Today’s post is all about lingerie. I am lucky enough to be able to share the expertise of Nuit D’Art founder Kelly Sporle on all things wedding and honeymoon lingerie. Feeling both comfortable and sexy is no mean feat and yet is an essential part of your wedding day.
With a step by step guide for the right wedding lingerie, I’ll pass you over to Kelly:
Your wedding day is the most important day of your life. It is from this point that the rest of your life begins. It is therefore important for the bride that everything is done right. The most important feature of any given wedding is the wedding gown. It must look and feel right to the bride. However, bridal underwear is as important as the gown itself, ensuring you feel exquisite yet sexy and, most importantly, comfortable and well-supported.
Choose the right bra
The most common error women make is wearing a bra too small in the cup and too big in the back. The bra is perhaps the most important item of lingerie that you shall be wearing on your wedding day. But before succumbing to the lacy items available in the bridal boutiques remember that you need to choose one which is comfortable enough to wear through all the hours of dining, dancing and posing with relatives. The only way around this is to devote enough time and patience towards trials so that you can zero in on the bra with the perfect fit. Try the ‘fitted top’ test: have a snug fitting top to hand to try on over your new bra. If there is any over-bulge the fit isn’t right.
What Bra to Wear with Which Dress:
Sheath ~ Column gowns are often made from organza or chiffon and are flowy and a bit sheer so in order to avoid bulges and lines consider wearing seamless slip. These come in either half or full length.
A-Line ~ This is also known as the princess style, this is flattering on most figures and because the shape is very forgiving you will be able to forgo lots of control shapewear and go for comfort.
Mermaid ~ This curve hugging style shows off your shape, so go for high waisted shapewear.
Ballgowns ~ To accentuate the waistline go for a bustier or corset. A strapless, seamless bustier bra will slim the torso whilst supporting and lifting the breasts.
Backless gowns ~ Convertible or multiway bras are so versatile and are often your best bet. For ladies who are A-C cup, consider using backless bra with adhesive side tabs. However, for the fuller busted lady, consider a longline bra for added support and lift.
It is important to remember that you should bring the lingerie you plan to wear to your gown fitting. Shapewear, bras and corsets all affect the way a gown will hang on you, so get fitted with the right underwear. Avoid last minutes stresses and tension by buying your bridal lingerie in advance.
What colour lingerie should you wear?
The colour of your lingerie depends on your dress. Cream or ivory lingerie is really special; nude lingerie is also really popular with brides-to-be as white usually shows through most fabrics. You need to be careful if you choose a lacy set or an embroidered set as they may show through dress.
The perfect honeymoon lingerie
For your honeymoon, I would definitely recommend being a little more adventurous with your lingerie sets – matching underwear is a must! Silky nightwear is luxurious and sexy, and is also practical for packing as it’s so compact and 100% silk does not crease.