Bewitching Bridal Lingerie
Beautiful embroidered orchids, pure silk ribbons, bow backs, ethereal white ensemble that says I’m-the-bride; bridal lingerie has never been so bewitching. Stunning, gorgeous and breathtaking, that’s the brief that most brides have in mind when choosing bridal lingerie. For the modern day bride there are dizzying choices for that perfect piece of bridal lingerie that sets the groom’s heart racing.
Whether a bride is getting married in her 20s or 60s, bridal lingerie is all about feeling like a goddess on the most important and blissful day of the bride’s life. And companies like Agent Provocateur, La Perla and Claire Pettibone create lingerie that justifies this requirement to the T.
Bridal robes with the bride’s or groom’s initials have been done to death. Giving this tradition a sexy twist is lingerie with the wedding couple’s initials written on bride’s intimate wear; frilly panties with alphabets, hearts and even the quintessential ‘Just Married’, tanks and camisoles with plunging necklines that say ‘Bride’, ‘Taken!’, ‘Sexy ever after!’ etc., are the latest trend. Arguably the most traditional piece of garment, the garter has all been revamped in a way that it adds up the oomph quotient of the bride. It’s also the piece where the brides want to add ‘something blue’ to their wedding attire; garters with blue rhinestones, blue lace etc., have become common. Another traditional piece, the veil, has made its way into the modern day bride’s lingerie wardrobe. Bridal bikini sets with matching veils, white bralets with complementing panties or thongs along with net veils are one of the common set in bridal lingerie catalogues and websites.
The peignoir which was traditionally used to cover the modesty of the lady is also a part of bridal lingerie wear today. Chiffon, net, georgette peignoir have become a rage; add some contrasting innerwear for the smooth transition from a coy bride to a sexy vixen. The see through gowns, which draw their inspiration from the peignoir are another way to set the mercury soaring.
Bridal lingerie’s would be incomplete without some gorgeous sleepwear to keep the sparks alive for marital bliss. The staid and bland pajamas are replaced with satin shorts, sleep panties, lace sleep shirts and bridal babydolls.
A demure bride who likes to leave a lot to imagination yet look seductive relies on the French aesthetic for its famed, exquisite and delicate Chantelle lace lingerie. This seventeenth century French lace is enigmatic and sexy both at the same time; a perfect ingredient for a scorching bridal lingerie. Tulle, chiffon, satin, sateen, silk are the time tested fabrics. For a bride who wants to show her wild side during her wedding, there’s lingerie made with the not-so-traditional materials like leather, corduroy and chambray. Leather miniskirts, shorts (which can even be purchased with leather whips, bows, blindfolds and matching shoes) are also up for grabs.
There’s bridal lingerie available for every kind of bride; the demure, the showstopper, the go getter and even the wild. For a jaw dropping look, a rather traditional wedding dress can be contrasted with absolutely smoldering bridal lingerie replete with peek-a-boo elements, lace thongs and stockings.
Though pristine whites and classic cream/beige colours are very popular when picking bridal lingerie, women today don’t shy away from picking much more saturated hues like emerald, oxblood and scarlet red. Even pastel shades like mauve, peach and coral are quite common.
For a perfect wedding, perfect wedding lingerie is an integral part. Bridal lingerie need not be just wedding day innerwear; it can include stunning creations for the bride for her honeymoon, a wild cocktail party, sultry beach wear for a pool side party or even a complete trousseau, replete with naughty lingerie, to keep the romance alive for ever after!