Plus Size Bridal Underwear – 5 Things to Consider

You’ve got it! The perfect wedding dress and it’s amazing! Time to find the Bridal underwear to go beneath it, now the hard work really begins!

Wedding lingerie is the real unsung heroine of a brides wedding day & finding the perfect underwear is a slightly harder task if, like myself,  you fall into the plus size category.

After all, difficulty in finding nice wedding lingerie in plus sizes was the reason Moonrise Lingerie came about.



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So a few things to think about before you start the search, in no particular order;


Size Matters!

Contrary to popular belief, size does matter.

Your bridal lingerie is the foundation that your gowns going to build on so, get measured and make sure you’ve got your most recent measurements.

It’s amazing how many women buy the wrong bra size time and time again.


 Flattery Gets You Everywhere!

Take a moment to think about your natural body shape, there’s plenty of descriptions out there from, diamond, figure eight, triangle, hourglass, apple to pear.

Choose your lingerie to accentuate your natural figure, for example women with a rectangle shape might look for a boned corset, this will add some shape to the lines and emphasise the bust at the same time.

A pear shaped figure might benefit from a long line corset, helping smooth the silhouette from the hips to the waist.


 Good Foundations Need Good Support

Brides with bigger busts will no just what I mean when I say good foundations need good support!

You’re wedding is a long day, sitting, standing, dancing and being big up top, you need ample support.

Think about the underwire in your wedding lingerie, be it a plus size strapless bra or a full figure corset, your lingerie needs to move with the natural motion of your body and not against creating chaffing or even digging in after a few hours.

Even more importantly if you need strapless wedding underwear for beneath your dress.


Comfort is key

There is no room for movement here ladies! Don’t settle for anything less than full on comfort.

You don’t want to remember your wedding day pulling and tugging at underwires, boning and suspender belts.

It’s really easy to fall in love with a wedding corset or bustier because it looks gorgeous and romantic, but if it ain’t comfortable, keep looking, your perfect wedding lingerie is out there.


Think about the lines!

I tell all of my future Brides, that your bridal underwear needs to work in complete harmony with both you & your dress so think about your dress line & your underwear outline, as well as the underwiring and boning.

Your wedding lingerie needs to be remain out of view for the entire wedding day, well at least until the wedding night, so make sure it sits nicely beneath the gown.

As far as boning goes, plus size wedding corsets are quite popular but be careful not to pick something with too much boning in as it easily becomes restrictive & uncomfortable.


Don’t Forget the Wedding Night!

You can have some good fun with your lingerie for the wedding night especially for plus size brides.

You can get some really nice plus size babydolls, underwired with defined cups for comfort & support and the flared skirts on babydolls tend to draw the attention to the bust.

It’s really nice to sit down at the end of an enjoyable day of celebration and relax with your newlywed and kick back and reflect over your best bits.


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Moonrise Lingerie specialise in delivering luxury bridal lingerie, petticoats & wedding underwear accessories to bring both comfort & elegance to brides on their Special Day.

Send us a mail at or give us a call, we’d love to help you find your ideal underwear and be the unsung heroine’s of your wedding day!


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Phone: 0845 474 5952





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