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What’s Underneath Counts?

Recently a bride-to-be contacted me, panicking about bridal underwear.  She didn’t know where to begin and couldn’t find any advice, so naturally Penny’s Wedding got to work to help save the day.

I get a little baffled by the number of brides who spend a small fortune on their wedding underwear, especially when they are quite likely not to wear it again.  Doesn’t it feel like you buy lots of amazing things for your wedding day, yet never use them again?  It doesn’t have to be that way.  Anyway, I digress.  Let’s get back to the pants.

Of course it’s an important issue because you want to feel your best, however on this occasion, I feel you should choose comfort and practicality over style and ‘sexiness’.  The only thing you need to remember when shopping for your underwear is to choose something you are familiar with.  If you are used to wearing delicate, dainty, lace basques or corsets, and you’re comfortable in those, then go for it.  If you’re a t-shirt bra and Bridget Jones pants kind of lady, then stick to it.

There’s only one person who will see your undergarments and 99% of the time, he won’t even notice if it’s new!

We’ve done a little bit of Internet shopping (tough life hey!) and bought you a couple of our favourites.

Charnos, Belle basque at Figleaves, £58

This sexy, basque by Charnos comes complete with detachable straps.  Featuring underwired, lightly padded cups styled in satin jersey, it is embellished with opulent floral embroidery and adorned with a bow.  A sultry tie back fastening to finish.

Simone Perele at Figleaves, bra and shorts £100

Simone Perele has styled this bra in semi-sheer floral lace, giving a scalloped edge at the cleavage and band.  With twin satin straps, it has sling support in the cups and is adorned with a central bow.  It fastens with two hooks at the rear.  Simone Perele shorty is styled in semi-sheer floral lace. Embellished at the thighs with feminine scalloped edging, it is adorned with a bow at the centre of the low rise waistband.  Full coverage is given behind.

Charnos, hourglass corselette at Figleaves, £45

Hourglass corselette by Charnos, perfect for creating a sexy and sultry silhouette.  In a smoothing and supporting design, with underwired moulded lace cups, lace central panel and frilled straps.  The sultry look is completed with detachable suspenders.

Wonderbra, ultimate strapless bra at Figleaves, £36

Wonderbra have restyled their popular revolutionary Strapless bra with lace overlaying the smooth, comfortable cups.  Designed to stay in place whatever you’re doing, the moulded, hand shaped structuring lifts the cleavage.

Gossard, Ooh la la Corselette at Figleaves, £59

Be a Femme Fatale in the Ooh La La Corselette from Gossard.  In stunning, vintage lace, this piece features underwiring, cups with removable padding and optional, adjustable straps and suspender attachments.  This corselette fastens with a zip.

Penelope x x