Our Favorite Bridal Basics

You've got the dress, shoes, and picked out the perfect jewelry, but have you thought about what you'll be wearing under the gown? We've noticed that sometimes this is one of the last thoughts when it comes to completing your bridal look, but in reality, you should at least have the bra for your first fitting and alterations appointment.

The type of bra, bustier, or shaper you choose to wear on your wedding day can actually have a huge impact on the fit and feel of your dress. A long line bra will help to smooth over the bumps that may naturally show from your hoop skirt, a shaper will even out your curves in a form-fitting satin gown, and a well-fitted bustier will actually help keep a heavy, strapless gown up on you. The type of bra you choose will also affect how much your seamstress takes in on your bodice and whether or not you need some of the neckline (top of the dress) taken down a bit.

We've done a little research on bridal undergarments, and here are the top few that impressed us most:


We love this bustier from Felina because not only does it add a little lift, but it also is seamless. The essential boning is still there, but harsh lines won't show through your gown in your photos.

We also like this seamless bustier from Va Bien if you're wanting garters as well. 


This bridal shaper is great because not only is it strapless, the material is perfect for sliding a satin dress over, and the light side panels will let a girl breathe at the same time-phenomenal. The push up cups give it another plus too.


Once again a seamless variety, this strapless bra would be great for a summery gown, or one that just needs a little support. And at a price point of only $29.50, it can't be beat.


Finally, this ultimate plunge bra is the solution to low necklines or those gowns that are just a little difficult to hide your bra in. The construction of the bra also lends to creating a little cleavage, which for the smaller busted, is just what a girl wants. For a strapless, backless version, try this bra.

 All of these bras are at major department stores, like Macys and Nordstrom, so setting aside a day to have yourself fitted properly (most women on the street are not wearing the correct size at all- take it from a former bra consultant!). It really can make a noticeable difference on the way your dress fits you, and can prevent you from having to pull up or scrunch down your dress all evening long!

Happy Planning!


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