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Wedding Lingerie: Types and Styles

For every bride to be the one thing that she holds dearest to her is undoubtedly her bridal dress or ball gown especially if it is all frothy and lacy. However the work that goes into having the perfect wedding trousseau doesn’t stop there. Wedding lingerie forms an integral part of the plethora of bridal fineries that makes a complete trousseau.

Now, it might seem an easy task to accomplish with all those countless choices available at your local lingerie stores. Again, you don’t have to scream Victoria’s Secret every time you change into any one item of your bridal trousseau. What should you keep in mind that the fit should be perfect without tugging or pulling.

A bride’s range of lingerie consists of not only brassieres and knickers but other bridal wedding lingerie items such as corsets and basques. Let’s read a few lines more about these two items.

  • Corsets – If you want a dramatic look in terms of body shaping then a corset might be the answer for you. The back of the corsets have laces that are flexible enough to tighten the dress when the bride puts it on. The dramatic look is given by the fact that corsets have a stiff frame. Thus, brides can give themselves an illusion of a slimmer waistline especially for full figured brides. Corsets have underwire cups that are built in to give full support and push breasts up, similar to a push up bra. However, corsets can be a bit uncomfortable to brides due to their stiffness.
  • Bridal Basques – Another common option in terms of wedding lingerie are basques. They come with hooks as well as eye fastening that can be fastens at the back. The technique is similar to a bra. Unlike corsets that are stiffer, basques offer a more gentle shape. Restrictions in terms of movement are lesser so a bride feels more comfortable in a basque.  Not only that, basque are great in terms of supporting and shaping of the breasts unlike corsets that tends to push them up. They are available in many shapes and sizes and at the same time enable different levels of shape and support.

Bustier, brasselette, torsolette and corsolette – These items as wedding lingerie are not mentioned above but the list will be incomplete without mentioning them. A bustier is nothing but a basque at its shortest form. It reaches till the ribcage and thus provides a little support that can be subtle. A braselette is generally not recommended for brides with fuller figures. It comes down till the waist and looks great on petite or slimmer brides. On the other hand, a braselette differs from a torsolette by the fact that it comes down till it reaches the top of the hips. It can be great for overall shape since it gives a nice shaping to the hips, waist and of course chest. The last one is the corsolette that is great for slimmer as well as full figured woman since it provides complete body shape and reaches the hips all the way from the breasts.

Well, our list of wedding lingerie ends here. However, bridal lingerie is not limited to only these. You can have your own trial and error sessions but of course prior to a few days before the wedding. Again, it doesn’t have to be as elaborate as these. Who knows, a simple bra might do the trick for you.

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