Everything You Need to Know About Bridal Shapewear

Almost every bride wears shapewear, but somehow, some people still act like it’s a secret.

But face it, once you’ve said yes to the dress, it’s time to do the same with the shapewear under the dress! Most women today opt for some kind of extra support under their bridal attire to feel extra secure, confident and picture-perfect on their special day.

Actually, not that many brides wear shapewear to feel slimmer or “tucked-in” - although nobody is complaining about that added bonus. The greatest demand for bridal shapewearcomes from the fact that most wedding gowns are made from not-so-forgiving fabrics. Believe it or not, it’s the number one option to avoid creasing and dimpling!

So here’s a little guide -based on our own team’s experiences- about everything you need to know about wedding dress undergarments to end your frustrations, from finding the ideal strapless bra, to picking the best shapewear for your wedding dress.


What wedding shapewear should you choose for your special day?

1 - Your dress is clingy and form-fitting

Does you dress cling to your body? Your best choice is high-waisted shapewear that will tuck your tummy and smooth you out. Look for shorts or body shorts to avoid VPL (visible panty lines).

If you are wearing a dreamy slip gown, then you will have to deal with that clingy silk. This type of dress is all about creating a streamlined look by wearing seamless shapewear. We just love Shapellx shaper shorts for these kinds of dresses, especially if they have a tummy compressing panel that is completely invisible under the sheer silky, clingy fabric.

Avoid shapers with seams or steel bones down the center to avoid any awkward looks. Trust us on this one! Shapellx Plus Size Bodysuit Shapewear | Ultra Conceal Compression Shaping Bodysuit

2 - Your dress is extremely form-fitting around the hips and thighs

Look for shapewear that’ll smooth everything out and free your mind from cellulite, creating the illusion of a smoother, slimmer silhouette. The key here is finding shapewear that will target your hangup areas, which will be at full display during your big day.

Two great options for this dress style are the Shapellx High Waist Shaper Shorts With Front Hooks

3 - Your dress is a bona fide bodycon dress

For this popular look, wedding dress shapewear plays a key role in slimming and smoothing under your dress, as it helps the dress slide over the entire body, contouring and accentuating your every curve. If you find that your dress isn’t embracing your body as you wish, then add an extra layer of shapewear under the dress. Our favorite here is the Shapellx Shaper Panty or any of the shaper shorts from our collection the Shapellx Shaper Panty Tummy Control Shaperwear Butt Lifter even has the lace to go with the big occasion!.