Go Commando on your Wedding Day

Okay, well, you may or may not want to take my advice for the actual wedding day, but as I just learned at my first dress fitting with Dawn Brooky (which I stupidly scheduled during the fatness of the holidays, but that is another post), it is best to not buy a stitch of undergarments until you have had a chance to talk to your seamstress/tailor/alterations guru. (But wear undergarments to the fitting, as I’m sure your tailor will appreciate it.) Granny-sucking-in panties, bustiers, strapless bras, slips, etc. cost a fortune, and there is a chance that you may not need them.
I will use myself as an example. I’m beyond embarrassment at this point. Based on a conversation I had at the bridal salon, I was certain that I needed an expensive slip for my gown because the inside of my dress scratched like a @#%#$!  Also, because “I must increase my bust” chants have not helped me over the years, I was anticipating having to buy an expensive, boob-enhancing-and-uplifting contraption. Enter Dawn, my miracle-working, alterations Goddess. She cut the scratchy stuff out of the inside of my dress and sewed some padding into the bust, and I looked itchless and well-endowed. It was fabulous, and it cost me $15. I don’t think I could have found a strapless bra for that little, and it definitely wouldn’t have been as comfortable.
The moral of the story is, don’t buy anything until you’ve talked to your tailor. There is a good chance that alterations will be less expensive than underwear.

Girdle

Scary Granny-Sucking-In-Undergarments. Source: commons.wikimedia.org

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