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The Expert's Guide To Bridal Lingerie

Look and Feel Great

When the big day beckons, it’s time to pull out the big guns. We rounded up a comprehensive guide to the best of bridal lingerie, all courtesy of the experts at Brown Thomas

It's A Cover Up 

Getting camera-ready on the big day requires the right glam squad, and the perfect cover up to lounge in whilst getting ready. "There is a big trend toward special pyjamas for the morning of," says Group Buyer, Roslyn Ellis.

"Brands favoured by brides are La Perla, Bedhead Pajamas or Simone Pérèle at Brown Thomas. The majority of brides opt for practical solutions so you are comfortable and look flawless in your dress, and then something really special for that night or day after.

"Freebra and Fashion Forms offers an array of solutions to facilitate every kind of dress shape, from nipple covers and low back bra extenders to lift-it tape, which are great to have on hand for any bridesmaid’s emergencies too."

Silk Robe, €252, La Perla 

Solutions With Support

If your dress requires no straps to be seen, Roslyn can't stress the absolute importance of being fitted for the perfect strapless bra – to ensure you find the right size and shape, so it stays in place all day. Simone Pérèle is an amazing brand to have on your radar. 

Wish Convertible Bra, €89, Simone Perele

The Best of Briefs

From high waists to smooth sides, and roll-free waistbands, you can ensure VPLs are a thing of the past. Brands like Commando, Chantelle, Calvin Klein and Maison Lejaby are winners.

Oncore High Briefs, €69, SPANX

The 411

As with everything, finding your perfect bridal lingerie is made a lot easier by research; have a good idea of your dress style and what lingerie styles work best for you. Advice from the experts? Avail of the complementary fitting service Brown Thomas.

"Being fitted is one of the simplest and nicest things you can do for yourself, to feel good about your natural shape."

Silk Chemise, €126, La Perla

The Hero Buy

"Every bride should have some shapewear in her artillery to provide the perfect base.  Whether for Smoothing or something a little more targeted and shaping. Wacoal and Spanx offer an array of great pieces to fit all bridal needs."

"Spanx Skinny britches are ultra sheer and perfect under lightweight fabrics. Wacoal’s Beyond Naked collection offers silhouettes to suit all types of wedding dresses. All edges are free-cut, and soft and seamless against your skin."

Beyond Naked Thigh Slimmer Shorts, €78, Wacoal

Shop online at Brown Thomas or visit our Brown Thomas stores in Dublin, Limerick, Cork, Galway for complimentary fittings and expert advice on your bridal lingerie needs.

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