Shapewear essentials for brides to be
Essentials Seamless Hidden Wire Bustier by Felina
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Long gone are the days of picking up a basic strapless or longline bra to wear under your wedding dress. It's important that the bra you wear is both supportive and comfortable and hides beneath the gown—your wedding day is not the day to have peek-a-boo straps.
The most popular wedding neckline is strapless and unfortunately, without the right bra, your boobs can look either flat as a pancake or take on the dreaded uniboob effect, says Jené Luciani, author of The Bra Book. To ensure that you can clearly see the separation of two breasts, without showing too much skin, Luciani recommends the Essentials Seamless Hidden Wire Bustier by Felina. This supportive underwire bustier has graduating padding for natural looking enhancement and boning on the sides and back for added support. Available in both white and nude, $69, barenecessities.com.
Spanx Chantilly Lace Thong
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Bridal lingerie tends to be lacey, and this Chantilly Lace Thong from Spanx is both frilly and functional. The high-waist undies smoothes the stomach and minimizes love handles and will lay flat and smooth under clothes. Available in black and white. $88, spanx.com.
The Awards Ceremony Seamless Plunge Bustier
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Brides wearing a deep V-neckline should look for a bra that also features a V-neckline so their undergarments remain under their dress. The Awards Ceremony Seamless Plunge Bustier accommodates both a plunging neckline and cinches in the tummy, says Luciani. Available in white or black, $69, fredericks.com.
Spanx In Power Super High Footless Shaper
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A staple of many women's wardrobes, Spanx's In Power Super High Footless Shaper is the perfect hosiery to slim and smooth the tummy, thighs, and rear. Hitting right below the bustline, so you won't have to worry about a visible panty line, this lingerie drawer essential is great for both tight-fitting gowns such as mermaids as well as flowy sheaths. $28, spanx.com.
Sassybax Very Bare Backless Bra
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For wedding gowns with an open or very low cut back, Luciani suggests Sassybax's Very Bare Backless Bra. The silicone adhesive on the top and bottom of the cups will hold the bra in place as you dance the night away. Available in nude, $78, bareneccessities.com.
Spanx Simplicity Booty-Boost Short
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Add a boost to your booty with Spanx's new Simplicity Booty-Boost Short. In addition to having a "naturally" round rump, brides can add butt-lets to add to their "cheek" size. Mesh panels help flatten the waist and smooth love handles. Available in black and nude. $69, spanx.com.
The Torsette Body Briefer
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Looking for something to shape your whole figure? The Torsette Body Briefer will help eliminate bra bulge and shape your waist while taming your tummy and back. Made specifically for plus-size women. Available in sizes XL – 4X, in black or nude. $39.90 - $43.90, onestopplus.com.
Miss Oops Chicken Cutlets
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Regardless of whether your wedding gown has a built-in bra or you picked one up at the lingerie department, Miss Oops Chicken Cutlets can give your girls an added boost. The silicone half moon-shaped items work wonders for your cleavage, says Luciani. And can be used long after the wedding day.