We are so excited to have Jenny Altman, of BareNecessities.com (and all around fashion expert!), as our guest blogger today! She’s here to let you know her tips and suggestions for what to wear underneath it all for your upcoming occasions! See below for her fabulous advice. Thanks, Jenny!
So, it’s the big day. Whether that means it’s your prom, graduation, wedding, or reunion, you have spent a long time planning the outfit. I know you’ve got your dress, shoes, and jewelry all mapped out, but what about what to wear under the dress? Don’t leave that as an afterthought. Since you get dressed starting from the inside-out, it’s important to plan your outfit this way.
Here are a few key tips:
1- Buy the dress in your right size. That means the size you are now, not the size you are hoping to be. You always look slimmer wearing a dress that fits.
2- Keep it simple. Including jewelry and hair/makeup. You don’t want to look back at this big event 10 years from now and wonder what you were thinking. Classic never goes out of style.
3- Dress appropriately for your age. Whether you are 16 and going to a prom, or the mother of the bride, think what style suits your age best. You can still be a hot mama in a dress with sleeves. Nobody needs to see your entire back and all of your cleavage on this special day!
4- Dress appropriately for your body. Play-up your best features and play-down your least appealing. For example, if your breasts are just too big for wedding photos, don’t feel the need to go strapless just because you thought Kate Middleton might (FYI – she didn’t). You look best in styles made for your body, whether it’s mini, mermaid, or full-length.
It’s very important to pick the proper underpinnings that suit your dress and you. I find all my favorite underpinnings at BareNecessities.com. If you have a chance to match undergarments to the dress before any final fittings, that is key! Buy a few key undergarments to take with you to your fitting. If you aren’t having fittings, buy a few undergarments items and try them on with the dress at least a week before the event. Stand in the dress, move around in it, and most importantly, look at yourself from the back. Don’t forget to look at yourself in the daylight. You may realize your dress is more sheer than it looked in the fitting room; which may call for a slip!
It’s very important to buy the right size for all my suggested underpinnings below. If a bra isn’t fitting right, you’ll have spillage. Even worse, the bra will be falling down on you all night. For shapewear, go bigger. It’s best that the shapewear holds you in to give you a smooth, slim look. Lastly, always go nude or black. Nude is best everything that isn’t black, even a crisp white wedding dress.