Let me start this article off with a disclaimer: this post is not a command to go braless. We don’t write those kinds of articles on TLA. Our stance on all lingerie, bras and wedding stuff included, is that you should wear what you love and what wear what makes you feel good. While we’re all about offering suggestions and connecting our readers with amazing pieces, rules about how you’re “supposed” to look aren’t really our deal. Because you’re supposed to look however you want to look.
That said, if there’s one day in a woman’s life where there are a ton of rules, it’s her wedding day. And I’m not referring to the white dress/no white dress stuff. I’m talking about lingerie rules.
When I first announced that I’d found my wedding dress, I was inundated with lingerie suggestions. Everyone was well-meaning, of course, but what was most interesting to me was how…typical the advice was. Most every recommendation was completely divorced from my personal preferences (or even any inquiries about the dress I’d chosen) and instead seemed to follow a rather narrow set of prescribed rules and restrictions.
I was told shapewear was a must. That a strapless longline bra or bustier was a given. Hosiery of some kind an absolute a requirement. Oh! And the only appropriate panty was a thong.
Except I don’t really wear shapewear on a daily basis. And I’ve never owned a strapless bra. I think of hosiery as an indulgence (not a requirement). And I abhor thongs.
(Read the full article at the link above.)