I need your help today, ladies. I’m curious to know what you wore—or are wearing—under your wedding gown. I’m a big believer that the right undergarments make an outfit. And I think we all put some thought into what we wear under our clothes each day. This morning, for example, I had selected a cheery yellow bra only to find that the color showed through my blouse. That was not going to work. So let’s talk about wedding day foundations.
I hadn’t thought much about what I would wear under my gown. (That’s not entirely true, I wanted a baby blue Hanky Panky.) Luckily, I had a wonderful seamstress who thought of this for me. When I went for my first dress fitting I was instructed to bring my shoes and my undergarments. I brought shoes. My dress felt like a suit of armor, I didn’t think I’d need anything under it. As the pinning and tucking began, the seamstress asked again about undergarments. I was barely filling out the dress and she said that if I wanted any cleavage I’d need a bra. Well, duh? I thought. Why would I think my gown would take on the work of a bra? She clipped me into a longline bra from Le Mystere, and sewed some extra pads in for good measure. It was the icing on the cake. Wait, let’s try that again. It was the icing on the cupcakes. I was now officially stacked and the bust of my dress didn’t dent in where boobs were supposed to be anymore.
The bra cost about $130, which is more than I’d typically spent on a bra. But in the end it was so worth it. The bra not only made the dress, it made several other dresses I’ve worn since. In September I wore it under a bridesmaid dress in my best friend’s wedding. When I first tried the dress on without the bra, it slumped down and almost fell off, but it fit like a glove with the bra on. “That’s why it’s so important to bring the undergarments you’re going to wear to each fitting,” said my tailor. When I suggested I may or may not wear Spanx under my dress, too, he just shook his head. You’d think I would have learned by now!
So tell me. What did you—or are you planning to—wear under your wedding gown? Leave your comments below!