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Plus Size Bridal Underwear – 5 Things to Consider

You’ve found the perfect wedding dress, and it’s spectacular! Now it's time to find some bridal underwear to go beneath it, a fun, yet sometimes challenging job!

Wedding lingerie is the real unsung heroine of a brides big day. But, finding the perfect bridal underwear can be a slightly harder task if you are a plus-size bride, as there is, unfortunately, less choice on the market.

Plus Size Bridal Underwear – 5 Things to Consider

A few things to think about before you start the search for plus size bridal underwear, in no particular order;

Size Matters!

Contrary to popular belief, size does matter.

Your bridal underwear is the foundation your plus size wedding dress will be built on, so get measured and make sure you’ve got your most recent measurements (or get re-measured, preferably). It’s remarkable how many women buy the wrong bra size time and time again. Not only does the wrong bra size give you an unflattering look, but it can also be damaging to your back. As your chest is not supported in the way it should.

Flattery Gets You Everywhere!

Take a moment to think about your natural body shape, and consider what best describes you; diamond, figure eight, triangle, hourglass, apple to pear etc.

These descriptions will help you choose the plus size bridal underwear that accentuates your natural figure. For example, women with a rectangle shape might look for a boned corset, as this will add some shape to your natural lines, while also emphasizing the bust. A pear shaped figure might benefit from a long line corset, helping smooth the silhouette from the hips to the waist.

Good Foundations Need Good Support

Brides with bigger busts will know just what we mean when we say, good foundations need good support!

Your wedding is a long day full of sitting, standing, dancing and walking around. Being big up top means you require ample support to get you through the day's activities. Think about the underwire in your wedding lingerie, be it a plus size strapless bra or a full figure corset, your bridal underwear needs to move with the natural motion of your body. And not simply create chaffing after a few hours. Support is even more important if you require strapless wedding underwear beneath your dress.

Comfort is key

There is no room for movement here ladies! Don’t settle for anything less than full on comfort. You don’t want the photographic memories of your wedding day to be all of you pulling and tugging at underwires, boning and suspender belts.

It’s easy to fall in love with a wedding corset, or a bustier because it looks gorgeous and romantic, but if it isn't comfortable, keep looking, your perfect wedding lingerie is out there.

Think about the lines!

We tell all of our future plus size brides that your bridal underwear needs to work in complete harmony with both you & your dress. Always try to consider the line of your gown & your underwear outline, as well as the under-wiring and boning. Each element will affect the other.

Your bridal underwear has to remain out of view for the entire wedding day (well, at least until bedtimes!), so make sure it sits nicely beneath your gown. As far as boning goes, plus size wedding corsets are quite popular, but be careful not to pick something with too much boning in as it easily becomes restrictive & uncomfortable.

Don’t Forget the Wedding Night!

You can find some really nice plus size babydolls, underwired with defined cups for comfort & support, and the flared skirts on baby dolls tend to draw the attention to the bust.

It’s really enjoyable to sit down at the end of a lovely day of celebration and relax with your newly-wed, reflecting over your best bits. So find something you feel sexy, and comfortable in to that.

Need more advice or would like to book your appointment? Get in touch below, and we'll make sure you look your curvy best on your big day!


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