Above: La Perla.
Liz Brighton, owner of Odette Lingerie wants brides-to-be to know that picking the right bridal lingerie can be just as important as picking the right dress!
“Wearing the right bridal lingerie will give you the structure and support, to take on your most special day with confidence,” says Liz. “From bras to bustiers, shapewear to stockings, we take a look at this seasons bridal lingerie options.”
Picking Bridal Lingerie Advice
To help in the bridal lingerie selection process, Liz has put together her top tips ranging here for our readers to enjoy:
When to purchase:
It’s crucial you have purchased your dress, so you know what you will be walking down the aisle in before you shop for your bridal lingerie. You will then have a clear idea if you are looking for a bra and bottoms, corset or a solution based option. When you have decided on your dress, it’s a good idea to take different underwear options with you to a fitting so you know what works with your dress before making a bridal lingerie purchase.
Above: the Giving Bride.
As with the sizing of dresses, sizes of bridal underwear will vary depending on where you make your purchase. Brides can often see a fluctuation in their sizing in the lead up to the wedding, so it’s important to be fitted to ensure you make the correct purchase.
White or Colour?
The expectation is that brides are to wear white on ivory when it comes to selecting bridal lingerie. But as well as the more traditional colours, this seasons sees the options spreading into beautiful pastels. Duck egg blue, pinks and purples offering a romantic tone to your lingerie.
Above: NK iMODE.
A need for shapewear will depend on your style of dress, and how comfortable you will feel wearing it. Making a choose for a slinky, fitted dress will mean it’s more likely you will need shapewear. Often brides feel more empowered and sexy knowing they have the structured support of shapewear under their dress. If you do go for this option, you can always have a romantic and sexy option to change into later!
Above: Andres Sarda.
Odette offer the full bridal lingerie service, including fitting and help with selection.
“From designing and making wedding dresses at one point in my career, through to providing the wedding Trousseau for some very special customers over the years, I have always had an affinity with this very special occasion and appreciate how important the lingerie is in not only providing a perfect foundation for the big star, The Dress but also in making the bride feel at her most beautiful both during and after the all important ceremony,“ said Liz.
Above: Loulette Lingerie.
Learn More about Odette’s Bridal Services
Call to book an appointment, or pop into the store.
Address: Odette Lingerie 11 The Broadway, Old Amersham, Bucks HP7 OHL
Phone: 01494 725711