Plus Size Wedding Underwear for beneath the Wedding Gown


Todays Blog Post has been written for us by Tanya Hall of Moonrise Lingerie – Specialists in bridal lingerie & wedding underwear dedicated for the Bride to Be on her Wedding Day.


Plus Size Wedding Underwear for beneath the Wedding Gown

Excellent! You’ve decided on and eventually found the wedding gown of your dreams. The hard work is not over though, you ought now to turn your attention to your bridal underwear for the big day. I always recommend that you should source your lingerie as soon as you’ve found your dress before your first proper dress fitting, as your wedding lingerie needs to work in harmony with both you and your gown. If, like myself, your cup size is bigger than an E or don’t have the figure of a supermodel, who does? You may struggle in high street department stores to find plus size wedding lingerie that suits both your own individual style and of course your dress. However, don’t panic, as there are options!


Plus Size Wedding Bustier


Traditional Wedding Corsets

A wedding corset is still quite a popular choice with many brides today as by their very design they offer very good support for the upper body and breasts. The other advantage is that they can have the effect of pulling you in at the waist by up to 2” – 4” giving a slimming effect on your outline, as long as the corset is properly fitted, of course. There are many strapless wedding corsets available that will compliment the many styles of strapless wedding gowns on the market today requiring a strapless wedding lingerie solution.



Floral Lace Corset


If you decide to go for a bridal corset as your wedding underwear then have a good look at the features before opting to buy. Look out for a deep décolleté at the front if you have a sweetheart dress, a nice low back fastening is often quite important for brides and how pronounced any of the boning or indeed any lace detailing may be. All of these factors you can only definitely check when you have your wedding underwear on with the dress.


Low Back Wedding Corset


Plus Size Bridal Bras

Bra design and manufacturing have improved greatly in recent years as companies have realised there’s a growing demand for larger cup sizes as well as bigger back sizes throughout the UK. More recently saw the release of a strapless bra in an L cup which has proven quite popular.

I myself opted for a plus size bridal bra for my wedding day as my dress was already boned throughout the bodice. This was a personal choice as I just don’t feel comfortable being braless, especially on my wedding day in front of all my guests! I find this to be quite a common thing with larger busted brides to want a bit more support and lift for their breasts when it comes to the wedding day.


Strapless Bridal Bra



A common problem again is making sure your bra suits the style of dress, for all there are many pretty, lace bridal bras breaking into the plus size lingerie categories they don’t always work well with your gown. I always recommend that you get properly measured, especially if you’re looking toward a plus size bridal bra and even a strapless bridal bra, support and comfort is going to help you get through the day. Your dress fitter should be able to help you with this.

Basques & Bustiers for the Plus Size Bride

If you’re looking for a little more support from your wedding underwear than a well fitted bridal bra can offer,  but aren’t a big fan corsets, then a bridal basque or wedding bustier is another option to consider. They tend to be a little more forgiving than a heavier boned bridal corset, offering a medium level of support for the upper body and they tend not to cover the hips. Although many designs of corset, basque & bustier often overlap one another, a bustier tends not to have any boning in the design or it is at least far less than the basque or corset. They can be a good alternative if you’re a bride that’s big on top and looking for more support, after all your wedding day should not be remembered for having your underwear digging in you every five minutes or for giving you backache!




Bridal Shapewear & Bodyshapers

Control underwear & bridal shapewear are just great practical solutions when it comes to bridal lingerie for beneath the wedding gown, leaving the romantic aspect of the underwear to one side for a moment. There are some great bridal bodyshapers that focus their slimming & toning effects to specific areas of the figure such as the thighs, bum, hips, tummy as well as the upper torso.




They achieve this by clever combinations of panelling and material technology to really hone the toning effects to the desired region. The big advantage that they don’t rely on a lot of heavy boning like your traditional corset, thus gives you more freedom of movement. Don’t worry about climbing out of your wedding dress on the first wedding night to reveal yourself to your newlywed in figure hugging shapewear, you can always opt for a nice white wedding chemise, babydoll or even bridal nightgown to relax in, for your first married night together as a married couple.



Wedding Lingerie Accessories

Never forget the finer details for your wedding day lingerie either. If you’re keeping with the something old, something new; something borrowed, something blue tradition then your bridal garter is the perfect candidate for your ‘something blue’. It can either have a little blue ribbon or blue bow and there are loads of fashionable, designer and indeed bespoke bridal garters to choose from. The bridal garter is often a nice wedding lingerie gift for your Chief Bridesmaid to get for you.



TOP TIP: If you are choosing hold ups or white wedding stockings for your wedding hosiery,  keep a spare pair on hand with a bridesmaid, even just a cheap pair, just in case you get any unwanted ladders or muddy splash marks on the day itself.


