Shapewear Solutions for your Picture Perfect Wedding Day


What goes under your wedding dress is just as important as the dress itself.

Whether low-cut, strapless, backless or figure-hugging we’ve got you covered with these shapewear solutions.

Shapewear is perfect for smoothing over any lumps and bumps to give you that extra little bit of confidence in your wedding dress. It may not be the sexiest of choices (you can change into that later!), but in order to look and feel your best in your dress it’s a wedding day essential.


Fashion Forms Seamless U-Plunge bra is perfect for plunging necklines. It has padded cups that sculpt and define the bust. Choose from nude or clear detachable straps that can be worn four different ways – strapless, conventional, halter or cross-over. The fact this bra has straps is a plus point! There is nothing worse than constantly having to readjust a strapless bra!

Low Back

The Spanx Suit Your Fancy low back mid thigh smoothing body has a low back with removable clasp for versatility if you need it to accommodate a lower back dress. It also has a plunge U-neck to accommodate low-front styles, adjustable, multi-way straps and a clean-cut leg for an invisible finish under body sculpting dresses.


Made to order, the ‘invisible’ Amy seamless shapewear bodysuit from Ender Legard has underwired soft cups (non padded) and tanga-style briefs so is ideal as wedding/bridal underwear for all super slinky backless dresses. This bodysuit provides squeeze-free contour shaping from smooth, breathable jacquard mesh that hides any trace of a visible panty line. Straps on all Ender Legard bodysuits are interchangeable so you can swap out the supplied fabric straps for clear silicone or spaghetti straps as required. You can even customise the strap position to change from a standard ‘over the shoulder’ strap configuration to either a cross-over or racer-back look to suit your dress.


Offering unrivalled body-shaping control, this strapless body shaper from the exclusive Magicwear™ range at M&S is perfect for under strapless dress A-line wedding dresses. It will shape an enhance you figure, flattening your tummy, smoothing your hips and lifting your bottom, for a signature hourglass look. It may cut at the top of the top of your leg, so not so good under thigh skimming or body skimming, silky dresses. With padded support and removable straps, it is highly versatile too. We guarantee this could be one of the best shapewear solutions for an elegant off the shoulder gown.

Thigh Skimming

This thigh-length panty from Wolford is made from a soft, slightly sheer tulle that seamlessly sculpts the stomach, hips, bottom and thigh areas. The comfortably flat waistband ensures a perfect fit  and the seamless waistband and hems mean this is perfect for figure skimming column dresses in a lightweight silk or satin fabric.


1. Good bridal underwear should be invisible! So stick to nude, of which there are many variations to suit your skin colour. Check out brands such as Wonderbra and Skims for shapewear solutions.

2. Many bridal gowns, especially slinky sheath silhouettes, require smooth, seamless knickers and bodysuits. Keep lace and pretty adornments for the wedding night and honeymoon.

3. Even if your strapless gown has a boned bodice, if you have a fuller bust you might still need the added support of a strapless bra.

4. Bear in mind that last-minute weight changes can significantly affect how lingerie fits.

5. Shop for your bridal underwear once you’ve found your dress and prior to your first fitting so that you can take it with you to check it is suitable.

6. Don’t be afraid to go up a size in knickers and book a professional bra fitting. Wearing the correct size makes ensures a beautiful silhouette.

7. Do a trial run in your new lingerie or shapewear around the house to get an idea for how it feels. This allows you to address any uncomfortable issues before the actual day.

8. Good quality shapewear can be expensive, but it is worth the investment.

Make sure to check out our online wedding directory for all suppliers near you!

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