When planning your wedding, your wedding lingerie is probably one of the last things on your mind. From choosing the perfect bridal gown and venue to selecting the food to making the guest list, there's a lot of work that goes into planning a wedding, which often leaves the bridal lingerie to a last-minute decision. While other aspects of the wedding may seem more pressing, the bridal lingerie is very important and should not be swept aside.
Wedding dresses are often smooth, sheer and/or form-fitting. The type of corset you choose should be invisible under your dress, as well as comfortable and supportive. You'll be wearing your dress and corset for many hours, so you want to ensure you look great and feel comfortable.
The best way to tackle the bridal corset question is to buy the dress first. The dress will determine which kind of corset you wear. I've provided an overview of which types of corsets are best suited for various dress styles and body types.
Due to the waist slimming affect, wedding corsets are a very popular choice among brides. A properly fitted wedding corset will cinch your waist to create an hourglass shape and can even reduce the waist by a couple of inches. Bridal
corsets are ideally a great choice for all different dress styles, including strapless dresses, backless dresses, halter-neck dresses, and dresses with spaghetti straps. Along with the dress, the wedding corset must be flattering for your figure and provide ample support if you are large-busted.
The corset style will vary depending on the dress. For instance, for a dress with a peep-hole back or low back, you'll need a low-back bridal corset that perfectly suits the cut of your dress and hides your panty line. Strapless and off the shoulder dresses require a strapless wedding corset. Also be sure to take note of the boning in the bodice of your bridal gown because a heavily boned corset will likely be too constricting.
Another important tip is to stay away from styles with intricate lace, bows or beading. Rather, opt for a plain, neutral-colored corset that's made of a sleek, smooth material, such as satin or nylon. Any detailing will likely be seen through your dress.
Overbust or Underbust?
When selecting a bridal corset, you'll also have the option of an overbust or underbust corset. An overbust corset provides fuller coverage and extends from above the bust to below the hips. An underbust corset, however, extends from just below the bust and down to the hips. Both corset types have slimming and waist cinching affects and can make the waist, back and abdomen appear slimmer. Corsets are great because they accentuate a woman's best assets and conceal any problem areas, such as rolls or bulges.
An overbust corset provides complete coverage and can be strapless or have straps.
Overbust corsets can enhance the bust and add more volume, and styles with straps can provide extra support. Since they provide full coverage, there is no need to wear a bra with an overbust corset.
An underbust corset, on the other hand, offers less coverage and does not cover the breasts. With an underbust corset you can still wear a bra and use the corset to enhance your silhouette. Underbust corsets are also ideal for large-busted women who cannot fit into a standard-sized overbust corset. Or, you can wear an underbust corset with a dress that has a built-in bra.
Find the Perfect Corset
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