What to Wear Under Your Wedding Dress by Silhouette

May 4, 2022
What to Wear Under Your Wedding Dress by Silhouette

Photographer: Blair Marie Photography | Stylist: ASHn’ STYLING | Bridal Boutique: Blush and Raven

Once you’ve found your dress the next step is deciding what you need to wear underneath your dress. There are endless options out there that tend to make it confusing for what you might need. We’re here to help narrow down some options for you.

First thing first, what silhouette is your dress and how does it fit your body? We’ll break down the best shapewear and lingerie for your dress based on the silhouette. We also think that feeling beautiful and sexy on your wedding day from head to toe is important! Whether you’re wearing shareware or lingerie, we’ve found some beautiful options for every body type and dress silhouette!


A mermaid-style dress is fitted from the chest to the knee and flares out from there. Shapewear is a great option to wear under your dress as it will smooth out your shape without leaving any lines. The Super Power Short from Honeylove is a great option. It has targeted compression at your stomach, won’t roll, is sweat-wicking, and is bathroom ready. It can also be paired with a bra that works with your dress or if no bra is needed you’re good to go!

If shapewear isn’t what you’re looking for under your mermaid gown, we love this Mirage Strapless Bra and Thong from Thistle and Spire. It’s absolutely gorgeous with the peek-a-boo lace detailing and the removable straps allow it to work with different dress necklines.

The Queen Brief from Honeylove is another favorite shapewear option for your mermaid dress. It’s beautifully designed, won’t roll down, has hourglass compression, and is sweat-wicking. What more could a bride as for!


An A-line dress is a universally figure-flattering style. With its fitted bodice and A-shape skirt, it flatters all body types. Depending on your dress and neckline, a bra and some cute bottoms could be all you need! Why not opt for this beautiful and sexy Lily Embroidered Set from Fleur Du MalWe love the unique lace design and this three pieces ensemble is sure to make your other half very happy after that dress comes off!

If you’re looking for a bra that is body smoothing to your hip, a bustier may be the way to go. This Essentials Bustier from Felina is a fabulous option! It doesn’t have any boning showing, so it won’t show thru your dress. It gives you the ultimate support in your midsection and the demi push-up pads give you that great hourglass shape!


A trumpet dress is fitted thru the hip and starts to flair out about the mid-thigh. For a bride who wants to flaunt their curves, a trumpet silhouette is the perfect dress for you! This Suit Your Fancy Plunge Low Back Mid Thigh Bodysuit from Spanx is a great option for a trumpet silhouette gown. The plunging neckline, low back, and 5 way convertible straps make this shape ware perfect for a lot of different styles of necklines!

This Open Bust Shapewear Dress from Item M6 is another great option for a trumpet-style gown. This power mesh shapewear features an open bust that allows you to choose which bra you wear or don’t wear! There is also a built-in thong with a snap closure to ensure the shapewear stays in place and moves with you.

Ball Gown

A ballgown silhouette is all about volume and drama. A fitted bodice gives way to a super full skirt which accentuates your waist and hides your lower body. Depending on the neckline of your ballgown a bra could be all that you need for your dress! This Body Sculpt Strapless Bra from Felina is for the bride who needs support and may have a neckline that is plunging.

Wanting to do “something blue” a little different? We think this Bouquet Lace Bustier Top and Cheeky bottom from Fleur Du Mal in Pastel Sky is just the ticket. A bustier top is a perfect bra for a ball gown dress as it will give you the perfect shape under the bodice of your dress. Remove the straps to make it work with a strapless dress. You can even have your new initials monogrammed on your bustier or bottoms!


A slip dress is generally simple and classic and clings to the body like a glove. Choosing the right undergarments for a slip dress is very important and can often be tricky. You don’t want anything with texture as you’ll easily see it. This Low Back Shapewear Bodysuit from Item M6 is a great option as many slip dresses have a low back. It’s made from power mesh to give shape but is also breathable and gives you the freedom to move. The straps are also interchangeable to make it work with all different necklines.

This Seamless Bra by Nubra is another fabulous option to wear with your slip dress. This bra has self-adhesive cups and a center snap that provides coverage, shaping, and cleavage. You can wear a backless slip dress and still feel like you have great cleavage and coverage while not showing undergarment lines!


Wearing a jumpsuit for your wedding day is one of our new favorite trends that is here to stay! If you’re wanting a feel perfectly put together under that jumpsuit, this Suit Your Fancy Open-Bust Catsuit from Spanx is the answer! The catsuit is lightweight with the ultimate slimming effect. The open bust allows you to accommodate different necklines and there is a gusset for easy access to the bathroom!

We also love good shapewear that is meant to be seen! Pair this Sculpting Lace Shapewear Bodysuit from Pinsy with a stylish suit and you are one gorgeous bride! It’s made from power mesh and premium lace to give you the ultimate shape while still looking like you’re not wearing shapewear! 

Now that you’ve found undergarments for your wedding dress it’s time to start thinking about beauty! Check out this article on your beauty prep timeline for your big day!

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