What To Wear Underneath Your Wedding Gown

It’s easy to get caught up in wedding planning- booking a caterer, meeting with the florist, and selecting your dream dress are all such exciting milestones! In selecting your dream dress and the perfect accessories to match, what often gets overlooked as your next step is choosing what undergarments to wear. Luckily, as the premier choice of Dallas wedding alterations, guiding you in the right direction is kind of our thing and we have a wide selection of undergarments to choose from!


We always suggest coming to your first dress fitting and discussing your best option before making any purchases. Many vendors we work with create styles specifically for bridal wear, from panties to shapewear, and we can help guide you toward the style that will help you look and feel your best on your big day! Let’s jump right in!


Generally speaking, we recommend nude colored, “no-show” panties and typically steer our clients away from full-coverage underwear, which could reveal panty lines under your gown. In many cases, we recommend Shapewear to streamline the fit of your gown and to make you feel as comfortable as possible on your big day.


At AFTA, we’re obsessed with our friends at Commando who make undergarments designed to, “make women love getting dressed,” (and we can guarantee that sentiment extends to your wedding gown)! Fashion forward and innovative, Commando undergarments include modern slips which are perfect for your gown’s specific needs. Some great examples of Commado styles are:



Classic Control Skort

This skort is designed to fill the space that is typically left behind by traditional shapewear. It’s particularly great for gowns with a fitted hip so you can avoid the dreaded “hollow spot”, like the stunning mermaid style. An AFTA favorite, this is the only skort on the market we’ve been able to find that’s seamed all the way down so it stays fitted with the shorts underneath and doesn’t ride up or bunch.

High-Waisted Thong

This is a nude colored, high-waisted thong that is the perfect marriage of “no-show” panties and medium control, for the bride who wants the best of both worlds! The medium compression will keep you smooth and comfortable from the ceremony to the dance floor, while the thong back keeps those pesky panty lines at bay.

The Classic Short

These shorts are what you typically think of when you think Shapewear. These shorts offer medium control, a super soft fabric, and are laser cut so they have no seams for a sleek and shapely finish. Versatile and flexible, these shorts will keep you comfortable, smooth and confident on your big day!


Finally, at AFTA, we know how important it is to lean on our tried-and-true classic undergarments! We carry a wide assortment of classic shapewear options that were designed with brides in mind. Shorts like these offer the most compression available, can include boning to offer additional structure to gowns that may need it, and are often cut low in the back for low back/backless dresses or silky dresses with lace. These shorts are also the go-to for Hollywood stylists and are well-known to have been used during the filming of Mad Men, for those brides channeling Hollywood Glam on their big day!


We can’t wait to meet you and to get started on transforming your wedding gown for your big day! Make your appointment with us today and don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any additional questions you may have!