While trying on wedding dresses, I’ve been making a valiant effort to wear undergarments that I would potentially have on underneath the dress on the big day, such as nude-colored strapless bras and seamless underwear. Guess what? I have a penchant for satin, body-hugging silhouettes (see above) that show no mercy to panty lines, and you can STILL see my underwear underneath! The solution, many a bridalwear specialist told me, is shapewear. I don’t wear these type of garments (yet), so luckily, I was able to try two different types out, courtesy of Wacoal, to give a smooth, seamless look under my gown. I started with the new
Control Freak shapewear collection, which is designed with the apple or pear body shape in mind ($38 each and available in three different colors). Being more of a pear-variety (smaller waist with fuller hips and thighs), I went for that silhouette, which includes carefully placed panels to smooth as it shapes the body. This option works great for high or low waistband-oriented dresses, so that the top hem can easily be concealed.
The second option, the Anti-Cellulite iPant Long Leg Shaper ($60; also available in three colors), has its own video and includes Novarel Slim® nylon microfibers that contain embedded microcapsules with caffeine for fat destruction; vitamin E for anti-aging; ceramides to restore and maintain smoothness; and retinol and aloe vera for moisture and firmness. So essentially, it is pumping out these ingredients as I am working the room or the dance floor at my wedding. Nice.
I still haven’t decided on THE dress yet, but when I do, at least I know I will be “supported” in my decision!