hug your body in all the right places so you need to be careful your underwear doesn’t show through

  • DO consider a figure-hugging body slimmer as it will provide a smooth surface for the dress to slide over
  • DON’T forget to take your underwear along to your final fitting

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Wear a boost-enhancing bra for full-on glamour

A natural bust-shaping bodyslip will bring natural curves and smooth lines

Thigh slimmers will give you snake-slim hips and a pert bottom

Dresses with thin straps, full skirt

A dress with straps and a full skirt gives you a whole world of lingerie to choose from.

  • DO go for smooth-lined seamless lingerie to prevent getting any texture through the dress
  • DON’T choose lace underwear. Even if it doesn’t show through, it will be very uncomfortable!

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A push-up bra is the ultimate cleavage booster

Wear a white body for smooth and clean lines

Hold-you-in pants will hide any imperfections

Halterneck dress

A popular shape for brides, the halterneck dress is great for creating a bit of understated glamour.

  • DO go for the safe option with a strapless bra, corset or, for extra support, a halterneck bra.
  • DON’T forget to ensure the lines of your dress match the lines of your underwear

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A bustier is great for support and comfort

A waist nipper will give you a trim waist and elegant posture


Dare to bare in a pretty but practical thong