The Mother’s Guide to Preparing for the Wedding: Shapewear

Shapewear for the Big Day

The big day is fast approaching and you want to look your best. Whether it’s your daughter’s, your son’s or your wedding day, you are determined to find a dress that will make you feel like a million dollars. You of course, turn to Teri Jon and fall in love with the perfect gown. But what to wear underneath? Do you need shapewear? What silhouette is best for the dress and more importantly, your body? You want to look great, but you also want to FEEL great. Shapewear can be confusing but luckily, we’ve partnered with Yummie, the leader in comfortable shapewear. Unlike other brands, Yummie is focused on enhancing a woman’s body rather than inhibit or restrict it. And you know we love that.

We sat down with Yummie’s Senior Designer, Madelyn Ulrich to clear up the shapewear confusion and help you pick the perfect pieces for your big day.

Comfort Is Key

You shouldn’t have to pull or tug on your shapewear. If you find yourself pulling constantly at a piece of shapewear, consider trying a different size. All brands run differently, so try getting measured or measuring yourself before selecting a size. Don’t be afraid to go up a size, you want to find something that is smoothing and comfortable, not something that makes it hard to breath!

No One’s Body Is Even From The Top Down

No one is perfectly symmetrical from the bust to the knee, so don’t be afraid to try two shapewear pieces, such as a bra and high waist shaping short  rather than a full body shaper. That way you can size each piece perfectly to your body.

There Are So Many Silhouette Options

Don’t feel like you are tied to a specific silhouette because that is what you’ve seen in magazines. Try different shapes and figure out what is most comfortable for you. If you don’t love wearing a thong, then try a shaping short. If you prefer a brief cut, there are options for that as well. The goal is to make you and the dress look great, but most important is that you are comfortable to dance the night away without worrying out your shapewear slipping or riding up.

We have more tips from Madelyn coming, including how to avoid the bra bulge and preventing visible panty lines. Stay tuned and follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay up to date on all things preparing for the wedding!

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