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All About Choosing Shapewear for Your Sample Wedding Dress

All About Choosing Shapewear for Your Sample Wedding Dress

Some of us can agree that shapewear is a miraculous invention, providing considerable peace of mind when shopping for sample wedding dresses in Jacksonville. But is it necessary?

At One Love, we want to be perfectly clear that you totally don’t need to wear shapewear under your wedding dress. Your bridal consultant can help you find the most flattering fit. Plus, many designers sew support right into the dress, such as sewn in bras in the bodice.

Nonetheless, if you’re interested in shapewear, we share our best tips to nail your bridal look with comfort and grace.

Determine Where You Want to Target

Shapewear comes in all shapes and styles, with the singular goal of trimming the figure and smoothing lumps and bumps. 

Each is designed to target a specific area of the body, such as the thighs, waist, tummy, legs, etc. 

You might already know exactly what area of your body you want to target, and if not don’t be shy about talking it through with a shapewear rep. Even your bridal consultant can give you advice if you already have your wedding dress picked out. 

Bringing Shapewear to Your Bridal Appointment

You can totally bring your shapewear to your bridal appointment if you already have it! In fact, at One Love we recommend it. 

This gives you the opportunity to see how it looks in real-time, under a variety of different sample wedding dresses. Your bridal stylist can see it with expert eyes and also give you guidance.

For reference, here’s a quick overview of various shapewear and silhouette pairings that work well together:

  • Mermaid:  A body sculpting piece offers ample coverage, such as a high waist, bike shorts, and removable straps.  
  • A-Line: Mesh panels tighten the tummy and waist. An underbust bodysuit is also adequate to tighten the waist while allowing you to wear the bra of your choice. Princess: A fitted bodice, calls for a high-waist brief to trim the tummy area.
  • Backless, Lace, Plunging Neckline: Shapewear can be tricky when you’re wearing a dress with sheer fabric or less fabric. Skin-colored briefs are a non-conspicuous choice to keep that sensual allure while providing the coverage you need.

Courtney L.One Love Bridal Outlet

Courtney L.

June 6, 2023


One Love Bridal Outlet
1171 Beach Boulevard, Suite 104, Jacksonville Beach, Florida 32250