Two Philadelphia Lingerie Consultants on Wedding ceremony-Day Undergarments

ByLouise McGinnis

Oct 6, 2022

There’s all the time a lot speak about your Large Day apparel. However your undergarments are simply as essential as your robe or jumpsuit.


Your wedding-day look begins with the lingerie. / Illustrations by Rebecca Smith

Your wedding-day type doesn’t start with a ball robe; it begins with undergarments that present the inspiration in your look. Right here, two native lingerie consultants — Shaw Lewis of Anticipate Lace in Manayunk and Maddie Kulig of Madalynne Intimates in Brewerytown — aid you determine it out.

Have a Strong Base

Earlier than you finalize your Large Day look, get your undergarments so as, advises Lewis. It may be tough to seek out the fitting bra or panty for a selected gown, similar to strapless. So present up for try-ons ready. Kulig suggests bringing a seamless thong and bikini, padded and non-padded bras, a long-line bra that’s extra fitted, an adhesive bra, pasties — ­all of this: “You may fall in love with a gown, however you need to see the way it appears along with your undergarments. They may change the way in which it appears on you.”

Discover a Assist System

Irrespective of your bust measurement, you can don that plunging neckline or backless gown. Each Anticipate Lace and Madalynne Intimates are inclusive and cater to folks of all sizes; the previous sells bras from 30A to 42J, whereas the latter carries A to J cups and sizes extra-small to 4X. Lewis has low-back physique fits and presents day-of adhesive bra utility­ in-store — similar to getting your make-up­ accomplished. 

Suppose About Design

Material, construction — all of it performs an element. Take the t-shirt bra: As a result of it has extra material, it may spherical you out. An alternate, says Lewis, is a seamless lace-cup bra: “It’s a false impression that lace-cup bras don’t present as a lot help. Their development lifts the breasts up and holds them in place.” In the event you’re carrying a slip gown à la Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, Kulig suggests avoiding lingerie with texture and opting as a substitute for one thing made with a easy material, similar to microfiber.

Embrace Your Curves

No matter you put on, it comes down to at least one factor: “While you really feel good, you look good,” says Kulig. If shapewear makes you are feeling too restricted and such as you received’t be capable of dance, go for a bra-and-panty set. However when you suppose you’ll be capable of transfer round simply in shapewear all through the night time, go for it! And when you’re undecided,­ Anticipate Lace carries waist-cinchers and on a regular basis shapewear with out quite a lot of compression. 

Know Your “Backside” Line

That goes for underwear, too — until you need seen strains immortalized in your portraits. Straightforward cures: Put on a seamless panty, boy quick or thong in a nude shade, says Lewis. And, provides Kulig, sport one thing fairly however purposeful that may take you from the ceremony to the after-party. (You don’t need to be affected by a wedgie halfway by way of your first dance.) Save the extra elaborate intimates in your wedding ceremony night.

Good to Know

Madalynne Intimates in June launched a bra-and-panty set with a wider underwire for trans ladies. The bra has scalloped lace edges; the panties have a high-waisted silhouette. Discover them for $98 and $36, respectively, on the web site.

Printed as “Good Match” in the summertime/fall 2022 concern of Philadelphia Wedding ceremony.