Marketing Manager Suzanne is getting married in June and gives us her top tips on finding bridal lingerie for the big day. Here is her luxury bridal lingerie edit…
“Since getting engaged last August I have never thought more about my lingerie trousseau.”
Despite working for top lingerie brand Fleur of England, my lingerie draw was in need of a major overhaul to be wedding and honeymoon ready. All brides-to-be out there – don’t underestimate how special some exquisite designer lingerie can make you feel. Build perfect luxury lingerie into your wedding budget. After all, it is the foundation on which to build your perfect wedding look on.
For the actual wedding day obviously it is all about the cut of the dress. Now I can’t speak too much about my own choice of dress as it is top secret, but here are some top tips for selecting lingerie for the day.
For the strapless gown
Strapless wedding gowns are still very much in vogue. They often have sewn in cups, so you may not need a bra at all. So then it is all about the bottoms you choose. At Fleur of England briefs are never overlooked. Fleur is an expert at drawing the eye with stunning ‘look again details’. And the briefs and bow tie briefs are no exception. If you have a full skirt you can definitely wear bow tie briefs. Here are my three favourite super-special briefs that will make you feel like a princess on the big day…
from left to right – the Forever bow tie brief with bespoke embroidery panel and soft ruching in silk georgette and luxurious silk ties, the Esme bow tie brief can be your something blue with its dramatic Italian lace, and my original love – the bestselling Jasmine brief with stunning nude tulle and bespoke embroidery for an organic barely-there look. (I would recommend you order this style now for any impending weddings as it has a tendancy to sell-out as soon as we put it back on the website).
For the lace sleeved wedding dresses
The British Royal Wedding of Will and Kate, has inspired a new trend of wedding dresses with lace sleeves and overlays. The world watched to discover that the Duchess of Cambridge had chosen a stunning dress designed by Sarah Burton, creative director for Alexander McQueen, which combined tradition and modernity. The Victorian inspired corset with a long full skirt and Chantilly lace were pure sophisticated femininity. For a dress such as Kate’s, a bra with straps would work.
If you aren’t looking for padding the Snow Queen lace cup balcony bra is luxurious perfection. The opulent French leavers lace has gold thread woven through it, so it will shimmer and shine. Combined with purest ivory silk and 18 carat gold plated rings and slides, this bra will make you feel treasured on your wedding day. For a dress with a plunging neckline, consider a softly padded plunge bra – the new Forever plunge gives great uplift and shape with underwiring and a pretty embroidery trim.
As important as what beautiful bridal lingerie to wear on the wedding day, is what lingerie to take on honeymoon. Here is the all important honeymoon edit.
For the sea and sun…
For a typical hot honeymoon, soft romantic pieces will work well to float around your hotel room in but you still want a certain amount of sexiness and the nights draw in. Embrace feminine ivory and blush options and pick the directional bridal Forever balcony bra, thong and suspender set as a sexy bridal set. It’s a lingerie match made in heaven. The Naked babydoll dress from is great for floating around in – with the softest silk georgette in a nude pink that feels lighter than air. The lace cups have just enough sheerness for sexy sophistication.
For a tropical destination…
To make the most of a tropical holiday tan try bright or light colours. The Lemon Cello boudoir bra and highwaisted brief will certainly bring out your tan (and catch your new spouse’s eye). For something a little different and edgy to wear in the evening, try the new Forever embroidery fishtail skirt, you could even slip it teasingly over your bikini and watch the sexy sheerness work its magic.
For a mini moon in Europe…
The trend of ‘mini-moons’ to a short haul destination and waiting until later in the year for the trip of a lifetime is growing. Friends of mine loved their short romantic trip to Edinburgh and can enjoy the full honeymoon when they are well rested later in the year! My European destination would be romantic Rome with the Sistine Chapel, baroque architecture and near enough to the coast for a day trip. What is more perfect to lounge around your hotel room than the Brighton boudoir bra with the pyjama bottom? Then all you need to do is pop on the Brighton silk and lace briefs with their sexy lace derriere for a fun set to go sightseeing in.
My last note is that lingerie is such a thoughtful gift to receive from a close friend. I often give the gift of lingerie at a bridal shower or as a wedding present. Try to find out the brides size from her maid of honour or mum, to keep it a secret from the bride and groom (after all it is a gift they will both enjoy!). If you need help with sizing our expert team will be happy to help just email email@example.com.
I hope you have enjoyed my luxury bridal lingerie edit (with honeymoon thrown in for good measure) and good luck to all you brides-to-be this year!”
Love (soon to be married) Suzanne