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The “I Do” List

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by Callan Russo

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Do you hear that? Wedding bells are starting to ring.

With spring comes weddings, and with weddings come lots of events—and outfits. Whether you’re the bride or along for the ride, we’re here to help with our top picks for bras, shapewear and everything else you need for a picture-perfect wedding season.

Of course this goes for everyone, and double this time of year: Get a bra fitting! Our Bra Fit Experts can help confirm your size before pointing you to the ideal bras, panties and shapers based on your needs and wants.

Close up of a woman in matching white lace bra and panty set

Eyelash lace and sheer mesh are a marriage made in lingerie heaven. (Shown: Skarlett Blue Entice Balconette Bra and Thong.)

Between the leaf appliqué, the gold hardware and the strappy band in back, this set is beyond special. (Shown: Bluebella Isadora Bra and Thong.)


Close up of a woman in matching white leaf appliqué bra and panty set

The Bride:
You know better than anyone that weddings aren’t a one-day kind of thing. You have your bridal shower, bachelorette, rehearsal dinner, maybe a welcome party, oh, and the actual wedding…followed by the honeymoon! It’s a lot to plan, and there are so many details to think about, it can be downright head-spinning. The last thing you should have to worry about is your underwear. Let us do that instead—we’ve literally already made you a list.

A Wedding Day Bra:
The best bra for your big day will depend on your dress, but a pretty, stay-put strapless bra like the Parfait Elissa Longline Strapless Bra is usually a good bet. We also love the aptly named Prima Donna I Do Plunge Longline Bra, which is a great day-of option that will also add some extra magic to all of the festivities, from your shower to your rehearsal dinner.

Bridal Shapewear:
Wedding gowns often demand special base layers, not least of which would be well-constructed, “OMG-your-body-looks-incredible!” shapewear. TC Fine Intimates Extra-Firm Control High-Waist Thigh Slimmer smooths from waist to thigh and disappears under even the silkiest styles. If you want allover shaping, our pick is the Maidenform Flexees Easy-up Convertible Firm Control Bodysuit. Trying to solve for a low-back dress? The Dominique Noemi Strapless Backless Bustier stays hidden while keeping you supported and lifted, thanks to its corset design.

Something Blue:
If you’re still trying to find your something blue, the Hanky Panky Bride & Mrs. Original Rise Thong Set has a blue pair for the wedding and a white pair for the honeymoon. And if you’re less concerned about adding the hue to your walking-down-the-aisle look, how about getting ready in the Kate Spade New York Charmeuse Happily Ever After Robe?

Getting Ready Robe:
Speaking of robes, we also love the lacy Flora Nikrooz Sydney Charmeuse Wrap Robe or classic Kate Spade New York Charmeuse Mrs Robe. These will look chic and pretty in pictures, and won’t mess up your hair or makeup.

Lingerie & Romantic Sleep:
Pretty little things are a honeymoon essential, and just plain fun to wear. Some of our fave “you’re so lucky you married me” looks include the Flora Nikrooz Showstopper Charmeuse Chemise, the gorgeous Oh Là Là Chéri Elishia Open Back Teddy & Satin Robe Lingerie Set, and the straight-up sexy Dreamgirl Deep Plunge Crotchless Lace Teddy.

Honeymoon Swim & Cover-Ups:
Headed somewhere warm and sunny? We love a white swimsuit moment for a honeymoon, like the Bleu Rod Beattie Kore Shirred Underwire One-Piece or, if you prefer a two-piece, the Miss Mandalay Boudoir Beach Halter Bikini. Top off your “just-married” beach babe look with a white Becca Gauzy Button-Down Cover-Up.

Your foundation sets you up for style success, so make sure you're covered from the bridal shower to the post-wedding brunch.

The Mother of the Bride (or Groom):
Coordinating your dress with the bride and other mother of honor can be a whole thing, but what you wear underneath is all about you. Your foundation sets you up for style success, so make sure you’re covered from the bridal shower to the post-wedding brunch.

