Choosing the Right Undergarments for Your Wedding Gown

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When all eyes are on you during your walk down the aisle, you want all of “you” to stay in place. The girls should be up. The stomach should be smooth. Back fat begone, and there isn’t a muffin top in sight.

This is when choosing the right undergarments and shapewear for under your gorgeous gown is a must.

“The right undergarments are the first step to wedding gown perfection. The right shapewear is the kind of shapewear that does its job on the big day, performing at the highest level, smoothing, shaping, and staying put,” says Tara Cavosie, founder and creator of HookedUp Shapewear. “Undergarments have the ability to make a beautiful wedding gown look even more amazing. On the flip side, the wrong undergarments can make a gorgeous gown look like a total mess.”

Aside from look, comfort is also a big issue. “An ill-fitting bra, tight and bulky corsets, or digging, pinching, rolling shapewear will turn your dream day into an uncomfortable nightmare,” she says.

Here are a few tips from this shapewear expert on how to find the right garment for under your gown.

“Brides should feel confident in their shapewear and know it won’t let them down. She shouldn’t have to think about it for even one second after putting it on,” she says.

Should you bring in your choice to the final fitting, just to be sure it works?  Cavosie says a resounding yes: “The bride should always wear the bra and shapewear she plans on wearing the day of her wedding to every single fitting. Doing this will eliminate any surprises, especially for the seamstress doing the alterations.”

Another tip: Do a little dancing in the dressing room in front of mirror. If anything pops out or rolls down, it’s back to the drawing board for you and your gown.


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