When preparing for your big day, to say there’s a lot to consider would be a colossal understatement - as any bride-to-be will no doubt attest.
You will have spent countless hours on the flower arrangements, the venue, the food and most importantly of all, your outfit. Once you have ticked off these essentials, it will feel like everything else just falls into place.
On the hunt for the perfect ensemble, you may opt for a frothy princess frock, a slinky slip dress or a flattering mermaid cut - or you may take an alternative route with a bridal suit or jumpsuit. You might even make outfit changes throughout, from the reception to the dance floor, but the last one of all will be when the lights go down.
Some brides place particular importance on their wedding night lingerie. In terms of the practicality factor, there may be sculptural underwear that you don while the party is in full swing (perhaps a strapless bra or supportive shapewear), and then slip into something more “comfortable” for the first official night of your marriage.
That’s where this roundup comes in. To tick one more task off your seemingly endless to-do list, we have scoured the lingerie market to find the most suitable styles. The selection is statement-making, attention-grabbing with all the lace and frills to honour the occasion.
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Agent Provocateur Lorna polka-dot tulle bra
Special occasions call for the luxury of Agent Provocateur and what better excuse than your nuptials to invest in a set you’ll treasure forever. The tulle bra has a flattering scallop trim and is embellished with polka dots and dainty satin bows. The briefs (£45) follow suit with the label’s signature attention to the most minute of details. The matching suspender belt is also available.
Buy now £95.00, Net-A-Porter
Bluebella Marseille wired basque
Your spouse won’t be able to look away from this attention-grabbing basque from Bluebella. The romantic style is impeccably designed with embroidery to flatter the figure and accentuate your natural curves. The suspender straps are included but the bra (£36) and brief (£18) are extra.
Buy now £50.00, Bluebella
Wolf + Whistle Angelica White Body
So beautifully constructed, this pretty lace number will be a statement look. The fun and flirty design has a harness-like construction that will keep you supported in all the right places.
Buy now £17.50, Playful Promises
Myla Elm Row floral lace stretch-mesh playsuit
Big day dressing calls for the big guns - and Myla is on hand to deliver. The exquisitely constructed playsuit has a seductive elegance from the lace, to the ruffles via the tie detail.
Buy now £195.00, Selfridges
I.D. Sarrieri Snow White corded lace and tulle underwired bra
Lingerie is all about confidence and with this matching lace and tulle set from I.D. Sarrieri, you’ll feel your best self. Style and substance, it has an intricate floral design but the underwiring to back it up to give you support where you need it. Pair the bra with the matching thong (£131.04) and the suspenders if you’re feeling the look.
Buy now £245.70, Net-A-Porter
Fleur du Mal Lily embroidered underwired bra
Playful and provocative, Fleur du Mal use the finest French lace to create its lingerie which can only be described as works of art. The beautifully-constructed design is made up of lillies that have been embroidered and set alongside satin straps and a bow for the icing on top of the cake. Get the full look with the thong (£48) and suspender belt (£63) that has the same floral motif.
Buy now £132.86, Net-A-Porter
La Perla Petit Macramé embroidered triangle bra
If you are a firm believer that your underpinnings are just as important as your wedding day look, have La Perla in your bridal trousseau. The brand is known for its elegant lingerie and the same is true for this delicately embroidered triangle bra that has been hand-finished. It comes with the matching Petit Macramé thong (£135).
Buy now £300.00, Selfridges
Gossard Superboost lace plunge bra
This nuptial-ready look will also have you covered in the support sphere where the rounded cups are designed for exactly that. Yet despite its practicality, it is also a striking style that will work equally well for the wedding night with the option of adding the briefs and coordinating suspenders.
Buy now £39.00, Bravissimo
ASOS DESIGN Rosie lace soft triangle bra, thong & suspender in white
Seductive elegance without breaking the bank, this three-piece set from ASOS will be sure to give the desired effect on your first night as a married couple. It has lace inserts and elasticated straps to encourage the best fit.
Buy now £30.00, ASOS
Simone Pérèle Saga lace half-cup bra
This sculptural set from Simone Pérèle is pure decadence that will give oomph to your post-wedding apparel. The Parisian label brings a couture twist to your lingerie with this elegant underwired design complete with guipure lace and a cut-out detail. Go for the matching thong (£49) or shorts if you prefer.
Buy now £82.00, Selfridges
Boux Avenue Samira broderie longline bra
Created with romance on the mind, this set is sure to delight with its ability to be both seductive yet playful. The broderie design has a mood-boosting summer feel that is only enhanced by the frill detailing. There are two bottoms on offer; a thong or Brazilian brief (both £16).
Buy now £36.00, Boux Avenue