A Supportive Bra:
As a wedding VIP, you’ll be in high demand at every event…meaning you likely won’t have much of a chance to sit down. Save your back by wearing a well-fitting bra. For a strapless option, the Curvy Kate Luxe Strapless Bra will stay put and provide lift. The Elomi Charley Side Support Plunge Bra is ultra-supportive (not to mention pretty) and will feel good all day long (and we do mean long). A go-to underwire will get you through the entire season; our pick is the Bare by Bare Necessities The Favorite T-Shirt Bra, available in a wide range of neutral hues.

Essential Shapewear:
Feel and look your best by showing off the curves you want and smoothing out everything else. For a full bodysuit option, the Spanx Suit Your Fancy Medium Control Strapless Bodysuit has got you quite literally covered. If you want something that’s easier to slip on and off but doesn’t sacrifice on function, try the Maidenform Flexees Easy-Up Firm Control Convertible Slip. For those concerned about bust support, the Miraclesuit Sexy Sheer Extra Firm Control Bodysuit has an open bust so you can wear it with your favorite bra.

Panties That Disappear:
Don’t let visible lines ruin your look. Grab a pair of our favorite no-show, gently shaping styles, like the Bali Seamless Shaping Brief (bonus points for coming in a two-pack) or a seamless short, like Miraclesuit Light Control High-Waist Boyshorts.

Chic PJs:
Between an early makeup call and late night hotel parties, you’re going to need cute and comfy pajamas. Buttondown styles that don’t get in the way of hair and makeup, like the Papinelle Mia Woven Pajama Set or the Bare by Bare Necessities Elegant Satin Pajama Set, are classic, sophisticated and look great in photos.

The Bridesmaid:
As part of the bride tribe, you have a full calendar coming up to fete your bestie. We say be there for them and look good doing it. With all these occasions to dress up, you deserve to have versatile, feel-good pieces that will get you through this wedding season and plenty more to come.

A Versatile Bra:
You have to buy a dress you’ll only wear once; why not get a bra that you’ll wear all the time? A convertible bra that gives you options means you’ll get to wear it beyond the special occasion. The Curvy Couture Smooth Multi-Way Strapless Bra has foam-lined cups for shaping and adjustable and removable straps for multiple ways to wear. If you prefer a lighter, unlined option, the Wacoal Halo Strapless Bra can be worn with or without straps, plus it's ridiculously comfortable.

Bachelorette-Bound Swim:
You’re there to toast to the bride-to-be but it’s your trip, too! Have fun in the sun with a bold bikini, like the Sunsets Panama Palms Taylor Underwire Bikini, or a flirty one-piece like the Sanctuary Swim Savage Gardener Shirred One-Piece (and we must insist on the matching sarong).

Functional Shapewear:
We all want that smooth, flawless look under our bridesmaid gown…but we also want to pee without battling our underwear. These ultra-flattering styles will let you go and get back on the dance floor in a snap: the Wacoal Red Carpet Medium Control Convertible Bodysuit, the Suit Spanx Your Fancy 5-Way Convertible Bodysuit and the Va Bien Strapless Low Back Slimming Bodysuit.

Wardrobe Solutions:
Be an all-star bridesmaid and prepare for potential wardrobe malfunctions. Having a few small outfit helpers on hand like Commando Nipple Concealer Adhesives and Double Stick Tape Strips just might save the day.

The Wedding Guest:
You have arguably the best assignment of all: to have a good time! But we get it, there are lots of people to see, and a ‘fit you want to look fab in. As with any outfit, the key to a head-turning wedding look (in a totally-not-upstaging-the-bride kind of way, of course) is good underwear.

The Perfect Bra:
Don’t put off finding your best-fitting bra. Getting the right one will solve so many comfort issues. For a wedding, a top-rated strapless style like the Wacoal Red Carpet Strapless Bra is unbeatable. It supports, shapes and stays put. If you want a bra that doubles as shapewear, the Dominique Ariel Hidden Support Strapless Bustier does the trick with waist-whittling boning.

Shapewear You’ll Wear Over & Over:
Chances are you’ll be “accepting with pleasure” more events down the line. Why not invest in quality shapewear that makes you feel and look incredible? The TC Fine Intimates Fits U Perfect Firm Control Bodysuit will look great under your partywear…and everything else. If a bodysuit feels like too much of a commitment, the Spanx OnCore Firm Control High-Waist Thigh Shaper flattens your tummy while contouring your booty, giving you an hourglass silhouette in all of two seconds.

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