How to pick the best lingerie for your wedding dress

It'll be a life changer

bridal lingerie

It'll be a life changer

You’ve said yes, been fitted for the wedding dress of your dreams and booked the band... but what about lingerie? Picking the perfect underpinnings to set off your gown can seem like a daunting task.

Lingerie plays a huge part in your wedding, as it determines how your dress will both look and feel. Your underwear should work with your dress to give you all the support you need, accentuating your assets, making you look sleek and sensational from morning and noon to night.

But worry not, we got the expert at Ultimo to give us the lowdown on how to help pick out the best bridal lingerie for your big day...

The best underwear for a backless wedding dress

If you have chosen your dress already, consider its style and shape - is it structured with built-in support, bones, or a corset? Or is it silky and slinky? A slinky dress can call for a bit more thought in terms of lingerie. Look out for a low back strapless bra, and pair it with our amazing high waist knickers to give you a super sleek silhouette and avoid unsightly lumps and bumps. It’s advisable to avoid heavily embellished undergarments as these can show through the fabric, detracting from your look.

The best underwear for a strapless wedding dress

A strapless wedding dress will require a strapless bra, so try Ultimo’s Multiway Strapless bra. With its ‘wear five ways’ strap solutions, it will accommodate a plethora of styles from halter neck to asymmetric or removed completely.

The best underwear for a fitted dress

No bride wants a visible panty line on her big day. That kind of activity is highly impractical, so make time to find the perfect pair of pants. If your dress is figure hugging, the only option is seamless briefs to banish VPL - it will make your derriere look picture perfect.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.