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Part 1: Big Tips for The Big Day – Wedding Season Styles and Shapewear Solutions

From bodysuits to leg slimmers, from mother of the bride or groom to wedding guest, choosing the right undergarments to wear is just as important as choosing your dress, shoes and jewelry. Many of us don’t think much about shapewear until a special occasion like a wedding pops up on our calendars. So when the time comes, we don’t always know how to approach the challenge of picking the proper underthings to give us the support, shape and comfort we need. What we all have in common is this: We want to get the best silhouette while keeping our underwear hidden safely and securely under our attire.

So, how can you pull off that lacy, formfitting dress? What do you wear under a dress with a tricky top? What shapewear helps address certain problem areas, such as your midsection? How do you choose shapewear that’s comfortable enough to move around in all day or night while keeping your assets in place? If these questions are making your heart rate go up a little bit, don’t worry! You’re not alone – and I’m here to help.

I’ve selected some of my favorite dress trends for the occasions you can expect to face this wedding season and matched them with the right shapewear, all available at HerRoom, to pull your whole look together.

If you’re looking for a fun and elegant dress, try a lace, knee-length dress with bell-shaped sleeves.

How can you pull this look off?

This dress fit and style presents a few underwear and shapewear challenges. First, if the dress has a sheer lace neckline with a lower back, a bra with straps probably isn’t an option – but if the material is light, it means you’ll want as much support up there as you can get. Secondly, if the dress hugs your curves closely, you’ll want something slimming to tuck you in and shape you in all the right places without being too binding.

This fantastic strapless bra is a red carpet and all-around favorite – as well as HerRoom’s best-selling strapless – with women of all ages, shapes and sizes. This bra is considered by many to be virtually wardrobe malfunction-proof. The full coverage, contour, seamless cups provide a rounded, natural silhouette. Silicone gripper elastic on the top and bottom edges of the sides and back help keep it in place. It also comes with attachable straps, which can be worn traditionally, crisscross back or on one shoulder.

This classic hi-waist thigh slimmer gives you extra control where you’ll need it most: in your tummy, hips, midriff and thighs. Because this dress is knee-length, you have a little extra flexibility to wear shapewear on your upper legs – and I suggest you take advantage of it! This is a great alternative to wearing a bodysuit, allowing you to pair it with a great bra!

TC Fine Intimates Hi-Waist Rear Lift Thigh Slimmer

Bridal shower

A belted, tea length dress with a belt can give you a great silhouette, no matter what size you are. Plus, you can have fun choosing light, fun colors and adorable detail.

How can you pull this look off?

Because this style has a belt that fastens right at the waist to give you a thin silhouette, shapewear that helps you pull in your waist and hips will give you an even slimmer middle. If you’re fuller breasted, you’ll want a bra to keep your breasts contained, slim your sides and reduce your bustline to avoid gaps between the buttons on the top.

Minimizer bras are perfect for full busted and full-figured women who need more control. This minimizer bra will minimize your bust while also providing shape and support. Pair it with the matching cotton brief panty for a soft, satiny finish. Add all-around shaping with a waist cincher featuring inner contour bands for shaping your waist, hips, back and derriere, as well as flexible spiral boning for back support. Finally, go for a touch of satin with Wolford satin thigh-highs. Thigh highs are sexy, and they reduce the amount of layering around your body. Not to mention, they’re less likely to run because you won’t have to pull them down for bathroom breaks. These are great to wear under your favorite skirts and dresses.

Rehearsal dinner

Every woman should have at least one elegant black cocktail dress. Show off your personal style with special touches like sheer sleeves, a boatneck, a low back or a slim waisted fit.

How can you pull this look off?

You’ll want something to shape your breasts and keep them lifted and in place all day or night, with a low enough back to remain unseen under your dress. With the formfitting, feminine shape of the dress, especially around your torso and waist, extra shaping and support would be beneficial.

This full figure longline bra is made with sheer fabric that gives you the shape you want without adding the bulk. It’s perfect for low-back, formfitting dresses. Flexible spiral boning and patented Powernet lining give you firm control and an extra slim shape. Pair it with the matching extra firm shaping brief panty to slim your tummy and shape you in all the right places. Try a black lace thigh high stocking with stay-up support to finish your look.

Whatever special occasions you have on your calendar this season, the supportive and flattering lingerie at HerRoom can help you conquer any wardrobe challenge you face.

More to come: Check back soon for Part II of Wedding Season Styles and Shapewear Solutions!

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