You’ve no doubt spent days, weeks and months leafing through mountains of bridal magazines on the hunt to find the most important dress you will ever own. Be it fitted, fancy or fit for a princess, you want to make you look and feel the best you ever felt as you walk down the aisle to adoring glances from your friends and family and into the arms of Mr. Right.
You’re a picture of perfection from the outside, but just how important is it to get it right from the inside out. The most beautiful buildings begin with the best foundations and sporting the best support underneath the dress of your dreams is every bit as I important as the dress itself.
As your wedding day is a long one, it’s so important to feel comfortable and accentuate your best assets from morning, noon to night. When it comes to lingerie it doesn’t get much more sumptuous than Ultimo’s brand new Bridal collection. The beautiful range, made up of soft satins with exquisite lace trims and delicate detailing designed to excite any bride-to-be and have others wishing for a marriage proposal – if only for an excuse to wear our perfect pieces.
Modeled by married model mum and the face and body of Ultimo, Abbey Clancy, the bridal collection has subtle 1920’s detailing, with delicately darted seams, beautiful eyelash lace finishes and pearl drop bows all made up in a delicate soft ivory designed to flatter the female form in all it’s glory with sizes available from 30-38 A-DD and 8-18.
Abbey, who married footballer beau Peter Crouch in 2011 wearing a custom made Giles Deacon gown said; “The Ultimo bridal collection is simply stunning. Each piece is so beautiful and I love the little details, like the delicate powder blue bow and vintage look finishes that work perfectly as ‘something blue’ making any bride look and feel stunning from the inside out.”
The sensual satin and lace pieces include the strapless multi-way bridal bra with removable gel for essential uplift and a strapless multi-way bridal basque corset with matching thong and flattering French knickers. The collection also features a separate suspender belt so that the bride can wear stockings, and the traditional garter belt to add the final flourish.
Ultimo founder, Michelle Mone OBE said: “The dress of your dreams will always turn heads, but the right lingerie is an important and special purchase that you need to get right. Bridal lingerie should fit you perfectly, complementing and enhancing the figure as well as being invisible.”
“The Ultimo bridal collection is nothing short of heavenly. Each piece offers exquisite design and flawless detailing meaning brides-to-be can treat themselves to the ultimate intimates and feel the sexiest they ever have on the biggest day – and night – of their lives.”
Check out Ultimo founder Michelle Mone’s top tips for picking the perfect bridal lingerie:
Q. How important is it for a bride to wear the correct underwear?
Your wedding is one of the most memorable days of your life, but with all the buzz surrounding the big day, sometimes the little things – like the perfect lingerie – can get left to the last minute and that’s not good. Bridal lingerie is as important as the gown itself, ensuring you feel exquisite yet sexy and, most importantly, comfortable and well supported. If your dress is sleek or fitted, I would recommend Ultimo’s ‘Invisible’ underwear to give a smooth silhouette. You need to be careful if you choose anything with lots of embroidery, lace or detailing as it may show through. The right lingerie will increase your confidence because you know that you are wearing underwear that not only fits perfectly, but also beautifully enhances your shape and figure.
Q. What advice to you have for a bride on her big day?
Wear something new and sexy under your wedding dress and on your wedding night when it comes to lingerie. Wedding underwear is fun to buy, so have fun choosing the perfect pieces – shop with mum or your bridesmaids and make the most of it. Make sure to try on each piece together, whether it is a bra and brief set or a basque or corset. If you plan to wear stockings under your gown, make sure that you remember to add a separate suspender belt as reaching the top of the aisle to find your stocking at your ankles is not a good look! Also, don’t forget the traditional garter belt to add the final flourish to your lingerie look.
Q. Can a bride be both comfortable and sexy on her wedding day?
Of course she can. The dress of your dreams will always turn heads, but the right lingerie is an important and special purchase that you need to get right! Bridal lingerie should fit you perfectly, complementing and enhancing the figure as well as being invisible. Remember, you’ll be on your feet and in front of cameras all day long so comfort is key. I’d recommend brides opt for a second set of underwear for their wedding night, so they can choose a set to enhance shape during the day and something sexier for later!
Q. Should brides go for an underwear fitting to make sure they look and feel their best?
Without question, it is vital for a bride to be expertly fitted before selecting her wedding lingerie. As a wedding dress isn’t exactly the type of attire you wear everyday, nor should the lingerie you wear underneath it be. Ultimo have fully trained lingerie experts in the UK’s largest department stores so as soon as you have selected your wedding gown, I would recommend you make an appointment for a fitting and explore various shapes, strap solutions, extreme low backs or differing décolletages and your fitting expert can advise on the perfect solutions and styles to boost your assets.