Bra Fitting for your Wedding Dress: Tips from Lisa Cole on your Special Day
Spring marks the beginning of celebration season. Many of you might be planning the perfect wedding happening this spring or summer. The dress, the bridal party dresses, the flowers and the location are common priorities from brides-to-be. But one of the forgotten items when wearing your dream gown is the “right bra.” As an expert fitter (who has worked with women for red carpet and special occasion apparel solutions), I am amazed at how many times someone buys the wrong bra prior to a major event like a wedding. Typical 911 style emergency phone calls have been, “help, my bra straps are showing!” or “help my bra just doesn’t fit!” Let’s face it, all eyes are on The Dress when you’re walking down the aisle, and you don’t want a strap misplaced. You can have your dream gown and the perfect bra underneath, I promise.
I am so impressed with Leading Lady’s new Front Closure Racer Back Underwire Bra (5415). The style provides comfortable straps (yes!) and the front closure provides accommodates low plunges for dresses that have an open neckline in front. The straps will not fall off your shoulder, helping you to look and feel confident all day. Who wants to struggle with bra straps on a special day? As I tell my clients, your bra should go on once, and you should never think about it again. The right style and size will help you achieve this and more.
If you’re looking for wirefree bra options and the color white to work with your gown, one of my other favorites is the Leading Lady Molded Padded Seamless Wirefree Bra (5042). Ideal for full figure/full fit clients who need added support underneath it all without underwires. This bra is available in “D” to “H” cup sizes and ideal for someone who is looking for full coverage support in her gown, no jiggling or bouncing. The seamless back gives you a flawless fit, taking the fear of having “back bacon” aka back flab away. From first dance to last, feel completely at ease in your gown with the help of this Leading Lady bra.
Looking for all-over shaping solutions? I recommend shapewear for a total slimming solution. A high waist brief with legs or without is my recommendation underneath your gown. The brief goes right to the base of the bra. It’s also comfortable and does not require a struggle to get in and out of under your dress.
Bridal Fit Advice: Always go bra shopping at least a month prior to your wedding. In addition, having the right bra size helps your seamstress with alterations—get a bra fitting before your last dress fitting. You don’t want to have any surprises when preparing for your special day. Taking pictures while feeling uneasy is NOT a confidence booster for any bride. Your bra style and fit can enhance your dream dress. Encourage your bridesmaids to do the same. Enjoy your special day in style and with the right bra fit solutions.
Lisa Cole is the Founder/Fit Expert of StyleFitSolutions.Com. She provides advice on all aspects of style as it pertains to bra fit and body confidence solutions for women. She is a speaker and hosts private events around the country.
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