Rhode Island Wedding Guide

Containing Yourself on the Big Day!

From Aimee Guthinger, Owner, Bedroom I's Boutique

When the time comes to think about your bridal trousseau and basic foundations for your wedding day, this is the very last place that you want to leave to chance. Your lingerie says a lot about you as a woman and you want these items to make you feel your very best, which will in turn make you look your very best too.

When you think about a wedding these days it very rarely involves one event. Nowadays there can be a wedding party gathering a few days prior, a rehearsal & dinner the day or two prior, the actual wedding day ceremony & reception, an after party and even a brunch the day after.

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So, letís back track a bit, shall we? Heís gotten down on one knee. You have said, Yes and you now have your very own skating rink on your left ring finger. Itís time to get down to business and make some lists. Decide how many events you will be attending/hosting within your wedding event and begin thinking about the attire you wish to wear to each. Now Stop! You need to prepare yourself with the right foundations! Itís time to go shopping for an expertly fit versatile bra or foundation in which you may shop with for all of your dresses, as well as your wedding gown. The bra can make all the difference and for girls with more ample bosoms, the bra can actually be the deciding factor between different styles of dresses and tops.

Now, once you have been fit for your bra and made your wardrobe selections, you should take time to consider each event and outfit when finalizing your foundations. The shaping bottom that works well with all three dresses may become stretched out after the first event and with time in short supply, it may be wise to have a fresh pair for each occasion ready to keep you looking your very best. If youíre planning to wear hosiery, it is highly advisable to purchase a back up pair for each occasion also just in case a run happens on the way out the door.

Strapless bras, bras with convertible straps, nude, ivory, white or black bras, long lines bustiers, bodysuits and the list goes onÖI cannot tell you how many women come running through Bedroom Iís Boutique on Friday and Saturday afternoons in the summer looking for a bra. Picture this, the car is running on the curb with a significant other patiently waiting while an out of breathe woman dressed in a beautiful cocktail dress reveals to us that she has forgotten her bra and is now running late for the wedding. Rarely is this woman the bride, but on several occasions she is a bridesmaid and often she is a wedding guest. My advice is to think about these things, if at all possible, ahead of time to avoid stressful last minute shopping. And please, bring the dress(es) and/or tops and outfits you plan to wear when shopping for an undergarment. We cannot say with absolute certainty that any one foundation will work with your garments if you do not bring them along to try together.

Finally, the days of separation of form and function are long gone. Your foundations can do the job and still appear pretty and feminine. Now, depending on your body type you will have some options.

We begin with the pear shaped gals, meaning your shaping needs are mainly in your hips, rear end and thighs. You can easily choose a pretty bra coupled with a shaping bottom because your mid-section is rarely a problem area for you. Many shaping bottoms now come with decorative, but subtle designs to appear pretty to the eye, but lay flat under clothing. One of our favorites at Bedroom Iís Boutique is the Vintage Lace collection from CJ Grenier. This collection offers a brief and a long leg white bottom that shapes the body with a light pink contrast lace appearance. This collection also includes nude and black color choices, both with white contrast detail.

For the apple shape girl, meaning that you hold most of your weight in the mid-section, you will likely want to utilize a one piece foundation or a long line bustier if your needs include a strapless top. And because you likely have less to worry about in the hip, rear end and thigh areas, you may easily couple a long line garment with a pretty bottom of your choice. Thongs and panties are both great styles, but we see many girls opting for the lace boy short style these days. The bottom you select will be entirely determined by your personal preference and the style that makes you feel your best. This 2-piece option will also offer the added bonus of convenience when visiting the ladies room.

Full Figured Ladies: If you have some extra smoothing needs in these bottom areas, as well as the middle, you can easily utilize a long leg bodysuit, body shaping slip or a hi-waist long leg smoother that will smooth from just under the bust to either the mid-thigh or the mid-shin in the Capri length. The key is to get the right size. If you wear these garments too small thinking they will make you appear thinner, they will likely roll and if worn too big for those who do not care for a tight fit, they are likely to slowly inch down on you throughout the day or evening.

Regardless of your body type and shaping needs, the most important thing you can do for your best appearance on your wedding day and every day forward is to lift your bust with a comfortable, well fit bra and to carry yourself proudly with ease and good posture.

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