We love a plunging neckline, especially when it is featured as an elegant statement on full length gown or a menswear inspired jumpsuit. It accentuates the collar bone and frames the décolletage, elongating the neck and effortlessly creating a sleek and modern look. Benefits aside, this show stopping neckline can create a few hurdles for women who want the support of a bra without the unsightly fabric peeking through from underneath.
To solve this conundrum, we introduce to you the plunging bustier. It’s a longline bra that offers structure and support without interfering or distracting from the design of your dress. Suited to garments with deep v-necklines reaching the mid torso, plunging bustiers are usually convertible and can be worn with or without straps. Obviously the straps would help to secure the cups and keep them in place, but they can also create bumps and lumps in the shoulder and back areas of the dress which may take away from the seamless finish of the fabric. Instead replace the bra straps with a clear alternative, without the adjustable feature, that quietly and almost invisibly serves the same function. If your dress requires a plunging bustier without the straps, and you fear the cups will not hold upright, consider using double sided tape to affix the edges of the bra cups to your chest. The cups should stay put, leaving you to relax and enjoy your night without having to place your hand in front of your chest every time you lean over to greet your guests. Or you might wish to take the plunge and opt for a stick on bra, preferably those that offer a generous amount of adhesive. You may find that the fabric options are slightly lighter and therefore more wearable than the silicone alternatives. Individual bra cups are another option that may be more comfortable and suited to dresses that have a deep neckline or appliqué detailing.
If your wedding dress has a low back feature and you’re adverse to the idea of wearing a stick on bra (or those bra extenders that wrap around your back) then perhaps a bodysuit is the right choice for you. Yes they can be a pain to get on and off especially when you need the bathroom, but they offer a great deal of comfort and movability, making it easier to let loose on the dance floor when the time comes. Alternatively, you can go for a low back bustier and match it up with a pair of seamless briefs or a g-string. But what makes the bodysuit so popular and gives it a alight edge over other shapewear garments is the flattering effect it has on your tummy area. Whether you’ve opted for a practical SPANDEX bodysuit or a gorgeous lace detailed one, the bodysuit helps to tuck everything in and gives added comfortability by minimising the seams that impress on the stomach area. Wearing a full piece under garment is a smart option not only for backless dresses but also figure-hugging gowns that are designed to accentuate and outline your silhouette.
Slimming and Seamless
Seamless briefs are a must have item for your wedding day or any event for that matter. Under jeans, under dresses, they’re a comfortable way to avoid drawing unwanted attention to your derrière. And they are particularly crucial when you’ve chosen a figure hugging silhouette or a dress made from a silkier and thinner choice of fabric. Contemporary trends are increasingly incorporating these two elements, so it’s important to consider the right shapewear garments alongside your search for the ideal dress. We recommend purchasing a seamless pair of briefs for your wedding dress try on sessions so that you can more accurately visualise how the dress sits on your figure. A sheath gown should be worn with a seamless thong or bodysuit to avoid any unwanted panty or bra lines. With a mermaid gown or any other figure hugging dress, opt for a boosting bustier or a contouring slip underdress to balance the silhouette and really show off those curves. If you’re wearing a jumpsuit or any other bridal ensemble that involves pants, feel free to wear a pair of sculpting shorts under your outfit for increased comfort and smoother lines.
Farewell Fiancé picks: Simone Perele Invisibulle Thong; Sleek Slip Dress by Nancy Ganz; SPANX Smoothing Thong; Mem Touch Bandeau Bra by Calvin Klein; Waist Shaper Slip by Magic; High Waisted Shaper Short by SPANX.