Underwear for the Wedding

There are some days in your life that you will never forget. Graduation. Your first kiss. Your first day at work. The day you moved out of your childhood home. These, and so many others (and not necessarily in that order), stick in your mind, for good reasons or for bad, and as far as possible you will want to plan them so that they can only be good.

If you asked a hundred people for an example of the “day you’ll remember for the rest of your life”, then a fairly high number will evoke their wedding day. It’s most important that you enjoy the time after your wedding day – you’ve gone through all this in order to share your life with this person, after all – but the day itself carries with it some reminders that you won’t be able to shake off.

What you want to remember about your wedding day is the look on your spouse’s face as you look into one another’s eyes, the pride on the faces of your friends and family, the first dance of your married life and – of course – the wedding night. What you really don’t want to remember is how your wedding underwear ruined your day by making you look stupid, feel uncomfortable or upsetting you in any manner at all.

Wedding UnderwearThe wedding dress is probably the most expensive garment you will ever buy, and given that you’re only going to be wearing it once (unless you have some fairly non-traditional views on marriage), the last thing you want is to be spending possibly a high five-figure sum on an item that ends up looking appalling or feeling uncomfortable. In fact, going beyond that, you want the outfit to look stunning and feel divine, and you want to look like a princess (a cliché maybe, but on this day of all days we can allow a cliché or two). For these purposes, it’s amazing what a difference good underwear can make.

Obviously, you’re not going to be hoping for people to spend the ceremony looking at your underwear. Well, you’re probably not, and if you are then I’d just like to say thank you for reading, Miss Anderson. The place of underwear in a wedding outfit is in more of a supporting role (please, pardon the pun, it wasn’t intentional). Let the underwear do the job of shaping your body and holding the line of your dress, so you and the dress can get on with looking sensational.

In these circumstances, if never in any others, it may be prudent to consider a Basque. All in one piece, you don’t have to worry about it wandering and embarrassing you. You will need to get the right size, of course. Make it too small and you could be remembering your wedding day as “that time I passed out from not being able to breathe. Make it too large and it will wander, distracting you from the day that should mean more than any other. Bridal Basques are a pretty popular choice, and a far wiser one than the idea I have seen mooted – the bridal thong. If ever there was a day to remain thong-free, it’s this one. Keep it classy, OK?