Your wedding night—and honeymoon—call for some special lingerie. But there’s a whole lingerie lingo to get to know when you’re shopping. Chemise versus camisole, bustier versus corset—what’s the difference anyhow? We’ve got the lowdown on the most popular types of lingerie, and how to wear each lingerie style for your first night together as newlyweds and beyond.
A sexy pair of underwear can stand solo or be paired with a matching cami or bra for a low-maintenance wedding night look. A bikini specifically is a classic cut. Its rise is low, but not too low, and it offers coverage in the back without getting into granny panty territory.
Bikini for bride
Betsey Johnson Newlywed bikini underwear, $14, DavidsBridal.com
Calvin Klein Seductive Comfort lace bikini, $23, Jet.com
Think: bra and underwear in one. (Sometimes you’ll see this called a teddy.) And even though a bodysuit offers more coverage than two separate pieces, it’s somehow sexier. Probably because it’s got “special occasion” written all over it, making it wedding night perfection.
White bridal bodysuit
Hanky Panky Ophelia bodysuit, $118, Journelle.com
Free People Intimately FP Too Cute to Handle bodysuit, $68, Nordstrom.com
Le Mystere Sophia strapless bodysuit, $89, LordandTaylor.com
Obviously, you know what a bra is. A delicate bra and underwear set alone can make a sexy statement on the wedding night and can be worn in the future. Bras come in a variety of styles: triangle, push-up, demi, balconette and more—you can really choose whichever you love most. Look for a bra embellished with embroidery or lace, so it has that “just married” flair.
Want to add extra va-va-voom to the wedding night? Wear this lingerie style to accentuate your cleavage and flatter your waist. A bustier is an extended bra top that usually covers all or most of the torso, though there are bustier bras that end well above the belly button. For an ultra-bridal look, go white and lacy. If you’re looking to pump up the sex appeal, go for a strappier style in black or red. Want something extra racy? Try attached garters, so you can add thigh-high stockings.
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