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Considering Shapewear Under Your Wedding Dress? Here's What to Know

Considering Shapewear Under Your Wedding Dress? Here's What to Know

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…

What area are you targeting?

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.

Should you bring shapewear to your bridal appointment? 

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:

  • Mermaid: This is a fitted style that requires a body sculpting piece with removable straps, a high waist, and bike shorts to target the thighs.
  • A-Line: For this classic style, you’ll focus on the tummy and bust. Think mesh panels to trim your figure or an underbust bodysuit that offers support while still allowing you to choose your bra.
  • Princess: Since this style features a fitted bodice, you might be interested in a high-waist brief to tighten the tummy.
  • Backless, Lace, Plunging Neckline: If you’re bearing more skin, a sheer brief offers support while remaining discreet. 

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