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 (Janet – Creative Director at Beautilicious40 Bride)

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“All our features are aimed towards our readers being Brides Over 40. (40 plus brides). Rather than calling these fabulous ladies mature Brides we call them ‘Beautilicious Brides’ who are marrying later in life, whether it be a first or second time wedding or even a celebration ceremony for renewing vows”                                                

 (Janet – Creative Director at Beautilicious40 Bride)

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“All our features are aimed towards our readers being Brides Over 40. Rather than calling these fabulous ladies mature Brides we call them ‘Beautilicious Brides’ who are marrying later in life, whether it be a first or second time wedding or even a celebration ceremony for renewing vows”                                                 (Janet – Creative Director at Beautilicious40 Bride)

Wedding Lingerie by Moonrise For Brides Over 40

Get Your Shape from Your Wedding Lingerie? …..Go Figure!
It’s a well known saying that, “clothes maketh the man”, and if this be the case, then I say, “lingerie maketh the woman”. It’s amazing just how incredible the difference a gorgeous new well fitting underwear set can make to your figure and how it makes you feel, and none more so than for your wedding day.
So, if you’re wedding is fast approaching or you’re simply nearing the final dress fitting, then stop for a moment to think about your wedding lingerie for the day, and exactly what you want it to do for you and your figure. With some careful thought, you can use your bridal underwear to help you get that wonderfully sculpted silhouette figure for the big day.
There are some truly fantastic wedding corsets, bridal bustiers and bra sets, as well as bridal shapewear, available to suit figures of all shapes and sizes, with many of them designed to give comfort and support beneath your wedding dress
Today I introduce Moonrise Lingerie to our Beautilicious readers.  Moonrise Lingerie are based in Edinburgh and offer a range of excellent quality designer lingerie delivered to your door quickly, discreetly and at prices you can afford,  for your wedding day, wedding night or honeymoon. 

Lace Wedding Corset
This stylish and elegant lace wedding corset is made from beautifully soft lace and satin to give a soft comfortable feel. It offers an unusually long body length, to suit the taller bride, and a low back design which lends itself to many styles of wedding gown.
The underwiring and boning in the bodice helps to provide that extra support just where it’s needed. This stunning look is finished with the matching thong or brief and with cup sizes going up to 44E, it’s a great choice for the larger busted brides among us too.
Floral Tapestry Corset
The Floral Tapestry Corset is hugely popular and is clear why. It’s made from a stylish jacquard material and finished with an absolutely gorgeously detailed Venice trim.
Fastening at the front with a standard hook and eye fastening, whilst at the rear there is a double tie waist cinching lace up ribbon allowing for greater flexibility in fitting to suit personal taste, giving a wonderfully defined waistline.  Strapless in its design and offering excellent support, along with removable and adjustable garters gives you the option of bridal stockings or hold ups.
Available in plus size lingerie options with a matching thong a great all rounder and very popular.
Padded Push Up Bustier
Now, for all of those brides out there who want a little something to accentuate the bust area, this push up bustier is ideal, with removable liquid push up pads that form fit to the bust, not only push up and hold the breast in place but give a beautiful soft and comfortable fit.
The beautiful detailed ‘V’ panelling at the front gives a great shaping appearance it’s also a great little number for the wedding night. Removable suspenders allow for stocking or a nice pair of lace top hold ups to complete the look.
Jonquil Bridal Bra Set
This Jonquil Bridal bra set complete with matching thong and suspender belt is truly beautiful with its gorgeous detailing and decoration. The bra itself is a fabulous balconette style with delicately decorated cup edges with foliage embroidery and finished with Swarovski Crystals to add that bit of sparkle.
It’s a great supporting bra with the boning in the wings and a silicone strap beneath the bust to provide a wonderful uplifting shape. The straps are removable if the gown style requires it, available in ivory, it’s a great complete lingerie set for the wedding day.
Superior Derriere Shaper
More and more modern brides are taking to wearing bridal body shapers in some form or another as their wedding day underwear option and then deciding to choose something a little more sexy and eye catching for the all important wedding night.
This superior derriere shaper is a great little number for lightly shaping the waistline and tummy area whilst beautifully defining the derriere. Newly available in ivory especially for brides, it’s also finished with a fabulous lace overlay pattern, a great choice if no bust support is required and the dress is close fitting.
If it works for the red carpet, then it’ll definitely work for the wedding march!
Satin Bow Bustier
If you’re looking to create a first impression to remember for the wedding night, then this satin bow bustier is perfect for doing just that. The lightly padded underwiring gives medium support to empahsise and wonderfully define your figure whilst the lace overlay and ruffled lace hemline makes for a fantastically stylish looking outfit.
Finish the look off with matching thong and stockings and you’re sure to create a jaw dropping reaction that won’t be forgotten.
Ruffle Lace Babydoll
Now, not everyone is comfortable with see through or figure hugging outfits, but they’re not always necessary to create that sensuous seductive atmosphere. This Ruffle Lace babydoll is ideal.
Available up to plus size lingerie styles the scalloped stretch lace cups allow for a diverse range of cup sizes. The front is finished off with wonderfully tantalising tiered ruffles, complete with front bow and ribbon detailing. Add to it your lace top bridal hold ups with your wedding garter to keep that magical wedding day feeling going.


To view our complete selection of bridal lingerie visit our website at,  we have an extensive selection of wedding corsets, bridal bra sets and bustiers, many with strapless, deep décolleté, low back or even seamless design features to be worn beneath the wedding dress.
We also stock bridal accessories such as white and ivory lace top bridal stockings, hold ups and petticoats to finish off your bridal outfit and give you that confident glamorous look you so rightly deserve on your wedding day.
Thank you to Moonrise Lingerie for giving an insight into Beautiful Wedding Lingerie. Who says that Brides Over 40 can’t look and feel sexy? 
I’m loving it ! x
“All our features are aimed towards our readers being Brides Over 40. Rather than calling these fabulous ladies mature Brides we call them ‘Beautilicious Brides’ who are marrying later in life, whether it be a first or second time wedding or even a celebration ceremony for renewing vows”                                  (Janet – Creative Director at Beautilicious40 Bride)