I am at the age where everyone I know is either getting married or having babies. As a result, I get asked about wedding lingerie and where to find it a lot – at least once every two weeks. When most people get married their mind turns to shapewear but I think that no one should feel like they are forced to wear shapewear on their big day. If you’re dreaming of something less industrial and more romantic, there are lots of great options out there.
Read on to find out about some of my favourite bridal looks for plus-size brides!
Longline strapless bras
If you do want a little bit of shapewear and serious support then this type of bra is a great option. These bras are classic and beautiful but also come down almost to your waist so you get some shaping all the way down. They also come in a huge range of cup sizes and band sizes, so it’s easy to find one that gives you a good fit.
Remember that above all, your wedding lingerie should be comfortable! If you can’t dance or eat in it then don’t buy it.
Long gowns and robes
There are lots of vintage style robes and long gowns out there now at all kinds of prices from budget to luxurious. These can be a great look for everything from a bridal boudoir shoot to your honeymoon getaway, so buying one can be a useful investment. Many of them are generally stylish enough that you can wear them over and over, so pick something you really love and treat yourself!
Vintage style slips
It’s hard to find vintage slips if you’re plus-size, but vintage style slips are everywhere these days. Plus-size mall stores and online stores can be good sources, but your local thrift or consignment store can also have some surprising treasures.
Fashion bras in white
Many white and blue fashion bra sets make great bridal lingerie. These have the added bonus of being wearable after your big day as well as pretty, so they’re great if you’re more practical or on a budget. Think outside the box for this option since the range of plus-size fashion bra retailers covers a lot of ground right now.
Remember that ‘bridal’ as a look is only defined by what it means to you, not what it looks like in the media or to others. Want to go for that stealthy skull and roses bra? Go for it – it’s your wedding day!
Modern stretch lace options
Lace is always bridal, but we tend to think of it as stiff and uncomfortable. Embrace the modern age of comfort with gorgeous stretch lace options. There are tons of beautiful bralettes and chemises out there that are breathable, comfortable, and bridal.