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Photo: Tom Pumford

The big day is coming and you want every little detail to be perfect. From the pre-wedding routine,  hairspray on your hair, and flower buds on your groom's suit to the color of the balloons and even the weather forecast for the wedding location: each thing must work together, flowing into one flawless symphony. 
But, there is only one important thing for every bride and it is her wedding dress. If you want an extra boost and support for your shapes, then you'll need to think about one more detail ‒ what you are going to wear underneath the gown. Today we are going to find the best bridal shapewear for the wedding dress of your choice.

How to Choose Shapewear for a Wedding Dress?

Finding the perfect shapewear for your wedding dress is a daunting task amidst all the wedding planning craziness. But fear not, with a little knowledge and these helpful tips, you'll be gliding down the aisle feeling confident and comfortable in your dream gown.

  • Prioritize Comfort and Fit:

Your wedding day is a long one, so comfort is key! Choose shapewear that fits well without digging in or restricting your movement. Opt for breathable fabrics like nylon or microfiber, and avoid anything too tight or constricting.

  • Match Your Skin Tone:

To avoid visible lines under your dress, choose shapewear that closely matches your skin tone. Nude, ivory, and white are popular options for wedding gowns.

  • Don't Forget the Extras:

For added support and smoothing, consider accessories like shapewear shorts, arm shapers, or adhesive breast petals.

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#1. Classic Bodysuit for Sweetheart Neckline & Low Back

Let's start with the most popular variation of everyday shapewear, which is going to give you a hand on your special day. I'm talking about the classic shapewear bodysuit, widely known and passionately loved by every fashionista. The body-shaping bodysuit comes in many different models and shapes, so I'm going to cover the best models, suitable for wedding occasions.

  • Low-Back Bodysuit

Designed for plunging back dresses, this bodysuit will provide all the necessary support in the belly, things, and waist area, and won't reveal itself in the back. Such a bodysuit can be mid-thing to contour the inner thigh area, and it can have comfortable briefs and thongs for a flawless fit underneath a tight bodycon dress.

  • Strapless Bodysuit

Ideal for the strapless, off-shoulder, convertible, spaghetti, or one-shoulder neckline, the strapless bodysuit will give you just as much support as its classic buddy. However, if you have big breasts, that need extra coverage and support, then you'll need to consider this aspect and hunt for a strapless bodysuit that features silicone on the underside of the bra part. 

  • Body Shaping Catsuit

A shapewear catsuit is a type of bodysuit, that covers, and contours the body from shoulders to ankles. The variations are countless, but the most popular among brides is the open-bust catsuit, which fits with various necklines while giving your body superb appeal.

#2. Cami Shapewear for Ball Gowns and Pleat Neckline

Unlike mid-thing bodysuits or contouring shorts, shapewear cami is made for plus-size wedding dresses, that repeat the silhouette of the top of your body and completely hide the bottom. You can go for cami shapewear when you need firm control in your stomach and waist area, support for your breast area, and complete comfort for your legs and bottom. 

Cami shapewear can have a variation of necklines, but the most common is the round neckline that goes well underneath the pleat, mock, jabot, collar, and other classic necklines. The straps of such camisoles are usually wide and smooth, they are fully adjustable and seamless underneath the dress. You can also opt for strapless cami shapewear.

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#3. Smoothing Briefs for Mermaid and Bodycon Wedding Dresses

Smoothing briefs are made for the moments when you need just a little boost on the bottom. Of course, they can be more coverage and less revealing, with a mid-waist fit to emphasize your curves. Or have a high-cut fit that offers a flat stomach and seamless lines. Choose the lightweight shaping briefs and thongs, if you plan to hold your wedding ceremony during the hot months of the year. They will provide you with invisible support while giving your shapes a perfectly defined silhouette.

#4. Shapewear Dress and Skirt Slips

One of the most interesting and comfortable shapewear for brides is the famous shapewear dresses and skirt slips. The reason, why body-sculpting skirts and dresses are just a bit more comfortable, than bodysuits or briefs, is obvious ‒ they give your ladyparts more freedom than tight bodysuits and briefs. So, if you don't seek an ultimate definition, decide on one of these variants:

  • Body-shaping Dress

A full-body thigh-high dress is usually made from a light, butter-like material, covering the breast, waist, stomach, bum, and outer thigh area. It won't roll up, press, or cut into your legs. The top part can vary from a classic tank, spaghetti straps, or versatile strapless.

  • Skirt Slip

A semi-sheer, lightweight slip skirt may be the most comfortable piece of shapewear you'll ever wear, including at your wedding. If you are going for a close-fitting dress or skirt, then a breezy slip is the perfect option for you.

#5. Backless Shapewear for Open-back Wedding Dress

If your dream dress features a breathtaking low back, select a backless bodysuit to maintain a smooth and sculpted look. These shapewear options are designed to offer support and shaping while discreetly staying hidden beneath your gown. Look for styles with convertible straps to accommodate various dress designs and necklines.

Final Thoughts...

That's all for now, brides! Now that you've explored five fabulous bridal shapewear options for various wedding dress styles, it's time to embrace your gorgeous frame and walk down the aisle with radiant confidence! Keep in mind that your perfect bridal shapewear is simply a tool to accentuate your natural beauty and enhance your comfort on your special day. 

Lots of love,