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Bridal Lingerie (Vintage Inspirations)

Updated on October 17, 2015
"Bridal Trousseaux with Some Dainty Vintage Lingerie"
"Bridal Trousseaux with Some Dainty Vintage Lingerie" | Source

As a bride-to-be, the most important thing to work towards on your great day asides looking beautiful in your elegant wedding dress on the outside, is to feel soft and feminine on the 'inside' with nice lingerie befitting of a new bride.

Searching for and choosing bridal lingerie should be an important part of your wedding shopping plans and if you like the feel of the traditional, then you'll not be the only one that feels that way.

Though the trend of wearing vintage inspired undergarments has been on for decades, it' is still widely popular because of the timelessness of classic lingerie styles. Remember that most are like reproductions of the body-shaping silhouette-enhancing glamorous lingerie of the mid-20th century.

Typical examples are:

  • Plunging bras that lifts the bosom
  • Corsets that grip the mid-riff so tight, you get that delectable 'hour-glass' figure that fits in so well with most bridal gowns and dresses.
  • Back lace-up steel 'boned' corsets of the Victorian and Edwardian era
  • Waist cinchers
  • Basque
  • Garters/Stockings/Panties

A few of the above certainly seem uncomfortable and restrictive but they make your dress look even more sophisticated and becoming . . . the accentuated chest, nipped waist, and the strikingly curved hips, the smoothness of it all . . . is really worth the discomfort of a few hours.

Lovely Satin Bridal Lingerie
Lovely Satin Bridal Lingerie

Lingerie . . . For the Bride's Day

Vintage inspired corsets and basques for example, now serve as both inner lingerie and outer bridal wear. As inner wear, they serve more as figure slimming lingerie but as outerwear, they are the upper part of a wedding dress.

They come with front or back lacing, with or without steel or plastic ‘bones’. The great thing about back lacing though – it’s something lovely to look at besides the back of the brides heads during the wedding ceremony!

If you are planning to wear boned corsets, bustiers, or basques, it’s a good idea to try it on and ‘break it in’ before the big day. This is because if you don’t wear bustiers or have never worn such body-gripping vintage inspired lingerie that holds your stomach in and back straight up, you may find it hard to bend over. And that may become embarrassing!

If it comes with lace-ups, practice (with some help) the tightening of the laces. This will help you avoid clumsiness with the hooks and eyelets.

Another good reason to familiarise yourself with corsets is because it moulds itself to the body after it has been worn a couple of times. That way you can have them laced up a bit tighter on the wedding day if you so desire.

Vintage Inspired Lingerie - Bridal
Vintage Inspired Lingerie - Bridal | Source

. . . And Night

For the evening something out of the ordinary like a chic bridal corset worn over a beaded, embroidered, or sequinned long swirling skirt (or mermaid) skirt will look great for the after wedding party. And for something more conventional, wear a bustier over tailored trousers and an ornately embellished cropped jacket for a stunning evening look.

. . . And after the whole event, as night falls and the honeymoon ‘quarters’ beckon, it’s just you and your new husband. It’s a good thing to have picked up some nice sexy lingerie during your wedding shopping.

For that vintage inspired look, flaunt your figure in a curve-enhancing corsets with a pair of sexy suspenders intricately made from opulent fabrics in unique “demi-couture designs”.

This is your wedding night and you deserve to wear something special for that first ‘married night’. For something vintage inspired, wear . . . a lacy gown, a beautiful bra with lacy panties, garters and stockings, AND heels, something more risqué like sheer next-to-nothing nightwear, something with a hint of fantasy like ‘angelic fringed skirts, or gossamer-like baby-doll set.

Bridal lingerie is the first thing a bride puts on for the big day and the last thing she takes off at night, so ensure you choose just the right wedding undergarments that matches your theme.

Let your lingerie make it a wedding day and night to remember.

© 2009 viryabo

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    • IntimatEvolution profile image

      Julie Grimes 7 years ago from Columbia, MO USA

      Fantastic hub!

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      viryabo 7 years ago

      Thank you so much for the nice comment IntimatEvolution.

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      viryabo 7 years ago

      Hi LE, will visit now. I think we follow each other on Twitter. Nice to see you here.

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      CANDLE 7 years ago

      In life there are few truly memorable and unforgettable moments:

      First kiss, falling in love, getting married, consumption (as a result of tying the knot), digestion and excretion (9 months later) LOL!, parenthood (consequently).

      The sexy undergarments worn by the beautiful bride (now wife) must indeed leave an indelible mark on the groom's mind (now husband). The longing day and that voluptuously rewarding and fulfilling night must be forever etched (in stone) in the couple' memory.

      Excellent article on sexy wedding undergarments.

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      viryabo 7 years ago

      I Love your comments candle. LOL! Thanks for the visit. Oh to be able to go back in time and repeat the memorable moments.


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      Kath 7 years ago

      I wore a strapless bra, stockings, suspenders and a tiny g-string under my wedding dress. I like to wear sexy lingerie and have been wearing thongs and g-strings for years, so my underwear wasn't out of the ordinary.

      What I hadn't expected was how difficult it was going to be to get my dress on on the big day. I ended up getting my mother to help fasten it up, so she saw my bare bottom in my g-string before my husband did!

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      viryabo 7 years ago

      WOW! I'm laughing so hard, my ribs are cracking. I can imagine your mum's reaction.

      Sexy underwear IMO makes one feel so....i'm trying to find an appropriate word.....yes.....delicious!

      I absolutely love thongs and the no-panty line effect it gives. And they do look pretty don't they.

      Thank you so much for the visit Kath and i love your comments. I'm still smiling.


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      Bridal Lingerie 6 years ago

      Good choice, every bride on her wedding day wants to be perfectly glamorous, Luxury bridal lingerie is the base for that perfection. Thanks, Sessil.

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      Miss bridal bras  6 years ago

      Thanks for the information, I spent a lot of time looking for my bridal bras for my wedding day, it was very difficult for me choosing the right lingerie!!!

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      together4 5 years ago from France

      not very virginal, but can be a good surprise later for the husband.

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      Bella87 23 months ago

      Lingerie is a fantastic gift to buy your partner! Beautiful lingerie will make her feel loved and appreciated. Just make sure you select lingerie that not only you will love to look at, but that she will love to wear. I found a huge online store,, they have excellent clothing with high quality, good support and quickest delivery.

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      viryabo 23 months ago

      Thank you for visiting Bella87

      I appreciate your comment and shall check out vintage inspired lingerie at the House of Bride.

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