In the excitement of picking out a dress, it’s easy to forget about something just as important—what goes underneath.
The specialists at Bare Essentials on Concord Pike in North Wilmington know all about those essentials. They advise clients to think about what kind of lingerie a dress will require before they try the dress on.
Says owner Debbie Esslinger, “A lot of times women have expectations about these gorgeous dresses, but they don’t keep in mind how they’re made, or the material, or what will go underneath. Bridal stores are great at finding you a dress to fit your body, but you also need to pick out lingerie to fit your dress.”
In short: Even when you find the perfect dress, don’t purchase it on the spot. First determine what kind of lingerie you’ll need.
Bare Essentials carries lingerie to match a bride’s every need. The store has a large line of strapless bras, many made of smooth materials that will not show through even the sheerest fabric. A bustier can also go a long way in providing a smooth, seamless look. Bare Essentials offers fittings for both of these items to ensure that you have a look that’s flattering and snug.
Esslinger touts Spanx, another popular product line that offers undergarments that are as comfortable as they are slimming. Spanx are made in a variety of styles, so you’ll be able to find just the thing to fit that dipped neckline or crisscrossed back. Once you’ve picked out the perfect lingerie, you can walk the aisle knowing you’ll have support no matter what. —Phoebe Rowe