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Three Top Tips for Looking Your Most Beautiful on Your Big Day!

The season of love is upon us; spring and summer weddings are one of the sweetest delights that come with the beautiful weather. Whether you're getting married (one of the biggest days of your life!) or joining in witness of someone else's union, we get how important it is to get every little detail of your dress right. We've gathered a few insider tips that will make sure you get the perfect look for your big day.

1. Know What You're Wearing on the Day

Before you can pick out the right undergarments for your big day, you have to know what you're wearing! Don't shop for undergarments until you have a dress picked out. Know what you're wearing at the rehearsal dinner, reception or cocktail hour. Once you've tried on the dress and know how it fits, you'll know where you want shaping, smoothing or reinforcement. That's what you want to look for when you're shopping for your shapewear!

2. Pick a Piece with the Right Shape - and Shaping!

There's a huge range in wedding dress looks, cuts, and styles - and just like there's no universal style, there's no perfect shaper for every look or body. Instead, it's all about finding the right piece for your body and your dress on the special day.

If you're a full-figured woman looking for the best smoothing, support, and shaping, check out the Dominique Bridal Full-Figure Lace Torsolette or the Elomi Smoothing Bustier. The Elomi is comfortable and functional, while the Dominique transitions easily from under-the-dress to wedding-night sexy with the lace detailing.

Wearing a form-fitted dress and concerned about boning showing through? Take a look at the Le Mystere Bridal Seduction Bustier or the Felina Bustier. Both offer smooth, seam-free shaping with hidden stays.

Does your dress have a low back? Try the Va Bien Bridal Backless Strapless Molded Long Torso Bustier. The very low V-shape back is fabulous for backless dresses.

The point is that every dress is different, and every shaper is, too - so you need to find the right one for your dress and your body!

3. Make Sure You're Properly Fitted and Comfortable

Proper fit is critical in a wedding day shaper. A poorly-fitted shaper may not offer the support you want, or it may create unflattering back bulges or waist bulges around the edges. Even worse, a poorly fitted shaper may make you so uncomfortable that you're constantly tugging at it to adjust it, or you're so distracted by discomfort that you don't enjoy your special day!

So make sure that whatever you buy is comfortable enough to wear all day. Give it a good test by wearing it all day to work or while running errands in order to make sure the fit is good, and that it's comfortable. Start with our fit guidelines to find your size, and feel free to call us -1-866-352-4494- with any questions about bridal shapers - we want to make sure you look and feel your best on your (or your bestie's) big day!

Pictured, from left: Harlequin Tiffany Basque 5437, Elomi Smoothing Bustier 1231, Va Bien Bridal Backless Strapless Molded Long Torso Bustier 513, Le Mystere Bridal Seduction Bustiers 2355, Dominique Bridal Full-Figure Lace Torsolette 8949

Pictured, from left: Harlequin Tiffany Basque 5437, Elomi Smoothing Bustier 1231, Va Bien Bridal Backless Strapless Molded Long Torso Bustier 513, Le Mystere Bridal Seduction Bustiers 2355, Dominique Bridal Full-Figure Lace Torsolette 8949

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