If you think a traditional bra will be the most comfortable option for you, but are worried about the band of your bra showing, you have more options than just altering your dress. You can also see if your seamstress could alter a well-fitting bra to work with the neckline and back of your dress. This is a great option for women who need more support but love the look of the bodice of their dress and don’t want to risk changing it. Wearing a bra, even if it’s not the sort you find the most comfortable normally can go a long way to make you more confident, especially if it offers some lift and shaping that suits your dress.
Many dresses will work with strapless bras — in particular, strapless longline bras are excellent for providing shape and work well with many silhouettes. If you’re cringing at the thought of a strapless bra, remember that the reason so many strapless bras are uncomfortable and don’t stay is because many women don’t wear the right size. Having the right size on should be much more comfortable.
If you prefer going the bra route, keep in mind that you’ll want to pick a bra that is the same color as your skin tone or as close as you can get. Most lingerie specifically marketed toward brides is white, but a bright white bra will show through some fabrics, even if it is white on white. A nude color that matches your skin tone is almost impossible to notice; if you fall in love with the look of a white bra, try it on with your dress in bright light and sunlight to make sure the bra doesn’t show through.
A wonderful strapless bra to consider when looking for a great bridal piece is the Curvy Kate Luxe CK2601 in Biscotti. The color blends right in with skin tone and the shape is absolutely beautiful. Luxe’s support and lift is unparalleled to most strapless bras on the market, and added bonus, this strapless is easy to wear! Curvy Kate really struck gold with their Luxe Strapless Bra.