Foundation garments are called just that for a very good reason -- they provide the perfect foundation over which you can then create the perfect look! Whether you're a bride, bridesmaid, mother or a guest to a special event, at BestBridalPrices.com you'll find everything you need to make sure that you're looking like a million bucks on the big day -- everything from bras to body shapers to hoops and crinolines. And for the bride looking for something special to wear AFTER the wedding, we have a beautiful selection of lingerie and intimate apparel to choose from. ... Read MoreRead Less
What Kind Of Body Shaper Do I Need? This is a common question, and the answer is, it depends on your figure, and your dress! Some body shapers just target specific problem areas, such as the hips and thighs, or the torso, and others shape from top to bottom. To decide which is right for you, consider the areas that you tend to have trouble with when fitting clothing as well as the fit of the dress you'll be wearing (Is your dress cinched at the waist? Fitted through the hips?). And remember, if you're going to have alterations to your garment, get your body shaper before you see your seamstress to make sure you get the perfect fit!
Hoops Vs. Crinolines. For more formal, ball gown style dresses (think bridal, prom, Quinceanera), ladies frequently wear hoops or crinolines for a more consistently fuller and princess-like silhouette. Hoops generally come in 1, 2, 3, 4 or 6 hoop sizes (the number denoting the number of actual hoops sewn into the cloth slip, and crinolines (which have no hoops, just layers of netting and fabric) come in a range of sizes based on fullness (from little to mega, for example).
To Slip or Not To Slip?The era of the slip is long gone -- modern garments just don't require women to own (and wear on a daily basis) a collection of slips as in years gone by. So when it comes to wearing a specialty dress or formal gown knowing whether or not to wear a slip is a question that comes up time and again. The answer? If the dress needs one, then yes -- meaning that it's sheer enough that either light behind you will make it semi-see-through or sheer enough that your undergarments might show through.
Many girls forgo the slip these days, but some women who were raised with the slip just feel more comfortable wearing one, even if the dress doesn't technically require one. We say do what makes sense for you and makes you look your very best in that special dress!