What underwear should I wear under my dress?

A lot of you ask us the same questions at your appointments, what underwear can I wear with this style dress? Do I have to go braless? Big knickers or little knickers? The truth is, our dresses are designed to be worn with all sorts of underwear so we went shopping for some of our favourite's to match each of our styles.

Style: Brooklyn 

The Brooklyn seems to get the most underwear questions. "I want to wear a bra but its a low back, what do I do?!" Well, we have a few solutions for you. 

Nipple covers

Nipple covers are perfect if you're comfortable not wearing a bra, but just want a little something to cover you up. We would recommend silicone nipple covers as they are comfortable, and have a more natural finish rather than the fabric nipple petals. Our top 2 recommendations come in 2 different price ranges, one very affordable and 1 a bit more pricey (but we LOVE!)

Option 1: 

Where? John Lewis

What? Silicone Nipple Covers

Price? £7

These really affordable beauties come in 3 different colours so they are perfect for different skin tones, and really give a sleek look under the Brooklyn style dress, both in the crepe styles and satins!

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Option 2: 

Where? Selfridges

What? Nippies Skin by B-SIX Adhesive Covers

Price? £24.50

Nippes Skin are a more luxe option of nipple covers, but technically they still do the same thing as the ones above from JL. We have't tried and tested at an all day wedding where you then go on to dance the night away, but we can imagine that these may just be a little bit more sticky to keep you really secure throughout the night. These are also a little bit thiner and ultra smooth. They again come in 3 different colours and also 2 sizes which we love!

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Low Back Converters

If you would prefer to wear a bra with your Brooklyn, then a low back converter will be your best friend. Pop it on to any strapless bra and pull it down a little bit more at the back than in the image here, and you should be able to hide the strap in the back V of the dress, or just under the waist sash. If you are worried about it showing during the big day you can even loosely stitch the back of the bra to the dress using a tack stitch. Just remember it's there when you are taking your dress off at the end of the day! 

Option 1:

Where? John Lewis

What? Low Back Strap

Price? £8.00

These beauties also come in either black or almond to go with a black or nude bra, which ever you prefer to wear. We would suggest black with darker colours such as Ink or Forest, or a nude with lighter colours such as Oyster, Concrete and even Marine and Heather.

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Option 2:

Where? Marks & Spencers

What? 100 Ways to Wear Multiway bra

Price? £22.50

M&S also offer this brilliant bra which has so many different converters with it, including low back converters, a clear back strap and even a halter neck option which is just perfect under our Soho Jumpsuit.

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Seam free Panties

You can get no VPL knickers from anywhere now-a-days, but these are our favourites.

Where? Marks & Spencers

What? No VPL thongs

Price? £14 (pack of 3)

These M&S seam free thongs are perfect to be worn under the Brooklyn for a slick look. If you prefer to wear a bigger knicker, M&S also offer no VPL styles in low rise shorts, Brazilian and shaping shorts. They are available in 6 colours meaning you can match these closely to your skin tone, or go light to go under a light dress, or dark to go under a dark dress!

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Styles: Mykonos, Ibiza & Berlin

Spaghetti strap styles like the Mykonos and Ibiza look their best when wearing a strapless bra. You don't have to worry about trying to hide the straps, or not having enough support with a strapless bra, because we have found some perfect options for you! 

Where? Marks & Spencers

What? Padded Non-Wired Multiway Bra

Price? £18

Marks & Spencers is home to the SOFTEST strapless bra you will ever find. We always recommend this in our appointments and we know a lot of you love what M&S offer because they are so soft and slick, and leave no seam lines or lumps and bumps under your dress. This bra is also perfect worn with the Berlin dress, even if you keep the straps on like a normal bra, it will just give you a really soft seam free finish. This bra is technically a multiway bra, so a great second and cheaper option instead of the 100 ways to wear multi-way bra also from M&S.

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Looking for options for a bigger bust? Don't worry, we've got you!

Where? Bravissimo

What? Elomi Moulded Strapless Bra

Price? £44

Bravissimo offer lots of different styles of underwear and go up to a K cup which is perfect for you bigger busted ladies. Multiway and strapless options are perfect under all of our styles, but for ultimate support, our favourite is the Elomi Moulded Strapless Bra. It comes with the straps so you can make it into a cross back or a halter neck too if your wearing this bra with a different style dress.

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Style: Vienna

Our Vienna dress has a racer back, so wearing a normal bra will leave you with your straps showing. Don't worry though as we have got you covered with our top bra suggestions below.

Option 1:

Where? Marks & Spencers

What? 100 ways to wear Multiway bra

Price? £22.50

A fab option is one we mentioned above which is the '100 ways to wear multi way bra' from M&S which allows you to cross over the straps to make a X at the back which will hide the straps (you can also do this with any regular strapless bra).

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Option 2:

Where? John Lewis

What? Racer Back Clips

Price? £6

Another option is adding a racer clip onto any bra. They are super easy to use and really secure to give you a racer look back to go under your Vienna dress.

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Styles: Berlin, Florence & Seville

If you would prefer and feel more comfortable to wear Bridget knickers and your usual day to day bra, then this is perfect with styles Florence & Seville. Go for it, the worlds your Oyster! 

 

On the mention of Oyster (One of Rewritten's favourite dress colours), you've got your underwear sorted, now let's get you that dress! Get your girls together and book a try on appointment here or shop all of our styles online here.


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