Shapewear…is it friend or foe? At Love, we say if you want to wear shapewear under your wedding dress, by all means, go for it- it’s your day, your look, and your comfort! But do know that you certainly don't need it, and the majority of brides are happy without it.
But if you’re considering shapewear, you might be wondering how to incorporate it under your wedding dress correctly, so you feel and look your best. With the right piece, you can smooth out the lumps and bumps you’re concerned about. But there are a few things to consider.
Here’s our advice…
There are many different styles of shapewear, each designed to target a specific area of the body, such as thighs, tummy, etc. Note that many of the dresses we carry at Love have bras sewn into the bodice already, providing ample support in that area.
If you don’t know where to start, it’s a good idea to talk with a shapewear rep and be open about what areas you want to control. They can guide you in the right direction pertaining to the best pieces for your body, the overall fit, and the goals you want to achieve.
If you haven’t chosen your wedding dress yet, but you have shapewear you’d like to don under your dress, it’s a good idea to bring it to your bridal appointment.
That way, you can see how it looks under different dress styles, with helpful fitting advice from your bridal consultant.
If you don’t have your shapewear yet, consider these wedding dress/shapewear collabs that pair well together: