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Dressing for Prom? Don’t Forget Your Undergarments!

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Prom Dress Shopping - Don't forget your undergarments - Lily's Bridal

It’s prom season! And that means many girls are shopping for their perfect prom dress. And while much of the excitement is directed at various prom  dresses, shoes and accessories, there’s just one thing that tends to get left off that list: the undergarments. It’s understandable; after all, shopping for something that no one is going to see might seem a little less interesting than shopping for the rest of your outfit, but nothing will ruin a beautiful dress faster than VPLs (visible panty lines). So here are a few things you might want to add to your prom dress shopping list to ensure the most gorgeous look possible:

1.) Cut. We’re going to go out on a limb here and say that no prom dress looks good with exposed bra straps, and if you find one that does look good with exposed bra straps, good for you. Hold onto it because it’s probably the only one in existence.

If you’re going to wear a strapless prom dress you’re going to need a strapless bra. The same with racerback dresses, low cut dresses and even backless dresses: you’ll need a bra that matches your dress shape to avoid it being seen. Underwear needs the correct cut as well, otherwise you’ll end up showcasing it to the world. Go for either full coverage or a thong for best results. And as far as those people that say to go without a bra…

2.) Support. The entire point of wearing a bra is for support. If you happen to be one of those lucky girls that stays perfectly perky and in place without the help of a lady garment, than this section of the article might not be for you. But for the other 95% of us, you’ll need something that keeps the girls in place, and one of the key elements to making sure you have the proper support is…

3.) Fit. A poorly fitting undergarment will not only look awful, but it won’t be able to do its job either. Too big and you won’t have the support you need, too small and you’ll have an array of extra lumps and bumps.

4.) Color. The color of your undergarments might not matter as much if you’re wearing a brightly colored gown or even a light colored one made with heavier fabric, but if you’re wearing a dress made of thinner, more flowing fabric the color might be seen through it. Don’t make the mistake of choosing why or black, as it will still be seen; your best bet is to choose something that most matches the color of your skin.

5.) Comfort. If you are going to have the night of your life you absolutely need to be comfortable. Make sure you choose undergarments that are made of breathable fabric (meaning you can dance the night away without drowning in sweat) and aren’t going to be pinching or scratching you in any areas. Plus, remember, no one looks cute while picking a wedgie…no one.

 

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