What to Wear Under a Wedding Dress? [Plus Size]

So you bought a wedding dress and not sure what to do now? I feel you. In this article, I’m going to talk about what you can/should wear under your wedding dress considering you are a plus-size bride. This article is going to be short because there’s not a lot to say.


Usually, with wedding dresses, you are not going to wear a bra under the dress. Your dress will have enough support or it should have enough support that you don’t need to wear a bra in it. You can have cups added in alterations to the dress to give you that bra effect. Hopefully, you’re not going to have to wear an actual bra on the wedding day. Your gown should just be fitted perfectly to your body and hold you in place. It should have enough structure in the dress to keep everything in place.

Some people have very small chests or they just like to let them hang in like a really silky dress, no cups and that’s totally fine. But for those of you who are like; should I be wearing my bra? Probably not. Just make sure your dress has everything built-in that you need so that you can go braless and be more comfortable on your wedding day.


In terms of underwear, some people will go commando. I don’t like the feeling of that so I just wore a thong under my wedding dress and that was comfortable for me. I had an A-line so I had enough tulle and you weren’t going to see a panty line. Anyway, I probably could have worn granny panties and nobody would have known. But for your dress make, sure that you try it on with the kind of underwear you think you’re going to wear, look how it looks in pictures, have somebody take pictures of you outside and inside, and make sure you can’t see a panty line that’s going to bother you. I would definitely strongly encourage wearing nude underwear.

Don’t wear a black thong or black underwear under a white dress. It might have a chance of showing through and you don’t want that. It’s not going to look good in pictures. So, make sure that you’re checking for the see-throughness of your dress, can you see this underwear underneath it, and can you see the panty line. You don’t really want either of those things showing up in your wedding dress or jumpsuit or whatever you’re wearing.


As far as like stockings, I would say a hard pass on those. You don’t need to be wearing tights under your wedding dress. I don’t know if anybody does but I thought I’d bring it up just in case. Some people will wear a garter under their wedding dress and I didn’t want to do a garter toss so I didn’t feel the need to wear a garter. If you do want to do a garter toss, you can wear the garter all day. I’m not a huge fan of the garter toss. I find them a little bit uncomfortable. They’re just a little bit too sexy for me sometimes and so it can be strange. If that’s something that you want to do, go for it. You can put it on right before the toss so you’re not wearing it all day.


If you want something to really hug you in, some dresses you’re going to be able to get away with Spanx. You will have to find ones that are cut properly. Some, you could get them that like come all the way up under your chest. Some, you could just get like a lower body. Find something that you find is comfortable and that you can’t see through your dress. Spanx are not a requirement and you don’t have to wear them but I know a lot of people do talk about them.

That’s pretty much everything I can think of that you would wear underneath your wedding dress if you are a plus size.