We have seen countless undergarments over the years whilst crafting gowns for brides and we know how it can be a bit of a drag finding the right pieces to go under your gown, yet it is so important for the final look. We've literally had brides bring in bags full of styles to try so we've seen all types. The biggest problem is the seams on the undergarments plus where the straps sit if required plus comfort.
So we've made it easy with this concise list of undergarments that we KNOW work well for lots of brides and also have advice on what suits different shape bodies and with different styling plus we've added direct links so you can purchase from your own home. Still bras should always be tried on as sizes vary considerably from brand to brand..
We recommend aquiring these items when you are seeking a gown for best results and to have your bra organised for the measure of your gown. Also buy any seamless briefs a little larger to stop the top digging in especially if they are lower cut. If you can find briefs with a higher waist particularlyif your gown is waisted these work so much better.
Remember nude is always best and you can always slip into something a little prettier before your new husband sees!
Brand: Fine Lines Refined
Description: 6 Way Low Cut Strapless
Sizes: Suitable for smaller busts available in
Brand: Fine Lines
Description: 6 Way Strapless Convertible
Sizes: Suitable for fuller bust to size
Product Code | Y441S
Material |Nylon / Elastane
Country | Designed in Australia. Made in Indonesia.
Sizes |10B to 18DD
Our Advice: The thick ridge along the top edge can be an issue as it can show through the layers of your gown on some dresses but we still find this the best and most comfortable bra for our curvier clientele. This also has the adaptable straps which allows us to create a beautiful back on your gown as many straps on bras are clunky and too close in to the centre back.
Brand | Kmart
Product Code | Lightweight Adhesive Bra Cup
Sizes | A B C D
Adhesive bra cups are designed to give you a natural contoured perky and allowing you to have no strap at the back . These silicone adhesive cups stick to your body without straps giving you the coverage of a bra without ruining your outfit.
- Front clasp giving you additional cleavage and 'perkiness'.
- Soft lightly padded cups are seamless giving you a smooth and natural silhouette.
Suitable for smaller busted brides who want a low back but want a little more "Omf" up front
You want a low back gown but also want lift with no bra straps. These work amazingly and are great from lift without adding any additional volume!
Brand: Brand: Bras N Things
Description: The Magician
Description: Adhesive Underbust Stickers
Size: Up to DD
WARNING: If used incorrectly may cause skin irritation and they don't suit clients with busts over DD
Also here's a great little video on how best to put them on as it can be a real art: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUNXIQUnSi4
Description: Adhesive Silcone Stick on bra also known as Chicken Fillets
Size: Suits small busts such as A and B
For SMALL BUSTS and if you want a low back gown but also want lift and extra boost with no bra straps. These work amazingly and are great for squishing what bust you have together to look fuller. We can't suggest anywhere in particular to purchase them
Brand | Target
Style| No Show Boy leg with silicone edging to prevent ride -up
Description | Ladies Brief
ADVICE: Not as good as their previous seamless styles but work under styles with multiple layers.
Description: Control Short
Code: CC113 TNU
Colour: True nude
Suitable for: Waisted styles
ADVICE : Can't buy in Australia but are really good for slinky satins styles but only have a gentle pull in but win on the seamless front.
Description: Mid-Thigh Short
ADVICE : Very lightweight control. Good for a soft smooth seamless look
Brand: Nancy Ganz
Description: Backless Jumpsuit
ADVICE : A great soft smooth look for backless gowns like our slinky silk Belinda gown however this style does have seams at the sides that can show through the silks . It features adjustable straps and we find for best bust lift and invisible strap results they work best clipped to the underbust area not the back as pictured.