Planning a wedding is an exciting (if at times exhausting!) venture. There are so many different aspects of the big day to organize, including finding your perfect wedding dress and the right bridal lingerie to wear under it. Choosing the wedding lingerie set that works under your dress and suits your tastes and desires is not always simple. When Beauté Secrète attended the Salon du Mariage (Wedding Show) in Paris last February we spent our days chatting with brides-to-be, getting to know their needs and providing them with personalized advice on what bridal lingerie to choose. In this blog post we want to share to our best tips for buying wedding lingerie and let you in on the best selling French bridal lingerie that our customers love.

All of our bridal lingerie is available for purchase in our bridal boutique online.

Choosing the right type of bridal lingerie
First things first. What does your wedding dress look like? Your lingerie options will be completely dependent on the type of dress that you are going to wear on the big day. Here’s a quick guide that will help refine your search for the perfect bridal bra to go under your wedding dress:

What does the top of your dress look like?

  • Strapless: you will need a strapless bra or strapless bustier, no way around it!
  • Spaghetti straps: depending on the width of your straps you may prefer to opt for a strapless bra or bustier, however you may be able wear a bra with straps. Tip: buy a bra with removable straps and swap them for invisible (see-through) straps!
  • Halter neck: a good strapless bra is a good option, but if you prefer more support, select a bra with removable/changeable straps. You can change the straps to create a halter neck bra.
  • Capped sleeves, short and long sleeves: good news, you’ve got lots of choice!

What is the cut of your dress like?

  • Completely backless: you’re probably going to need lingerie accessories like an adhesive cup bra or cover ups, although – depending on dress – you may be able to use a bra converter band.
  • Backless with a criss cross: in addition to the ‘completely backless’ suggestions, you could try a bra with removable straps. Just change the configuration of the straps to create a criss cross at the back.
  • Short dress: you may want to stay away from a garter belt or stay ups… unless you want your in-laws to see them!
  • Long dress: the world is your oyster! Just be careful to select something that works under the fabric of your wedding dress.

What is the fabric like?

  • Silky and/or clingy: they key here is invisibility. Look for smooth bras and bottoms that won’t show under your dress. It’s probably best to avoid bustiers and garter belts as they may prevent your dress from lying completely flat. Shapewear is also a good option here – super flattering.
  • A little see-through: choose nude colors that match your skin tone and that won’t show up under your dress. Make sure you stay away from patterns.
  • Just about anything else: lucky you! There are so many options for you to try including bodysuits, bustiers, garter belts and stockings.

 

Our top best selling French luxury bridal lingerie

*** The Celeste line by Simone Perele ***

Celeste by Simone Perele

This elegant bridal lingerie collection has delicate touches of lace. The strapless bra (featured above) is our number 1 selling bridal bra. It provides a deep plunging neckline while delivering optimal support and smooth cups that work stay invisible under fabric. The bridal bustier is also a very popular item.

*** Crystal by La Maison Lejaby ***

Lejaby Crystal

 

Crystal by Lejaby is a very popular choice for future brides. The collection includes a beautiful strapless bra, basque and suspender belt. The intricate lace combined with sparkling Swarovski crystals give the luxury lingerie line a distinct romantic feel.

*** Winter’s Breath by Aubade ***

Winter Breath by Aubade

 

Winter Breath offers a touch of vintage glamour with flattering cuts and styles that will flatter the silhouette of any bride. The line offers an broad selection of items including a bustier (pictured above), a waist cincher with garters, a garter (pictured above), a gorgeous strapless bra and more.

*** Voluptuous by Lou ***

Voluptuous by Lou

 

Lou’s new Voluptous lines makes its debut this year and is sure to be a bit hit with brides. The collection is lacy and structured; its contemporary vibe will seduce modern brides who want something unique on their wedding day.

For more luxury French bridal lingerie suggestions, follow our wedding lingerie board on Pinterest! If you need more personalized support, contact us and we’ll help you find the bridal lingerie that’s perfect for your big day.