What to Wear Under Wedding Dress

By Mackenzie •  Updated: 01/08/21 •  6 min read

One of the most important things to choose for your wedding is your dress that you are going to wear to the ceremony. This is something that can take months. But once you see the right dress you just know it was meant to be. You want to be the most beautiful bride in the room and really show off to your guests and make sure that your husband is happy to see you too.

But one thing that a lot of women forget to think about is what to wear underneath their wedding dress. This can help you feel confident and at your best on your special day, as well as make your wedding dress look even more stunning. So, here is your guide on what you should wear under your wedding dress so that you have the best day ever.

A Backless Bra for Open back Dresses

A lot of women love having an open back wedding dress. It creates a modern and elegant look that can make your guests and your new husband speechless at your wedding. Of course, a backless bra is going to be perfect for an open back dress since it does not have straps. This is going to make sure that there is nothing distracting from your elegant and natural look.

In addition, you are going to want to look for a backless bra that is made with silicone cups. This is going to fit your shape and make you feel confident. You can have peace of mind and know that it is not going to slip down during your special day and it is going to feel secure despite having no straps. You can also look for a natural color that is going to suit your skin tone and look less noticeable.


Bridal Shapewear for Mermaid Dresses

A lot of brides want to show off their curves and a good way to do this is with the perfect mermaid wedding dress. But if you are feeling self-conscious, you might want to choose bridal shapewear. This is going to allow you to feel confident about your stomach, hips and thighs when you are wearing a mermaid wedding dress.

Bridal shapewear is popular as a wedding undergarment since it can smoothen out lumps and bumps. You can define your silhouette and accentuate your curves. There are different shapewear designs you can choose from depending on your wedding dress and what you want to achieve. For example, you can choose high-waisted shorts to help support your stomach and define your curves, as well as thinning the thighs. There are also full body suits that can help to sculpt the arms and upper torso.


A Longline Strapless Bra for Strapless Dresses

Another popular design when it comes to wedding dresses is strapless. Again, this creates an elegant and sexy look that a lot of brides want to achieve on their wedding day. But one thing that a lot of women worry about is making sure that the dress stays up and they feel comfortable and supported by their bra. Of course, you can opt for the strapless bra and this is going to do the job. Indeed, there are going to be no straps that ruin the look of your wedding dress.

But we like the longline strapless bra if you have a strapless wedding dress. This is going to make sure there are no straps, as well as giving you some extra support. We are talking about giving you definition so you can feel confident and happy with how you look on your special day. This about it as almost like a comfortable corset that is going to define your waist and make sure any bumps are diminished. What’s more, you will not have to worry about your wedding dress slipping throughout the day.

Fashion Tape for Backless Dresses

Backless dresses can look beautiful on your wedding date. But a lot of brides worry they will not be supported when they wear a backless dress. Of course, you do not want to wear a normal bra as this is going to ruin the style of your wedding dress. But you can opt for fashion tape instead. This is going to ensure that you feel supported and know your dress is not going to slip at any point during the ceremony or reception.


If you have not worn fashion tape, it might take a while to get used to. You may benefit from trying it out beforehand so that you can know what to expect on your wedding day. Alternatively, you can always have a seamstress attach cups into your dress for support. This is going to ensure that the style of the backless wedding dress is not affected and you can feel a lot more confident. This is going to be particularly true if you have a fuller chest.

A Low-Cut Bodysuit for a Plunging Neckline Dress

Wearing a plunging neckline wedding dress can make sure that all eyes are on you. This has become a popular style over the years and it is a contemporary design that can look stunning when it is done right. Of course, with a plunging neckline, you are not going to be able to wear a normal bra. Otherwise, it is going to be noticeable even if you have one that is the same color as your skin.


However, you can wear a low-cut bodysuit instead. This is going to offer you the support you need without having to ruin the style of your wedding dress. Alternatively, if you cannot find a low-cut bodysuit that is the right design for your plunging neckline, you can get a seamstress to sew in cups to your dress so that you have the support that you need without having to wear a bodysuit. You can even use fashion tape if you are looking for a budget-friendly way to ensure you have the perfect wedding dress for marrying your partner.

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Mackenzie is a freelance writer with over ten years of experience writing on all things weddings. She received her BA in English from the University of California in Los Angeles. When she’s not writing about weddings, Mackenzie enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 kids (twin boys) exploring the beautiful California countryside. While in nature, she captures picturesque images of mountain lakes, the beach, and more. Mackenzie is also a pet parent to two Siamese cats. She appreciates their individuality and the fact they pretty independent. But they love to snuggle at the end of day, which is one of the things Mackenzie enjoys in the evenings to relax after a busy day at work.

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