When every bottle of bubbles has been popped and the celebrations come to a close, you’re probably going to want to mark the end of your wedding day by slipping out of your dress and into something a little sexier.
Akin to saying ‘yes’ to the dress or deciding on the perfect pair of shoes, choosing your bridal lingerie is a wedding rite of passage that shouldn’t be overlooked. As you soak up the last hours of your special day together, that last thing you want to do is trade in your gown for a pair of old sweats.
As for whether or not you need to wear all white, Bras N Things Head of Product, Jessica Lauppe-Guy says it’s more than okay to buck tradition.
“I think it’ all about whatever makes you feel special,” she told marie claire Australia.
“A lot of brides lean towards white or a touch of blue as it is symbolic of a bridal look and gives them that quintessential bridal look and feel that you don’t get to wear often!”
While most people assume that ‘bridal lingerie’ needs to be worn underneath your wedding dress, that isn’t always the case.
As Lauppe-Guy explained, it’s all about the style of your dress and your personal taste. So, if you don’t want to wear your special lingerie during the nuptials or reception, you can always whip it out exclusively while on honeymoon.
“In our experience most brides need some kind of solution under their dress and a strapless bra, stick on accessories is most functional,” she explained.
“Especially with the trend towards low plunging necklines, backless and semi sheer gowns these days. However, the reception can often mean a second outfit and some lacey lingerie or the honeymoon is also a key event to buy some special pieces for.”
Whether you’re after a silky set to sleep in or something that will send your new husband’s jaw straight to the floor, well, that’s entirely up to you, but we’ve rounded up the best brands to shop, below.
The Best Bridal Lingerie Brands
Founded in London’s Soho in 1994, Agent Provocateur pioneered sexual empowerment and fearless femininity with their punk heritage brand. Here you’ll find intricate and detailed designs that push the boundaries of lingerie.
Known for stunning lace pieces on an affordable budget, Ann Summers has a specialised Bridal selection for those after traditional pieces. And, if you’re looking for something outside the box, they cater for your needs there, too.
A stalwart of unmentionable drawers across the country, Bras N Things has been a go-to for all forms of underwear and lingerie—including bridal—for years.
The epitome of luxury lingerie, French brand Simone Pérèle, creates stunning pieces with delicate lace, intricate embroidery and sheer detailing.
For Love & Lemons has been a favourite of the fashion set for its enchanting and feminine clothing. The same can be said for the brand’s lingerie line which is dainty, delicate and sensual—everything you could want for your wedding night.
Founded in 2019 out of a desire for high quality yet affordable lingerie that also felt comfortable for everyday wear, Chouchou is perfect for sensual bridal pieces that break the lingerie mould and can be worn throughout your wedding day with easy.
From power pieces and bondage to sensual floral embroidery and soft lace, there’s a bridal lingerie look for every kind of bride at Bluebella.
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