by Emma Crossick
Your wedding day is possibly the most important day of your life and as every bride knows even the tiny details should be perfect – from the moment he pops the question right up to the wedding day itself and beyond, you want everything you plan to be just right. While organising a wedding, arranging a honeymoon and thinking about the all-encompassing wedding dress feature high on your list – it is of course, imperative that what you choose to wear underneath, namely your bridal lingerie is spot on as it will make a difference to your overall look, not to mention how you feel on your big day.
Je Te Veux Lingerie Boutique would advise that when going wedding dress shopping, every time you try on a dress do bear in mind what you will need to put on underneath. Good wedding dress couture boutiques will guide you according to various factors, the shape of the dress you fall in love with and your own figure also your under garments will vary according to how your dress is constructed. By that we mean some wedding dresses already have built in corsetry meaning you may not need to invest in a bra or a corset yourself but you will still need to buy dreamy knickers, good quality tights or hold ups not to mention suspenders but beware of show-through particularly if you have a fitted style in mind. While mentioning tights or hold ups do purchase at least two pairs to take into account potential laddering and catching on the day and take a spare pair to your fittings to check for show-through if your dress is slinky or lightweight.
If your dress does need lingerie corsetry underneath then it is paramount that you buy the right type of garment for your shape and figure. This is when you will definitely need to visit a reputable Lingerie Specialist such as Je Te Veux in Hitchin. Our Lingerie Experts are very knowledgeable in bridal lingerie and we will fit you properly, taking into account your back size, the type of dress you have chosen and the look you want to achieve. We will also show you how to get into your corset properly as there is an art to making sure it sits in the right place. Of course, there are various styles too dependent on the final look you want to achieve – if you wanted a particularly voluptuous style it is important to get perfect support, you don’t want to cause any upset out of your dress on the day! If your dress is a waisted style then you want to get a neat, even look with no fabric rumpling. It is vital that you are fitted and it is just as important to take your corset or bra with you to every dress fitting to make sure that the end result is perfectly breath-taking.
Shapewear is another option if you want to slim parts of your body down and enhance others. This is a great way of ensuring your figure is smooth and neat if you are wearing a fitted wedding dress. Again, we cannot stress the importance of learning how to put on shapewear, if purchased in the wrong size or shape it can ruin your dress not to mention your day as it will be decidedly uncomfortable if in the wrong place. There is an art to wearing shapewear, a skill in how to put it on so do trust us and make an appointment if you think this is the type of lingerie you need for your wedding day. We have various styles from the Wolford Nature Forming Dress to the Wolford Mat de Luxe forming string – ideal partners for strapless designs.
As far as the collections available at Je Te Veux for luxury bridal lingerie – remember, it is your big day, it is more than extra special, you as the bride need to feel absolutely sensational from inside out which means no expense should be spared. If there is ever a time to invest in beautiful, quality lingerie it is now.
Our Antigel Drape Delice range has a selection of feminine ivory lingerie complete with a garter too. The brassieres come in padded underwire or half cups; there are also G strings, shorties and thongs not to mention a suspender belt too. This is deliciously simple, elegant and supportive yet never compromising on good looks.
For soft and dainty lingerie – guaranteed to last beyond the wedding too, the Empreinte Jasmine Natural range has delicate lace detail and is oh so pretty, with a suspender belt, brief, demi bra and even a shorty or you could choose the Irina range with its exquisite elegant lilac trims and it is divine to the touch as well as to wear. Gossard Femme Fatale is designed with brides in mind; the strapless bra has appealing feminine styling and can be worn under most bridal styles. It is also gently padded for good shape and has sublime sequinned embroidery, if you love a little bling this will work nicely. The range comprises of a suspender belt and thong too.
If you are looking at corsetry or basques then the Lisa Charmel Romantique Desir range is the one for you as are the matching fancy stockings – this is a superlative bridal range and is fanciful as it is seductive, made out of the finest Guipure lace and supreme silk. It is the haute couture of bridal lingerie and the range comprises of a G string, brief garter, bandeau bra, suspender belts and shorty. The bra and the basque are designed to give you superb support and shape.
If you want good quality stay ups which do what they say – stay up all day and all night then do ask us about our Gerbe Ethnic colours stay ups which come in white (among other colours) and natural, they give the illusion of a natural bare leg and are 15 denier appearance and are comfortable to wear which is important as you will be in them all day and night. This removes the need for a suspender belt, perfect for straight or fitted silhouettes.
So at Je Te Veux we would suggest you find your perfect wedding dress, discuss with the boutique in question the lingerie that is required to ensure the dress is breathtaking throughout and then book in an appointment at our Hitchin Lingerie boutique so we can organise the perfect bridal lingerie for you to look, feel and be a show-stopping bride.
For more information call us on 01462 433 211 and one of our experienced, knowledgeable Lingerie Specialists will do everything to make sure your visit is enjoyable, or do pop in next time you are passing.
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