Bridal Lingerie 101: Incredible hacks to looking flawless on your wedding day
A comprehensive guide of the perfect lingerie accompaniments to every outfit in your bridal wardrobe.
One of the most fun aspects of planning your wedding is undoubtedly the trousseau shopping. However, with so much time and energy being spent in finding the perfect outfits, many forget that the lingerie that you choose for your wedding, can make or break your look. Different silhouettes, designs and outfits, all need the perfect lingerie that won’t just make you feel comfortable but also look toned, taut and ready to turn heads.
Go bold with backless
Who doesn’t love the undeniable allure of a backless blouse or evening gown? Look glamorous and stay supported by teaming these with bras that have a transparent back-strap or those with multi-way straps that stay hidden below giving a braless look yet do a perfect job of holding the upper torso looking firm and elegant. A newer option is a stick-on bra that stays secure up front and gives you a flawless, unencumbered finish at the back.
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Dare to plunge
With Sabyasachi Mukherjee blazing the trail for Indian women of today to embrace and flaunt their beauty and curves, we have all grown to love deep plunging necklines. Most blouses come with sewn-in cups, but if you want to give them a miss, go for a low set bra with a plunging neckline that aptly enhances the cleavage to bring out the sexy diva within you.
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Nothing says glam like strapless
Have a brag-worthy décolletage? For the millennial bride who loves all things modern, team a strapless bra with your strapless gowns, off-shoulder, spaghetti or even sheer-neck styles to show off those super-hot clavicles.
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Shapewear is a blessing to anyone who wants to look nothing less than a celeb at their wedding function. And hey, so many famous celebs swear by shapewear too! It not only accentuates your natural curves for that perfect hourglass look, but it also hides any interrupting bulges or that muffin-top to smoothen it out and give you that shapely bod.
While picking your style, choose from a full body slip, a cami or tummy cinchers, based on the silhouette and fabric of your dress. Always remember to stick to skin tones or tones closest to your outfit.
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Tape up tastefully
A god-send for backless styles or plunging necklines, boob-tape is your answer to a perfect décolletage. This versatile item can separate and lift breasts for a supported push up look that stays in place all day long with medical grade adhesive. Though slightly difficult to remove, this celeb- approved option is great for long functions and is sure to give you a red-carpet worthy look.
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Stay smooth, stay classy
While wearing slinky fabrics such as satin and silk in light colors, especially in form-fitting silhouettes, pay special attention to any underwear outlines that may be visible. Always choose seamless styles for a smooth finish.
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Say no to peek-a-boo
Indian weddings include a ton of activities that require the bride to move around a lot. Be it dancing in your sangeet, or sitting down for your ceremony, specially bending down (several times!) to touch the feet of your elders. Managing a dipping neckline along with the added bulk of jewellery, dupatta and garlands can get quite tedious. Even if your blouse comes with attached cups, it is a good idea to stay secured with pasties and fashion tapes to avoid any mishap and enjoy your day to the fullest.
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Stay sophisticated in sheer
If you are wearing something slinky or sheer, it is of utmost importance to ensure to not make the mistake of contrasting your innerwear with your outfit, as it is highly susceptible to showing up in flash photography or against backlighting. Always try to match your innerwear to your skin tone which is the safest or the tone closest to your outfit, so that it looks like a part of the same.
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Accentuate those curves
Nothing beats the feminine allure and elegance of the hourglass silhouette that the classic Indian garment, the saree, creates. However, when wearing lighter, more flowing fabrics such as georgette or chiffon, a boxy old-fashioned petticoat can come in the way of the perfect finish. Switch them out for a fitted, shaping petticoat to achieve a clean finish and the perfect curvaceous look.
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