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What to wear underneath my dress?

(78 Posts)
NaiceBiscuits Thu 01-Feb-18 17:32:21

So I'll be getting married mid autumn and I've just ordered my white dress (see pictures) and bought some Irregular Choice shoes.

I could really do with some lingerie that'd work well and also keep me warm. Any suggestions?

I'm really pale, so I'm not sure whether I could find skin tone tights light enough to wear with it, but think I'm setting myself up to be an icicle if I don't...

Lucymek Thu 01-Feb-18 17:35:32

Don't wear tights !especially not skin Shade !

Lovely dress though.

cindersrella Thu 01-Feb-18 17:43:31

I love your dress and shoes!! Can you get a nice coat or wrap to wear on top and hopefully you won't be outside to long so you will be able to bear it?

MrsPear Thu 01-Feb-18 17:49:10

Don’t see the problem with tights - I wear skin tone. It is that or two milk bottles sticking out. Just don’t get the orange ones.

NaiceBiscuits Thu 01-Feb-18 17:50:32

Umm, we'll be getting married in a church that might be a bit cold to start off with, so I need something underneath that'll help. I like the idea of getting something warm for outside, I hadn't thought about that!

I'm usually just a bra and knickers type, but would a basque (or whatever they're called) help? And maybe a silk slip underneath? And how to find a basque type thing that doesn't slip down?

DianaT1969 Thu 01-Feb-18 18:29:15

When I worked in fitness we were told that people stayed warm if they covered their larger muscles. Glutes are large, so you could try white cycling shorts. If I were you, I'd go bare legged, but wear a velvet cloak for the church. Also offer to pay the church for extra heating.

NaiceBiscuits Thu 01-Feb-18 18:54:10

Good tip about glutes!

The church will be heated, but they only have infrared heaters that heat people/things up, rather than warm the air....Hard to describe!

callmybabybalonz Thu 01-Feb-18 18:56:10

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MikeUniformMike Thu 01-Feb-18 19:00:07

You will be wearing the underwear for hours. Make sure it is comfortable.

MikeUniformMike Thu 01-Feb-18 19:01:16

Hadn't seen the shoes. I don't like the style or colour. Sorry.

Tiddlywinks63 Thu 01-Feb-18 19:01:46

if you can't say anything nice then don't say anything callmybabybalonz
That's a singularly unpleasant comment.

I think you'll look stunning op, I love those shoes!

JesusTapdancingChrist Thu 01-Feb-18 19:03:29

The dress is very bare for an Autumn wedding? Something at that length but with short/3/4 sleeves would be much better imo.

And the shoes are not very nice and don't go with the dress at all.

Fekko Thu 01-Feb-18 19:05:11

I guess you will have some sort of cover - I’m thinking cardigan but you know what I mean - to go over your shoulders?

It’s a pretty dress - is it comfortable? I’d be hoiking it up all day.

Christmascardqueen Thu 01-Feb-18 19:07:00

the church would probably allow you a plug in radiant heater that you can tuck in front of the first pew. it will provide you with additional heat and be concealed from view and tripping hazards. a nice shawl to cover your shoulders would be lovely even during the service.

Bodear Thu 01-Feb-18 19:07:21

Hi OP, ignore the previous poster who is rude and has terrible taste. You have great taste and your dress is gorgeous.
I had a winter wedding and it snowed. I wore irregular choice shoes and a dress a similar length to yours. I did wear tights; I got them from a dance shop as they were a bit thicker and looked absolutely fine (especially in the pictures).
Underneath the dress I wore nice knickers and a strapless wonderbra (they’re awesome and won’t go anywhere).
I had a white winter jacket from guess for outside but I really wasn’t cold at all. The Adrenalin and joy on the day kept me warm. Cheesy but true. Have a wonderful day!

Laska5772 Thu 01-Feb-18 19:11:18

How about a red petticoat under that dress .?

Duckies Thu 01-Feb-18 19:15:00

Just jumping in to say shoes and dress both lovely. Velvet cloak sounds glam.

NaiceBiscuits Thu 01-Feb-18 19:18:53

CallMyBabyBalonz I can assure you that the vicar of the church likes the dress. They're not so hot on people being insulting though wink

I'm in two minds about the shoes. I have bought them but not worn them. They're very comfy, and as I'll be standing for most of the service, that's important.

I figured that as the dress is quite simple, I could go for statement shoes? I'd welcome suggestions, but my feet are a bit tricky (high instep, wide all, narrow ankle and easily blister)

NaiceBiscuits Thu 01-Feb-18 19:21:26

I could return the shoes if I could find nicer ones?

NaiceBiscuits Thu 01-Feb-18 19:28:11

Yes the dress is really comfy, and doesn't slip down, much to my amazement!

NaiceBiscuits Thu 01-Feb-18 19:30:41

Bodear dance shop tights are a genius idea, if I can get them to match my luminous white pale complexion.

hugoagogo Thu 01-Feb-18 19:33:16

I think the shoes are great and comfy is very important.
Flesh coloured stockings and silk camiknickers underneath, silk is a great insulator.
A velvet cloak sounds brilliant. grin

ElfrideSwancourt Thu 01-Feb-18 19:44:35

The shoes are fab don't change them! I love your dress too but I think you will freeze without tights. A velvet cloak sounds v glamorous.

BelleandBeast Thu 01-Feb-18 19:47:43


They are amazing. I second the idea of a red petticoat!

NaiceBiscuits Thu 01-Feb-18 19:48:30

So, people who don't like the shoes (I know Irregular Choice can be a bit marmite), what would you pair with the dress instead?

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